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Dem Rep: ‘Stand your ground’ is ‘kill at will’

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) showed no signs of holding back her sentiments on Florida’s “Stand our Ground” laws Sunday morning, slamming the legislation in the midst of the Trayvon Martin shooting. Maloney appeared on MSNBC’s Up with Chris Hayes and expressed her fears over the law. “I would call these…

Santorum: GOP thinks voters ‘need Mitt Romney shoved down their throat’

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says that GOP leaders are making a mistake by “trying to convince the Republicans across this country that they need Mitt Romney shoved down their throat.” In an interview on Sunday, the former Pennsylvania senator told NBC host Savannah Guthrie that he wasn’t getting out…

Coulter: Martin’s killing ‘does not implicate Stand Your Ground law’

Ann Coulter on Sunday was anxious to defend Florida’s so-called “Stand Your Ground” law, arguing that it should not be a part of the debate in the killing of an unarmed African-American teen. The conservative firebrand told an ABC News panel that no matter which side of the story you…

Ron Paul: I’m trying to save the GOP from itself

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul said Sunday that he was intent on bringing the Republican Party back to its founding principles of limited government. “I think Republicans have dug a hole for themselves because they’re trying to out-militarize the President, saying we should do more,” he said on CBS News’…

Biden: Reconsider gun laws after Trayvon Martin killing

Vice President Joe Biden says that he expects a fresh debate over Florida’s “State Your Ground” law, which is being used to defend neighborhood watchmen George Zimmerman after he killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. “I think the governor of Florida was correct and the president was correct in saying we should…

Paul Ryan: ‘I totally misspoke’ by calling generals liars

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) on Sunday said he had made a mistake by suggesting America’s top military brass were being dishonest when they said they supported President Barack Obama’s budget cuts. “I totally misspoke,” Ryan admitted to ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. “It was not the impression I meant…

Howard Dean: Striking down individual mandate will help Obama

Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean (D) on Sunday predicted that if the United States Supreme Court strikes down a key part of President Barack Obama’s health care reform law, it could actually benefit him in the 2012 general election. Dean told Fox News host Chris Wallace that the Affordable Care…

Obama urges Congress to pass ‘Buffett rule’

President Barack Obama on Saturday called on Congress to pass the “Buffett rule” tax, which would require those earning more than $1 million per year to pay at least a 30 percent effective tax rate on their income. The Paying a Fair Share Act would establish the so-called “Buffett rule,”…

Chris Hayes: Now we know where Supreme Court justices get their news

On Saturday morning’s edition of MSNBC’s “Up with Chris Hayes,” host Chris Hayes used his weekly “Now We Know” segment to note the fact that many of the conservative Supreme Court justices appear to be getting their news from right wing blogs. Referencing remarks by Justice Antonin Scalia regarding the…

Spitzer promises ‘facts that inform’ on new show ‘Viewpoint’

Hot on the heels of Keith Olbermann’s firing from Current TV, former New York state Attorney General and ex-CNN host Elliot Spitzer premiered his new program “Viewpoint with Elliot Spitzer” on Friday night. In his intro to the program, Spitzer outlined what he sees as his show’s mission, a “nightly…

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