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NBC’s David Gregory: ‘Medicare is a huge problem’

“Meet The Press” host David Gregory said on Monday morning that President Barack Obama will have to convince the public during his second term to accept unpopular ideas, like cutting Medicare. “The president, and it starts today, has to be able to lead the American people in a way to…

President Obama’s inaugural speech: ‘We cannot mistake absolutism for principle’

President Obama spoke at his second inauguration this afternoon, issuing a call to all Americans to be tolerant of one another — and of one another’s beliefs — while seeking to provide to all the equality promised in our founding documents. “For we, the people, understand that our country cannot…

Fox News host: British show ‘Downton Abbey’ is ‘a threat to the left’

Fox News host Stuart Varney insisted on Monday that the increasing popularity of the British television show Downton Abbey posed trouble for liberals because of its portrayal of rich people, Mediaite reported. “They’re nice people,” Varney told the hosts of Fox & Friends. “They create jobs, for heaven’s sake. They’re…

Powell: Republican leaders should stop ‘idiot presentations’ from Palin and birthers

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell is calling on fellow Republicans to and speak against “idiot presentations” by people like former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and the so-called birthers who insist that President Barack Obama is not a U.S. citizen. As Monday’s inaugural ceremonies got underway, Powell told ABC’s Diane…

Rep. Steve King: Gun safety advocates are ‘anti-Second Amendment people’

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) suggested that advocates of gun safety proposed measures to curb violence after the December massacre of 20 elementary school children in Newtown, Connecticut because they are “anti-Second Amendment people” and want to end the right to bear arms. In an interview before President Barack Obama’s second…

Father shoots wife and then himself at daughter’s 16th birthday party

A Texas girl’s 16th birthday party ended in tragedy over the weekend after her father killed his estranged wife and then himself. Grapevine police said 43-year-old Kelly Suckla argued with his 44-year-old wife, Kristi, before shooting her at about 10 p.m. during the party on Saturday, according to The Dallas…

Rapper Lupe Fiasco thrown out of inaugural party after criticizing Obama during performance

Rapper Lupe Fiasco was kicked off the stage during a party celebrating President Barack Obama’s second inauguration on Sunday night after performing a song that both criticized the president and indulged in 9-11 conspiracy theories. Footage posted online by Now This News shows Fiasco, the headliner at the Start Up…

Connecticut governor: Definition of assault weapons ‘was lobbied to death’

In a discussion of how Vice President Joe Biden has taken a lead role in the push for gun control, Chris Hayes reminded viewers that the former senator spearheaded the 1994 Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act, which included the now-expired assault weapons ban. Gov. Dannel Malloy (D-CT) said…

Texas attorney general to New York gun owners: ‘Come to the state of Texas’

NRA news host Cam Edwards interviewed Texas Attorney General Greg Abbot, who a few days ago invited New Yorkers angry with the state’s new gun control law to head down south. Abbot said that while both New York’s Gov. Cuomo and President Obama want to crack down on a “fundamental”…

Harris-Perry guest: Obama ‘has embraced the framework of the war on terror’

In light of Monday’s inauguration ceremony, Melissa Harris-Perry spent Sunday discussing the past and future of Obama’s presidency. She and fellow MSNBC host Chris Hayes spent one segment debating President Obama’s legacy on the war on terror. Harris-Perry kicked off by citing what she viewed as a positive number: that…

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