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Bloomberg on NRA: ‘Connecticut is because of some of their actions’

On an episode of Nightline to air on Dec. 21, N.Y.C. Mayor Michael Bloomberg discussed the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., and gun control policy in the U.S. When asked what he would like to say to the NRA, Bloomberg said, “In fact, Connecticut is because…

Bill Moyers: America ‘turned violence into a profit center’ and has ‘fetish with guns’

Moyers began his video essay on the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre by reading the names of the children and adults murdered during the shooting that left almost 30 dead. “They will never forget,” he said of the family members of the deceased. “We mourn, move on, and too soon…

Kucinich: Obama’s Social Security cuts mean a ‘Cat Food Christmas’ for seniors

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) on Thursday blasted President Barack Obama’s reported plan to cut Social Security by linking cost-of-living increases to the Chained Consumer Price Index — or “Chained CPI.” Earlier this week, Republicans told the The Associated Press that Obama had offered to use the chained CPI metric to…

Mosque arsonist tells court: ‘I only know what I hear on Fox News’

An Indiana man convicted of setting fire to a mosque in Ohio told a judge on Wednesday that he committed the crimes because Fox News and conservative talk radio had convinced him that “most Muslims are terrorists.” Randolph Linn, 52, accepted a plea deal in which he pled guilty to…

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…

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