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CNN slams Michelle Obama at Oscars with Fonzie ‘jumping the shark’ clip

Following Michelle Obama’s Sunday night video appearance at the Academy Awards, CNN used a clip of Happy Days character Arthur “Fonzie” Fonzarelli jumping a shark on water skis to question whether the first lady had diminished herself. The 1977 Happy Days scene and the phrase “jump the shark” has come…

Texas lawmaker wants to arrest police for enforcing gun control laws

A Texas state representative says that a bill banning the enforcement of any new gun control laws is constitutional because it would only prosecute police and other state officials. Fox News guest host Peter Johnson Jr. on Monday asked state Rep. Steve Toth (R) why his bill to moot any…

Military tracer rounds cause raging fire and explosions at Texas gun range

A Dallas gun range caught on fire on Sunday after a patron reportedly fired military-style tracer rounds inside the building. A spokesperson for Dallas Fire-Rescue said that the tracer rounds, which ignite like a flare to make projectiles visible to the naked eye, were against DFW Gun Range rules. The…

Trump: ‘Django’ was ‘one of the most racist movies I’ve ever seen’

Real estate mogul Donald Trump declared Monday morning that Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained,” which won an Oscar Sunday night for “Best Original Screenplay,” was “one of the most racist movies I’ve ever seen.” The film chronicles a revenge tale set during slavery days in the U.S., with actor Jamie Foxx…

Christian group sues London mayor to force ‘ex-gay’ ads on buses

A Christian ministry has asked Britain’s High Court to force London Mayor Boris Johnson to put anti-LGBT messages on the city’s buses. According to The Telegraph, Johnson banned Core Issues Trust’s advertising that suggested gay men and lesbians could become “ex-gay” through reorientation therapy because they were offensive to the…

Chris Hayes: American public wants to increase or maintain government spending despite rhetoric

Chris Hayes began his Sunday show by discussing a recent Pew Research poll that asked Americans whether they wanted to increase, decrease, or maintain funding levels for various government programs. While in the abstract Americans often advocate for cuts, when asked about specifics in a poll conducted between Feb. 13…

Harris-Perry guest: States with strong background check laws have fewer suicides

On her Sunday show, MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry discussed the ongoing debate on how best to fight gun violence, noting that some favor more restrictions while others prefer more guns. A number of states — including Arizona, California, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Tennessee — are currently considering proposals that would allow…

Texas 4-year-old dead after shooting himself with father’s gun

A 4-year-old boy in Houston died early Sunday morning after finding his father’s handgun and shooting himself in the stomach. Houston Police Sgt. Harris told KTRK that 4-year-old Jaiden Pratt’s weekend with his father, 23-year-old Marquez Pratt, ended in tragedy. The father and son had gone to sleep on the…

Ex-White House spokesman Robert Gibbs: I was told to deny the drone program existed

Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Sunday he was instructed to deny the administration’s use of targeted drone strikes against suspected terrorists. “When I went through the process of becoming press secretary, one of the first things they told me was you’re not even to acknowledge the drone…

Former FBI profiler: ‘Video games do not cause violence’

A former FBI profiler on Sunday warned that some gun advocates were making a mistake by rushing to blame the December mass shooting of 20 children in Connecticut on violent video games. Following a CBS News report that investigators had found a “trove” of video games in the home of…

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