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Gun advocate tells Senate: AR-15 is the ‘weapon of choice’ for women with crying babies

A senior fellow from the conservative Independent Women’s Forum (IWF) on Wednesday told a Senate committee that assault weapons should not be outlawed because they were the “weapon of choice” for young mothers who need a “scary-looking gun.” At Senate Judiciary Hearing on gun violence, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) asked…

Giffords makes surprise opening statement at Senate gun hearing

Former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ) made a surprise appearance at the beginning of Wednesday’s Senate committee hearing on gun violence, telling members they must be “bold” and “courageous” when enacting laws to prevent future mass killings. “Thank you for inviting me here today,” she said. “This is an important conversation…

15-year-old girl who performed at Obama inauguration gunned down in Chicago

A 15-year-old girl was killed on the South Side of Chicago on Tuesday, just a week after she performed at President Barack Obama’s inauguration. Hadiya Pendleton was hanging out at Vivian Gordon Harsh Park near her high school at around 2:30 p.m., “when someone jumped a fence, ran up to…

Gore responds to Al Jazeera criticism: Qatar has ‘visionary’ plan for clean energy

Appearing on Tuesday’s episode of “The Late Show with David Letterman,” former Vice President Al Gore responded to criticism that he sold the Current TV network to Al Jazeera, which is funded in part by Qatar, despite the country’s heavy involvement in oil and gas production, a key driver of…

Neil Heslin on gun advocates at hearing: It didn’t really phase me

Neil Heslin, the father of a 6-year-old boy who was murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School last month, said Tuesday night he wasn’t particularly troubled by gun advocates at a recent legislative hearing. During the hearing on Monday, Heslin asked why Americans needed “to have one of these assault-style weapons…

Tenn. lawmaker: Cut parent’s welfare benefits if child gets poor grades

Tennessee State Sen. Stacey Campfield (R) on Tuesday defended his proposal to tie a family’s welfare benefits to their children’s academic success. “We have a three legged stool for education,” he explained on MSNBC. “One part is the school, one part the teacher, and one part the family. Probably the…

Fischer: Boy Scouts are on ‘a suicide mission’ if they lift ban on gay members

The news that the Boy Scouts of America were considering allowing gay members sent evangelical radio host Bryan Fischer into an apoplectic mood on Tuesday. “This is just unbelievable to me,” Fischer told co-host Fred Jackson. “This is a suicide mission on the part of the Boy Scouts. They’re done.…

Fox News interviews Dick Cheney for gun control advice

Dick Cheney may have accidentally shot a man in the face while he was vice president, but that didn’t stop Fox News from flying to Nevada to get his advice on recently-proposed gun control laws. Fox News correspondent Griff Jenkins caught up with Cheney over the week at the Safari…

McCain: Same sex couple immigration rights a ‘red flag’ on Obama immigration bill

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said on Tuesday morning that President Barack Obama’s decision to include immigration rights for same sex couples is a “red flag” on the president’s new immigration bill, because providing those rights is not an issue of “paramount importance.” According to BuzzFeed, former presidential candidate McCain called…

Leaked memo tells GOP to stop calling immigrants ‘illegals’

Republican lawmakers are being encouraged on a new set of talking points when it comes to addressing both immigration reform and Latino voters, according to a memo obtained by The Hill on Monday. The memo, prepared by the Hispanic Leadership Network (HLN), encourages the use of the term “undocumented immigrants”…

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