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Legal Loophole Allows New Belt-Fed AR-15 That Sprays Bullets Like A Machine Gun
A new belt-fed AR-15 military-style assault rifle can fire rounds as fast as fully-automatic machine guns -- and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) says that a legal loophole means that the gun is perfectly legal in the United States. Read more...
A Colorado man, who said that he was an ex-Marine and claimed a "right-wing declaration of independence/constitutionalist political manifesto," built improvised explosive devices (IEDs) to trade for cocaine and hoarded several military-style assault Read more...
Yesterday, the president of the United States held a press conference with the DC elite press corps. They had the opportunity to ask the president what our government is doing about the nation's most serious problems. There were no questions Read more...
By Suevon Lee, ProPublica, Jan. 7, 2013 U.S. gun policy is set by both state and federal law. We previously published an explainer on the ways states have eased gun restrictions. But federal policy, too, has become more gun friendly in Read more...
A report released by Oxfam America and the Farm Labor Organizing Committee shows that laborers working in American tobacco fields are frequently being denied basic human rights. Specifically: Farm workers who toil in the tobacco fields of Read more...

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Bad, bad news for the farmers -- and probably bad news for smokers, too: Reporting from Craven County, N.C.— Before Hurricane Irene smacked his tender tobacco plants sideways, David Parker was headed for a terrific crop, maybe his best in 32 Read more...
To quote Lawrence O'Donnell from his show back in February, Wayne LaPierre is "Washington's lobbyist in favor of murderers' rights, always to use the gun of their choice." There is no better summary of a man who ensures his $1.27 million salary Read more...
One GOP Senate candidate in Colorado is under fire because he said voters should choose him because his opponent is a woman. Speaking at an Alcoho Read more...
Limbaugh says this garbage every day: People like Giusti are "mad" and "worked up" because they are "being raped" by their government. And we get st Read more...
The Bush administration’s deal with the tobacco industry in 2005 has always been curious. As you may recall, the government, for reasons that no Read more...