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Colorado gov. on shooter: ‘This guy is a terrorist’

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) says that there is no doubt in his mind that last week’s shooting at a theater in Aurora was an example of domestic terrorism. “You know, in a funny way this guy is a terrorist,” Hickenlooper said of James Holmes, the man who is suspected…

Bill Kristol: People don’t have a right to assault rifles

Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol on Sunday broke with fellow conservatives and backed restrictions the sales of “assault weapons” like the AR-15 that was allegedly used to kill at least 12 people and wound 58 others in Aurora, Colorado last week. “People have a right to handguns and hunting rifles,”…

Sen. Ron Johnson: 100-round rifle magazine is a ‘basic freedom’

Tea party-backed Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) says that the right to own high-capacity ammunitions magazines like the 100-round drum that was used to kill at least a dozen people in Colorado last week is a “basic freedom” that is protected by the U.S. Constitution. Fox News host Chris Wallace on…

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…

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