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Sen. Ron Johnson: 100-round rifle magazine is a ‘basic freedom’

Tea party-backed Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) says that the right to own high-capacity ammunitions magazines like the 100-round drum that was used to kill at least a dozen people in Colorado last week is a “basic freedom” that is protected by the U.S. Constitution. Fox News host Chris Wallace on…

Authorities release names of Aurora shooting victims

The Arapahoe County coroner released the names Saturday of the 12 people killed in Friday’s mass shooting at an Aurora, Col. movie theater, NBC News is reporting. “The cause of death in all cases is related to gunshot wounds,” Dr. Michael Doberson said. “The manner of death is homicide.” Authorities…

Obama campaign ‘retroactively apologizes’ to Mitt Romney

The campaign to re-elect President Barack Obama, in conjunction with Andy Cobb and Second City Television, has produced a new 90-second web ad that offers presumptive Republican nominee and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney the apology he demanded last week when Obama staffers ripped him for being dishonest about when…

Bill Moyers: NRA has turned the 2nd Amendment ‘into a cruel and deadly hoax’

In this web-exclusive video essay, Bill Moyers examines the cost of the American obsession with guns: Every year there are 30,000 gun deaths and 300,000 gun-related assaults in the U.S. Firearm violence may cost our country as much as $100 billion a year. Toys are regulated with greater care and…

Harris-Perry: We should be discussing the political questions raised by Aurora

Friday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” guest host Melissa Harris-Perry discussed the question of whether or not it is appropriate to politicize the tragedy that took place when a gunman opened fire late Thursday night on a crowd of theater-goers in Aurora, Colorado. Both presidential campaigns suspended operations on…

Missing three year old rescued from underground sewer

Little Jeampier Silvera Arteta had been missing for 24 hours when rescue workers in the Colombian city of Barranquilla found the three year old in a sewer under the street, desperately holding on to keep from being swept away by the water. The tot had been last seen playing with…

Chris Hedges: America’s devastated ‘sacrifice zones’ are the future for all of us

Journalist and activist Chris Hedges appeared Friday on Moyers & Company to talk about the conclusions of his latest book. Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt is dedicated to investigating the most exploited and impoverished places in America, places that he says are “virtually off the radar screen in terms…

CNN: Cantor’s office wrote loophole into insider trading bill

CNN is reporting that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s (R-VA) office wrote a loophole into the House version of the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act (STOCK) exempting Congress members’ spouses and children from having to report stock market transactions over $1,000 in a timely manner. The Senate version of…

WATCH LIVE: Police brief on Colorado shooter’s booby trapped apartment

Aurora, Colorado police held a press conference on Friday to update the public on a tragic shooting that claimed the lives of 12 victims and wounded 50 others at a movie theater screening “The Dark Knight Rises.” More information on the shooting can be found here. Watch live, broadcast on…

WATCH LIVE: Romney speaks to voters after Colorado theater shooting

Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks to voters in Bow, New Hampshire. Watch this live video from CNN, broadcast July 20, 2012.  …

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