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Michigan GOP official: Detroit voters bussed to ‘vote multiple times’

A Michigan Republican and finance chair of the Republican National Committee said at a tea party meeting — caught on video — before the presidential election that Detroit voters are bussed around and vote multiple times after being picked up from barbershops and pool halls, reported the Detroit Free Press.…

CBS host: GOP ‘more reluctant to talk about’ gun control than raising taxes

On CBS’ Face the Nation, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), who wrote the Brady Act and authored the original assault weapons ban in the House of Representatives, claimed that the recent shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut could be the “tipping point” for new gun legislation. Host Bob Schieffer noted…

Bob Schieffer on kindergarten slaughter: ‘To what depths of horror must we sink?’

CBS host Bob Schieffer on Sunday reflected on the recent massacre of 20 elementary school children in Connecticut and wondered “to what depths of horror must we sink” before lawmakers and politicians begin to take the issue of gun violence seriously. “By now, the pros and cons of the gun…

George Will: ‘Unparented’ boys from single-parent homes causing ‘epidemic of violence’

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and conservative columnist George Will told a Sunday panel on ABC News that gun violence in the United States was caused by mental illness, video games, violence in the media and even “unparented” boys from single-parent homes — but they refused to accept that gun control…

Huckabee attacks ‘tax-funded abortion pills’ in Newtown monologue

Fox News host Mike Huckabee on Saturday said he never claimed that the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut was linked to the lack of religion in schools. When asked about the massacre of children, the former Arkansas governor on Friday lamented “we’ve systematically removed God…

Feinstein pledges assault weapons ban bill on ‘first day’ of Congress

In the wake of a horrific massacre at an elementary school in Connecticut, Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA) is vowing to introduce a bill to ban assault weapons when the Senate reconvenes next month. During a panel segment on Sunday, NBC’s David Gregory asked Feinstein if President Barack Obama had failed…

Hickenlooper points to guns in ‘video games’ but dodges on assault weapons ban

Democratic Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Sunday suggested that assault weapons may be used in so many mass shootings because of their depiction in video games, but he stopped short of calling for reinstating a ban on those military-style, urban-warfare firearms. CNN host Candy Crowley on Sunday reminded Hickenlooper that…

Gohmert: ‘I wish to God’ Connecticut principal had an M4 assault rifle

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) on Sunday insisted that a tragic massacre at Sandy Forks Elementary School in Connecticut could have been prevented if Principal Dawn Hochsprung had been armed with an M4 carbine, an assault rifle designed by the U.S. military for urban warfare. During an interview on Sunday, Fox…

Bloomberg on gun control: Obama needs to tell the country what to do

Sunday morning on NBC’s Meet the Press, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg called for President Barack Obama to lead the nation’s gun control effort in the wake of the tragic school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. “It only happens in America and it happens again and again,” he said. “There was…

SNL cold open features NYC Children’s Chorus singing ‘Silent Night’

Saturday Night Live opened their show with a powerful and heartbreaking tribute to the recent massacre at a Connecticut elementary school. Instead of going for laughs in their cold open, The New York City Children’s Chorus performed “Silent Night.” “Silent night, holy night / All is calm, all is bright…

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