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GOP Whip Cantor reveals office was fired upon, blames Dems for ‘fanning flames’

Update: Bullet that hit Cantor’s office ‘fired randomly’ House Minority Whip Eric Cantor pointed to a shooting incident at his district office earlier this week as proof that Democrats aren’t the only ones being targeted with violence in the wake of the passage of health care reform. But a report…

Pelosi: GOP isn’t provoking violent acts

Threats against Stupak call him ‘scumbag demon, dirtbag, bastard’ The passage of health care legislation this week has led to a series of threats against lawmakers who voted for it. Numerous Democrats, such as Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) have accused Republican legislators of “stoking the flames.” But the speaker…

Trippi: Liberals would be threatening violence if health care had failed

Pelosi: GOP isn’t provoking threats As concern about threats of violence targeting Democratic lawmakers increases, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has made it clear that she does not believe her Republican colleagues are to blame. “I don’t subscribe that these acts sprang from any words of my colleagues,” Pelosi stated during…

McCain: ‘Fine’ for Palin to use gun imagery directed at Democrats

Senator John McCain sees no problem with his former running-mate’s advice that Republicans should “reload” and “aim for” Democrats in next fall’s elections. Sarah Palin’s use of gun imagery in addressing her followers on Twitter and Facebook has been criticized as potentially inciting threats of violence, like those which are…

Hoyer: GOP should condemn threats of violence to Democrats

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said several Democrats have received threats of violence in their home districts and he wants leaders within the Republican Party to do something about it.…

FBI in Mexico to investigate US consulate killings

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AFP) – US agents joined a probe into the brazen weekend killings at an American consulate in Mexico’s bloodiest city, highlighting rampant violence that prompted expressions of concern from both governments. Officials from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) arrived in violence-plagued Ciudad Juarez to probe the…

US consular staff murdered in Ciudad Juarez

Suspected drug cartel “hit teams” gunned down an American consular employee and her husband in a Mexican border city and killed a co-worker’s Mexican husband in a separate attack, a US official said Sunday. The victims — two Americans and a Mexican — came under fire in separate locations as…

Maddow: Rep. Steve King hopes suicide pilot gets his ‘happy day’

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) expressed sympathy last week for the motivations behind the suicide plane attack by Joseph Stack on an IRS office in Austin, TX. Although there has been no widespread public outcry over King’s remarks, former civil rights lawyer Glenn Greenwald of Salon.com believes they amount to “endorsing…

Fox guest blames Obama for rise in domestic violence

A conservative talk show host says President Barack Obama is “partly” to blame for a rise in domestic violence because of the deteriorating job situation over the past year — and because the president has criticized Las Vegas. In discussion on Fox News about Sen. Harry Reid’s comment Monday linking…

Mexicans take to Juarez streets for ‘March of Anger’ against drug war

Over a thousand people took to the streets of Ciudad Juarez on Sunday to protest the city’s record-setting crime wave, which civil rights groups say is made worse by the presence of some 6,000 Mexican soldiers. “The army’s presence is anti-constitutional and violates citizens’ rights. That’s why we’re asking them…

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