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McCain refuses to drop immigrant slur: ‘I’ll continue to call it illegal’

Arizona Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Monday vowed to continue to use the slur “illegal” to refer to undocumented immigrants. At a town hall meeting in Phoenix, a 25-year-old dreamer asked the former Republican presidential nominee to “please drop the i-word,” according to The Arizona Republic. “Someone who crosses our…

Conservatives flip out over Jim Carrey’s anti-gun music video

It takes a rare piece of satire to get under the skin of the professional talker class on Fox News and right-wing radio, but comedian Jim Carrey’s anti-gun music video has done just that, and conservatives like Ann Coulter, Greg Gutfeld and Laura Ingraham can’t help but publicize it. “He…

Gun shop blocks Mark Kelly’s right to buy AR-15, citing political ‘intent’

The owner of a gun shop in Tucson, Arizona on Monday refused to hand over an AR-15 military-style rifle that Mark Kelly purchased in order to demonstrate how easy it was to obtain assault weapons. In a statement posted to Facebook, Diamondback Police Supply owner Doug MacKinlay said that he…

Tennessee lawmakers upset by mop sink that could be for Muslim foot washing

Republican lawmakers in Tennessee sprung to action and demanded answers after confusing a mop sink recently installed in the state Capitol for a Muslim foot-washing sink. Members of the state House and Senate contacted state Senate Clerk Russell Humphrey to ask if the floor-level sink had been installed outside the…

Maddow: Republicans don’t want to argue for their unpopular same sex marriage position

On her show Monday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow accused Republicans of hoping their own position regarding same sex marriage would be overlooked. She noted that while same sex marriage had become widely accepted within the Democratic Party, elected Republicans were still by and large opposed to letting same sex…

Ralph Nader explains how voting for the ‘least worst’ candidate corrupts democracy

Consumer advocate Ralph Nader on Monday decried the lack of choices at the ballot box and predicted super rich candidates would run in 2016. Speaking on C-SPAN, Nader said the influence of money on the political process along with the weakening of unions had prevented candidates from addressing certain controversial…

Economics professor smacks down Bill O’Reilly: He has no idea what a ‘nanny state’ is

Appearing Monday on “Democracy Now,” Richard Wolff, an economics professor who taught for 35 years at the University of Massachusetts, said that Fox News host Bill O’Reilly has absolutely no idea what he’s saying when he rants about so-called “nanny states.” Wolff’s comments were a reaction to a clip of…

Albany police: SWAT used poor black neighborhood for training because it’s ‘realistic’

The chief of police in Albany, New York says that his department just wanted a “realistic” setting when it frightened residents in a poor, predominately African-American neighborhood with SWAT training exercises that included firing blank ammunition and exploding flash grenades. On Thursday, Albany’s SWAT team shocked nearby residents when it…

MSNBC contributor: ‘Level of anti-Semitism’ against Bloomberg over gun control

MSNBC contributor Mike Barnicle on Monday said that he had seen a “level of anti-Semitism” against Michael Bloomberg after the Jewish mayor began to push for gun control in response to the December mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. During a panel discussion on Morning Joe, former Romney adviser Dan Senor…

Man fatally shot 10 times with assault rifle outside California Carl’s Jr.

Authorities on Sunday confirmed that a man in California was shot 10 times with a military-style assault rifle while he was standing outside a fast food restaurant. A county Medical Examiner’s office report obtained by KNSD indicated that a 43-year-old victim died after being gunned down in the parking lot…

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