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Authorities release names of Aurora shooting victims

The Arapahoe County coroner released the names Saturday of the 12 people killed in Friday’s mass shooting at an Aurora, Col. movie theater, NBC News is reporting. “The cause of death in all cases is related to gunshot wounds,” Dr. Michael Doberson said. “The manner of death is homicide.” Authorities…

Bill Moyers: NRA has turned the 2nd Amendment ‘into a cruel and deadly hoax’

In this web-exclusive video essay, Bill Moyers examines the cost of the American obsession with guns: Every year there are 30,000 gun deaths and 300,000 gun-related assaults in the U.S. Firearm violence may cost our country as much as $100 billion a year. Toys are regulated with greater care and…

Harris-Perry: We should be discussing the political questions raised by Aurora

Friday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” guest host Melissa Harris-Perry discussed the question of whether or not it is appropriate to politicize the tragedy that took place when a gunman opened fire late Thursday night on a crowd of theater-goers in Aurora, Colorado. Both presidential campaigns suspended operations on…

CNN: Cantor’s office wrote loophole into insider trading bill

CNN is reporting that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s (R-VA) office wrote a loophole into the House version of the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act (STOCK) exempting Congress members’ spouses and children from having to report stock market transactions over $1,000 in a timely manner. The Senate version of…

Bachmann: Rep. Ellison has ‘long record’ with Muslim Brotherhood

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) on Thursday responded to criticism over her attacks on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s deputy chief of staff, Huma Abedin, by claiming that Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) also had a “long record” of association with radical Islamists in the Muslim Brotherhood. Last week, the St. Cloud…

O’Reilly: Obama wants to ‘restrain capitalism’ because of slavery ‘grievances’

Fox News opinion host Bill O’Reilly says that President Barack Obama’s misguided disdain for capitalism is a reaction to “historical grievances” about slavery. During his Thursday “Talking Points” segment, O’Reilly said that footage of president’s comments about business, which critics say were deceptively edited by both Fox News and Mitt…

O’Donnell rips Romney’s promise to put porn filters on every computer

MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell on Thursday called out presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney over his promise to put a “filter to block pornography” on every new computer in the U.S. “Mitt Romney talks about freedom a lot these days,” but there is “one economic freedom that he wants to…

Maddow blasts Romney for ‘brazenly empirically false’ ads

On her show Thursday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow tore into Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for blatantly distorting comments made by the President. “This is not typical political practice,” she said. “There is a lot to debate here in terms of the substance. But there is also the question…

Rep. Steve King pushes to ban same sex marriages on military bases

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) on Thursday pushed for legislation that would prohibit same sex couples from having wedding ceremonies at military facilities. He said on the House floor that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) prohibited such ceremonies and accused the Obama administration of trying to undermine “marriage between one…

Rep. Speier blasts ‘cancer’ of unaddressed military rapes

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) on Thursday said she was “sick of waiting for action” while she delivered her 23rd speech on the House floor condemning sexual harassment and rape in the U.S. military. “I rise again today to talk about military sexual trauma,” she said. “It’s a cancer, it’s ubiquitous,…

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