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Police in Springfield, Mass. adopt Iraq-style ‘counterinsurgency’ tactics

Police in Springfield, Massachusetts have adopted Iraq-style “counterinsurgency” tactics and are applying them to gang busting with amazing results, according to Sunday’s episode of “60 Minutes.” Before you get freaked out, don’t worry: Springfield police are not walling off whole blocks, setting up militarized checkpoints and jumping out of helicopters…

Fox News guest: Teen pregnancies should be ‘celebrated’

A regular Fox News commentator on Sunday said that teen pregnancies should be “celebrated,” and pointed to President Barack Obama’s speech to Planned Parenthood and the alleged horrific crimes of abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell as part of “what’s wrong with our culture.” Fortune magazine’s Nina Easton told Fox News host…

Carville: Cruz is ‘the most talented and fearless Republican politician’ in 30 years

Democratic strategist James Carville on Sunday praised tea party-backed Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) as “the most talented and fearless Republican politician” in the last 30 years. In a panel discussion on Sunday, ABC News host George Stephanopoulos noted that recent news reports indicated that Cruz had been examining a possible…

Kurtz endures humiliating grilling on his own show over gay NBA player story

The tables were turned on CNN media critic Howard Kurtz on Sunday when he submitted to being grilled by two fellow media critics on his own show over a series of mistakes including false claims about a gay NBC player. The Daily Beast announced last week that it had a…

Gingrich: LGBT rights fight ‘one sided’ because Catholics are oppressed too

Former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Sunday said that the debate over rights for LGBT people was “one sided” because Catholics were also being oppressed. During a panel discussion on NBC’s Meet the Press about gay NBA player Jason Collins, Gingrich quickly tried to change the subject from equal…

Fox News shuts down Dem rep.: Talk of Republican Benghazi hypocrisy is ‘getting off track’

Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday told Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA) that he was “getting off track” when he suggested that Republicans were hypocrites for continuing to attack President Barack Obama’s administration over last year’s attacks in Benghazi after pressuring the State Department to cut funding for security personnel…

New NRA president: Obama and ‘followers’ are out for revenge

The incoming president of the National Rifle Association (NRA) accused President Barack Obama of a vengeful campaign against gun owners and fellow Democrats during an address at the organization’s annual meeting on Saturday. “Last fall, just before the elections, as community-organizer-in chief, President Obama demanded that his followers extract revenge,”…

NRA speaker’s advice: Keep a gun in your child’s room

A home-defense seminar at this weekend’s National Rifle Association convention urged parents to overcome their initial misgivings and store firearms in their childrens’ bedrooms, Think Progress reported on Saturday. “If you’re worried that your kid is going to try to break into the safe that is in their bedroom with…

New CDC report finds stunning suicide increases among middle-aged Americans

JUDY WOODRUFF: There’s been a stunning increase in the suicide rate among middle-aged Americans. The finding is part of a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that spells out how much suicide is a growing public health concern in the U.S. Ray Suarez has more. RAY…

Brutal job search reality for older Americans out of work for six months or more

JEFFREY BROWN: And now back to the jobs picture. Despite the good news in today’s employment report, nearly two million Americans 55 and older are still out of work. Economics correspondent Paul Solman looks at the continuing struggles of the long-term jobless in their 50s. It’s the latest in an…

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