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Romney follows up ‘Anglo-Saxon’ gaffe by disparaging Olympic readiness

Republican presidential hopeful and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) is frantically trying to walk back disparaging comments he made about London’s readiness to host the Olympics, and for casting doubt on Britain’s willingness to “come together and celebrate the Olympic moment,” according to the Agence France Presse. Mending this…

Dick Armey: Don’t control guns because cars can kill people too

Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey on Thursday argued that guns should not be regulated after the massacre that killed 12 and wounded 58 in Colorado because the suspect could have “taken a car and driven it into a school bus” — and firearm restrictions would be like taking away…

Obama: AK-47s belong in the hands of soldiers, not criminals

President Barack Obama on Wednesday night vowed to do everything he could to prevent “not just of gun violence but violence at every level” in the wake of the Colorado theater mass shooting. “I think we recognize the traditions of gun ownership that passed on from generation to generation, that…

Sen. Sanders: GOP’s function in life is to protect the wealthy

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Wednesday insisted it was important that the Senate rejected the extension of Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy, even though the legislation had no chance of passing the GOP-led House. “I think what today is about is educating the American people,” he explained on Viewpoint.…

Sen. Schumer: Ending tax breaks for the rich ‘a big winner’ for Democrats

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) on Wednesday predicted that refusing to extend expiring tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans would greatly benefit Democrats. “It’s a big winner,” he said on MSNBC. “For 30 years, Republicans have won the tax debate by conflating middle-class tax cuts with tax cuts for the wealthy.…

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…

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