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Marsha Blackburn opposes gun control because of ‘hammers’ and ‘hatchets’

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) on Sunday said that gun control laws were not the answer to mass shootings because hatchets, guns, cars and video games all had a role in violent deaths in the United States. “What I’m hearing is that people want to make certain that — first of…

Noam Chomsky blasts Obama: He has no moral center

In a video published by Al Jazeera English on Saturday, MIT professor and activist Noam Chomsky slammed President Barack Obama for using aerial drones to kill suspected terrorists. Chomsky said that a black activist had recounted a story in which a group of African American women visited the President following…

Police shoot alleged gunman inside San Diego movie theater

A screening of Les Misérables in northern San Diego was interrupted on Saturday afternoon when police officers shot an armed suspect who had attempt to hide inside the theater. Tom Billodeaux, 20, was taken to the hospital after being shot in the arm and chest. He is expected to survive.…

NRA president calls on gun makers to give him more money

National Rifle Association (NRA) President David Keene admits that that the gun industry funds his organization with generous donations but would like to see even more cash pumped into pro-gun lobbying as opponents try to move forward with efforts to stop mass shootings. “One of the big questions here is…

Jerry Springer admits his show is destroying Western civilization

Television host Jerry Springer on Friday described his own show as “an hour of escapism” with “no redeeming social value.” “Look, my show is stupid,” he admitted during an interview with HuffPost Live host Alyona Minkovski. “It’s stupid, but it’s fun to do. I enjoy it. People obviously like it,…

Larry Pratt: End gun-free zones instead of ‘wasting time’ with background checks

Gun Owners of America Director Larry Pratt on Sunday called for lawmakers to end gun-free zones at schools instead of “wasting out time” with the “false security” of universal background checks. Speaking on Fox News Sunday, Center for American Progress President Neera Tanden told host Chris Wallace that the argument…

CA gun show draws 10,000 people ‘getting ready for the next revolution’

What drew an estimated 10,000 people to a Northern California gun show? Simple. According to one attendee, they’re scared. “Obama wants to take everybody’s guns away,” said Bob Daziel, who stood in line with hundreds on Saturday to get into the Crossroads of The West event in Daly City, California.…

Report: Cyclist Armstrong will confess to doping during Oprah interview

Cyclist Lance Armstrong will make a “limited confession” to using performance-enhancing substances in his upcoming interview with Oprah Winfrey, the Associated Press reported on Saturday. The admission, which would reportedly also include an apology, would follow a decade of staunch denials by the seven-time Tour De France winner that he…

‘Infidelity phones’ help Japan’s cheaters cover their digital tracks

For philanderers in Japan, the latest tech isn’t necessarily the best when it comes to keeping their partners in the dark, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Fujitsu’s “F-series” phones, first released 11 years ago, dubbed “uwaki keitai” (“infidelity phones”), have become a go-to part of any Lothario’s arsenal,…

Taibbi: Geithner is ‘the architect of too big to fail’

The legacy of outgoing U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner will be simple, said Rolling Stone contributing editor Matt Taibbi on Friday — and unflattering. “He’s the architect of “too big to fail,” Taibbi told Democracy Now hosts Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. ” When this all blows up — and…

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