Politics

NEVADA: GOP State Pol Michelle Fiore Volunteers To Shoot Syrian Refugees In The Head

Nevada GOP Assemblywoman Michello Fiore went viral in the last week with her holiday card which features every member of her family clutching guns. Today we learn that she would just love to “put a piece of brass” in the heads of Syrian refugees. Via Talking Points Memo: During her weekly show on Las Vegas radio station KWDN, Fiore discussed …

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FIREWORKS: Trump Vs CNN’s Chris Cuomo [VIDEO]

Donald Trump is calling into all of the morning shows today and his exchange with CNN’s Chris Cuomo really got heated. Mediaite recaps: Chris Cuomo‘s interview with Donald Trump went completely off the rails this morning on CNN’s New Day as they battled over the implications of his extreme call from yesterday to ban all Muslims from coming into the …

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BRITAIN: Petition Launched To Ban Trump From UK Over “Hate Speech & Unacceptable Behavior”

“The signatories believe Donald J Trump should be banned from UK entry for his continued, unrepentant hate speech and unacceptable behaviour. His unacceptable behaviour is well documented, and we feel it foments racial, religious and nationalistic intolerance which should not be welcome in the UK.  The UK has banned entry to many individuals for hate speech. This same principle should …

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LIVE VIDEO: Obama Addresses Nation On ISIS

President Obama will address the nation shortly with a message about ISIS and the continuing battle against terrorism. Watch the official live White House video feed below.

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Jimmy Carter: I’m Now Cancer-Free

Via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Former President Jimmy Carter said Sunday his cancer is gone. Carter, 91, made the announcement near the beginning of the Sunday School class he was teaching at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, a close friend and fellow church member said. “He said he got a scan this week and the cancer was gone,” Jill Stuckey said …

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Obama Issues Statement On San Bernardino Shooting, Calls Gun Law Loopholes “Insane ” [VIDEO]

NBC News recaps today’s address by the president: President Barack Obama pledged Saturday that Americans “will not be terrorized” by the threat of mass shootings, but described U.S. gun laws as “insane.” In his weekly address, he said the victims of the San Bernardino massacre should be honored by ongoing efforts to defend America. “That’s how we can send a …

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GERMANY: Parliament Votes To Support ISIS Fight

The vote was overwhelmingly in favor of supporting the fight against ISIS. TIME reports: Members of Germany’s Parliament approved Chancellor Angela Merkel’s plan to send forces to Syria in support of the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on Friday. Germany will deploy 1,200 troops as part of the one-year mission, which is projected to …

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Trump Leads By 20 Points In New National CNN Poll

Right wing sites are slightly pausing their San Bernardino celebrations to trumpet the “media fail” evidenced by the latest national poll which shows Donald Trump leading the field by 20 points. CNN reports: Donald Trump is once again alone at the top of the Republican field, according to the latest CNN/ORC Poll, with 36% of registered Republicans and Republican-leaning independents …

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Senate Votes To Repeal Obamacare

This one will actually get to Obama’s desk. The Hill reports: The Senate on Thursday passed legislation repealing the core pillars of ObamaCare, taking a major step toward sending such a bill to the president’s desk for the first time. Republicans hailed it as a political messaging victory and a fulfillment of their promise from the 2014 midterm election to …

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GOP Says No To New Gun Regulations, Not Even For Suspected Terrorists On No-Fly Lists [VIDEO]

House Speaker Paul Ryan today dismissed President Obama’s call for new gun regulations, saying instead the nation should focus on mental illness. Via USA Today: “People with mental illness are getting guns and committing these mass shootings,” Ryan said on CBS This Morning. Ryan made the same point earlier this week in reaction to the post-Thanksgiving shooting at a Colorado …

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Senate Sergeant-At-Arms Staffer Arrested For Bringing Loaded Gun Into Capitol Office Building

Roll Call reports: Capitol Police arrested an employee with the Senate Sergeant-at-Arms for attempting to bring a loaded handgun into a Senate office building. Christopher Carpenter ‎of Stafford, Va., was arrested around 7 a.m. Tuesday at the Dirksen Senate Office Building, when an X-ray bag screening required to enter the building revealed a gun. Capitol Police Spokeswoman Kimberly Schneider wrote …

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Sen. Orrin Hatch: The Wall Of Separation Between Church And State Must Come Down

“Our history tells us that faith and public life are complementary parts of American life. But invocation of the “wall of separation” between church and state has become shorthand for a particular narrative about the history and status of religion in American life. This narrative is wrong. “Such an approach undermines religious liberty and limits the ways in which faith …

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House Speaker Paul Ryan: How Do You Like My Beard?

Paul Ryan is pumping out photos of his stubble on social media and is asking how long it’s been a House Speaker had a beard. SO many joke opportunities, but the most obvious answer is Dennis Hastert. Insert rim shot.

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NEW YORK: Democratic Former State Assembly Leader Sheldon Silver Found Guilty Of Corruption

Former New York Assembly Leader Sheldon Silver was today found guilty on all seven federal counts of extortion, money laundering, and influence peddling. Among the charges were that Silver received millions of dollars in referral fees after pushing state grants for a cancer researcher who then sent mesothelioma patients to Silver’s ambulance-chasing law firm, which airs incessant television commercials offering …

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President Obama’s Final SOTU Set For January 12th

President Obama’s final State Of The Union address has been scheduled for January 12th. TIME reports: The timing was announced by newly installed Speaker Paul Ryan, who will host the president’s speech. It will be the 10th time Obama has addressed a joint session of Congress and his seventh State of the Union. (His first, 2009 address is not considered …

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M.I.A. – Borders [VIDEO]

British rapper and Oscar nominee M.I.A., whom you may best know from her bird-flipping 2012 Super Bowl performance with Madonna, addresses the refugee crisis in the video for her latest single. Newsweek reviews: It’s a visual feat, with striking images depicting hundreds of sullen people perched on boats, scaling fences, walking in the ocean and running across fields, mimicking the …

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Obama On Colorado Shootings: Enough Is Enough

Reacting to yesterday’s shootings in Colorado Springs, President Obama today again called for stricter gun control measures. In a written statement, Obama said that regardless of the motive, it was unacceptable that these sort of mass shootings happen so frequently in the United States. “This is not normal. We can’t let it become normal,” he said. “If we truly care …

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CANADA: Gay Syrian Immigrant Worries That Refugee Policy Will Endanger Lives Of Gay Refugees

Early this week Canada announced that gay Syrian males will be admitted under their refugee policy, but other “lone males” will not. A gay Syrian who recently won asylum in Canada tells the local press that this policy could endanger the lives of gay Syrian refugees who identify themselves. Metro News reports: “If I was a refugee in a camp …

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NBC Grants Equal Time To GOP Candidates Due To Trump’s SNL Appearance

But so far only four bottom-of-the-pile candidates have asked for it. Talking Points Memo reports: NBC has agreed to give 12 minutes of air time to a handful of Republican presidential candidates who filed for equal time after Donald Trump, who is also seeking the GOP nomination, hosted “Saturday Night Live” earlier this month, Variety reported. Ohio Gov. John Kasich, …

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Pew Research: White Christians No Longer A Majority

Politico reports: White Christians now make up less than half of the U.S. population, largely receding from the majorities of most demographic groups, with one notable exception: the Republican Party. According to the latest results from Pew Research Center’s Religious Landscape survey published Monday by National Journal’s Next America project, just 46 percent of American adults are white Christians, down …

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