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Ex-Army specialist: I’m still concerned that military won’t address rape culture

A former Army specialist who shared her story about being raped as an 18-year-old servicewoman before a Senate hearing told MSNBC host Richard Lui on Friday she was “still a little bit concerned” about the culture that protected her attacker being addressed. “Going into the testimony, I was not sure…

LaPierre: ‘A violent rapist deserves to face a good woman with a gun’

National Rifle Association (NRA) chief Wayne LaPierre says that a “good woman with a gun” is the best way to deal with violent rapists. Speaking to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Friday, the NRA CEO lashed out at the Obama administration for releasing thousands of undocumented immigrants —…

McConnell: Democrats’ 2016 field looking like ‘a rerun of The Golden Girls’

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) got in a few yucks during his 2013 CPAC speech Friday morning, telling a crowd that he thinks the Democratic Party’s 2016 presidential field is looking like “a rerun of ‘The Golden Girls.’” “Don’t tell me the Democrats are the party of the future…

Mothers of gun victims kicked out of NRA headquarters by armed security

The National Rifle Organization (NRA) on Thursday used armed security to force mothers of victims of gun violence to leave the organization’s headquarters. The groups MomsRising.org and the Reston-Herndon Alliance to End Gun Violence traveled to NRA headquarters in Virginia on Thursday to deliver a petition with over 150,000 signatures…

Sheriff Joe Arpaio ally: Bill to scramble recall elections just ‘respecting the will of the voters’

Confronted by activists on Thursday, Arizona State Rep. John Kavanagh (R) refused to say whether his sponsorship of a bill that would scramble the state’s recall election is meant to defend the embattled Sheriff Joe Arpaio. He defended the bill nonetheless, saying he’s just “respecting the will of the voters.”…

CPAC chairman: We don’t exclude LGBT people ‘based on sexual preference’

The chairman of the Conservative Political Action Conference is denying that certain groups were not invited to this year’s event because they support LGBT rights. When CPAC announced its schedule earlier this year, pro-LGBT groups like the Log Cabin Republicans and GOProud were conspicuously not on the list, even though…

Ted Cruz toasts Breitbart as a ‘great and fearless leader’ at CPAC

At an event for bloggers at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Thursday night, tea party-backed Sen. Ted Cruz (R-SC) toasted the late conservative activist Andrew Breitbart as a “great and fearless leader.” Following a confrontation with Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA) over guns at a Senate Judiciary Committee, Cruz…

Coulter on Sen. Feinstein: ‘Liberal women should not be able to hold office’

Reacting to Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-CA) blunt reply to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on gun control, Republican pundit and author Ann Coulter exclaimed on Thursday night that the whole conversation makes her think “liberal women should not be able to hold office” in the United States. She explained that her…

Watch live: Day two of the Conservative Political Action Conference

The second day of the Conservative Political Action Conference takes place Friday, featuring guest speaker Donald Trump. Watch the video, embedded below via NBC: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Maddow: New details of Newtown shooting prove assault weapons ban is needed

On her show Thursday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow explained why new details of the tragic mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut showed an assault weapons ban was necessary. The Hartford Courant reported Wednesday that the shooter, Adam Lanza, fired a total of 152 bullets in less than 5 minutes, killing…

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