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Patrick Kennedy: Marijuana industry will be the next tobacco industry

Former Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) suggested Saturday that the growing marijuana industry would target children if the drug gained greater legal acceptance. “It’s already in eighteen states,” he warned on MSNBC. “It is going even further, and before we know it, we’re going to wake up one day and have…

Facebook video shows adults attacking 12-year-old girl

The mother of a 12-year-old California girl is demanding justice after video surfaced of her daughter being beaten up not just by a fellow student, but two adults. “I’m beyond mad,” the girl’s mother told KTLA-TV on Saturday. “I just see red. Everything you see in the video is like…

IL Rep. seeks special prosecutor to review 2010 shoplifting death

An Illinois lawmaker is calling for a special prosecutor to review the 2010 death of a homeless man following the release of footage of his fatal encounter with a Chicago store owner. WLS-TV reported on Friday that Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL) wants to review the circumstances behind the death of…

NY Rep. Israel targets 3-D printed gun magazines

A New York lawmaker will introduce a bill designed to ban people from making gun magazines with 3-D printers, following a demonstration of a working model by a Texas firearms group. According to Long Island.com Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY) will push to renew the Undetectable Firearms Act with an added…

Bulgarian assassination attempt airs on television

A gunman attempted to kill the leader of a Bulgarian political party during a televised conference on Saturday. The Huffington Post reported that Ahmed Dogan, head of the country’s ethnic Turkish party, Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) was in the midst of speaking at the conference when a man…

Harris-Perry: Gun control may be ‘swifter and more effective’ at local level

On her Saturday show, Melissa Harris-Perry discussed the possibility that gun control advocates may want to focus on passing legislation at the local level. “While many are looking to the White House and Capitol Hill to make sweeping gun reform legislation, perhaps swifter and more effective action is likelier to…

U.S congressman: Office receiving ‘thinly-veiled threats’ over gun control

A U.S. congressman from Minnesota said that anonymous threats have been coming to his office from opponents of gun control, reported Think Progress. On MSNBC’s UP with Chris Hayes on Saturday, Rep. Rick Nolan (D) told the host, “We’ve been getting a lot of not very thinly-veiled threats and calls…

Maddow: Obama’s stance on debt ceiling shows ‘evolution’ in strategy

Rachel Maddow said on her Friday night show that Obama’s first term taught the president some tough lessons on partisanship and pushing his agenda. The book Do Not Ask What Good We Do, by Robert Draper, and a new PBS documentary about the GOP’s plans to obstruct Obama’s agenda, illustrate…

Maher: ‘It’s not your Second Amendment rights that are under attack — it’s all the other ones’

During the last segment of Bill Maher’s show on Friday, he criticized both gun owners and liberals who appeared not to care that the majority of our civil liberties have been compromised as they duke it out over gun control. “New rule: someone has to tell America’s gun nuts to…

Maher: Second Amendment is ‘anachronistic’ and being a ‘proud gun owner’ is ‘stupid’

Bill Maher started off his first show on Friday since his hiatus with a discussion on gun control, which Maher believes is politically doomed. Maher warned the crowd at the beginning of the segment, “You’re not going to like what I have to say.” He then criticized Obama’s push for…

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