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Wayne LaPierre defends absolutism: Obama wants to redefine freedom

Wayne LaPierre, the executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, on Tuesday offered a response to President Barack Obama’s second inaugural address. LaPierre blasted Obama at the 56th Annual Weatherby Foundation International Hunting and Conservation Awards in Reno, saying his remark that “we cannot mistake absolutism for principle” was…

Rep. McDermott slams GOP for using debt ceiling to push ‘social Darwinism’

At a Ways and Means Committee hearing on Tuesday, Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA) blasted Republicans for refusing to raising the federal debt ceiling unless Democrats agreed to budget cuts. “I have to tell you, listening to this hearing is like we are living in Alice in Wonderland,” McDermott said. “Here…

Homeschooled teen who killed family with AR-15 plotted Walmart mass shooting

New Mexico authorities announced on Tuesday that a 15-year-old boy who killed his family with several weapons including an AR-15 military-style assault rifle enjoyed playing “violent” video games and had planned to go to a local Walmart to shoot random people. Bernalillo County Sheriff Dan Houston told reporters at a…

Stevie Wonder tells Piers Morgan: I’m buying a gun to mock ‘crazy’ gun laws

Stevie Wonder is suggesting that he could soon be heading to his local store to prove that gun laws in the United States are so ridiculously lax that even a legally blind can buy a firearm. CNN host Piers Morgan spoke to Wonder on Monday before his Inaugural Ball performance…

Ted Nugent claims his ‘buddies’ are willing to start an armed revolt

Detroit-born southern rockabilly Ted Nugent isn’t known for moderation, but from the sound of his latest comments, the re-election of President Barack Obama (D) has made him ever more extreme. Speaking to fans during an NBC-sponsored gun show, Nugent said that Obama “is attempting to re-implement the tyranny of King…

Beau Biden: ‘New to the job’ Sen. Cruz gets gun loophole facts wrong

Delaware state Attorney General Beau Biden chided Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in an interview with MSNBC on Tuesday over Cruz’s statements on gun safety legislation. “Senator Cruz is new to the job here,” said Biden, the son of Vice President Joe Biden. “Over the course of this debate he’ll get…

Birther Republican official hangs flag upside down for Obama’s inauguration

A Republican official in Pennsylvania says that he doesn’t regret hanging at least three American flags upside down to protest President Barack Obama’s second inauguration because “our nation is in a horrible place.” WPXI’s Julie Fine took a news crew to party headquarters in McKeesport to speak to Mon Valley…

Christian radio host: Planned Parenthood is a ‘Hitler kind of killing machine’

To mark the 40th anniversary of a landmark Supreme Court decision recognizing abortion rights for women, Liberty Counsel’s Mat Starver took to the airwaves to accuse Planned Parenthood of being a “killing machine” in the tradition mass-murdering dictator Adolf Hitler. “Tomorrow is the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade,” Pastor…

Virginia GOP sneaks gerrymandering bill in during inauguration

The GOP-controlled Virginia state Senate provoked anger from both state Democrats and Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell on Monday after pushing through a redistricting measure in the absence of a key Democratic vote. Blue Virginia reported that the 20-19 vote, which broke down among party lines, upset McDonnell because he was…

Family Research Council slams Obama speech: LGBT people already have enough rights

A spokesperson for the Family Research Council says that President Barack Obama was wrong to link LGBT rights to the civil rights movement because “homosexuals already have all the same civil rights as anyone else.” CNN host Soledad O’Brien on Tuesday asked Family Research Council senior fellow Peter Sprigg if…

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