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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…

Massachusetts Congressman: ‘Look at the symbols’ that were attacked in Boston

Monday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow welcomed U.S. Rep. Bill Keating (D-MA), a former District Attorney from Norfolk County, Massachusetts and current member of the House Homeland Security Committee. Keating discussed the importance of separating news from spin when investigating a crime of this nature, and…

Former FBI agent: Boston bombing suspect might not get Miranda warning

Former FBI special agent Donald Borelli said Monday that potential suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing might not be read their Miranda rights prior to questioning by law enforcement. “It will be an FBI led investigation… However, that is not to say that intelligence collection isn’t a big part of…

Massachusetts congressman honors victims of ‘evil’ Boston Marathon bomber

Massachusetts Rep. Michael Capuano (D) on Monday honored the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing on the House floor. “I rise today to commemorate a few people in Boston who lost their lives and many others who were seriously injured today,” he said. “I hesitate to call what the event…

Watch: Second press conference on Boston Marathon bombing

Boston officials held a second press conference on Monday evening to provide updates on the investigation into the explosions at the Boston Marathon. Watch video, uploaded to YouTube by PBS, below:…

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