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Gingrich: Obama ‘potentially’ allowing Syria’s ‘virus’ to infect the U.S.

Former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich says that President Barack Obama’s policies are allowing a “worldwide virus” of terrorism from places like North Africa and Syria to destabilize the planet and “potentially” infect Europe and the United States. Gingrich on Sunday told CNN’s Candy Crowley that a recent hostage crisis…

Santorum: Armor-piercing bullets are ‘a right in our country’

World Net Daily columnist and former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Sunday insisted that Americans were entitled to armor-piercing bullets because they are “a right in our country.” The Pennsylvania Republican told an ABC News panel that conservatives “should stick to our guns” and oppose President Barack Obama’s efforts…

Obama sworn in for second term

US President Barack Obama was sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts for a second term in office Sunday in a brief, intimate private ceremony at the White House. “I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the…

Ted Cruz: Obama exploited dead children ‘within minutes’ of Newtown massacre

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is defending the National Rifle Association (NRA) for making a “fundamental point” with an advertisement targeting the President Barack Obama’s daughters over the “hypocrisy” of their Secret Service protection, but he says the president exploited the December tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut “within minutes” after 20 children…

Plouffe chides CNN’s Candy Crowley: ‘This false equivalence needs to stop’

White House senior adviser David Plouffe on Sunday called out CNN host Candy Crowley for making a “false equivalency” by suggesting both Democrats and Republicans had made the same efforts to hold the debt ceiling hostage to push their agenda. In a preview of President Barack Obama’s second inauguration, Crowley…

Patrick Kennedy: Marijuana industry will be the next tobacco industry

Former Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) suggested Saturday that the growing marijuana industry would target children if the drug gained greater legal acceptance. “It’s already in eighteen states,” he warned on MSNBC. “It is going even further, and before we know it, we’re going to wake up one day and have…

NY Rep. Israel targets 3-D printed gun magazines

A New York lawmaker will introduce a bill designed to ban people from making gun magazines with 3-D printers, following a demonstration of a working model by a Texas firearms group. According to Long Island.com Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY) will push to renew the Undetectable Firearms Act with an added…

Harris-Perry: Gun control may be ‘swifter and more effective’ at local level

On her Saturday show, Melissa Harris-Perry discussed the possibility that gun control advocates may want to focus on passing legislation at the local level. “While many are looking to the White House and Capitol Hill to make sweeping gun reform legislation, perhaps swifter and more effective action is likelier to…

U.S congressman: Office receiving ‘thinly-veiled threats’ over gun control

A U.S. congressman from Minnesota said that anonymous threats have been coming to his office from opponents of gun control, reported Think Progress. On MSNBC’s UP with Chris Hayes on Saturday, Rep. Rick Nolan (D) told the host, “We’ve been getting a lot of not very thinly-veiled threats and calls…

Maddow: Obama’s stance on debt ceiling shows ‘evolution’ in strategy

Rachel Maddow said on her Friday night show that Obama’s first term taught the president some tough lessons on partisanship and pushing his agenda. The book Do Not Ask What Good We Do, by Robert Draper, and a new PBS documentary about the GOP’s plans to obstruct Obama’s agenda, illustrate…

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