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NRA president: Gun owners will do ‘whatever’s necessary’ to ‘get rid of’ anti-gun lawmakers

National Rifle Association (NRA) President David Keene on Thursday promised that gun owners would do “whatever’s necessary” to “get rid of those in public office” that they viewed as working to erode the Second Amendment right to bear arms. Speaking at a rally of about 7,000 people protesting New York…

Injured ‘Sheriff Joe’ releases hospital bed videos

After falling and breaking his arm while walking through downtown Phoenix on Thursday, Sheriff Joe Arpaio released a pair of videos of himself in a hospital bed, talking about his determination to return to work. According to Talking Points Memo, the 80-year-old sheriff spoke to a woman off camera about…

Sean Hannity suggests Keith Ellison is the ‘equivalent’ of the KKK

Sean Hannity on Thursday responded to Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MI)’s accusation that he was a “shill” for the Republican Party by linking the Muslim Congressman to Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who he called “a racist and an anti-Semite.” On Tuesday, Ellison had appeared on Hannity’s show and blasted…

Woodward backs off White House ‘threat’ claim: ‘I haven’t used that language’

Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward on Thursday seemed to back off the claim that White House economic adviser Gene Sperling threatened him by suggesting that he would “regret” his reporting on the sequester. In an op-ed published last week, Woodward had accused President Barack Obama of “moving the goal posts”…

Rachel Maddow on the sequester: This goose is cooked

On her show Thursday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow doubted that President Barack Obama and Republicans would be able to reach a last-minute deal to avert across-the-board budget cuts. The $85 billion worth of indiscriminate spending cuts was implemented as a part of a political deal to raise the federal…

Republican senator defends tax breaks for corporate jet owners

Republican Sen. Jerry Moran of Kansas on Thursday defended the so-called “corporate jet loophole,” which provides special tax deductions for the owners of private jets. President Barack Obama has called for the corporate jet tax break and similar deductions, such as those for yacht owners, to be eliminated as part…

Man sentenced to read lynching essay in ‘peace circle’ for attacking black teen with noose

An Illinois man on Wednesday was sentenced to two years of probation and told to write an essay about lynching after he assaulted an African-American teen with a noose in 2011. In January, Chicago police arrested 19-year-old Matthew Herrmann for putting a noose around the neck of a Brother Rice…

Southern Baptist leader: Liberals ‘ostracized’ the KKK and homophobes will be next

Civil rights advocates have pushed most racists into the shadows and now a leader at the Southern Baptist Convention is worried that that the LGBT movement could even force homophobes to be “ostracized to the level of being Ku Klux Klansmen.” During a Tuesday interview with the Heritage Foundation’s Istook…

Pelosi rips into Boehner’s desire to ‘pink slip’ Americans in budget negotiations

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Thursday blamed Republicans for doing nothing to stop automatic spending cuts in the so-called sequester, which she said would disproportionately impact women and that Americans “might as well get a pink slip” directly from House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH). “Tomorrow is fraught with…

Parents of transgender first-grader sue after school blocked girls’ bathroom use

The family of a Colorado transgender girl has filed a discrimination suit after her school ordered her to stop using the girls’ bathroom. According to CNN, Jeremy and Kathryn Mathis, parents of first-grader Coy Mathis, have filed suit against the Fountain-Fort Carson School District under Colorado’s Anti-Discrimination Act. “In the end we just…

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