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Utah man shoots father-in-law in head during Catholic mass

A Utah man is in custody after allegedly walking into a Catholic church and shooting his father-in-law in the back of the head on Sunday. Rebecca Hernandez told The Salt Lake Tribune that she was sitting in the back of St. James Catholic Church in Ogden as the priest was…

Greenwald explains how he preempted the Snowden smears and took the media by storm

Appearing Sunday with CNN host Howard Kurtz, Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald discussed his thinking behind releasing a video interview containing explosive revelations about the National Seucirty Agency, saying he wanted to present whistleblower Edward Snowden in his own words to preempt the smear campaign that’s now in high gear, as…

Kurtz: Zimmerman trial ‘media overload’ makes justice system seem unfair to black people

CNN media critic Howard Kurtz worried on Sunday that cable news was already spending too much time covering George Zimmerman’s trial for the killing of Trayvon Martin, and that the “racially inflammatory” coverage was causing people to question whether African-Americans could get a fair trial in the U.S. In an…

MSNBC’s Ari Melber explains why DNA collection is a civil rights issue

MSNBC host Ari Melber on Sunday warned that collecting the DNA samples of every arrested individual would have a disproportionately negative impact on African Americans. Earlier this month, the Supreme Court affirmed Maryland’s policy of collecting DNA profiles of those arrested for serious crimes. “Now, DNA databases and crime tracking…

Chambliss: Don’t put ‘any limits’ on U.S. involvement in Syria

Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) on Sunday declared that President Barack Obama should not put “any limits” on U.S. military involvement in the civil war that’s being waged in Syria. “I don’t think you can place any limits on it right now,” Chambliss told NBC’s David Gregory. “I do think it’s…

Christian Democrat calls on Congress to respect atheists in the military

Rep. Robert Andrews on Friday (D-NJ) implored his fellow lawmakers to support an amendment to the annual defense spending bill that would allow nontheistic chaplains in the U.S. Armed Forces. “Nothing in this amendment in any way impairs the relationship between a Christian or Jewish or other soldier or service…

Lindsey Graham: Republicans ‘are in a demographic death spiral’

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said on Sunday that he favored former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) as a 2016 presidential candidate, but no Republican could win unless comprehensive immigration reform was passed because the party was in a “demographic death spiral.” “I think we’re going to have a political breakthrough, the…

Rove: NSA surveillance is OK because fictional cops do it on TV shows

Republican strategist Karl Rove is encouraging Americans to support massive National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance programs because fictional police officers monitor phone calls on television dramas. “If you don’t like this program, which we now know was accessed 300 times last year, then you’ve got to be against local law…

Cheney: Obama has ‘no credibility’ — but the NSA is ‘to be believed’

Former Vice President Dick Cheney on Sunday asserted that President Barack Obama has “no credibility” on the so-called war on terror. Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace pointed out to the former vice president in a recently-recorded interview that Obama had said that his administration had “scrubbed” National Security Agency…

Sarah Palin slams Syrian civil war: ‘Let Allah sort it out’

Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin slammed President Barack Obama’s administration for helping the rebel forces in Syria’s civil war on Saturday, ABC News reported. “Until we have a commander in chief who knows what he’s doing, well, these radical Islamic countries aren’t even respecting basic human rights,” Palin said…

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