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Maddow: LaPierre press conference was epic ‘Rick-rolling’ of the country

On Friday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow coldly assessed Wayne LaPierre’s extravagantly out-of-touch press conference on Friday and deemed it to be the political equivalent of a giant “Rick-rolling” of the American public. She began the segment by giving a brief rundown of the concept…

Senate passes NDAA without indefinite detention ban, Sen. Paul calls it ‘abomination’

The Senate voted 81-14 to pass the National Defense Authorization Act, which lacks a ban on indefinite detention of U.S. citizens, and now President Obama must decide whether or not he will sign it, reported the Huffington Post. He had previously threatened a veto because it does not allow for…

Protesters heckle Wayne LaPierre: ‘NRA has blood on its hands!’

National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre came out of hiding on Friday for the first time since a mass shooting of school children in Connecticut and found himself being interrupted multiple times by protesters who accused his organization of enabling murderers. LaPierre began his press conference in Washington by suggesting…

NRA press conference on Sandy Hook shooting

In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, the National Rifle Association holds a news conference in Washington, D.C. Read the full remarks below. The National Rifle Association’s 4 million mothers, fathers, sons and daughters join the nation in horror, outrage, grief and earnest prayer for the families…

Fox News scoops Obama’s Hawaii roots: Big afro, African father, lazy people, pot and prostitution

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly sent his best ambush journalist to Hawaii this week to get the scoop on President Barack Obama’s roots ahead of his Christmas vacation and found out about a guy named Barry who had a “big afro,” and and “African father” who “talked about Kenya” and…

Scarborough smacks down tea party Rep.: How dare you accuse me of politicizing guns?

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough on Friday lashed out at tea party-backed Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) after he insisted that there was no “gun problem” in the United States because mass shootings and assault rifles were a “people problem.” In an appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Huelskamp said that what “bothers…

Obama: ‘I will do everything in my power’ on gun control

In a direct response to a White House petition, President Barack Obama said Friday that he will do “everything in my power” to ensure gun control policies become law in 2013. The petition on the White House’s “We the People” website was submitted by a Texan and achieved 197,073 signatures…

Maddow: Entire conservative movement is ‘a complete mess’

Thursday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow took stock of Republicans — from where they stand on the so-called fiscal cliff negotiations to thier their overall message. If the wild, shouting-match free-for-all that went on under the Capitol dome Thursday night is any indication, the party is…

Female Marine captain on combat roles: Major ‘discrepancy’ between reality and policy

On Current TV’s The War Room, Marine Capt. Zoe Bedell — who is part of a federal lawsuit filed by the ACLU that aims to get the Pentagon to reverse course on the ban of women in combat — explains why she believes the rules should be changed. Guest host…

Bloomberg on NRA: ‘Connecticut is because of some of their actions’

On an episode of Nightline to air on Dec. 21, N.Y.C. Mayor Michael Bloomberg discussed the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., and gun control policy in the U.S. When asked what he would like to say to the NRA, Bloomberg said, “In fact, Connecticut is because…

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