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Nancy Keenan: Abortion rights facing attacks on all fronts

Nancy Keenan, who is stepping down as the president of NARAL Pro-choice America, warned Monday night that access to abortion would continue to be imperiled by lawmakers. She said “anti-choice politicians” in Congress were “hell bent” on rolling back women’s reproductive rights. The situation was reflected in many state legislatures…

Reagan AG Ed Meese says Obama could be impeached over guns

Former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese has joined the growing chorus of right-wing voices calling for the impeachment of President Barack Obama if his administration takes any steps toward increasing gun control. According to Talking Points Memo, the former Reagan official said in an interview with Newsmax on Monday night…

Defiant NY Republican: ‘There will be more than 7 bullets’ in my wife’s gun

A Republican state lawmaker from New York decried the prospect of tighter gun regulations on Tuesday, saying it would criminalize gun owners, including himself and his wife, Think Progress reported. “This bill would turn me into a criminal,” Assemblyman Steve Katz (R) said. “Because you can bet that before I…

Coburn: Debt ceiling breach is ‘a wonderful experiment’ to shut down ‘stupid things’

Economists like Nobel prize-winner Paul Krugman have warned that Republicans could “blow up the world economy” if they refuse to raise the nation’s debt ceiling but Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) disagrees, saying that it could actually be a “wonderful experiment.” During a Tuesday interview with conservative talk show host Sandy…

KY sheriff vowed to defy gun laws because 2nd Amendment is ‘like the Bible’

A Kentucky sheriff who refused to enforce any new gun laws that he deemed unconstitutional says that the Second Amendment is “like the Bible” because “you either believe it or you don’t.” In a recent interview with The Lexington Herald-Leader, Jackson County Sheriff Denny Peyman said that he had a…

TX gun classes reporting influx of teachers

The push to provide firearms training to teachers has taken hold in Texas, where, as NBC News reported on Tuesday, hundreds of instructors are hitting the firing ranges. “We’ve had over 300 [teachers], and today adds up to 400 now,” said Johnny Flynn, head instructor at Big Iron Concealed Handgun…

Utah smoothie shop overcharges liberals, donates money to Heritage Foundation

The owner of a Utah smoothie shop is trying to teach liberal customers a lesson by charging them extra and donating their money to conservative organizations like the Heritage Foundation. “I’m very open about it, very public about it, that I’m going to charge them a little bit more, and…

Coulter: ‘Not a gun problem,’ U.S. has ‘demographic problem’ with non-whites

Ann Coulter is insisting that guns don’t kill people, non-white people kill people. The conservative columnist on Monday told Fox News host Sean Hannity that the country had a “demographic problem” because “white populations” in the U.S. and Belgium had the same low murder rate. “As you know, I just…

Focus on the Family president: Being gay ‘is not a super sin’

In a radio segment published online Monday, Focus on the Family president Jim Daly insisted that being gay “is not a super sin,” saying that parents should not condone it, but they also shouldn’t completely reject their children over it either. “I don’t mean this controversially but it may sound…

Gingrich: Obama bullying Republicans by refusing to cave on debt ceiling

Former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich says that House Republicans can’t win a fight to cut spending by holding the debt ceiling hostage because President Barack Obama is “going out of his way to bully” them. “In the end it’s a threat they can’t sustain,” Gingrich told CBS on Tuesday.…

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