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John Kerry: Fewer foreign students coming to the U.S. because they fear gun violence

Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday said that fewer foreign students are traveling to the United States to study because they fear gun violence. During an interview in Tokyo about recent tensions with North Korea, CNN foreign affairs correspondent Jill Dougherty asked Kerry if other countries had expressed concerns…

Filmmaker: Obama’s war on whistleblowers ‘a terrible disservice to democracy’

Appearing on CNN Sunday, documentary filmmaker Robert Greenwald said that his latest film will highlight the Obama administration’s ongoing “war” against people who reveal the government’s embarrassing and sometimes shocking secrets. “War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State” documents the Obama administration’s efforts to silence and retaliate…

Rep. Jerrold Nadler: Federal deficit being cut too fast

Democratic Rep. Jerrold Nadler of New York took aim at the conventional wisdom on Sunday morning, saying the government was cutting the federal deficit too quickly. His comments came during a MSNBC panel discussion about President Barack Obama’s budget plan. “If you look at the deficit, we brought it down…

Howard Kurtz refutes Fox News pundit: ‘Conservative media didn’t do much’ on Gosnell case

CNN media critic Howard Kurtz on Sunday pushed back against a Fox News pundit who slammed the “deafening silence of too much of the media” over coverage of a Philadelphia doctor accused of killing seven babies and one woman while performing late-term abortions. In a USA Today column last week,…

Gillibrand rejects David Gregory’s talking points: ‘This is not about the NRA!’

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) corrected NBC host David Gregory on Sunday after he repeated the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) talking points in opposition to expanding gun background checks even though only 10 percent of the country agrees with the lobbying group. During a panel discussion on NBC’s Meet the Press,…

California Senate president attacks ‘diseased’ financial system in education reform speech

California Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) blasted the financial industry in a speech calling for educational reform. At the California Democrats State Convention in Sacramento on Saturday, Steinberg touted the party’s recent victories in the state. “No more cuts to education, to health care, to public safety, or…

George Will: ‘Conservatism begins with facing facts’

Conservative columnist George Will on Sunday told Republicans that they should get behind immigration reform because “conservatism begins with facing facts.” During a panel segment on ABC’s This Week, Will said that he understood immigration reform opponents — like Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions (R) — who think allowing a path…

Cornyn opposes ‘symbolic’ background checks so Newtown victims ‘did not die in vain’

Texas Sen. John Cornyn (R) on Sunday said that he opposed a bill to close the so-called gun show loophole and expand background checks to Internet gun sales because only better mental health laws will ensure that the Newtown mass shooting victims “did not die in vain.” “In my meeting…

Rubio: ‘I hope we’ll talk about’ fewer background checks

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) says that he would like to weaken existing gun control laws with any new legislation by decreasing the number of background checks required for people who apply for concealed carry permits in multiple states. During an interview on Fox News Sunday, host Chris Wallace asked Rubio…

‘Tactical Response’ CEO James ‘Start Killing People’ Yeager gets back gun license

James Yeager, the Tennessee security contractor whose concealed carry permit was revoked in January when the threatened to “start killing people” over gun control, has gotten his license back. The Tactical Response CEO told Jackson, Tennessee’s WBBJ that while he has learned some “valuable lessons” along the way, he feels…

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