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Connie Mack: Ban LGBT marriage, but ‘you cannot legislate morality’ on guns

A former Republican congressman from Florida who has voted to ban same sex marriage says that “you cannot legislate morality” when it comes to guns. During a Wednesday panel discussion on CNN, host Soledad O’Brien said that she could understand NRA executive director Wayne LaPierre’s point of view that the…

Oklahoma Republican congressman blames gun violence on Prozac and ‘welfare moms’

Oklahoma Republican congressman Rep. James Lankford said at a town hall meeting in Oklahoma City earlier this month that blame for gun violence in the U.S. falls on the shoulders of “welfare moms” who commit fraud. According to video published by Think Progress on Tuesday, Lankford was answering a question…

Maddow: Republicans now openly rigging elections in Virginia and other states

On Tuesday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow took aim at Virginia’s Republican party, which she said is using gerrymandered electoral maps to rig elections in its favor. She began the segment by saying that as of Tuesday evening, people were still dancing in Washington, DC,…

Georgia police investigating KKK recruitment flyers left before MLK Day

The Newton County Sheriff’s Department in Georgia is investigating flyers that North Carolina’s Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) say were distributed in as many as nine states on the East Coast to “counteract Martin Luther King’s birthday.” “They need to get a life, really,” Georgia resident…

Fox News psychiatrist: Obama pushing gun control because he was ‘abandoned’ as a boy

Fox News’ resident psychiatrist Dr. Keith Ablow believes that President Barack Obama advocates “disempowering” people through gun safety legislation because he was “abandoned” as a child. Ablow on Tuesday told Fox Business host Lou Dobbs that the president had “hijacked” the slaughter of 20 children in Newtown, Connecticut “in order…

Colbert pushes ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ director Bigelow on torture scenes

Stephen Colbert eased up on the silliness just a little bit for his interview with “Zero Dark Thirty” director Kathryn Bigelow on Tuesday, as he zeroed in on the controversy surrounding the film’s depiction of torture-based interrogation. Colbert specifically mentioned a scene in which the film’s protagonist, played by Jessica…

Wayne LaPierre defends absolutism: Obama wants to redefine freedom

Wayne LaPierre, the executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, on Tuesday offered a response to President Barack Obama’s second inaugural address. LaPierre blasted Obama at the 56th Annual Weatherby Foundation International Hunting and Conservation Awards in Reno, saying his remark that “we cannot mistake absolutism for principle” was…

Rep. McDermott slams GOP for using debt ceiling to push ‘social Darwinism’

At a Ways and Means Committee hearing on Tuesday, Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA) blasted Republicans for refusing to raising the federal debt ceiling unless Democrats agreed to budget cuts. “I have to tell you, listening to this hearing is like we are living in Alice in Wonderland,” McDermott said. “Here…

Homeschooled teen who killed family with AR-15 plotted Walmart mass shooting

New Mexico authorities announced on Tuesday that a 15-year-old boy who killed his family with several weapons including an AR-15 military-style assault rifle enjoyed playing “violent” video games and had planned to go to a local Walmart to shoot random people. Bernalillo County Sheriff Dan Houston told reporters at a…

Stevie Wonder tells Piers Morgan: I’m buying a gun to mock ‘crazy’ gun laws

Stevie Wonder is suggesting that he could soon be heading to his local store to prove that gun laws in the United States are so ridiculously lax that even a legally blind can buy a firearm. CNN host Piers Morgan spoke to Wonder on Monday before his Inaugural Ball performance…

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