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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…

Arizona 3-year-old fatally shoots himself in face with meth grandma’s gun

A judge in Arizona on Thursday order a 35-year-old grandmother held in lieu of $500,000 bond after she was charged in the death of her 3-year-old grandson, who allegedly shot himself in the face with her handgun. In a court appearance on Thursday, Yuma Justice of the Peace Greg Stewart…

Fox News guest: Obama ‘encouraging’ statutory rape by supporting birth control

Republican strategist Brad Blakeman on Friday said that President Barack Obama was complicit in encouraging criminal activity because he supported contraception for young women. Last month, a federal judge ordered the Obama administration to make emergency contraception available to girls as young as 15 without a prescription. The Justice Department…

Biden: Rape victims fear being ‘raped again by the system’

At a fundraiser for the DC Volunteer Lawyers Project on Wednesday, Vice President Joe Biden said that many sexual assault victims fear getting “raped again by the system,” CBS News reported on Thursday. “You’ll often hear men say, why don’t they just leave?” Biden explained. “I ask them, how many…

Former Bush official: Syria chemical weapons could be ‘Israeli false flag operation’

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, the former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell under President George W. Bush, on Thursday warned that the chemical weapons that were reportedly used in Syria could be a “Israeli false flag operation” because Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was running an “inept regime.” During…

Beck: Houston airport shooting a ‘set up’ of NRA like ‘burning of the Reichstag’

Conservative radio host Glenn Beck responded to a shooting at Houston’s largest airport on Thursday by suggesting that it had been a plot to “set up” gun owners like the the burning of German’s parliament — or Reichstag — in 1933, which Nazis exploited as a pretext to suspend constitutional…

Maddow to O’Reilly: ‘How do you handle the rest of humanity when you are so great?’

Thursday night on Bravo TV’s “Watch What Happens Live,” host Andy Cohen welcomed MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, host of “The Rachel Maddow Show.” Cohen showed Maddow several photos of celebrities and asked her to say the first question that she would ask each of them if they were guests on her…

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