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Krugman and Stockman Debate, GOP Reps. Investigate Beyonce and Jay-Z, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including speculation heightens about Hillary Clinton’s 2016 prospects and new figures show just how well Dick Cheney’s former company made out during the Iraq War.

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The End of Majority Rule?

The National Rifle Association is facing attacks from Gun Owners of America for being too soft on gun control. This is like a double cheeseburger coming under severe criticism for lacking enough cholesterol.

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NRA’s Wayne LaPierre Like ‘Clown at Circus,’ Connecticut Governor Says

Fresh off the heels of signing some of the nation’s toughest gun regulations into law last week, Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy had some harsh words for the National Rifle Association’s “out of whack” executive vice president on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

Posted on Apr 7, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN


Sodomy Law









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NRA School









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The Big Economic Stall

Perhaps the most disturbing aspect of all this is that we’re in the fifth year of a supposed economic recovery from the second-worst economic downturn of the past century, and we’re still not nearly back on track. Instead, we’ve had the most anemic recovery in history.

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The Assault









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Our Modern Day Addiction to Technology and Propaganda

Thanks to the urge to be constantly wired, extremist propaganda is becoming easier and easier to feed to the masses; the industrial food system has a single aim—make CEOs and shareholders rich; meanwhile, legalizing gay marriage may make it more difficult for LGBT activists to effectively fight other types of discrimination. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Bad Guys with Guns









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A Victory Against the Language of Bigotry

As one of the world’s largest news outlets, The Associated Press’ linguistic mandates significantly shape the broader vernacular. So when the organization this week decided to stop using the term “illegal immigrant,” it was a big victory for objectivity and against the propagandistic language of bigotry.

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Are Mark Sanford and Ken Cuccinelli the Best the GOP Can Come Up With?

Or are Republicans staging some kind of fiendishly clever plot to lure Democrats into a false sense of security?

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The Terror Courts

The details about the courts at Guantanamo Bay have remained sketchy. Until now, as a new book explains how a small group of Bush-era political appointees developed a parallel justice system designed to ensure a specific outcome.

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A New American Rebellion, Part II

I thought I had said all I had to say last week about the accelerated change in American attitudes toward gay marriage and “illegal” immigration. But there are a lot of other folks out there examining the accelerated politics of the day and generally coming to the conclusion that, after years of moving right, Americans are moving left again.

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Public Opinion Shifts on Pot, Colbert Declares War on Scarborough, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Connecticut’s tough new gun laws and a recently created PAC looks to support candidates based on one nonpolitical trait.

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AP Stylebook Addresses Illegal Immigration

“Illegal” describes an action, not a person, says The Associated Press; Vice President Joe Biden claims television shows like “Will & Grace” helped change the American public’s attitude toward gay marriage; meanwhile, Kansas legislators are close to passing a law that would quarantine people with HIV. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Time for the Majority to Vote on Gun Control

The longer this drags out, the less likely anything will get done. That is why President Barack Obama’s announcement of a commission, just four days after the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, was a harbinger of failure and inaction.

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Distinguishing Armed Schools From Prisons









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S.C. GOP Rebranding









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Mass Shooting









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Obama Cuts His Own Pay, O’Reilly Explodes at Ingraham, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including RNC Chairman Reince Priebus accuses Democrats of supporting “infanticide” and the big obstacle Mark Sanford faces in his political comeback.

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Will the GOP Block Background Checks?

Is Congress on the verge of turning away from the lessons of the slaughter in Newtown even as Connecticut enacts sweeping laws to curb gun violence? Is the gun lobby hell-bent on aligning our country with such great friends of liberty as Iran, North Korea and Syria by opposing efforts to condition international gun sales on the human rights records of buyers?

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Free At Last









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Kim Jong Un Target









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Virginia’s Attorney General Thinks Oral and Anal Sex Should Be Illegal

Ken Cuccinelli, a Republican gubernatorial candidate in Virginia, wants to legislate what goes on between your sheets.

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N.C. GOP Lawmakers Want to Ignore Constitution, Establish Official State Religion

Ignoring the whole separation of church and state thing, a group of Republican legislators in North Carolina want to trample on your religious freedoms.

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What Immigration Reform Could Mean for American Workers

Their agreement is very preliminary and hasn’t yet even been blessed by the so-called Gang of Eight senators working on immigration reform, but the mere fact that AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and Chamber of Commerce President Thomas J. Donohue agreed on anything is remarkable. 

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GOP Senator Endorses Gay Marriage, Hannity Stoops to New Low, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the NRA’s new plan to make schools “safer” and Bill Maher scores a small victory against Donald Trump.

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Guns and Rifles









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Troubled Economic Seas









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Rebranding









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No Assault Weapons Ban









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Jim Carrey Takes Aim at ‘Media Colostomy Bag’ Known as Fox News

The actor has escalated the feud between himself and Fox News over his anti-gun Funny or Die video “Cold Dead Hand” by mocking the cable news channel for the criticism it has leveled against him.

Posted on Mar 31, 2013 READ MORE


George W. Bush
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Bush’s Economic Policies Bankrupted U.S., Reagan Budget Director Says

David Stockman, who served as Ronald Reagan’s budget director from 1981 to 1985, leveled some harsh criticism at his former boss as well as at President George W. Bush in an op-ed he penned about the dire state of the economy for The New York Times titled “Sundown in America.”

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Conservatives Outraged by Cesar Chavez Google Doodle on Easter

Members of the right wing are freaking out online after Internet search giant Google chose to honor Cesar Chavez with a doodle on Easter Sunday instead of something Christian holiday related.

Posted on Mar 31, 2013 READ MORE


Colored









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Two Towns









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Why Politicians Listen to Public Opinion on Gay Marriage and Guns but Not the Economy

Recent polls show Americans would rather reduce the deficit by raising taxes than by cutting Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, education and transportation. Yet Congress seems incapable of making that kind of deal. Some 65 percent of Americans want to raise taxes on large corporations, but both parties are heading in precisely the opposite direction.

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Easter 2013









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Maximum Mayhem on His Mind

It’s hard for me to accept that the right to “keep and bear arms” extends to the kind of arsenal that Adam Lanza—and his mother, Nancy, whom he also killed—assembled and kept in their home.

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Obama and the GOP









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NRA Power









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Senators Vow Gun Control Filibuster, Limbaugh Admits Defeat, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including more legal troubles for former Idaho Sen. Larry Craig related to that infamous bathroom arrest and Barbara Walters’ possible major announcement.

Posted on Mar 28, 2013 READ MORE



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What You Need to Know About the Terrifying Monsanto Protection Act

In case you haven’t yet heard of the so-called Monsanto Protection Act, it’s a horrific piece of legislation that is tantamount to a huge corporate giveaway to the agricultural biotech giant Monsanto.

Posted on Mar 28, 2013 READ MORE


A New American Rebellion

As the Supreme Court debated this week over the federal Defense of Marriage Act, Justice Antonin Scalia noted the number of states that are permitting gays and lesbians to marry. "There has been a sea change," he said, "between now and 1996." He was right about that, but it’s not just gay marriage.

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Love and Cherish









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GOP Can’t Go Forward









Posted on Mar 28, 2013 ENLARGE


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