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Father of Newtown victim: Second Amendment should be ‘upheld and regulated’

During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday, the father of a 6-year-old boy killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December said he didn’t understand why anyone needed an assault weapon. “It just breaks my heart that something like that could happen in this country,” Neil Helsin said while…

Bob Woodward: White House official said ‘you will regret’ sequester reporting

The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward said Wednesday that a White House official lashed out at him over his reporting on looming across-the-board budget cuts known as the sequester. “They’re not happy at all, and some people kind of, you know, said, look, we don’t see eye to eye on this,”…

Rep. Louie Gohmert: The sequester an Obama conspiracy to fund ‘ACORN-like groups’

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) suggested Wednesday the sequester was a conspiracy by President Barack Obama to cut defense spending and raise money for community organizing groups. Speaking on the House floor, Gohmert said the timing of Obama’s meeting with congressional leaders over the sequester was evidence the President really wanted…

Fox contributor Monica Crowley: ‘Republicans have done nothing but compromise’

Fox News Channel contributor Monica Crowley on Wednesday denied that Republicans in Congress were using obstruction as a key strategy against President Barack Obama “President Obama and the Democrats had massive majorities in his first two years, so lets get off the obstructionist point,” she said. “After that, when the…

Illinois Republican: Gun control ‘exactly’ like castration

During a debate on concealed-carry legislation, Illinois state Rep. Jim Sacia (R) said the proposed law was unfair to those living outside of Chicago. “Here is the problem in Illinois,” he said on the House floor. “I love you folks in Chicago. You’re the ones that have the problem, you…

New Hampshire Republican: ‘A lot of people like being in abusive relationships’

A Republican lawmaker in New Hampshire made a startling comment Tuesday during a debate on a bill that would reduce the penalties for simple assault, claiming that “a lot of people like being in abusive relationships.” The remark by state Rep. Mark Warden (R) was caught on tape during a…

Idaho lawmaker: Force all adults into militias to protect gun rights

A Republican lawmaker in Idaho has proposed an amendment to the state Constitution that would require all adults to be militia members in an effort to preserve their right to bear arms. At a Idaho Senate State Affairs Committee on Wednesday, state Sen. Jim Rice (R) said that he feared…

Bernanke tells Warren ‘too big to fail’ banks ‘will voluntarily reduce their size’

The Chairman of the Federal Reserve looked mighty uncomfortable Tuesday being grilled by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), a former Harvard professor and economics expert who posed one very blunt question to him that many Americans have been asking for years: “When are we going to get rid of too big…

Anti-LGBT leader: Schools barring discrimination are like ‘Nazi concentration camps’

The founder of a group that opposes LGBT rights says that educators working to stop discrimination against lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual students in Massachusetts schools are like “Nazi concentration camp guards.” MassResistance President Brian Camenker on Tuesday told VCY America radio host Jim Schneider that new Massachusetts Department of…

Protests mark Supreme Court’s hearing of challenges to Voting Rights Act

Protesters gathered outside the Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday to mark the Court’s hearing of challenges to the Voting Rights Act. Raw Story spoke to Linda Sarsour, director of the Arab American Center of New York, who was on the scene Wednesday morning. “We’re standing in front…

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