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Sheriff Joe Arpaio ally: Bill to scramble recall elections just ‘respecting the will of the voters’

Confronted by activists on Thursday, Arizona State Rep. John Kavanagh (R) refused to say whether his sponsorship of a bill that would scramble the state’s recall election is meant to defend the embattled Sheriff Joe Arpaio. He defended the bill nonetheless, saying he’s just “respecting the will of the voters.”…

CPAC chairman: We don’t exclude LGBT people ‘based on sexual preference’

The chairman of the Conservative Political Action Conference is denying that certain groups were not invited to this year’s event because they support LGBT rights. When CPAC announced its schedule earlier this year, pro-LGBT groups like the Log Cabin Republicans and GOProud were conspicuously not on the list, even though…

Ted Cruz toasts Breitbart as a ‘great and fearless leader’ at CPAC

At an event for bloggers at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Thursday night, tea party-backed Sen. Ted Cruz (R-SC) toasted the late conservative activist Andrew Breitbart as a “great and fearless leader.” Following a confrontation with Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA) over guns at a Senate Judiciary Committee, Cruz…

Coulter on Sen. Feinstein: ‘Liberal women should not be able to hold office’

Reacting to Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-CA) blunt reply to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on gun control, Republican pundit and author Ann Coulter exclaimed on Thursday night that the whole conversation makes her think “liberal women should not be able to hold office” in the United States. She explained that her…

Watch live: Day two of the Conservative Political Action Conference

The second day of the Conservative Political Action Conference takes place Friday, featuring guest speaker Donald Trump. Watch the video, embedded below via NBC: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Steal this story ... LEGALLY…

Maddow: New details of Newtown shooting prove assault weapons ban is needed

On her show Thursday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow explained why new details of the tragic mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut showed an assault weapons ban was necessary. The Hartford Courant reported Wednesday that the shooter, Adam Lanza, fired a total of 152 bullets in less than 5 minutes, killing…

Democrats hope Pope Francis will re-focus church on helping the poor

Thursday on the radio program Full Court Press, Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) said they were hopeful Pope Francis would elevate Catholic teachings on social justice. Welch noted Francis lived a “modest life” prior to being named Pope, giving up many luxuries and devoting himself to…

Congressman slams Republicans for pushing bill based on discredited 2012 campaign attack

Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA) mocked House Republicans on Wednesday for pushing legislation based on the widely discredited claim that President Barack Obama was scrapping a welfare work rule. “There is no greater misuse of time than re-fighting the last election,” he said on the House floor. “The last election is…

Tucker Carlson: Bloomberg’s soda ban is class warfare

Daily Caller founder Tucker Carlson on Thursday declared that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s attempt to ban large sugary soft drinks was part of a class war because liberals drink Frappuccinos, which were not part of the ban. During a Crossfire-like segment at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC)…

Marco Rubio: Opposing marriage equality ‘does not make me a bigot’

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) on Thursday told a conservative audience that liberals needed to respect his views because support the right of states to discriminate against LGBT people “does not make me a bigot,” and opposing the reproductive rights of women “does not make you a chauvinist.” Speaking to the…

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