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Blackburn challenges Obama to skeet shooting: ‘I’ll take my own gun’

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) says that if President Barack Obama really goes skeet shooting “all the time” then he should accept her challenge to a competition, and the congresswoman is already predicting she’s a better shot than the commander in chief. In an interview published on Sunday, Obama told the…

Paul Ryan: Gun show loophole an ‘obvious’ problem

Republican Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin said in a video published Monday that requiring universal background checks for gun purchases was indisputably needed. He told Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel editorial board that closing the so-called gun show loophole was “an area we need to look into.” Though licensed gun dealers are…

Judge Napolitano shocks Fox host: Immigration is ‘a natural right’

Fox Business Network host Stuart Varney was stunned on Monday to hear that former New Jersey Superior Court Judge Andrew Napolitano believed the federal government had no right to restrict immigration. While discussing the latest plan for immigration reform, Napolitano doubted Republicans would “do the right thing” by expanding the…

Limbaugh: Obama ‘will send your women to combat’ but won’t let son ‘Trayvon’ play football

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh on Monday blasted President Barack Obama for wanting to “send your women and children to combat” while recently expressing concern about head injuries in college and professional football. “I’m a big football fan, but I have to tell you if I had a son, I’d…

NY Rep. Israel challenges House GOP to defy ‘intolerant tea party base’ on immigration

Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY) defied the GOP members of the House of Representatives on Monday to stand up to their tea party constituents in the wake of recent developments promising a deeper bipartisan push on immigration. “What this comes down to now is, will these House Republicans, who have pandered…

Report: Boy Scouts close to dropping national ban on gay members

After being banned for decades, gay youth may soon able to join the Boy Scouts. “The Boy Scouts of America are actively consider dropping their their national ban on gay scouts or gay scout leaders,” NBC’s Pete Williams reported on Monday. According to Williams, the Scouts’ national board or directors…

Romney advisor: Republicans ‘largely lost’ the culture wars on marriage equality

The former Iowa advisor for Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign said the Republican party should heed the demographic shift on issues like marriage equality. “Frankly, the culture wars are kind of over,” Dave Kochel told WHO-TV on Sunday. “And Republicans largely lost.” Kochel, a longtime GOP strategist in the state, said…

Loophole allows dealers to hijack Seattle’s gun buyback with makeshift gun show

The so-called gun show loophole which allows guns to be sold without a background check allowed private dealers to effectively hijack a weekend effort by Seattle police to get guns off the street. Following the mass shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut last month, Seattle raised $120,000 to hold…

Krugman schools ‘Morning Joe’ on austerity: ‘How many times’ do I have to be right?

Nobel prize-winning economist Paul Krugman on Monday attempted to give the panelists on MSNBC’s Morning Joe a lesson about why austerity and drastic spending cuts were the wrong solution in tough economic times. “Our track record is actually not bad, we’ve tended to reduce our debt at least relative to…

Scarborough on Palin: Fox News chief decided ‘she’s not worth the trouble’

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough said on Monday that the split between ex-vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and Fox News marked a turning point in GOP philosophy — particularly from the man he called the Republican party’s “de facto leader,” Fox News Channel chair Roger Ailes. “He’s run the party, he’s…

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