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Rep. Steve King: Gun safety advocates are ‘anti-Second Amendment people’

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) suggested that advocates of gun safety proposed measures to curb violence after the December massacre of 20 elementary school children in Newtown, Connecticut because they are “anti-Second Amendment people” and want to end the right to bear arms. In an interview before President Barack Obama’s second…

Teacher avoids statutory rape charge by marrying 17-year-old student

A 42-year-old North Carolina teacher escaped charges of statutory rape by marrying the teenager she was accused of having sex with. WGN-TV reported on Monday that Leah Gayle Shipman married the 17-year-old boy, identified as Johnny Ray Ison, just six days after being granted a divorce from her previous husband.…

Inauguration supercut: Obama sings all of Al Green’s ‘Let’s Stay Together’

The creative force behind “Autotune the News” and “Bed Intruder” has a new Obama supercut music video out, just in time for the inauguration. Just over one year since crooning the first lines of Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, the strange and wonderful schmoyoho…

Father shoots wife and then himself at daughter’s 16th birthday party

A Texas girl’s 16th birthday party ended in tragedy over the weekend after her father killed his estranged wife and then himself. Grapevine police said 43-year-old Kelly Suckla argued with his 44-year-old wife, Kristi, before shooting her at about 10 p.m. during the party on Saturday, according to The Dallas…

Harvard scientist seeks ‘adventurous female’ to give birth to cloned Neanderthal

Professor George Church not only believes that he can clone a Neanderthal, but that a extremely adventurous female human” would be able to give birth to one. According to The Daily Mail, Church, a geneticist and professor of synthetic biology at Harvard University, said he can use fossil samples to…

Watch live: Obama’s second inauguration

President Barack Obama was be sworn in for his second term on Monday. Watch his full speech here. Watch continuing live coverage of the inauguration, the lunch and the parade, broadcast on NBC News on Jan. 21. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Rapper Lupe Fiasco thrown out of inaugural party after criticizing Obama during performance

Rapper Lupe Fiasco was kicked off the stage during a party celebrating President Barack Obama’s second inauguration on Sunday night after performing a song that both criticized the president and indulged in 9-11 conspiracy theories. Footage posted online by Now This News shows Fiasco, the headliner at the Start Up…

Connecticut governor: Definition of assault weapons ‘was lobbied to death’

In a discussion of how Vice President Joe Biden has taken a lead role in the push for gun control, Chris Hayes reminded viewers that the former senator spearheaded the 1994 Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act, which included the now-expired assault weapons ban. Gov. Dannel Malloy (D-CT) said…

Texas attorney general to New York gun owners: ‘Come to the state of Texas’

NRA news host Cam Edwards interviewed Texas Attorney General Greg Abbot, who a few days ago invited New Yorkers angry with the state’s new gun control law to head down south. Abbot said that while both New York’s Gov. Cuomo and President Obama want to crack down on a “fundamental”…

Harris-Perry guest: Obama ‘has embraced the framework of the war on terror’

In light of Monday’s inauguration ceremony, Melissa Harris-Perry spent Sunday discussing the past and future of Obama’s presidency. She and fellow MSNBC host Chris Hayes spent one segment debating President Obama’s legacy on the war on terror. Harris-Perry kicked off by citing what she viewed as a positive number: that…

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