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Debbie Wasserman Schultz gives tearful farewell to Gabby Giffords

For once, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) wasn’t the one crying on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. During a moving ceremony on Wednesday, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ), who was shot in the head last year, made her final appearance in the House as a member of Congress,…

Former police chief: LAPD coordinated with CIA on terrorism

Former New York City Police Commissioner and Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton said Tuesday that it was important for local police agencies to exchange and coordinate information with the CIA regarding terrorism. “In dealing with information intelligence as it relates to terrorism, the CIA has a lot of information…

WATCH LIVE: Herman Cain’s tea party response to the State of the Union

Watch former presidential candidate Herman Cain (R) give a response on behalf of the Tea Party Express to President Barack Obama’s 2012 State of the Union. The major networks chose not to air his response, choosing to limit themselves to the one given by Gov. Mitch Daniels (R-IN) on behalf…

Kucinich: Corporations can legally buy elections

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) on Tuesday called for Congress to support a constitutional amendment that would overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2010 ruling in Citizens United v. the Federal Elections Commission. “One of the biggest stumbling blocks to America’s economic recovery is corporations can legally buy elections and then influence…

Director of National Park Services defends right of ‘Occupy DC’ protesters

Jonathan Jarvis, Director of National Park Services, explained to Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) on Tuesday why the “Occupy DC” protesters had a constitutional right to camp out 24 hours a day. His comments came during a House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee hearing regarding the the “Occupy” protesters in Washington,…

Grayson calls Gingrich the ‘most hateful person in American politics’

Former Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL), a man known for not mincing his words, blasted former House Speaker Newt Gingrich during a Tuesday appearance on MSNBC. “It’s going to get very ugly [in Florida], but it is not going to make any difference,” he said. “Newt Gingrich is the most hateful…

MSNBC host to Joe Walsh: You ‘lack a level of integrity’

MSNBC’s Martin Bashir on Tuesday accused tea party Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) of lacking ‘a level of integrity’ for opposing President Barack Obama over the nation’s debt while owing thousands in unpaid child support himself. It was revealed last year that Walsh owed over $100,000 in unpaid child support. MSNBC…

Romney: Obama will ‘divide our nation’ with State of the Union speech

President Barack Obama hasn’t even given his State of the Union address yet, but Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is already accusing the president of using the speech to “divide our nation.” Speaking to supporters at a factory in Tampa, Florida Tuesday morning, Romney stood underneath a sign that read…

Gingrich threatens to boycott debates without applause

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Tuesday warned that he might not participate in future debates if moderators didn’t allow his fans to cheer. NBC News had asked the audience at Monday night’s debate in Florida to hold their applause until the commercial breaks — and Gingrich was perceived to…

Romney advocates ‘self-deportation’ for undocumented immigrants

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he expects all undocumented immigrants to leave the country through a program of “self-deportation.” During an NBC Republican presidential debate in Florida on Monday, The Tampa Bay Times‘ Adam Smith noted that the candidate has said that all undocumented immigrants should leave the country,…

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