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Booker to ‘explore’ Senate run in 2014

In a video published to YouTube on Thursday, Newark, New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker (D) said he plans to serve out his second term as mayor, after which he will “explore the possibility of running” for the U.S. Senate in 2014. Booker’s video began with a summary of Newark’s economic…

Allen West: Hillary Clinton’s concussion is ‘Benghazi flu’

Defeated tea party-favorite Rep. Allen West (R-FL) suggested on Thursday that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was only pretending to be sick and have a concussion to avoid testifying about the September attacks in Benghazi that resulted in the deaths of a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans. The State…

Tarantino: Drug incarcerations are ‘slavery’ from ‘fear of the black male’

Django Unchained director Quentin Tarantino says that race relations in America have gotten a lot better, but that that the so-called War on Drugs has “decimated the black male population” and it is continuing for “all the same reasons they had for keeping slavery going.” “It’s very depressing,” Tarantino told…

Fox News asks Santa if the ‘War on Christmas’ is real

The host of Fox & Friends on Thursday decided to find out once and for all if the “War on Christmas” was real by asking a mythical figure who listens to the fantasies of children. “I like to think that I’m a Santa for boys and girls of all ages,”…

Maddow explains why we should be glad Robert Bork was not confirmed

Wednesday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow offered a eulogy of sorts for conservative icon Judge Robert Bork, whose extreme right-wing views made him too conservative for a U.S. Supreme Court that has made bench room for men like Justice Antonin Scalia. Bork passed away on Wednesday…

Rep. Cohen: Assault weapons ban can’t survive in GOP-led House

During an appearance on Current TV, Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) said Wednesday that Democrats would probably not be able to pass an assault weapons ban in the House of Representatives. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) has vowed to introduce the assault weapons ban on the first day that Congress reconvenes in…

Camden gun owners turn in record 1,100 guns after Connecticut shootings

The New Jersey Attorney General’s office said on Tuesday that a record 1,137 firearms had been turned in as part of cash-for-guns program in just two days after last week’s shootings in Newtown, Connecticut. At least five semi-automatic assault rifles were among the weapons collected at the “Guns for Cash”…

Press refuses to ask about guns during Obama’s first-ever gun control press conference

Following last week’s slaughter of 20 children in Connecticut, President Barack Obama on Wednesday held his first-ever press conference about gun control, but the press corps insisted on asking at least the first six questions about the so-called fiscal cliff. The president took to the podium in the the James…

O’Reilly guest: Quentin Tarantino likely responsible for real-life violence

Quentin Tarantino was the topic of discussion on Tuesday’s episode of “The O’Reilly Factor” on Fox News, with the host and a guest putting the heat on the filmmaker’s body of work for possibly causing real-life violence. Introducing his guest, bullying expert and counselor Chuck Williams, O’Reilly claimed that Tarantino…

FL Gov. Scott repeatedly ducks O’Brien’s gun control questions

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) doggedly avoided CNN host Soledad O’Brien’s requests on Wednesday to take a definable position on gun laws after last week’s mass shooting in Connecticut. “What would you support in terms of legislation, if it in fact comes with that?” O’Brien asked. “Do you believe in…

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