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NYC’s Police Chief: Largest-ever gun seizure by an undercover cop was really because of ‘stop and frisk’

At a press conference this morning, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Department Commissior Ray Kelly announced the largest gun seizure in the history of the city. Nineteen people were arrested on charges that they were running “a gun pipeline” that led from the Carolinas into New York…

Fox News analyst suggests Al Jazeera supports ‘killing Americans and so on’

Fox News analyst Jim Pinkerton suggested on Monday that Al Jazeera’s new American television network might have an editorial policy that was supportive of “killing Americans and so on” because he said that was what most Arabs wanted. In preparation for Al Jazeera America’s Aug. 20 launch, Fox News host…

Journalist arrested at Wisconsin protest calls Gov. Walker presidential run ‘horrifying’

The editor and publisher of The Progressive magazine told Democracy Now host Amy Goodman his recent arrest in the Wisconsin state capitol might be a sign Gov. Scott Walker (R) is girding himself for a run at a presidential campaign, despite being an unsuccessful crackdown on the state’s protest movement.…

Conservative radio host: Obama wants ‘an abortion in every household’

Conservative radio host Mark Levin recently blasted President Barack Obama for what he said was a policy of “an abortion in every household” with his health care reform law. During the debate over the Affordable Care Act in 2009, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) attempted to derail negotiations with an amendment…

California tea party legislator pulling ‘horrified’ teenagers from school to avoid transgender equality law

California State Assemblyman Tim Donnelly went on Fox & Friends this morning and declared that he would be pulling his “horrified” children from public schools now that Jerry Brown has signed AB 1266 into law. The bill allows transgender students the opportunity to participate in sex-segregated activities and use restroom…

Chuck Todd explains RNC debate ban: GOP candidates only run for a ‘deal with Fox’

MSNBC host Chuck Todd on Monday explained that the Republican National Committee (RNC) was “smart” to bar CNN and NBC from hosting debates because about half the the 2012 presidential candidates just wanted a national platform to get a talk show, radio show or some other deal with Fox News.…

Michigan 4-year-old fatally shoots himself in the head

A 4-year-old boy died in Michigan on Sunday evening after obtaining a handgun and shooting himself in the head, according to police. Dundee police responded at around 4:15 p.m. on Sunday to a 911 call reporting that a child had shot himself. Personnel from the Monroe County Ambulance and Dundee…

Illinois governor Pat Quinn signs new ‘background checks’ law: ‘Guns are a plague on too many of our communities’

Private gun sales in Illinois must now be approved by state police under a law signed by Gov. Pat Quinn (D) on Sunday. WGN-TV reported that as of January 1, 2014, the law will require gun sellers to contact a police hotline to confirm that the buyer holds a valid…

Texas is fracked: More than 30 towns will soon be out of water

Natural gas is claimed to promise cleaner, more efficient combustion than its petroleum-based competition, but getting natural gas out of the ground through hydraulic fracturing (fracking) can be far more environmentally menacing than getting oil. Now…  …

Bill Kristol: Palin can ‘resurrect herself’ with Alaska Senate run

The Weekly Standard‘s Bill Kristol was one of Sarah Palin’s earliest supporters to be picked as the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, and now he says she can “resurrect herself” by running to be a senator from Alaska. In an interview on Sunday, ABC’s Benjamin Bell asked Kristol if Palin…

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