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Jan. 14, 2013

Gun Control Facts: Existing Gun Laws Would Reduce Crime, But These Are Not Enforced

If Obama is serious about reducing crime, homicides and the mentally ill from obtaining weapons, then enforcement of existing laws should be a priority.
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Jan. 14, 2013

Gun Control Facts: Detroit Crime Rate is the Result Of Gun Control

The Detroit crime problem isn't the result of having too many guns, it is the result of having too many unarmed, defenseless, victims on which criminals can prey.
Jan. 14, 2013

Lena Dunham 'Girls' is White Girl Feminism At Its Worst

White girl feminists need to stop acting like their characters are reflections of all women, that their white characters are somehow universal. They aren't.
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Jan. 14, 2013

Jyoti Singh Pandey: These Are the 6 Men Accused of Gang-Raping and Killing Jyoti

The WSJ has unveiled new details about Vinay Sharma, Akshay Kumar, Ram and Mukesh Singh, Pawan Gupta and the unidentified minor accused of gang-raping and killing 23-year-old Jyoti Singh Pandey.
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Jan. 14, 2013

NDAA: What Obama Hoped You Wouldn't Notice About This Bill

The National Defense Authorization Act for 2013 contains a number of worrisome provisions that run counter to the promises of the Bill of Rights.
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Jan. 14, 2013

Guantanamo Bay Detainees: Most Are Cleared For Release, But Remain in Gitmo

Guantanamo Bay represents one of the worst examples of disregard for human rights, justice, and the Constitution. It should be shut down, and impartial trials held.
Jan. 14, 2013

'Assassin's Creed 3: The Tyranny of King Washington' — Can We Really Call George Washington a Tyrant?

Assassin’s Creed, based on the concept that our genes inherit memory, has always invoked science fiction and alternative history. But, is it going too far this time?
Jan. 14, 2013

YouTube Jodie Foster Golden Globes Speech: 5 Highlights You Missed the First Time

Jodi Foster's acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille award at the Golden Globes left many viewers deeply moved. If you were crying too hard to hear them, here are the top 5 quotes you missed.
Jan. 14, 2013

Youtube Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Opening Monologue Golden Globes 2013

Sunday night were the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. The stars of 'Parks and Recreation' and '30 Rock
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Jan. 14, 2013

Jyoti Singh Pandey: Accused Rapist is a Minor, Says Lawyer

Manohar Lal Sharma, the lawyer for Mukesh Singh, one of the suspects in the death of Jyoti Singh Pandey, is demanding an age-verification test for his client to prove he's under 18.
Jan. 14, 2013

Youtube Ben Affleck Acceptance Speech at 2013 Golden Globes

Hollywood was given a bit of a surprise on Sunday night when Ben Affleck won the Best Director award for his controversial film 'Argo.' Check out his acceptance speech here.
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Jan. 14, 2013

New York Assault Weapons Ban Will Be One of the Strictest in the Nation, and the First Since Newtown

New York legislators are set to vote on a package of strict gun control laws including a full assault weapons ban Monday night ... with a surprising degree of bipartisan support.
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Jan. 14, 2013

Gun Control Facts: The Commerce Clause Makes Gun Control a State Question

The gun control debate has become a hot topic. The constitution protects the rights of private citizens to bear arms, but is the regulation of these arms a state or federal issue.
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Jan. 14, 2013

Lady Gaga's Gun Bra is Tasteless and Offends Both Sides of the Guns Debate

Lady Gaga has been caught on tour wearing a bra toting two machine pistols, apparently with full understanding of the implications. This time, she's offended virtually everyone.
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Jan. 14, 2013

Walmart Strikes Show Company Has Failed to Fix Employee Abuse Problems

Walmart has a long history with employee complaints leading to settlements. As they continue to add up, shouldn't Walmart adjust their internal procedures going forward?
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Jan. 14, 2013

Major Garrett Calls Out Obama On Spending Reform: President Dodges the Question

CBS News' Major Garrett questioned Obama on his lack of support for spending reform to reduce the deficit ... and Obama showed his unwillingness to address it.
Jan. 14, 2013

Grumpy Tommy Lee Jones Golden Globes 2013: Everything Ok Tommy?

There was a lot of merriment at Sunday night's Golden Globe Awards, but none of that merriment came from Tommy Lee Jones. In fact, his grumpy face has gone viral. What's going on Tommy?
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Jan. 14, 2013

Transgender Rights: Why They Matter to Everyone

In 2012, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruled that employers who discriminate against an employee on the basis of their gender identity are in violation of the Civil Rights Act.
Jan. 14, 2013

Golden Globe Awards 2013: Live Updates of the 70th Golden Globes

Have you ever wonder where the Golden Globes name comes from? These and other quirky award season live updates here.
Jan. 14, 2013

Golden Globes Snubs 2013: Steven Spielberg and Lincoln Lost Out

Biggest Golden Globes snubs of 2013? How about Steven Spielberg? Come to think of it, what happened to 'Lincoln'?
Jan. 14, 2013

Susan Crawford: Internet is Critical to Society and Should Be Regulated Like a Utility

Former Obama adviser Susan Crawford argues that access to the internet is critical to society, like electricity, and should be treated like a public utility.
Jan. 14, 2013

YouTube Lena Dunham Golden Globes Speech: Actress, Writer Wins 2 Awards for 'Girls'

26-year-old actress, writer, filmmaker, and producer Lena Dunham took home two Golden Globes for her HBO show 'Girls.'
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Jan. 14, 2013

Gun Control Solutions: Gabrielle Giffords Takes a Stand Against Further Gun Violence

Gabrielle Giffords and her husband launch Americans for Responsible Solutions to inspire "responsible changes in our laws" and reduce gun violence.
Jan. 14, 2013

YouTube Jennifer Lawrence Speech at Golden Globes 2013

At Sunday night's Golden Globe Awards Jennifer Lawrence won the Best Actress, Drama award for her role in the David O. Russell film 'Silver Linings Playbook.' Check out her charming acceptance.
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Jan. 14, 2013

Marijuana Legalization: Pot Crackdowns in California Are Abusive And Ineffectual

Federal authorities are threatening a marijuana dispensary operator in California with a 10-year minimum sentence unless he pleads guilty ... despite him complying with all state laws.
Jan. 14, 2013

Aaron Swartz White House Petition: Is Carmen Ortiz the Bad Guy in the Reddit Founder's Saga?

A White House petition asking for the removal of U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz, the prosecutor who pressed charges against the late Aaron Swartz, has reached 12,000 signatures (and counting).
Jan. 14, 2013

Amy Poehler and Tina Fey Jokes: Top 5 One-Liners From the Golden Globes

Amy Poehler and Tina Fey were completely hilarious as the hosts of the 2013 Golden Globe Awards. These are their top five jokes from the night.
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Jan. 14, 2013

Hobby Lobby Lawsuit: Craft Store Avoids Obamacare Fines

Hobby Lobby should have racked up $20 million in fines by now for not complying with the Affordable Care Act, but the anti-contraception craft store has found a loophole.
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Jan. 14, 2013

Jyoti Singh Pandey: Jyoti 2.0, More brutal gang rapes, more outrage

Live updates of the discussion the world's largest democracy is having about women's rights, Jyoti Singh Pandey trial, and Delhi's anti-rape protests
Jan. 14, 2013

BCS Rankings Failed Football Fans This Season And Must Be Replaced With a Playoff Immediately

Another year and another college football season where we don't really know who won. Isn't it time the NCAA made a playoff system like in every other sport?
Jan. 14, 2013

Golden Globes 2013 Nominees, Predictions and Winners: LIVE

Follow along live for the latest Golden Globe gossip, fashion, nominees, predictions, winners and commentary.
Jan. 14, 2013

Jessica Chastain Golden Globes YouTube Speech: Chastain Calls Kathryn Bigelow "Fearless"

Jessica Chastain took home a Golden Globe for best actress in a drama for her portrayal of CIA agent Maya in Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty. She was quick to praise her "fearless" director.
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Jan. 14, 2013

Live updates Jyoti Singh Pandey: Her father speaks of a life taken too soon

Live updates of the discussion the world's largest democracy is having about women's rights, Jyoti Singh Pandey trial, and Delhi's anti-rape protests
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Jan. 14, 2013

Victoria Soto, a Sandy Hook Victim, to Have School Named After Her

A hero teacher who saved children's lives during the rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School is to receive a great honor: having a new school named after her.
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Jan. 14, 2013

Martin Luther King Day 2013: How MLK Would Tackle Income Inequality Today

Unlike Obama, MLK didn't think taxing the rich was the solution to the problem.
Jan. 14, 2013

'The Bachelor' on ABC: Double Dates and Romance Novels Tonight

We should all thank ABC for finally taking marriage into the 21st century.
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Jan. 14, 2013

Immigration Reform 2013: Why the State-By-State Approach is Not the Solution

The Republicans' piecemeal approach won't fix our many immigration problems. But, is President Obama's sweeping proposal the solution?
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Jan. 14, 2013

Mali Civil War: French Forces Strike Islamist Fighters

The crisis in Mali took a decisive turn on Friday when French warplanes struck at positions in the north of the country held by Islamist forces.
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Jan. 14, 2013

Iran Nuclear Program Could Generate Nuke By Next Year: REPORT

New reports indicate that Iran is one step closer to making a nuclear weapon, perhaps as early as 2014.
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Jan. 14, 2013

Immigration Reform 2013: What Republicans Can Learn From Their Canadian Counterparts

Republicans in Canada were facing the same situation that Republicans in the U.S. are today, but they turned it around. Here's how.
Jan. 14, 2013

Golden Globes 2013 Winners: Girls Win Big at the Golden Globe Awards

30 Rock's Tina Fey and Parks and Rec's Amy Poehler hosted, while Girls' Lena Dunham and Silver Linings Playbook's Jennifer Lawrence won big marking the biggest Golden Globes night for women yet.
Jan. 14, 2013

Jodie Foster Golden Globes Speech is Among the 5 Greatest Award Speeches in History

Jodie Foster joins Joel Cohen and William Faulkner in the pantheon of great awards acceptance speeches.
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Jan. 14, 2013

Jimmy Hoffa Found? Ex-Mobster Says Hoffa Buried in Field Outside Detroit

An elderly man with supposed ties to the 1970s organized crime community in Detroit, claims to know where the remains of Jimmy Hoffa are. A look at why his story may trump past claims.
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Jan. 14, 2013

LIVE updates Jyoti Singh Pandey: Trial not sent to fast track court just yet

Live updates of the discussion the world's largest democracy is having about women's rights, Jyoti Singh Pandey trial, and Delhi's anti-rape protests
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Jan. 14, 2013

NRA's Wayne LaPierre and Connecticut Governor Disagree On Guns in Schools

After the NRA's Wayne LaPierre's controversial comments about the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, Governor Daniel Malloy hits back in his State of the State address.
Jan. 14, 2013

Anonymous Hacks MIT Over Reddit Co-Founder Aaron Swartz's Suicide

The hacktivist group attacked MIT servers on Sunday to post a memorial on behalf of the late internet activist and call for a "free and unfettered internet."
Jan. 14, 2013

Golden Globes 2013 Highlights: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Rocked It

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler killed it. From their interludes as fake nominees to their zinger of a foray into the Zero Dark Thirty torture debate, they provided the night’s funniest moments.
Jan. 14, 2013

Golden Globes 2013 LIVE: What Time Are the Awards? Complete List of Winners and Losers

Follow along live for the latest Golden Globes award winners and commentary!
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Jan. 14, 2013

Marijuana Laws: Draconian Federal Laws Lead to Ridiculous Sentences

Obama's failure to lead in the conflicting drug policy helps land Montana medical marijuana grower in jail for 80 years.
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Jan. 14, 2013

Shell Oil Has Cut Corners and Put the Arctic At Risk During a Drilling Quest Fueled By Greed

Ironically, Shell’s debacles in the Arctic have made the environmental community’s case better than they could ever make themselves.
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Jan. 14, 2013

John Brennan CIA Nomination: Liberals Fall Silent On Obama "Kill List" Crafter Pick

While Republicans have been quick to bash defense nominee Chuck Hagel, Democrats and liberals have been shockingly silent on Obama's controversial CIA pick: pro-drone adviser John Brennan.
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Jan. 14, 2013

Rep. Stephen Dargan Wants to Publicize Gun Owner’s Names in Connecticut: This Won’t Stop Gun Violence

Knowing the location and name of a potential shooter will do nothing to prevent another tragedy.
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Jan. 14, 2013

What is the Debt Ceiling, and Just How Close Are We to Hitting It?

Obama on Monday talked about the coming debt ceiling deadline. As the debt ceiling approaches, it is important to have an understanding of what this whole debate is even about.
Jan. 14, 2013

Golden Globes 2013 Wrap Up: The Best and Worst Red Carpet Looks

Brush up on the best and worst looks of the 2013 Golden Globes, where both winner and losers walked one of the most anticipated red carpets of the year.
Jan. 14, 2013

Quentin Tarantino N-Word Video: Django Director Uses Racial Epithet at the Golden Globes

Already under fire for the use of racial slurs in his films, the Django director even used the term at a Golden Globes post-awards conference.
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Jan. 14, 2013

Millennials: Love America, Or Leave It

Millennials seem to share a number of negative attitudes about the U.S. If you hate the country so much, why don't you leave it?
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Jan. 14, 2013

CIA Nominee John Brennan Draws Fire From Civil Liberties and Human Rights Advocates

The nomination of John Brennan to be director of the CIA is full of controversy. He was an architect of "enhanced interrogation" techniques that left a stain on America.
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Jan. 14, 2013

BP Liability Trial: We Need to Make An Example Out Of a Company That Destroyed the Environment

In April 2010, the most costly oil spill in history occurred in the Gulf of Mexico. The BP liability trial this week should make sure something like this never happens again.
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Jan. 14, 2013

Inauguration 2013: Obama Should Not Make the Speech Mistakes These Other Presidents Made

William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt were both elected to second terms and in their inauguration speeches show us that some things never change.
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Jan. 14, 2013

Gun Violence and Rape: 5 Reasons We Fail to Agree On Major Political Debates, Like Gun Control

Our national discussion on a variety of current events is generally unsuccessful. Here's why.
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Jan. 14, 2013

New York Gun Control Bill is a Victory For Bipartisanship and a Lesson For Congress

A vote is likely to come in the next few days on a bill that will bring about new stricter gun laws in the state of New York. Congress should take note.
Jan. 14, 2013

Girls Season 2 Premiere: Lena Dunham and the Gang Are Still the Queens Of Brooklyn

Sunday night was the night of Lena Dunham. Not only did she win at the Golden Globes, it was the Season 2 premiere of her award-wining show 'Girls.' Here's what happened, spoilers ahead.
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Jan. 14, 2013

Bryan Oliver: Taft High 16-Year-Old Alleged Shooter Charged as an Adult

The Kern County district attorney's office asaid on Monday that Oliver "has been charged with attempted murder and other counts."
Jan. 14, 2013

Religion in America: 'Nones' On the Rise, But Why?

The numbers of the religiously unaffiliated are surging in America. Why and what can churches do to reverse the trend?
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Jan. 14, 2013

Debt Ceiling Myth Debunked: The Federal Government Will Not Default No Matter What

Amid all the debt ceiling noise, few seem to realize that the Treasury will still be able to pay the nation's debts, regardless of congressional (in)action.
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Jan. 14, 2013

Obama Will Not Concede On Spending Cuts - And That's Good For Democrats

In a relief to Democrats worried the White House will concede major spending cuts to Republicans over the debt ceiling fiasco, President Obama announced Monday he will not negotiate.
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Jan. 14, 2013

Afghanistan War to End By 2014: But the Country May Not Be Ready to Stand Alone

Obama has declared that the U.S. has achieved what it set out to do in Afghanistan. But is Afghanistan ready to go it alone without America's support?
Jan. 14, 2013

Biggest Golden Globes Snubs 2013

A little walk down "who did NOT get the nod" lane.
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Jan. 14, 2013

Chinese Law Requires Children to Visit Their Parents, Does U.S. Need to Do the Same?

The Chinese government is allowing the elderly to sue their children if they don’t visit often enough. This may seem ridiculous but it highlights a problem the U.S. is having too.
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Jan. 14, 2013

Chuck Hagel Secretary Of Defense: Confirmation Fight Will Be About Vision

Looking back on his service in war and in Congress, a strong case (and easy) case can be made for the nomination of Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense.
Jan. 14, 2013

Who Won at the Golden Globes Last Night?

Full list of winners from the 2013 Golden Globe Awards.
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Jan. 14, 2013

Golden Globes 2013: 4 Must-See Moments

The 70th Annual Golden Globes took place last night. A look back on the evening's most memorable moments.
Jan. 14, 2013

Golden Globes 2013 Wrap Up: The Best and Worst Red Carpet Looks

Follow along live for the latest Golden Globe gossip, fashion, nominees, predictions, winners and commentary.
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Jan. 14, 2013

Gun Control Debate: Vice President Biden Must Deliver a Market-Based Plan

This week, the vice president will deliver his recommendations for gun control reforms. Here are two issues he should focus on and two he should avoid.
Jan. 14, 2013

Jodie Foster Wins Cecil B. De Mil Awards

Follow along live for the latest Golden Globes award winners and commentary!
Jan. 14, 2013

Death Star Petition: White House Says Sorry, No Death Star

The White House has responded to 34,400 citizens' call to build a Death Star, and unfortunately, the answer is an unequivocal no - but they do have a list of scientific advances to share.
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Jan. 14, 2013

Obama On Debt Ceiling: I Won't Negotiate On The Debt Ceiling

President Obama said in a press conference today that he will not negotiate over spending cuts with Congressional Republicans, claiming the GOP is holding the country hostage.
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Jan. 14, 2013

Oil Tax Subsidies Reach $409 Billion Globally — And They're Crushing the Economy

The hundreds of billions of tax dollars going towards the incredibly profitable fossil fuel industry would be much better spent helping the newer and growing renewable energy industry.