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Armed protesters rally at Washington State Capitol

A group of protesters brandished their guns at the Washington State Capitol on Saturday to defend their right to bear arms. Though the armed protesters shocked some onlookers, the demonstration was legal. Washington’s “Open Carry” law does not prohibit carrying firearms on the capitol grounds. “Usually, we’re up here debating…

Jeb Bush on 2016 run: ‘I don’t think there is any Bush baggage at all’

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) is insisting that his famous family name will not hurt him at all if he decides to run for president in 2016. Fox News host Chris Wallace pointed out to Bush on Sunday that his brother, George W. Bush, had been “somewhat unpopular” when…

Paul Ryan: Republican budget assumes repeal of Obamacare

Former Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan on Sunday admitted that the entire Republican budget was based on repealing Obamacare, President Barack Obama’s health care reform law. During an interview on Fox News Sunday, host Chris Wallace asked Ryan how the Republican budget could cut $770 billion out of Medicare…

Maryland lawmaker introduces bill pushing back on ‘zero tolerance’ gun suspensions

A Maryland state Senator has introduced legislation he said would counter local schools’ “zero tolerance” policies regarding mimicking of firearms. WJZ-TV reported on Friday that state Sen. J.B. Jennings (R) would prohibit school administrators from suspending students for making their food or fingers into the shape of a gun, or…

More than 70 cats rescued from ‘hoarder’ couple’s home

The Humane Society shelter in Silverdale, Washington, became a full house after animal control officials began the rescue of more than 70 cats and kittens from a local couple. The Kitsap Sun reported on Friday that 46 of the cats were turned over by the couple after officials arrived at…

Study shows bee venom can destroy HIV

Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri said on Friday that bee venom could be used to deliver a fatal sting to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) following the results of a new study. According to The Huffington Post, the study demonstrated that melittin, a toxin found in the venom,…

Chris Hayes on Paul filibuster: Conservatives won gold, silver and bronze in ‘Olympics of disingenuousness’

MSNBC host Chris Hayes seemed to get a little more agitated than usual on Saturday in debating the effects of Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-KY) 13-hour filibuster against John Brennan’s appointment to lead the Central Intelligence Agency and the White House’s policy regarding use of unmanned drones. “In the Olympics of…

Maddow tries to calm Republican ‘freakout’ over civilian trial for bin Laden son-in-law

Friday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow attempted to calm Republican fears that trying a terrorist in a civilian court on U.S. soil will prove to be more than domestic security forces can handle. She reminded them of the U.S. District Court’s long history of convicting terror…

Maher on drones: ‘Some people do need killing’

On Friday night’s edition of “Ream Time with Bill Maher,” host Bill Maher sparred with members of his panel about the utility of armed predator drones and whether or not Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) was right to filibuster the nomination of John Brennan to head the CIA. Maher gave Paul…

Bill Maher: Americans ‘will elect a president who eats c-ck before tofurkey’

The news that a Republican senator who recently had dinner with President Barack Obama ordered a vegetarian meal briefly shocked Bill Maher on Friday night. The unidentified senator, Huffington Post publisher Ariana Huffington suggested, might be in danger in a primary election, to which Maher said, “Absolutely.” “In America, that’s…

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