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Thursday, May 02, 2013

Stories to Watch: 5/2/13

(As always, hover your cursor over the links to view the headlines. )
A guy walked into Bush International Airport in Houston today, fired an AR-15 seemingly at random, then shot himself dead before he could be arrested. This is something we’re all supposed to be fine with, because doing nothing about things like this is supposedly the absolute best America can do when it comes to gun violence. Nothing to see here, move along. Please refer to your official NRA talking points.
The President promises to revisit gun regulation.
Related:new polling shows two red state dems, Mary Landrieu and Kay Hagan, seeing their poll numbers rise after voting for expanding background checks, while Democratic Alaska Senator Mark Begich saw his numbers drop after voting no. Clearly, there's not a lot of risk in casting the pro-check vote here, since even conservative voters support strengthening enforcement. But there is a cost in voting no. If the vote comes up again, the soft-on-crime gun lobby can expect a few defectors.

The "most racist commercial in history," brought to you courtesy of Mountain Dew. Naturally, the whole thing is liberals’ fault.

A Quinnipiac poll finds that 2016 looks good for Hillary Clinton. If she decides not to run, then things look good for Joe Biden.

While we’re on the subject of VP Joe, he endorsed home rule for DC today, saying "there should be two senators from the state of D.C." There’s a little grammatical error there, but it’s hard to argue with the sentiment. After all, aren’t we supposed to be opposed to taxation without representation?

There seems to be a sea change going on when it comes to "too big to fail."
Rhode Island becomes the latest state to fall to the Homosexual Menace. America is clearly doomed. If any of you religious conservative types want to get while the getting's good, I'd start packing. Also, no way the Rhode Island-centered Family Guy isn't going to do an episode about this. Seriously rgihtwing Christians, run. You can't vamoose quickly enough.
Finally, the white supremacist White Students Union (you remember them) attended a May Day Workers' rally. It did not go well.

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