Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
Mayors Against Illegal Guns, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s pro-gun control outfit, recently rattled off a list of names of victims of gun violence at a New Hampshire rally. The event made headlines for the group’s inclusion of shooting “victim” Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
In terms of public approval, 49 percent of respondents said they approve of the President’s handling of his job. Forty-three percent said they disapprove. And it appears that the scandals rocking the Administration are having an impact on how Americans describe President Barack Obama.
His timing isn’t so great, but FBI Director Robert Mueller told lawmakers last week that Federal agencies must be given expanded powers of surveillance with regard to Americans’ electronic communications for the government to protect the Nation against possible terror attacks in the future.
Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) started a grass-roots petition last week to pressure his fellow Senators to back away from the Gang of Eight’s bipartisan immigration bill, just a day after the reveal of a new amendment that seeks legal status for foreign victims of natural disasters caused by climate change.
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President Barack Obama nominated Republican James B. Comey, who served as Deputy Attorney General under George W. Bush, as a successor to outgoing FBI Director Robert Mueller today. Comey, 52, will have to be confirmed by the Senate, but early reaction from members of Congress indicate the process isn’t likely to be as contentious as that […]
A man speaking at a gun control rally in Concord, N.H., this week about how stricter gun laws would have prevented his daughter’s shooting death was heckled by an angry 2nd Amendment advocate. Heckler Daniel Musso rudely interrupted the speaker and played to a minority crowd of gun-rights supporters present at the rally. When Musso […]
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney spends most of his time dodging questions, according to an analysis of his answers to reporter inquiries conducted by Yahoo News. The Yahoo analysis indicates that over the course of 444 briefings from the time he became the press secretary to June 18, Carney has come up with 9,486 […]
Russia and the United States are essentially engaged in proxy war following President Barack Obama’s public decision to support, and arm, Syrian rebels bent on toppling the nation’s government. The Russian government has slammed the U.S. for making the same mistake it did during the 1980’s, when arms were provided to al-Qaida fighters in the […]