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Ron Paul: Gun control push after Tucson massacre is ‘despicable’

‘Guns and violence are a fact of life,’ Texas Rep. insists Texas Republican Rep. Ron Paul assailed as “nonsensical” the recent attempts at stiffening gun control laws in the aftermath of the shooting rampage in Arizona that killed six and left thirteen injured In an op-ed for The Hill published…

White House slams Forbes: ‘Hire a fact checker’

President Barack Obama’s chief spokesman on Tuesday evening lashed out at Forbes magazine for publishing a highly controversial cover story asserting that the president’s political views stem from a belief in Kenyan “anticolonialism.” “Why didn’t Forbes hire a fact checker for their cover ‘story’?” wrote White House press secretary Robert…

New Republic editor defends as ‘fact’ his claim that ‘Muslim life is cheap’

Under fire from prominent journalists, the top editor of the influential magazine New Republic on Monday apologized for suggesting that Muslim Americans be denied First Amendment rights, but stood by his broad claim that members of the Islamic faith don’t much value human life. “[My] other sentence is: ‘Frankly, Muslim…

AP fact check: Islam ‘already part of WTC neighborhood’

WASHINGTON (AP) — A New York imam and his proposed mosque near ground zero are being demonized by political candidates – mostly Republicans – despite the fact that Islam is already very much a part of the World Trade Center neighborhood. And that Muslims pray inside the Pentagon, too, less…

Rangel again calls for military draft

Rep. Charles Rangel is again calling for a military draft to highlight the fact that relatively few families are bearing a disproportionate burden in fighting the nation’s wars. The New York Democrat introduced a bill Thursday to reinstate the draft, a symbolic gesture that has no chance of becoming law.…

Rove claims Bush ‘never’ let aides question Dems’ patriotism or motives

Former Bush political adviser Karl Rove has a unique talent for escaping the consequences of making transparently false statements. Out and about on his book tour, the Bush administration’s architect appears to have been in typical form at a Borders Books in Oklahoma City this week, telling a crowd that…

Suspect should never have boarded plane: Mayor Bloomberg

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday criticized the fact that the Times Square bombing suspect was able to board a plane bound for Dubai shortly before being arrested. “I don’t want to speculate how that happened. Clearly the guy was on the plane and shouldn’t have been,” Bloomberg said…

Van Hollen: GOP ‘high on their own hype’

The anti-incumbent feeling in the U.S. will not lead to Democrats losing the House, according to Rep. Chris Van Hollen. The Democratic senator from Maryland said last fall that anyone who thinks Republicans could take control of the House in the upcoming midterm elections is in “la-la land.” He didn’t…

ACORN mounts campaign to ‘sting the stinger’

Community organizing group ACORN is calling on attorneys general in California and Maryland to investigate James O’Keefe following his arrest in Louisiana on charges stemming from an alleged attempt to tamper with Sen. Mary Landrieu’s phone lines. In an email sent to supporters Wednesday morning, ACORN CEO Bertha Lewis said…

Defense chiefs support ‘Don’t Ask’ repeal

Mullen: Allowing gays to serve openly ‘the right thing to do’ The US’s two highest-ranking defense officials have thrown their weight behind President Barack Obama’s call to repeal the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy that bars homosexuals from serving openly in the military. Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint…

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