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Sister of teacher killed at Newtown shooting ‘disgusted’ by Senate

Carlee Soto, whose older sister Victoria was killed in the tragic Newtown mass shooting, said Wednesday she was “disgusted” to witness the Senate reject universal background checks. “If they were to lose a loved one to a horrific tragedy like we did, they would feel the same way and I…

CNN bungles report of ‘dark-skinned male’ arrested in Boston bombing case

CNN on Wednesday backtracked after badly botching a report that a “dark-skinned male” had been arrested in connection with the Monday bombings of the Boston Marathon. At around 1 p.m. ET, CNN’s John King came on the air to say that “law enforcement sources” had told him that a suspect…

Pat Robertson implies that LGBT people are the new Illuminati

Former Republican presidential candidate and longtime television preacher Pat Robertson implied on “The 700 Club” Wednesday that LGBT people are covertly out to destroy the family, the church and the state, in the vein of the Illuminati of the French revolutionary war. “It has been said that those who do…

Arizona bill forces cities to resell guns turned in at buyback events

A bill passed by Arizona Republicans on Tuesday would force cities and counties to resell — instead of destroy — the firearms turned in to gun buyback programs, potentially allowing the weapons to end up back on the street. In an 18-12 vote along party lines, the state Senate passed…

Gohmert: Radical Muslims ‘being trained to come in and act like Hispanics’

Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert (R) on Wednesday connected the Monday bombings in Boston to the immigration debate and warned that “radical Islamists” were “being trained to come in and act like Hispanics.” During an interview on C-SPAN, host Greta Wodele Brawner asked the Texas Republican about a bipartisan “Gang of…

New Zealand politician welcomes ‘gay onslaught’ after legalizing same sex marriage

On Wednesday, New Zealand’s Parliament voted to legalize same sex marriage, making the country the world’s 13th to allow same sex couples to marry and enjoy all of the same privileges as married heterosexuals. Member of Parliament Maurice Williamson (Pakuranga) addressed the chamber, saying that a clergyman in his district…

Texas teacher claims she couldn’t have fondled black student because she’s racist

A teacher in Texas has invoked her own racism in a defense against charges that she fondled an African-American student in her first grade class at Northwest Preparatory Academy Charter School in Humble. According to a criminal complaint obtained by the Houston Chronicle, the 7-year-old girl said that 61-year-old Esther…

Illinois physicians call on legislature to make marijuana legally available

Nearly 250 physicians in Illinois have voiced their support for a bill that would make medical marijuana legal in the state, according to the Marijuana Policy Project. “We are not criminals,” Julie Falco said at a press conference. “We are just trying to get through the day with a better…

Republican rep. slams DHS over border security: ‘This is not rocket scientry!’

Republican Michigan Congresswoman Candice Miller this week criticized the Obama administration for failing to provide better border security, insisting that it was “not rocket scientry.” A bipartisan group of senators known as the “Gang of Eight” — led by Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Charles Schumer (D-NY) — announced Tuesday a…

Barney Frank on bombing: ‘Be grateful’ for ‘a well-funded, functioning government’

Former Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank (D) on Tuesday warned that Monday’s twin bombings in Boston were an example of why lawmakers should proceed with caution when considering cutting taxes and slashing the budget. In an interview with on CNN, host John Berman posited to Frank that “in some ways, the…

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