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Peter King: ‘I really don’t know why people need assault weapons’

An influential Republican congressman is insisting that assault weapons like the one used to slaughter 20 school children in Connecticut should be banned. MSNBC host Joe Scarborough on Thursday asked Rep. Peter King (R-NY) if he agreed with conservatives who wondered if “we really need assault weapons all across America?”…

Civil rights attorney shuts down Fox News segment by covering ears

Civil rights attorney and radio host Leo Terrell figured out on Wednesday night an unusual way to shut down racially inflammatory content on the Fox News Channel: he simply covered his ears on live television. Amid a heated discussion of gun control that stacked the Republican talker Sean Hannity and…

Hackers produce disturbing video evidence in Ohio gang rape case

KnightSec, a hacking group affiliated with the “Anonymous” collective, has released a video of teenager Michael Nodianos glorying in the gang rape of a 16-year-old girl by his high school football player teammates. According to the Atlantic Wire, hackers are intervening, putting now-scrubbed evidence back online because other teenagers and…

Did ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ filmmakers have secret links to CIA? U.S. Senate vows to find out

US Senate Intelligence Committee to investigate whether film-makers Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal had access to classified material The controversy surrounding the fact-based terrorist drama Zero Dark Thirty looks set to continue as the US senate intelligence committee launched an investigation into the relationship between the film’s makers and CIA…

Maddow: Boehner speakership has devolved into defiance and derision

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow ripped House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) on her show Wednesday night, framing him as an weak leader who was obstructing Congress with his incompetence. “The speakership of John Boehner has been chaotic from the beginning, but it has now devolved into outright defiance of his leadership,…

Beck resolves to fire anyone who mentions Obama in 2013

Conservative radio host Glenn Beck returned from his 18-day holiday break on Wednesday with a New Year’s resolution to terminate any of his employees who utter President Barack Obama’s name in 2013. “This is in effect,” Beck warned his staff. “Anyone who brings him up — unless it’s me —…

Christie: Boehner ignored multiple phone calls on Sandy relief funds

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said Wednesday that House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) ignored multiple calls on Tuesday, even as the governor was hoping to convey the urgency of a now-delayed vote on funding for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. “Last night, the House Majority failed most the basic test…

Mitchell schools Norquist: You’re ‘Alice in Wonderland’ to claim GOP didn’t hike taxes

MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell on Wednesday told anti-tax lobbyist Grover Norquist that he was living in an “Alice in Wonderland world” after he claimed that Republican lawmakers had not violated the no-tax pledge by voting in favor of a fiscal cliff compromise that hiked taxes on the richest Americans. “Why…

Chicago cardinal: Same sex marriage an ‘affront’ to society

Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George and his six auxiliary bishops wrote a letter on Tuesday calling same sex marriage “an affront to reason and the common good of society.” According to the Chicago Tribune, the clergyman urged parishioners to lobby their elected representatives against the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act,…

Pat Toomey to Republicans: Prepare to shut down government over the debt ceiling

The deal to avert the so-called fiscal cliff hasn’t even been signed by President Barack Obama yet, but Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) has already moved on to the next fight by suggesting that Republicans should shut down the government if they don’t get drastic spending cuts before agreeing to raise…

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