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Colbert: Guns are good because Hitler used one to kill himself

Wednesday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert presented a special “gun edition” of “Tip of the Hat/Wag of the Finger,” in which he took stock of the ongoing gun safety debate in the U.S. and discussed the country’s refusal to sign on to an international U.N. weapons treaty.…

Jon Stewart obliterates Senate GOP’s opposition to U.N. arms treaty

On his show Wednesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart blasted Senate Republicans for joining with North Korea, Iran and Syria to oppose the United Nation’s arms treaty. The treaty seeks to prevent countries from selling military weapons — including tanks, aircraft, artillery, missiles, warships, and small arms —…

Rick Santorum outraged kids need parental permission to hear his speech

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum (R) is not too pleased that children will have to get parental permission to attend his speech at a Michigan high school this month. The Grosse Pointe South High School had originally canceled Santorum’s speech after the student group Young Americans for Freedom raised $18,000…

Chris Hayes: Rand Paul’s Howard University speech worse than ‘Accidental Racist’

On his show Wednesday night, MSNBC host Chris Hayes mocked Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-KY) speech to Howard University by comparing it to the new country song “Accidental Racist.” Both attempted racial outreaches were admirable, he said, but that didn’t prevent them from also being cringe-worthy. In his speech to black…

Gun advocate Larry Pratt: Oust Republican Pat Toomey over background checks

In a tense exchange with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, Larry Pratt of Gun Owners of America said Wednesday his organization would seek to oust Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) from office. “He ought to be held politically accountable and they way to do it is in a primary,” Pratt explained. Though the…

Republican senator: Filibustering gun debate encourages debate

Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah on Wednesday defended his threat to filibuster the debate on any gun control bill. Lee has joined twelve other Republicans who vowed to prevent the Senate from bringing up gun control bills for consideration. But several Republicans have also stated their intention to vote…

Atlanta gunman killed after holding fire fighters hostage

A gunman was shot and killed on Wednesday afternoon after holding four fire fighters hostage in Suwanee, Georgia, about 35 miles from Atlanta. A SWAT team responded to the incident and raided the man’s home after he refused to release the captives. The fire fighters suffered minor injuries and one…

Rep. Joe Barton: Biblical ‘Great Flood’ shows climate change isn’t man made

Republican Texas Rep. Joe Barton on Wednesday dismissed concerns that the Keystone XL pipeline could contribute to climate change, citing the biblical flood myth described in the book of Genesis as evidence that climate change was not man made. BuzzFeed’s Andrew Kaczynski obtained video of Barton speaking to the House…

Native American Moyers guest: ‘Indians have no cultural power’

In a preview clip from this weekend’s “Moyers and Company”, Native American author Sherman Alexie discussed how it feels to be born in the United States, but not of it. The Blasphemy author talked about the curious sense of cultural dislocation that comes from being an alien in one’s own…

Evangelical lawyer: Atheists want to ‘finish the job’ terrorists started on 9/11

An evangelical lawyer and professor from Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University on Wednesday warned that atheists were trying to “finish the job” that terrorists started when they attacked the United States on Sept. 11, 2011. On Wednesday’s Faith and Freedom broadcast from Liberty Counsel, host Matt Starver and Liberty University law…

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