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Krugman schools Noonan: Don’t negotiate with Republicans who want to ‘blow up the world’

Nobel prize-winning economist Paul Krugman on Sunday explained to Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan that she was wrong to slam President Barack Obama for not compromising with Republicans on the debt ceiling because you don’t negotiate with “hostage takers” who are trying to “blow up the world economy.” “The…

Marsha Blackburn opposes gun control because of ‘hammers’ and ‘hatchets’

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) on Sunday said that gun control laws were not the answer to mass shootings because hatchets, guns, cars and video games all had a role in violent deaths in the United States. “What I’m hearing is that people want to make certain that — first of…

NRA president calls on gun makers to give him more money

National Rifle Association (NRA) President David Keene admits that that the gun industry funds his organization with generous donations but would like to see even more cash pumped into pro-gun lobbying as opponents try to move forward with efforts to stop mass shootings. “One of the big questions here is…

Larry Pratt: End gun-free zones instead of ‘wasting time’ with background checks

Gun Owners of America Director Larry Pratt on Sunday called for lawmakers to end gun-free zones at schools instead of “wasting out time” with the “false security” of universal background checks. Speaking on Fox News Sunday, Center for American Progress President Neera Tanden told host Chris Wallace that the argument…

CA gun show draws 10,000 people ‘getting ready for the next revolution’

What drew an estimated 10,000 people to a Northern California gun show? Simple. According to one attendee, they’re scared. “Obama wants to take everybody’s guns away,” said Bob Daziel, who stood in line with hundreds on Saturday to get into the Crossroads of The West event in Daly City, California.…

Harris-Perry: Should Obama override the debt ceiling?

Saturday morning on MSNBC’s “Melissa Harris-Perry,” Harris-Perry discussed possible strategies for President Barack Obama to deal with an obdurate Republican Congress and carry on the business of governing while being obstructed at every turn. She began the segment by saying, “I’m gonna take you back, way back. 1861. During the…

‘You’re in danger! You’re in danger!’ Alex Jones shouts in latest unhinged rant

Infowars.com and Prison Planet pundit Alex Jones, host of the Internet-only radio show, “The Alex Jones Show,” went on another unhinged rant while appearing Friday on “HuffPost Live.” He shouted, “You’re in danger! You’re in danger!” at host Alicia Menendez while ranting about fluoride in the nation’s drinking water and,…

Hardball guest: NRA supported gun control in the 1960s because of Black Panthers

On Hardball with Chris Matthews on Friday, the host criticized the “slippery slope crowd,” or people who believe that gun control or limits to the Second Amendment are “the first unfaltering step towards mass confiscation” of all guns “My question, are the regular gun owners of this country, the people…

Krugman: Recession ‘gratuitous’ because if Congress created jobs program it ‘would all be over’

Paul Krugman, the New York Times columnist, economics professor at Princeton University and Nobel prize winner talked to Bill Moyers on Jan. 11 about what he believes is the best path forward to a strong economic recovery. Moyers started by noting that 235,000 signed a petition that said Krugman should…

NRA President: ‘I don’t know that the NRA is that powerful’

The president of the National Rifle Association dismissed the idea that his group has much influence on lawmakers in an interview with NBC host Matt Lauer on Friday. “I don’t know that the NRA is that powerful,” said David Keene, whose organization spent $2.2 million in lobbying last year. “I…

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