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Clinton slams Rand Paul in Benghazi hearing: ‘I have taken responsibility’

It seems that Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) was not the only Republican to get an earful from outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at Wednesday’s hearing on the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The former Democratic New York Senator also squared off with tea party darling Sen.…

Oakland spends $250K to hire ex-LAPD chief Bratton

The Oakland City Council voted 7-1 on Tuesday night to hire former Los Angeles and New York Police Chief Bill Bratton as part of a team of consultants tasked with stopping the city’s increasing crime rate. According to The Oakland Tribune, the council voted 7-1 to spend $250,000 to hire…

Tea party senator gets an earful from Hillary over Benghazi criticism

Outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave a tea party senator an earful during Wednesday’s hearing on the attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya that left a U.S. ambassador dead. In the heated exchange with Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), during which he claimed that U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice…

Connie Mack: Ban LGBT marriage, but ‘you cannot legislate morality’ on guns

A former Republican congressman from Florida who has voted to ban same sex marriage says that “you cannot legislate morality” when it comes to guns. During a Wednesday panel discussion on CNN, host Soledad O’Brien said that she could understand NRA executive director Wayne LaPierre’s point of view that the…

Oklahoma Republican congressman blames gun violence on Prozac and ‘welfare moms’

Oklahoma Republican congressman Rep. James Lankford said at a town hall meeting in Oklahoma City earlier this month that blame for gun violence in the U.S. falls on the shoulders of “welfare moms” who commit fraud. According to video published by Think Progress on Tuesday, Lankford was answering a question…

Maddow: Republicans now openly rigging elections in Virginia and other states

On Tuesday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow took aim at Virginia’s Republican party, which she said is using gerrymandered electoral maps to rig elections in its favor. She began the segment by saying that as of Tuesday evening, people were still dancing in Washington, DC,…

Georgia police investigating KKK recruitment flyers left before MLK Day

The Newton County Sheriff’s Department in Georgia is investigating flyers that North Carolina’s Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) say were distributed in as many as nine states on the East Coast to “counteract Martin Luther King’s birthday.” “They need to get a life, really,” Georgia resident…

Fox News psychiatrist: Obama pushing gun control because he was ‘abandoned’ as a boy

Fox News’ resident psychiatrist Dr. Keith Ablow believes that President Barack Obama advocates “disempowering” people through gun safety legislation because he was “abandoned” as a child. Ablow on Tuesday told Fox Business host Lou Dobbs that the president had “hijacked” the slaughter of 20 children in Newtown, Connecticut “in order…

Colbert pushes ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ director Bigelow on torture scenes

Stephen Colbert eased up on the silliness just a little bit for his interview with “Zero Dark Thirty” director Kathryn Bigelow on Tuesday, as he zeroed in on the controversy surrounding the film’s depiction of torture-based interrogation. Colbert specifically mentioned a scene in which the film’s protagonist, played by Jessica…

Wayne LaPierre defends absolutism: Obama wants to redefine freedom

Wayne LaPierre, the executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, on Tuesday offered a response to President Barack Obama’s second inaugural address. LaPierre blasted Obama at the 56th Annual Weatherby Foundation International Hunting and Conservation Awards in Reno, saying his remark that “we cannot mistake absolutism for principle” was…

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