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Amy Goodman on ‘Up’: ‘Gun control is the answer right now’

Saturday morning on “Up with Chris Hayes,” host Chris Hayes welcomed a panel including Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!; Howard Wolfson of the New York City mayor’s office; Dave Cullen, author of Columbine and radio host Esther Armah. They discussed the role played by mental illness in attacks like the…

Seattle courts dropping charges in pot possession cases

Prosecutors in King County, Washington are dropping charges against people arrested for possession of small amounts of marijuana.  According to Seattle’s Fox affiliate station KPCQ, the court is taking the measure as a means of saving money and resources for the legal system. In November, voters in Colorado and Washington…

Maddow: Time for U.S. to get over its ‘hysterical fear’ of gun control

Friday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow said that in light of Friday’s senseless murders in Newtown, Connecticut, the time to talk about gun control is now, in spite of the admonishments of the Fox News Channel, the NRA and even President Barack Obama’s spokesman Jay Carney.…

VIDEO: Gun control advocates gather near White House

Gun control advocates gathered near the White House, many holding white candles, in a demonstration calling for a renewed discussion of gun control policy after a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., left almost three dozen children and adults dead, reported the Associated Press. Multiple signs read…

Fischer: Lack of prayer in public schools to blame for Conn. shootings

On his radio program on American Family Radio, Brian Fischer blamed the lack of prayer in public schools for the tragic shooting of 20 children and six adults at an elementary school in Connecticut (another person was killed at a separate crime scene). “You know the question’s gonna come up,…

Moyers: ‘Washington’s revolving door’ is the core of America’s corruption

In a special comment on Friday’s episode of “Moyers and Company,” the former press secretary to President Lyndon Johnson pointed out what he believes to be at the very core of corruption in Washington, D.C.: “the revolving door” between working in government and lobbying it. “[The] revolving door culture… that…

Pres. Obama addresses the nation about the Connecticut school shooting

President Barack Obama addressed the nation about the tragedy today in Newtown, Connecticut at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Twenty-four-year-old Ryan Lanza walked into the principal’s office at the school and killed the principal and school psychiatrist. He then went to the classroom where his mother was teaching kindergartners and opened…

It’s Friday, so: Kitten discovers faucet

It’s been a tough Friday for various horrible reasons, so we at Raw Story figured it was time for a little sanity break. With no further qualification, here’s a newly published video of a kitten discovering a water faucet. It should help you retain your sanity, at least a little.…

FL police: Man shot roommate over how to make pork chops

A Florida man is accused of second-degree murder after allegedly killing his live-in tenant in an argument over how to make pork chops, WESH-TV reported on Thursday. Police said they found 55-year-old Thomas Hahn sitting in a chair next to the body of Robert Eugene Gray Jr. when they arrived…

Tony Perkins: Boy Scouts’ anti-LGBT policies ‘make good citizens’ who are ‘morally straight’

Family Research Council (FRC) President Tony Perkins is defending the Boy Scouts of America’s policy banning gay members by saying the organization wanted to “make good citizens” by encouraging scouts to be “morally straight.” In a letter earlier this week, Perkins had blasted UPS CEO D. Scott Davis after the…

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