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Cenk calls Rand Paul a ‘constitutional hero’ for Brennan filibuster

Appearing on “The Young Turks” Wednesday night, host Cenk Uygur called Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) a “constitutional hero” for his filibuster of President Barack Obama’s nominee to lead the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Paul’s 13-hour talking filibuster, a rarity in the U.S. Senate, was joined Wednesday by Sens. Ron Wyden…

Ron Wyden joins Senate filibuster: Americans have the right to know when they can be targeted

Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon on Wednesday joined a filibuster over the use of drone strikes against U.S. citizens, urging Congress to take action on the issue. “Every American has the right to know when their government believes that it is allowed to kill them,” he remarked. Sen. Rand…

Lindsey Graham on Hurricane Katrina: My family needs AR-15s to fight ‘roaming gangs’

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) says that if his family were victims of disasters like Hurricane Katrina then they would need to have military-style AR-15 assault rifles to protect themselves against “armed gangs roaming around neighborhoods.” During a hearing Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday, the South Carolina Republican pressed Attorney…

Republican strategist: Brady Bill didn’t stop Gabrielle Giffords shooting

A GOP strategist told MSNBC host Richard Lui on Wednesday that even though they enjoy popular support, stringent background checks for gun owners have been proven as ineffective by mass shootings like the one against former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ). “We already have the Brady Bill, and it didn’t stop…

Sen. Ted Cruz slams AG Eric Holder’s defense of drone strikes against Americans

Under questioning by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder agreed that it would be “unconstitutional” to kill an American citizen on U.S. soil with a drone strike — absent an “imminent threat” like a 9/11-style attack or an enemy…

Glenn Beck falls to his knees to ‘resuscitate’ flag wounded by gun control

Conservative radio host Glenn Beck on Tuesday got down on his knees to simulate giving life-saving medical attention to an American flag that had been wounded by anti-gun sentiment following the very real deaths of 20 elementary school children in Newtown, Connecticut last year. During his nightly webcast, Beck lamented…

Mitch McConnell campaign aides do ‘The Harlem Shake’

If you want to see the lengths Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) campaign is willing to go to get him re-elected against potential challenger Ashley Judd, look no further than the campaign’s official YouTube page, where aides posted a video Wednesday of them dancing “The Harlem Shake” while one…

Georgia city ordinance would require a gun in every home

A small town in Georgia has proposed an ordinance that would require “the head of household” in every home to own a gun and ammunition. Town leaders in Nelson on Tuesday told WSB-TV that they had drafted the ordinance because they only have one police officer on duty for eight…

Maddow: GOP same sex marriage supporters all ‘retirees’ and has-beens

Tuesday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed the ongoing effort by the Republican Party to re-brand itself by showing support for same sex marriage, and yet, however noble their intentions, state-level anti-abortion measures indicate that nothing has changed on a policy level for the GOP. Meanwhile,…

‘Fox & Friends’: White House canceled tours so kids suffer with ‘maximum pain’

The hosts of Fox & Friends on Wednesday blasted an Obama administration effort to prevent Secret Service furloughs by suspending White House tours as a plan to make children suffer with “maximum pain.” NBC News on Tuesday reported that White House tours had been canceled due to budget cuts from…

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