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Republicans already split on how to address Syria vote

While President Barack Obama said on Saturday he would ask Congress to sign off on a strike against the Syrian government, Republican lawmakers had mixed reactions to the plan, with House Homeland Security Committee chair Rep. Peter King (R-NY) accusing Obama of sidestepping his duties as commander-in-chief. “He should not…

Melissa Harris-Perry slams Montana judge: You’re sounding a lot like Todd ‘legitimate rape’ Akin

MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry had harsh words for G. Todd Baugh, the Montana judge who has drawn national criticism over his decision to give a 49-year-old man a 30-day jail sentence for the rape of a 14-year-old girl who later committed suicide. “If I didn’t know any better, I’d think…

Obama will seek congressional approval on Syria strike

President Barack Obama said on Saturday that the U.S. should take military action in Syria over Pres. Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons against rebel areas in the suburbs of Damascus. However, Reuters reported, he will seek the approval of the U.S. Congress before doing so. “We cannot and will…

Sarin gas a vicious, ‘gruesome’ killer with a dark history

Sarin gas, the chemical weapon that Syrian Pres. Bashar al-Assad allegedly deployed against rebel neighborhoods in Damascus, is a vicious poison that attacks the central nervous system. Business Insider and the U.S. military report that the chemical has had a dark history since it was invented by German Nazi scientists…

WATCH LIVE: Obama to deliver statement on Syria

President Barack Obama is expected to deliver a statement on Syria today at 1:15 p.m. ET. Watch a livestream of his statement below, courtesy of NBC News:…

Republican Mississippi sheriff indicted on 31 counts for abusing powers

The sheriff for Jackson County, Mississippi was indicted Friday on 31 criminal counts and accused of abusing his position to not only order a female deputy to give him sexual favors, but pursue a murder case against the wishes of an investigating detective. WKRG-TV reported on Friday that the charges…

Soldier who publicly opposed Don’t Ask Don’t Tell killed in automobile accident

Army Sgt. Darren Manzella, an early public opponent of the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy for U.S. troops, was killed Thursday night in an auto accient, the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reported. Manzella was killed after being pinned in between a sport-utility vehicle and his car following an accident on…

John Fugelsang smacks down ‘Dr. Chaps’: ‘Jesus never asked a leper for a co-pay’

Former Current TV host John Fugelsang gave a theology lesson to disgraced former Navy chaplain Gordon “Dr. Chaps” Klingenschmitt during a joint appearance on The Ed Show Friday in a debate over the religious implications of the Affordable Care Act. “You know, Jesus never asked a leper for a co-pay,”…

Parents from faith-healing church charged in death of daughter from untreated diabetes

On Thursday, authorities in Albany, Oregon arrested the parents of a 12-year-old girl who died because they withheld treatment for her type 1 diabetes. Syble Rossiter, the daughter of Travis and Wenona Rossiter, died at her home from complications related to untreated type 1 diabetes. If treated, type 1 diabetes…

WATCH LIVE: President Obama addresses the nation about the crisis in Syria

President Obama says that there is no potential for “boots on the ground” or a “long-term campaign” in response to Syria’s use of chemical weapons. Watch the video, courtesy of NBC News below:…

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