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Maddow explains why we should be glad Robert Bork was not confirmed

Wednesday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow offered a eulogy of sorts for conservative icon Judge Robert Bork, whose extreme right-wing views made him too conservative for a U.S. Supreme Court that has made bench room for men like Justice Antonin Scalia. Bork passed away on Wednesday…

Rep. Cohen: Assault weapons ban can’t survive in GOP-led House

During an appearance on Current TV, Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) said Wednesday that Democrats would probably not be able to pass an assault weapons ban in the House of Representatives. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) has vowed to introduce the assault weapons ban on the first day that Congress reconvenes in…

Camden gun owners turn in record 1,100 guns after Connecticut shootings

The New Jersey Attorney General’s office said on Tuesday that a record 1,137 firearms had been turned in as part of cash-for-guns program in just two days after last week’s shootings in Newtown, Connecticut. At least five semi-automatic assault rifles were among the weapons collected at the “Guns for Cash”…

Press refuses to ask about guns during Obama’s first-ever gun control press conference

Following last week’s slaughter of 20 children in Connecticut, President Barack Obama on Wednesday held his first-ever press conference about gun control, but the press corps insisted on asking at least the first six questions about the so-called fiscal cliff. The president took to the podium in the the James…

O’Reilly guest: Quentin Tarantino likely responsible for real-life violence

Quentin Tarantino was the topic of discussion on Tuesday’s episode of “The O’Reilly Factor” on Fox News, with the host and a guest putting the heat on the filmmaker’s body of work for possibly causing real-life violence. Introducing his guest, bullying expert and counselor Chuck Williams, O’Reilly claimed that Tarantino…

FL Gov. Scott repeatedly ducks O’Brien’s gun control questions

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) doggedly avoided CNN host Soledad O’Brien’s requests on Wednesday to take a definable position on gun laws after last week’s mass shooting in Connecticut. “What would you support in terms of legislation, if it in fact comes with that?” O’Brien asked. “Do you believe in…

Tim Scott: Gun laws aren’t the solution to mass shootings

The lawmaker who South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) has chosen to replace tea party-backed Sen. Jim DeMint (R) says legislators should focus on mental health instead of gun laws following the massacre of 20 elementary school children in Connecticut last week. CNN host Soledad O’Brien on Wednesday noted that…

Piers Morgan rages at gun advocate: ‘You’re an unbelievably stupid man, aren’t you?’

CNN host Piers Morgan, who has repeatedly called for stricter gun regulation in the wake of last week’s school shooting in Connecticut, got into a heated debate with the head of the Gun Owners of America (GOA), Larry Pratt, during his show Tuesday night, with the interview becoming confrontational after…

Robert Reich criticizes Obama for caving on Social Security

Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich on Tuesday night criticized President Barack Obama for agreeing to adjust the measure of inflation for safety net programs like Social Security. During an appearance on Current TV, Reich said the President was “chipping away at Social Security and Medicare by fiddling with the formula…

Rep. Yarmuth: Wouldn’t regret losing my seat over gun control

Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY) said Tuesday that he wouldn’t regretting losing his seat over tighter regulations on guns and invited the NRA to spend money to oppose his reelection. Yarmuth told The Washington Post that the power of the NRA was greatly overstated. He asked the gun lobby to “please…

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