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Does force-feeding Guantanamo prisoners on hunger strike violate their rights?

RAY SUAREZ: For more on the hunger strike, I’m joined by a reporter who’s logged more hours in Guantanamo than any other journalist, Carol Rosenberg of the Miami Herald. Carol, welcome. More than a dozen are now being force-fed. How is the determination made which prisoners are restrained and fed…

Rep. Raul Grijalva blasts Republicans for using Boston bombings to stall immigration reform

Democratic Rep. Raul Grijalva of Arizona slammed Senate Republicans on Monday for using the Boston Marathon bombing to fight against comprehensive immigration reform. “To prey on the raw emotions of the American people right now, after this tragedy in Boston, to prey on their insecurities and justifiable anger, to try…

Bloomberg analyst: Koch brothers interested in ‘trophy value’ of major newspapers

Paul Sweeney, senior media analyst for Bloomberg Industries, on Monday discussed what billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch could gain from buying major newspapers. Noting that buying a large newspaper was currently not a smart financial decision, he said the Koch brothers and others were more interested in their “trophy…

Sen. Graham continues to push for Boston bomber to be ‘enemy combatant’

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham held a press conference on Monday to express his disappointment that Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was not being treated as an enemy combatant. Though Graham said the 19-year-old suspect should be treated as an enemy combatant for interrogation purposes, he agreed with the decision…

Ingraham pushes for an end to all Muslim immigration

Right-wing radio host Laura Ingraham announced on her program Monday that she’s long believed the United States should shut down all immigration from central Asia and any nation with a majority Muslim population. Going even further, Ingraham said she’s not sure why the U.S. allows people from central Asia either,…

Gun group chief: Liberals OK with liberals dying in Boston to force more gun control

Larry Pratt, the head of the lobbying group Gun Owners of America, recently agreed with a pair of conservative Internet TV hosts who asserted that liberals didn’t mind if other liberals were killed in bombings like the one in Boston last week because “they are like the Chinese” and “they…

Fox News host proposes putting ‘listening devices’ in mosques after Boston bombing

After falsely painting the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing as frequent visitors to a local mosque, Fox News host Brian Kilmeade called for authorities to spy on mosques, despite evidence such tactics did not help any criminal investigations. “I think that we should be able to put in listening…

Grassley flips out: ‘I didn’t say that!’ about using bombing to delay immigration reform

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) on Monday became irate and yelled at Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) during a Senate hearing at the suggestion that he had used last week’s Boston Marathon bombing to try and delay immigration reform. At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Friday, Grassley had said that knowing…

Republican lawmaker defends call to torture: ‘Me, bin Laden and a baseball bat’

New York state Sen. Greg Ball (R) on Monday doubled down on his call to torture the Boston Marathon bombing suspect, saying that if he had the same opportunity after the attacks September 11, 2011, ‘it would have been me Osama bin Laden and a baseball bat.” In a tweet…

FCC chairman personally excuses Boston Red Sox player’s televised f-bomb

Federal Communications Chairman Julius Genachowski, who announced his retirement last month, said Saturday that Boston Red Sox player David Ortiz would not receive the regulatory agency’s scrutiny over his use of the word “fucking” during an impassioned, off-the-cuff speech. “This is our fucking city and nobody’s going to dictate our…

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