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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…

Author Michael Pollan: ‘If you’re letting a corporation cook it, the odds are you’re not getting healthy food’

JEFFREY BROWN: And finally tonight, what are you having for dinner? Where did it come from? And, most relevant to our topic today, did you prepare it, cook it, yourself? Michael Pollan has been exploring all things food in a series of books. His latest is “Cooked: A Natural History…

Maher: NRA guests Perry, Palin and Nugent are ‘The Axis of A-holes’

The news that Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) was joining other Republican stalwarts at this weekend’s National Rifle Association (NRA) convention struck Real Time host Bill Maher as a perfect fit on Friday. “Ted Nugent is speaking, he’s speaking, Sarah Palin is speaking,” Maher said after playing a clip from…

Chris Matthews chides ‘same-politics marriage’ between NRA and RNC chiefs

MSNBC host Chris Matthews slammed the celebratory tone of the first day of the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) annual convention on Friday. “[Americans] want a way to stop felons, the criminally insane and wifebeaters, if you will, from getting more firepower,” Matthews said. “Well, forget about all that. The National…

Newtown victim’s mom tells Moyers: ‘Our hearts are broken, our spirit is not’

The mother of one of the victims in the Sandy Hook Elementary mass shooting told Bill Moyers on Friday she and the other parents bereaved in the December 2012 attack were not discouraged by the Senate’s refusal to pass an amendment expanding background checks on gun purchases. “Our hearts are…

Reporters Without Borders give dictators the finger

In honor of Friday’s World Press Freedom Day, the non-governmental organization Reporters sans frontières (Reporters Without Borders) launched a campaign depicting world-famous dictators giving everyone the finger, or the international equivalent thereof. Agence France Press interviewed the group’s leader, Christophe Deloire, who said that that they want to show how…

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