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Harris-Perry: Schools targeted for closure have ‘predominantly minority kids’

On Melissa Harris-Perry on Sunday, she and a panel of journalists and advocates discussed the closure of underperforming schools in the country. Harris-Perry said that there were discussions of closing “17 in NYC, 37 in Philadelphia, 15 in Washington, D.C., and possibly as many as 15 or more in Chicago.”…

George Will: Women in combat ‘dumbing down the standards’ because of ‘anatomical facts’

Conservative columnist George Will on Sunday argued that women should not be allowed in combat because of “certain anatomical facts,” ignoring that ABC Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz had pointed out that she interviewed female service members who were capable of carrying “6-foot, 4-inch Marines.” Appearing on an ABC…

Feinstein: ‘The NRA has become an institution of gun manufacturers’

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) on Sunday lashed out at the National Rifle Association (NRA), suggesting the “venal” organization had been corrupted to the point that it was taking money from gun manufacturers to “provide weapons” to children as young as 8 years old. In an appearance on CNN, host Candy…

NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly: Police to use Tera-Hertz scanners within six months

The New York Police Department will begin using scanner technology that can see through a person’s clothes within the year, according to Commissioner Ray Kelly. “We’ve been looking at it for several years, looking at it with the Department of Defense, and also Metropolitan Police in London,” he said on…

DeMint rants about ‘unborn children’ when asked about Republican ‘racist comments’

Former Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) on Sunday turned the subject to abortion and “unborn children” after being asked about “racist comments” that hurt the Republican Party brand. During a panel segment on NBC’s Meet the Press, host David Gregory asked DeMint to respond to former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s…

Ryan: Republicans ‘not preaching austerity,’ we’re offering ‘opportunity’

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) is insisting that Republican budget plans which drastically cut discretionary spending on programs for the sick and the poor is an “opportunity” instead of “austerity.” NBC host David Gregory on Sunday pointed out to Ryan that New York Times columnist Paul Krugman recently argued that “the…

Boehner: Ending abortion ‘one of our most fundamental goals this year’

In a special message to the annual anti-abortion protest March for Life, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) vowed that ending abortion would be one of the top priorities of Republicans this year. “Defending life, of course, is about much more than voting the right way or saying the right things,”…

Jerry Boykin feels humiliated ‘as a man’ with women in combat because of ‘personal hygiene’

An anti-Muslim retired lieutenant general says that he would not want to serve in a combat role with women because “personal hygiene and the other normal functions” are already “degrading and humiliating enough” without having the opposite gender on the battlefield. During a Sunday interview on Fox News, host Chris…

Obama: Clinton ‘one of the finest Secretaries of State we’ve had’

CBS’ “60 Minutes” has released a video preview of the joint interview with President Barack Obama and outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In it, Obama thanked Clinton and praised her for her service to the country and Clinton talked about how the once bitter rivals came to work so…

Maddow: Republicans taking all the wrong lessons away from 2012 drubbing

Friday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed how the Republican Party appears to have taken all the wrong lessons from the drubbing it took in 2012. Even as the GOP feverishly tries to scrub away all signs of former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA), she said, it…

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