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GOP strategist: ‘I don’t think the NRA is listening’ to Americans

Republican strategist and CBS political analyst Frank Luntz said on CBS on Wednesday that both major political parties in the U.S. suffer from a disconnect with Americans, and that the NRA isn’t listening to the public’s views on gun policy. Citing a survey he conducted with the Republican Mainstream Partnership,…

Paper publishes database of gun owners in two New York counties

A newspaper in New York state published on Monday an extensive database of gun owners in Westchester and Rockland counties, saying the information was in the public’s interest following the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. The Journal News immediately found itself at the center of a firestorm of controversy over the…

New Delhi on lockdown after violent gang-rape riots

India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called for calm on Monday after a weekend of riots left large swaths of New Delhi on police lockdown and all public transportation at a standstill. According to the Wall Street Journal, men and women filled the streets on Saturday and Sunday calling for harsher…

MSNBC guest: ‘There’s a clear path’ to turn Georgia blue in 2016

Following a discussion of U.S. Rep. Tim Scott (R-SC), an African American member of Congress recently appointed to replace outgoing Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC), the panelists on UP with Chris Hayes discussed the possibility of Georgia turning blue in the next presidential election. “Georgia is a place that, whose demographics…

Harris-Perry guest: Potential change to Social Security ‘absolutely a cut’

On Melissa Harris-Perry on Sunday, panelists discussed the fact that Social Security was on the table in fiscal cliff negotiations — which has “progressives calling foul,” said guest host Joy Reid. She discussed a proposed plan to divorce Social Security benefits from cost of living increases and tie them instead…

CNN host to Hutchinson: People think ‘NRA does not take reality into consideration’

CNN host Candy Crowley on Sunday told former DEA head Asa Hutchinson that it was naive to talk about preventing gun violence without bringing up guns. Hutchinson, who is now a consultant for the National Rifle Association, said having armed security guards in schools was a “better solution” to mass shootings…

Cory Booker slams ‘false debate’ over gun control

Newark Mayor Cory Booker on Sunday said the current debate over gun control had been contrived to divide Americans. He insisted both gun owners and advocates of gun control agreed on certain common solutions. “I don’t know if anybody here has seen anybody shot, I have,” he said on ABC’s…

NRA president compares assault rifles to baseball bats

NRA President David Keene on Sunday compared assault weapons like the one used in the tragic elementary school shooting in Connecticut to recreational items like baseball bats. “The fact that something is misused, whether it is a baseball bat or the mass killing at a Chinese school with an axe…

NBC’s David Gregory rips NRA chief over ‘common sense’

NBC host David Gregory and NRA leader Wayne LaPierre engaged in a heated debate over gun control Sunday morning on Meet the Press. The NRA has promised to deliver “major contributions” to stop gun violence following the tragic elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut last week. The pro-gun lobby on…

MSNBC guest: Controversy over Hagel nomination a ‘cosmic oy vey’

The author whose 2008 interview of former Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) has been used for political attacks against Hagel blamed a “cosmic oy vey” on Saturday for what he suggested was a false controversy surrounding Hagel’s possible nomination to be the next Secretary of Defense. “It’s the inability of…

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