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Charlie Crist blasts Rick Scott’s ‘unconscionable’ voter suppression tactics

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (R) on Wednesday criticized his successor, Gov. Rick Scott (R), and other Republicans for using “shameless” tactics that suppress voting rights, including requiring photo IDs, preventing felons from voting and purging voter rolls. “The concern really is on sort of a closing the door on…

Sandra Day O’Connor: Conservatives show ‘lack of understanding’ of court system

Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor on Wednesday said that it was “unfortunate” that some Republicans had called Chief Justice John Roberts a traitor to conservatives after he voted to uphold President Barack Obama’s health care reform law. During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on civics education, Chairman Patrick…

Michael Moore: ‘I’m sick of’ coming on TV after mass shootings

Filmmaker Michael Moore, creator of the Oscar-winning documentary “Bowling for Columbine” that explored the cultural factors contributing to the Columbine massacre, is sick of being asked to come on TV shows after mass shootings to give canned speeches on gun control. Appearing on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight” on Tuesday, Moore…

Rep. Poe proposes new privacy bill: ‘The drones are coming’

Republican Rep. Ted Poe of Texas warned on the House floor Tuesday that “the drones are coming,” urging legislators to establish guidelines for their operation. “Who will operate these drones, and what will be their mission?” he wondered. “Could it be a suspicious government agent who thinks someone looks kind…

Rep. Johnson: You don’t need an AK-47 to go deer hunting

On the House floor Tuesday, Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) called for reasonable gun control legislation in the wake of the Colorado theater massacre. “While we are healing, we have work to do in this Congress,” he said. “You see, the assault weapons ban in place for a number of years…

Gov. Haslam: Internet sales tax ‘an issue of fairness’

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam (R) on Tuesday urged Congress to pass an Internet sales tax, which he said would allow states to level the playing field for local businesses. “Let me be clear – I am a Republican governor that does not believe in increasing taxes,” he said at a…

Gohmert to ‘numbnuts’ McCain: Shut up about Bachmann’s anti-Muslim attacks

Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert on Tuesday lashed out at Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and other Republican “numbnuts” who have criticized Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) for suggesting that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s deputy chief of staff, Huma Abedin, had infiltrated the U.S. government on behalf of radical Islamists in…

Romney: Obama’s philosophy ‘foreign to the American experience’

Mitt Romney accused President Barack Obama of having a philosophy that is “in some respects foreign to the American experience type of philosophy” during an appearance on The Kudlow Report on Monday. According to The Daily Kos, the presumptive Republican presidential candidate went on the show Monday to discuss Obama’s…

Newt Gingrich defends Michele Bachmann’s controversial anti-Muslim campaign

While many Republicans have been rushing to distance themselves from Minnesota Congresswoman Rep. Michele Bachmann’s recent campaign to root out what she believes are Islamic infiltrators in the U.S. government, one former presidential primary rival is coming to her aid. Former Speaker of the House Rep. Newt Gingrich (R-GA) said…

O’Reilly defends NRA: Bill Moyers is ‘so dumb it hurts’

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly on Monday blasted PBS host Bill Moyers who after a deadly shooting that left at least 12 dead in Colorado, accused the National Rifle Association (NRA) of turning the Second Amendment into a “cruel and deadly hoax.” “The killer in Colorado waited only for an…

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