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Ex-White House spokesman Robert Gibbs: I was told to deny the drone program existed

Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Sunday he was instructed to deny the administration’s use of targeted drone strikes against suspected terrorists. “When I went through the process of becoming press secretary, one of the first things they told me was you’re not even to acknowledge the drone…

Former FBI profiler: ‘Video games do not cause violence’

A former FBI profiler on Sunday warned that some gun advocates were making a mistake by rushing to blame the December mass shooting of 20 children in Connecticut on violent video games. Following a CBS News report that investigators had found a “trove” of video games in the home of…

Louisiana governor Jindal: Republicans can win while opposing LGBT rights

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) on Sunday said that Republicans could win elections while continuing to discriminate against LGBT people because they an “aspirational party” with a vision for private sector growth. In a column for The American Conservative last week, Mormon former Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman argued that…

Media critic David Zurawik: MSNBC spewing propaganda by hiring ex-Obama aide

TV critic David Zurawik of the Baltimore Sun slammed MSNBC on Sunday for hiring former top Obama aide David Axelrod as a senior political analyst. “There is an advantage to having people who are in the room at key moments on this high level on your cable channel,” he said…

Coburn: Congress should ‘eliminate the recordkeeping’ on guns in the U.S.

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) on Sunday said that Republicans would block any effort to extend background checks to include private firearms sales unless Congress agreed to “eliminate the recordkeeping” on guns in the United States. Coburn, who is one of four senators working for a bipartisan bill to expand background…

National Prayer Breakfast speaker lectured Obama on flat tax to ‘please’ God

Dr. Ben Carson, a pediatric neurosurgeon who shocked Washington when he used his speech at the non-partisan National Prayer Breakfast to lecture President Barack Obama on the flat tax earlier this month, is defending his rant by insisting that he was just trying to “please” God. As the president was…

Obama: Republicans want to ‘protect tax loopholes for corporate jet owners’

In a weekly address published Saturday, President Barack Obama urged Congress to avert looming across-the-board budget cuts known as the sequester and slammed his Republican opponents. “Are Republicans in Congress really willing to let these cuts fall on our kids’ schools and mental health care just to protect tax loopholes…

Chris Wallace on Hagel: ‘I’m impugning his competence’

Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday questioned if former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) even had the “competence” necessary to be the secretary of defense. During an interview with Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Wallace pointed out that Hagel had admitted to misspeaking during his Senate confirmation hearing when he suggested…

Homeless New Yorker sues parents for making him feel ‘unloved and beaten by the world’

A homeless New York man is suing his parents for $200,000 for allegedly not loving him enough. “They aren’t supportive, they’re emotionally abusive, verbally abusive,” 32-year-old Bernard Bey told WINS-FM. “We don’t have a family bond that a family should have.” Bey’s suit calls for his stepfather and mother, Bernard…

28 people injured after crash in final lap of NASCAR event

Nearly 30 people were injured during a NASCAR event in Daytona Beach, Florida on Saturday when a multi-car collision in the race’s final lap hurled debris and a participant’s car hurtling toward the stands. The Orlando Sentinel reported that 14 people were hospitalized — one reportedly in critical condition due…

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