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Scarborough rips NRA for new ad ‘shading’ Obama like O.J. Simpson mug shot

Conservative MSNBC host Joe Scarborough on Thursday paused for seven seconds of silence to shame the National Rifle Association (NRA) after he decided that the lobbying group’s new advertisement had unfairly darkened a photo of President Barack Obama the same way that Time magazine “shaded” O.J. Simpson’s mug shot in…

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on military sexual assault: The victims’ voices aren’t being heard

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) on Wednesday attempted to make the case for her legislation to crack down on military sexual assaults. “The problem is very clear, because the victims have told us what it is,” she said as the Senate Armed Services Committee considered amendments to the annual defense spending…

Texas gun range offers assault rifle practice — from a helicopter

Some residents in Denton, Texas are in fear of ricocheting bullets after discovering that a nearby gun range allows customers to fire their assault rifles from a helicopter. Michael Lauer and his wife told WFAA that Helicoptersniper.com had turned his peaceful neighborhood into a war zone. “The first time they…

Ruckus in Wisconsin Senate: Republicans push through ultrasound bill after silencing Democrats

Republican state senators in Wisconsin on Wednesday silenced Democratic lawmakers while passing a bill requiring women to undergo an ultrasound procedure before being able to receive an abortion. Wednesday’s Senate session began with state Sen. Kathleen Vinehout (D) reading letters from several constituents who opposed the bill. “The idea of…

Fox News host breathlessly praises British neo-fascist: ‘We’ve got your back’

The leader of a British neo-fascist white supremacist group earned praise from Fox News host Brian Kilmeade this week on his radio program, just one day before he gave a very similar interview to BBC Radio that sparked a torrent of controversy across the U.K. “Kilmeade and Friends” featured the…

Democrat strips anti-sexual assault measure out of military spending bill

Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) stripped a measure proposed by fellow Democrat Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (NY) that would have taken sexual assault reporting out of the chain of command out of a defense spending bill on Tuesday. Gillibrand’s bill, which had 27 co-sponsors — four of which were Republicans, was opposed…

Coloring book publisher: White House cussed at us after Obama friend included on ‘evil terror’ list

The publisher of a controversial coloring book company says that the White House emailed profanity to his company after one of President Barack Obama’s friends was included on its “The True Faces of Evil – Terror” list. Really Big Coloring Books founder Wayne Bell on Wednesday told Fox News host…

CNN’s Tapper shreds GOP Rep. King’s push to prosecute NSA journalists

CNN reporter Jake Tapper appeared on the network’s morning show Starting Point Wednesday with a response to a Republican member of Congress who said Tuesday he wants to see reporters being prosecuted for breaking stories about the National Security Agency (NSA). That member of Congress is Rep. Peter King (R-NY),…

Officer cleared after shooting litter of kittens in front of kids

A police department in Ohio on Tuesday defended a humane officer who shot and killed a litter of feral kittens and told nearby children that the animals would be going to “kitty heaven.” An executive with the Ohio Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals told the Sun News…

Chris Hayes explains why recent American history shows fear of surveillance is justified

On his show Tuesday night, MSNBC host Chris Hayes provided a brief overview of government surveillance of American citizens during the Cold War. The history lesson was meant to highlight why it was troublesome to provide the government with broad and unchecked power to spy on its own citizens. Though…

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