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Geraldo: My Senate candidacy would bring ‘new vitalization’ to GOP

Fox News’s mustachioed menace may be taking his show on the road to Washington, D.C. — that is, if the voters of New Jersey will have him. Appearing Friday morning at his regular perch on “Fox & Friends,” the longtime conservative talk host followed up on the surprise announcement he…

Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch dead at 88

Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch has died at the age of 88. According to ABC News, a spokesman for the brash, confrontational and sometimes controversial mayor confirmed his death on Friday morning. Koch had recently been admitted to the hospital to be treated for water in his lungs.…

Maddow: Republicans wish we were still in ‘factually wrong’ Iraq war

On her show Thursday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow reviewed the Senate’s fierce confirmation hearing for Defense Secretary nominee Chuck Hagel. She noted that Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Hagel, a former Republican senator from Nebraska, were once close colleagues. Hagel served as McCain’s national co-chair during the 2000 Republican…

NRA president: Reid facing ‘incredible pressure’ on gun control

National Rifle Association president David Keene said Thursday he had no idea whether Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (NV) would support or oppose new gun control legislation. At a breakfast meeting sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor, Keene noted the NRA had a “relatively friendly relationship with the senator over…

Assault rifle found in car of suspected Phoenix shooter

Investigators in Arizona on Thursday reportedly recovered a military-style assault rifle in a vehicle rented by a man who they suspect of killing one person and wounding two others at an office building in Phoenix on Wednesday. Mesa police confirmed that a body found in a Bass Pro Shop parking…

Two people shot in Atlanta middle school

UPDATE: Teenager shot in head at Atlanta school Police say that two people have been shot at Atlanta’s Price Middle School in an incident that took place Thursday afternoon. According to Atlanta’s NBC Channel 11, officers are on the scene along with medical personnel. The two gunshot victims are alive,…

Youth hockey group gets ‘overwhelming response’ to raffle of 200 guns, including 3 AR-15s

A youth hockey association in North Dakota has halted the sale of tickets for a raffle of 200 guns — including three AR-15 military-style assault rifles — due to “overwhelming” demand. In a note on its website on Thursday, West Fargo Hockey Association said that people interested in the raffle…

Alabama football coach caught slurring ‘fat butt Michelle Obama’ and ‘queers’

An Alabama high school football coach is under investigation after he as caught on tape allegedly using slurs against “fat butt Michelle Obama” and “queers,” who he said were “an abomination against God.” Lauderdale County Schools Superintendent Jennifer Gray confirmed to The TimesDaily that Lauderdale County High School coach Bob…

Soledad smacks down Grassley for linking assault weapons to ‘black-on-black violence’

CNN host Soledad O’Brien on Thursday scolded Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and told him he should know better than to try to link assault weapons to “black violence on blacks” because most recent mass killings had been carried out by white men. Following National Rifle Association chief Wayne LaPierre’s Wednesday…

Gore: I wish I was wrong about climate change

On Wednesday night’s edition of “The Daily Show,” host Jon Stewart welcomed former Vice President Al Gore in a wide-ranging discussion that covered topics ranging from Gore’s sale of his Current TV network to Al Jazeera to global climate change to the influence of big money in politics. Raw Story…

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