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House Republicans reject proposal to ban gun sales to suspected terrorists

A proposal to ban the sale of firearms to individuals on the FBI’s terrorist watch list was defeated by House Republicans on Wednesday. Reps. Nita Lowey (D-NY) and David Price (D-NC) offered an amendment to the Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Appropriations bill that would have given the U.S. Department of…

Arizona cop arrested for pointing gun at store clerk while drunk

Pima County Sheriff’s deputies say a 23-year-old off-duty police officer was drunk when he pointed his gun at a convenience store clerk for no apparent reason on Tuesday. According to KVOA, surveillance video showed Kyle James McCartin and a companion entering Giant gas station in Tucson on Tuesday at around…

Rachel Jeantel schools Limbaugh on the N-word: ‘It is racist for an adult’ to use it

Trayvon Martin’s friend, Rachel Jeantel, has never heard of Rush Limbaugh but she knows a racist when she sees one. In an interview with HuffPost Live on Wednesday, Jeantel said that it felt “racist” after Limbaugh used his Tuesday radio show to announce that he was now allowed to use…

Video shows white Milwaukee man shooting black teen as mother watches

Surveillance video submitted to a court on Tuesday showed a 76-year-old white Milwaukee man fatally shooting his 13-year-old black neighbor in the chest as the teen’s mother watched. During opening statements in the trial for John Spooner, jurors saw video of 13-year-old Darius Simmons taking the trash bin in from…

Robertson defends Zimmerman: Trayvon was ‘African-American’ and ‘wearing these hoods’

Televangelist Pat Robertson this week defended former neighborhood watchmen George Zimmerman after his acquittal for murder, saying that he was right to follow the “fully-formed young African-American male” because other criminals had been seen “wearing these hoods.” On Monday’s episode of The 700 Club, Robertson complained that the media had…

George Zimmerman’s brother thinks Obama ‘tapped’ his phones

Robert Zimmerman says that his family has not spoken to his brother, George Zimmerman, since he was acquitted for the murder of Trayvon Martin because President Barack Obama’s administration may be listening to their phone calls. In an Tuesday interview on Fox News, Robert Zimmerman said that George Zimmerman’s parents…

Watch MSNBC host’s epic rant over myths about sluts, anchor babies and LGBT pedophiles

MSNBC host Thomas Roberts on Monday said his network was not doing enough to dispel myths that women who used birth control were “sluts,” immigrants just came to the United States to have “anchor babies” and LGBT people were pedophiles and disease carriers. In the wake of the George Zimmerman…

Gingrich: Pro-Trayvon protesters prepared to be a ‘lynch mob’

Former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Monday compared the protests in support of slain African-American teen Trayvon Martin to a “lynch mob.” Gingrich spoke to CNN’s Michaela Pereira on Monday morning after people around the country reacted to a jury’s decision on Saturday to find George Zimmerman not guilty…

Tucker Carlson: Jessie Jackson, Al Sharpton are ‘hustlers and pimps’

Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Sunday said he was outraged that the media portrayed Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton as civil rights leaders because both men were simply “hustlers and pimps.” The morning after a Florida jury found George Zimmerman not guilty for the murder of Trayvon Martin, Fox…

Rove: Obama ‘ripped us apart’ by sympathizing with Trayvon’s parents

Republican strategist Karl Rove on Sunday accused President Barack Obama of tearing the country apart by sympathizing with the parents of slain teen Trayvon Martin. During a panel discussion on Fox News Sunday, host Chris Wallace asked Rove to respond to the possibility that the Justice Department could pursue civil…

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