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Allen West slams female soldiers: Why aren’t women in the NHL?

Former Rep. Allen West (R-FL) on Thursday dismissed women in combat as a “foray” into an “equality trip.” The Department of Defense recently lifted its prohibition on women serving in combat positions. The military is expected to open 230,000 new positions to women. “I have to tell you, if this…

Antiwar protester heckles Kerry during confirmation hearing

A protester interrupted Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) on Thursday during his confirmation hearings. The woman shouted that the United States was killing thousands of people in the Middle East who were not a threat. Security officers quickly escorted her out of the room. “When I first came to Washington and…

FEC vice chair Don McGahn: Opponents of Citizens United ruling want to ‘silence speech’

Donald McGahn, the Republican vice chair of the Federal Election Commission, defended the Supreme Court’s controversial Citizens United decision in video published Thursday by the Cato Institute. The Supreme Court held in 2010 that restrictions on independent political spending by corporations and unions violated the First Amendment. The ruling paved…

Veteran Rep. Tulsi Gabbard slaps down critics of women in combat

Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D), one of the first female combat veterans to serve in Congress, said Thursday it was wrong to assume that allowing women in combat would reduce military fitness. Gabbard served two combat tours in the Middle East and is still a Military Police Captain in the…

Biden to doomsday preppers: Shotguns are better than AR-15s in earthquakes

Vice President Joe Biden is trying to assure survivalists and those preparing for doomsday that they will still be able to protect themselves in case of disaster even if assault weapons are banned because shotguns are more effective weapons for defense. During a Google Hangout discussion about gun control, YouTube…

Watch live: Obama nominates White to lead SEC

President Barack Obama to nominate former U.S. Attorney Mary Jo White to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission. Watch live, broadcast on NBC News on Jan. 24. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Right-wing blogger tells CNN: Americans will ‘have to get used to’ climate change

Appearing on CNN Wednesday evening, right-wing blogger and CNN contributor Erick Erickson insisted that humanity cannot do anything about climate change to the degree that people alive today would even notice an improvement, so we’ll all just “have to get used to” it. Instead of talking to a scientists about…

Australia bans ad with Barbara Bush look-alike: ‘There’s only one Dick I’ll be eating’

Australian food entrepreneur Dick Smith says that the Commercials Advice (CAD) board was wrong to effectively ban his advertisement full of “Dick jokes” by giving it a PG rating instead of the required G rating. According to ad creator Dan Ilic, Dick Smith foods had planned to run over $100,000…

Feinstein bringing a Bushmaster assault rifle to Senate to unveil gun bill

Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA) is expected to bring “a bunch of assault weapons” — including a Bushmaster rifle like the one used to slaughter 20 children in Newtown, Connecticut — to the Senate on Thursday when she introduces a bill to ban the military-style weapons. Democratic sources told CNN on…

Brian Kilmeade: Hillary Clinton used ‘Lance Armstrong principle’ by yelling in Senate hearing

Fox News host Brian Kilmeade on Thursday compared Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong after she defended herself against attacks from Republican lawmakers at hearings on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. During the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, Clinton had fought back after Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI)…

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