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Colbert: U.S. now safe from maniacs wielding gun control bills

Thursday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert congratulated America on being safe from maniacs wielding gun control bills and gave special thanks to the U.S. Senate for standing up to grieving families to protect that which is most precious of all, their NRA ratings. “Nation, I’m sure you’ll…

Sen. Durbin: ‘Gang of Eight’ found balance on immigration

After months of negotiations, a bipartisan group of senators formally rolled out a sweeping immigration overhaul today. The gang of eight’s bill would establish a pathway to citizenship…  …

UPDATED: 19-year-old Boston Marathon bombing suspect in custody

This is a developing story and will be updated as soon as new information becomes available. Further below, you’ll find AFP’s live coverage. Reload this page for updates. Watch this livestream from CBS Boston below: Watch this livestream from WHDH Boston below: Update from The Raw Story, 10:12 p.m. EST:…

Jon Stewart destroys Republican arguments against background checks

On his show Thursday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart systematically mocked Republicans who voiced opposition to expanding criminal background checks on gun purchases. “Only the United States Senate could take something that has 86 percent support of all Americans and an eight votes majority in the Senate itself…

Anita Sarkeesian explains fight against ‘cyber mob’ of misogynistic trolls

Feminist media critic Anita Sarkeesian spoke to CNN International on Thursday regarding her encounter with an online mob of hateful gamers. “A lot of time when women talk about online harassment they’re told, ‘Well, it can’t be that bad,’ or, ‘You’re just exaggerating,’ or, ‘You need to grow thicker skin,’”…

Ron Paul launches Institute for Peace and Prosperity to fight ‘the interventionists’

Former Texas Rep. Ron Paul (R) officially launched his Institute for Peace and Prosperity on Wednesday afternoon in Washington, D.C. At a press conference, the libertarian-leaning politician said his new educational organization was needed because “governments reflect the people’s attitude,” and the current attitude was far too accepting of war.…

House Democrats wonder why GOP won’t agree to debate on climate change

House Democrats on Wednesday questioned why Republicans had not responded after being challenged to a climate change debate. “Today, I rise to cite the fact that the American people and Democrats and scientists agree that climate change is a danger to us all, but where are the Republicans?” Rep. Hank…

WATCH LIVE: Boston Marathon bombing press conference

Authorities hold a press conference on Thursday afternoon to discuss recent developments in the Boston Marathon bombing case. UPDATE: FBI releases photos and video of Boston Marathon bombing suspects…

NASA’s Kepler telescope discovers three new planets in ‘habitable zone’

Scientists on Thursday announced that NASA’s Kepler satellite telescope had found three new planets that may be the best hopes yet of hosting life outside of Earth. According to NPR, Bay Area Environmental Research Institute research scientist Thomas Barclay said that the planet most like Earth orbits Kepler-69, which he…

Rick Perry asks Obama for a ‘quick turnaround’ on federal aid after explosion

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) on Thursday declared a disaster area and said he planned to request federal funds in response to an explosion at a fertilizer plant in Waco that may have killed as many as 15 people. At a press conference, the governor thanked President Barack Obama for…

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