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Bernie Sanders ‘nervous’ about Obama’s talk of entitlement reform

Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont said Monday that he worried about President Barack Obama caving to Republican demands to cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. “I get nervous that instead of bringing back the old Clinton-era tax rates for the wealthiest people — 39.6 [percent] — there may be…

Cantor: Cutting Obamacare should be ‘on the table’ in debt negotiations

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) says that President Barack Obama must be willing to cut health care reforms that are expected to reduce the nation’s debt if he is serious about deficit-reduction negotiations with Republicans. Although the Supreme Court found the Affordable Care Act to be constitutional and the…

Clyburn: Party leaders should ‘join hands’ in a ‘joint whipping operation’

Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) on Monday called for Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress to come together in a “joint whipping operation” for the good of the country. During an interview on MSNBC, the number three Democrat in the House told host Andrea Mitchell that now that many Republican had…

Colorado cops criticized for shooting restrained dog

Police in Commerce City, Colorado have drawn criticism for an officer’s shooting of a pit bull on Saturday after the animal was restrained, KUSA-TV reported. “He’s basically back in the garage or whatever, staying away from police,” said Kenny Collins, who called animal control after seeing the dog had gotten…

Military expert booted after accusing Fox News of ‘operating as wing of the Republican Party’

A Pulitzer Prize-winning author who is acclaimed for his military expertise had his interview abruptly ended on Monday after he accused Fox News of “operating as the wing of Republican Party” because the September attacks in Benghazi had been “hyped by this network especially.” Fox News host Jon Scott noted…

Gun club owner: ‘Holiday tradition’ for kids to hold machine guns in Santa photos

The general manager of the Scottsdale Gun Club in Arizona is defending his organization’s “Santa machine gun event” as a “holiday tradition.” Ron Kennedy on Monday told Fox News that his gun club was simply trying to “add a little holiday spirit into people’s Second Amendment rights” when it began…

11 puppies found ‘skinned to the bone’ in Pennsylvania park

The Lehigh County Humane Society on Sunday confirmed that a bag of 11 skinned, dead puppies was found in a park in Lower Macungie Township, Pennsylvania. State Police initially said that the puppies had been found on Friday dead and shaved, but The Morning Call later reported that the animals…

SC Republican says Rice is ‘tainted’ by Benghazi

A South Carolina lawmaker told Fox News Monday morning that Ambassador Susan Rice was “tainted” as a potential Secretary of State candidate by the controversy surrounding her statements about the fatal Sept. 11 attack on a U.S. diplomatic facility in Libya. “I think Susan Rice is tainted,” Rep. Jeff Duncan…

Norquist tells Soledad: Some Republicans having ‘impure thoughts’ about taxes

Anti-tax lobbyist Grover Norquist predicts that none of the Republican who are having “impure thoughts” about taxes will actually break their pledge and vote for additional revenue. Since singing defeats by their party in the November elections, several Republicans who signed the Americans for Tax Reform pledge — including Sen.…

Same sex couple says Supreme Court DOMA review ‘an honor’

With the Defense of Marriage Act expected to come under review this week by the Supreme Court, a member of one of the potential plaintiffs told the Associated Press she recognized the significance of the moment. “To have the case wind all the way up to the Supreme Court, it’s…

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