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At least 8 killed in California bus accident

At least eight people died and 27 others were injured in a multiple vehicle accident in southern California that involved a passenger bus, local media reported. The KABC television network said the accident occurred at about 6:30 pm local time (0230 GMT Monday) in a rural area north of of…

MSNBC guest: 2014 Iowa Senate race could be ‘test case’ for GOP reform efforts

On Up with Chris Hayes on Sunday, the host and the day’s panel discussed the post-election Republican Party. “Do you buy the basic thing that we’ve seen a shift in the institutional behavior of the Republican Party, in the wake of the election?” he asked. Michelle Goldberg, senior contributing writer…

Obama: Scouts should end gay ban because ‘nobody should be barred’ from Scouting opportunities

During an interview on CBS on Sunday, President Obama was asked about the Scouts renewed discussion of allowing gays into the organization. “Next week, the board of the Boy Scouts of America is going to vote on whether to end their national ban on gays in scouting,” asked anchor Scott…

Harris-Perry guest: Obama should speak in Chicago on gun violence to show “our children are worthy also”

On her Sunday show, Melissa Harris-Perry discussed the epidemic of gun violence in Chicago with Cathy Cohen, founder of the Black Youth Project and political science professor at the University of Chicago. Forty-two people died in Chicago from gun violence during the first four weeks of 2012 alone — three…

Stiglitz: Economic inequality preventing a robust recovery

Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz on Sunday said the United States would continue to recover from the economic collapse at a snail’s pace unless the middle-class was strengthened. During an appearance on MSNBC, he argued that economic inequality was weakening the economy because it resulted in a lack of demand…

CNN fails to disclose Chao married to McConnell as she slams Obama’s ‘far-left agenda’

CNN host Candy Crowley on Sunday failed to tell viewers that former Bush Labor Secretary Elaine Chao was married to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) as she blasted President Barack Obama’s “far-left agenda” and claimed that he had not been as willing to work towards bipartisan solutions as Republican…

NFL’s Roger Goodell refuses to admit link between football brain injury

In a pre-Super Bowl interview on Sunday, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell refused to acknowledge that the game of football had any role in the brain injuries suffered by numerous players who are suing the league. CBS host Bob Schieffer asked Goodell if he would let his son play football after…

Krugman: NRA thinks ‘we’re living in a Mad Max movie’

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman on Sunday asserted that the National Rifle Association (NRA) had been “revealed as an insane organization” that “has this vision that we’re living in a Mad Max movie” because it wants to put more guns in schools instead of supporting universal background checks and…

LaPierre: ‘Obamacare’ means Obama can’t be trusted on gun control

The CEO of the National Rifle Association (NRA) says that the American public should not trust President Barack Obama’s push for new gun control laws because the administration lied about “Obamacare” being a tax and a universal background check would just be a “check on law-abiding people.” “It’s a fraud…

LaPierre: Ban assault weapons and ‘you limit the ability to survive’

National Rifle Association (NRA) CEO Wayne LaPierre on Sunday argued that banning assault weapons limited the ‘ability to survive’ and that high-capacity magazines should not be outlawed because women need more bullets. During an interview on Fox News Sunday, host Chris Wallace pointed out to LaPierre that Supreme Court Justice…

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