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Rep. Hoyer urges action on ‘deeply disturbing’ anti-voter campaign

Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) on Monday urged Congress to pass the Voter Empowerment Act, legislation that would make it easier to register to vote. “We ought to be building on that progress we made in 2008 by encouraging more Americans to register to vote and cast their ballots,” he said…

NSA whistle blowers allege data being collected on every American

Three National Security Agency whistle blowers told Viewpoint host Eliot Spitzer on Monday that the agency was gathering information on every person in the United States. The FISA Amendments Act (FAA) of 2008 gave the NSA broad powers to monitor international phone calls and emails, and granted legal immunity to…

Rep. Moran: Lawmakers ‘complicit’ in Colorado theater massacre

Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA) said Monday that legislatures across the country were afraid of imposing stricter gun regulation because of the political power of the National Rifle Association. “It is just stunning to me that my colleagues are so soft on crime and domestic terrorism that they would allow —…

Virginia Tech shooting survivor: It is beyond time to talk about gun control

The United States cannot push back a debate about gun control after the mass shooting in Colorado, according to Colin Goddard, who was shot four times during the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre. “We just upped the ante for the worst mass shooting in our country’s history, and now is not…

‘Sarah Palin’ stripper coming to Tampa for Republican convention

Sarah Palin fans who are disappointed that the former vice presidential candidate won’t be speaking at the GOP convention in Tampa next month won’t be left hanging because her stripper look-alike will be entertaining hard-working Republicans at a local “gentleman’s club.” WFLA learned last week that a “dead ringer” for…

AIDS doctors call on Obama and Romney to end drug war

Two Canadian doctors are telling on President Barack Obama and presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney that the war on drugs is actually making it harder to fight AIDS. Doctors Evan Wood and Julio Montaner, who specialize in AIDS, are part of an advertising campaign that has a simple message…

Muppets dump Chick-fil-A over anti-LGBT policies

The Jim Henson Company announced on Friday that it was ending its relationship with the Christian restaurant chain, Chick-fil-A, and would no longer be offering The Muppets toys in kids’ meals. “The Jim Henson Company has celebrated and embraced diversity and inclusiveness for over fifty years and we have notified…

McCain: No proof gun control prevents gun violence

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) says there is no proof that gun control leads to less gun violence, but he is willing to “look at everything” following a massacre in Aurora, Colorado that left least 12 dead and 58 wounded. “I don’t know, to tell you the truth, what we can…

Liz Cheney says Romney ‘good’ on tax returns but her dad released 10 years

The daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney is calling on presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to not release more than the two years of tax returns that he has made public — even though her father released 10 years worth when he was on the GOP ticket in…

Philadelphia police chief on gun control: Lawmakers lack the courage to do anything

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey on Sunday said gun control was needed in the wake of the mass shooting in Colorado, but was pessimistic about its chances. “For me the question has been, you know, what will change as far as any gun control legislation in the wake of Aurora,…

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