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NRA’s Hutchinson bucks LaPierre: Background checks at gun shows ‘would seem appropriate’

The chairman of the National Rifle Association-funded National School Shield Task Force on Sunday shrugged off traditional talking points used by pro-gun lobbyists and insisted that requiring background checks at gun shows “would seem appropriate.” Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday asked Asa Hutchinson if he could support background…

Tucker Carlson: Hiring blacks and Latinos is ‘same rationale that propped up Jim Crow’

Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Saturday asserted that a Phoenix program to hire more black and Latino lifeguards at public pools was the “same rationale that propped up Jim Crow for 80 years.” NPR last month reported that the city of Phoenix had set out to hire more minorities…

WATCH LIVE: Stephen Colbert interviews Bill Clinton for Global Initiative University

On Saturday, Stephen Colbert is interviewing former President Bill Clinton and hosting the closing session of the sixth annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative University. A press release from Comedy Central said that the interview is to take place before 1,000 students from all over the globe who are…

Maddow: Republicans still trying to intrude into your bedroom

Friday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow pointed out that in spite of whatever attempts the GOP is making at the national level at rebranding itself, the party is lost without its “bedroom intrusion agenda.” Even as national Republicans like Olympia Snowe come out in favor of…

Bill Maher on Ayn Rand: ‘It’s all stuff that seems very deep when you’re 19 years old’

Bill Maher delivered a blistering critique of modern libertarianism on Friday’s episode of Real Time With Bill Maher, slamming adherents for developing a “creepy obsession” with author Ayn Rand. “It’s all stuff that seems very deep when you’re 19 years old,” he said, before making a quick exemption for one…

Scientist slams Hannity for suggesting condom research is wasteful spending

A researcher who published a federally-funded study last year on possible barriers to the correct usage of condoms told Politico on Friday that his research was necessary to address real-world problems after Fox News host Sean Hannity suggested the study shouldn’t have been funded because it amounted to wasteful government…

CNBC hosts gang up on House Majority Leader: ‘Nobody’s asking you to marry another man’

Hosts on the CNBC program “Squawk Box” ganged up on Eric Cantor Friday morning when he stopped by the show to press him on the subject of marriage equality, which has recently reached majority support in polls, Mediaite reported. The hosts pressing him by saying, “Nobody’s asking you to marry…

Florida police arrest state’s biggest alleged distributor of child pornography

Florida Department of Law Enforcement officers arrested 51-year-old John Shearen of Leesberg, Florida on Thursday on charges of possession and distribution of child pornography. According to Orlando’s WFTV Channel 9, police found Shearen to be in possession of between 500,000 and 1 million full-length pornographic films featuring minor children. Police…

Fox News tells striking workers to get two jobs and ‘expect to get paid the minimum wage’

The hosts of Fox & Friends on Friday suggested that fast food workers should stop striking for higher pay and get a second job because the minimum wage “was never meant to be a career wage.” On Thursday, hundreds of restaurant workers in New York City went on strike to…

NC health secretary on privatizing Medicare: Transparency is ‘pretty dangerous’

The Republican North Carolina Department Health and Human Services (DHHS) secretary this week told reporters asking for information about the state’s plan to privatize Medicaid that “transparency can get pretty dangerous.” “Already we’re not seeing transparency,” North Carolina Health News reporter Rose Hoban pointed out to DHHS Secretary Aldona Wos…

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