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Reporter: Fiscal cliff ‘brinksmanship’ over due to Newtown shooting

Ben White, the chief economic correspondent for Politico, said Monday that a deal to avert the so-called fiscal cliff appeared to be imminent now that the national spotlight had moved to gun violence. “I don’t think either side at this point has a lot of appetite for brinksmanship anymore,” he…

Texas gun store owner calls to arm teachers, offers them concealed-carry discount

A gun store owner near Austin, Texas — who has previously refused to do business with Muslims or Obama-voting liberals — is offering teachers a discount on training for conceal-carry permits because he believes the solution to mass shootings is to have more guns in schools. Keller’s Riverside Gun Store…

Alabama football player booted for calling Obama ‘n*gger’ during Newtown speech

A University of Northern Alabama football player has reportedly been kicked off the team after he sent out a racist tweet during President Barack Obama’s speech at a vigil for the victims of last week’s school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. While the president was speaking to the grieving residents of…

Pro-gun Democrat says NRA must be ‘at the table’ for gun control talks

The National Rifle Association has gone silent since the Dec. 14 mass school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, but a Democratic senator endorsed by the group said on Monday his “friends” from the group should be involved in any future discussions regarding gun legislation. “They have to be at the table,”…

Tennessee pastor: Mass shootings because schools teach evolution and ‘how to be a homo’

A Tennessee pastor on Sunday told his congregation that the number of mass shooting were escalating because of schools were government “mind-control centers” that taught “junk about evolution” and “how to be a homo.” Old Paths Baptist Church Pastor Sam Morris began speaking about last week’s school massacre in Newtown,…

Gretchen Carlson weeps as Huckabee calls for ‘prayer in schools’

Fox & Friends co-host Gretchen Carlson wept openly on Monday as Fox News host Mike Huckabee called for more prayer in schools and to “quit being ashamed that we believe in God” in the wake of last Friday’s slaughter of elementary school children at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.…

Scarborough bucks NRA and past ‘ideologies’ to back gun ban

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, who had received an A rating from the National Rifle Association (NRA) while he was in Congress, says that after last week’s massacre of 20 elementary school children that “the ideologies of my past career were no longer relevant,” and he is now backing a ban…

Obama at prayer vigil: ‘Newtown, you are not alone’

Sunday night, President Barack Obama addressed the citizens and first responders of Newtown Connecticut at a prayer vigil held at Newtown High School. “We gather here in memory of 20 beautiful children and six remarkable adults,” he said, “They lost their lives in a school that could have been any…

Michigan GOP official: Detroit voters bussed to ‘vote multiple times’

A Michigan Republican and finance chair of the Republican National Committee said at a tea party meeting — caught on video — before the presidential election that Detroit voters are bussed around and vote multiple times after being picked up from barbershops and pool halls, reported the Detroit Free Press.…

CBS host: GOP ‘more reluctant to talk about’ gun control than raising taxes

On CBS’ Face the Nation, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), who wrote the Brady Act and authored the original assault weapons ban in the House of Representatives, claimed that the recent shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut could be the “tipping point” for new gun legislation. Host Bob Schieffer noted…

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