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Fox poll shows new momentum for Romney campaign

Results of a national Fox News poll released today show former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney retaking the lead in the field of Republican presidential hopefuls. Romney polled at 23 percent according to the new poll, inching over Perry’s 19 percent vote share. Romney only gained 1 percent since the last…

The Onion sparks investigation at Capitol after satirical tweets about gunfire

A series of tweets from parody news site The Onion has sparked an investigation at the U.S. Capitol, according to the Washington Post. The Onion sent out a series of tweets riffing on the idea that a bipartisan group of Congress members had taken a group of schoolchildren hostage during…

Rick Perry fires ‘relaxing’ sniper rifle in official campaign video

In an official campaign video released Wednesday, Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry explained that shooting sniper rifles was his version of golf. “This is my golf,” the candidate said, praising the owners of a gun shop that “make the finest sniper rifles in the world.” “I’m still trying to get…

SC GOP chair blasts ‘rogue state’ Florida for trying to move primary

South Carolina GOP Chairman Chad Connelly promised Thursday to do whatever was necessary to make sure his state continued to have the first primary in the South. In a vote Friday, a Florida state commission is expected to move their primary to January 31, 2011, which would be earlier than…

Columnist offers to fund drug tests for Florida lawmakers

Miami Herald columnist Carl Hiaasen told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Wednesday that he would be willing to pay for drug tests for the Florida lawmakers who voted to drug test welfare recipients. “Interestingly, the governor’s pee-in-the-cup mandate doesn’t apply to the one bunch that whizzes away more tax dollars than anyone…

U.S. man charged in DC aerial bomb plot

A US follower of al-Qaeda was arrested Wednesday on charges of planning to fly explosive-packed, remote controlled airplanes into the Pentagon and the US Capitol, authorities said. Rezwan Ferdaus, 26, was arrested and charged with the aerial bombing plot to attack Washington and attempts to deliver bomb-making materials for use…

ATF: No firearms for those who use marijuana legally

Those who use marijuana legally in accordance with their state’s laws cannot be sold or possess firearms, according to a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) memo issued on September 21. The memo to gun dealers in the United States, obtained by the National Organization for the Reform of…

Lawrence O’Donnell: NYPD will do everything to protect Bologna

MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell said on his show Wednesday night that the New York Police Department would probably do nothing to a senior officer who pepper-sprayed young women at the “Occupy Wall Street” protests. Update: The officer has now been identified in two unprovoked pepper-spray attacks. Watch the second one…

Sen. Dick Durbin: Koch brothers spearheading voter suppression effort

At the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois’ 2011 Bill of Rights Celebration in Chicago, Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) applauded the end of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” but warned that other civil rights issues needed to be addressed. “At the top of our list of priorities is protecting the right…

Man faced 15 years in prison for recording police officer

An Illinois man faces a felony and up to 15 years in prison for recording a traffic stop using his cell phone. Illinois has one of the most restrictive eavesdropping laws in the country. Someone recording audio must have the permission of everyone being recorded. “I’m in a private car…

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