Twitter Delights As Shooting Survivors Grill Lawmakers, NRA: ‘Amber Alert Issued for Marco Rubio’s Spine’

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio had some tough questions put to him Wednesday by survivors of the Stoneman Douglas school shooting, and Twitter was loving it. The survivors of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, and their parents took part in a CNN town hall discussion about gun control with Rubio and Sen. Bill Nelson. Stoneman … Read more

Audience Savages NRA Rep During CNN School Shooting Town Hall: ‘You’re a Murderer!’

Members of the audience at a CNN-hosted town hall meeting on school shootings repeatedly made their thoughts about the National Rifle Association known, shouting that the gun group’s spokesperson was “a murderer.” At CNN’s “Stand Up: The Students of Stoneman Douglas Demand Action,” hosted by Jake Tapper, parents and survivors of the deadly Valentine’s Day … Read more

Marco Rubio’s Warning Against Full Assault Weapon Ban Backfires When Crowd Loves the Idea (Video)

Marco Rubio’s attempt to depict a full assault weapons ban as some kind of worst case scenario failed miserably Wednesday night, when the audience at a televised CNN town hall went absolutely wild for the idea instead. “Stand Up: The Students of Stoneman Douglas Demand Action,” hosted by Jake Tapper, featured friends and parents of … Read more

Colbert Mocks Florida Lawmakers for Going After Porn Instead of Dealing With Guns (Video)

At the start of Wednesday night’s episode of “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” host Colbert talked about yesterday’s Florida legislative session, when state lawmakers voted down a ban on assault weapons less than a week after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that killed 17 people. Colbert then noted that instead, … Read more

Meryl Streep Blasts Harvey Weinstein Class Action Response as ‘Pathetic,’ ‘Exploitive’

Oscar winner Meryl Streep is striking back yet again after finding herself dragged into the Harvey Weinstein scandal. In a Wednesday response to a class action lawsuit filed over his accused misconduct, Weinstein invoked previous statements from Streep that he had been “respectful” to her when they worked together. Streep did not appreciate his associating … Read more

Syria's Child Death Toll Prompts Scathing 1-Sentence Statement From UN Agency

The United Nations agency that helps the world’s needy children issued a terse statement on Tuesday about the escalating death toll in Syria as pro-government forces hammer rebel-held areas. “No words will do justice to the children killed, their mothers, their fathers and their loved ones,” said the agency’s regional director, Geert Cappelaere.That sentence was followed … Read more

Trump hears tearful pleas from shooting survivors, families

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump, in an extraordinary White House event on Wednesday, heard heart-breaking personal stories of loss from the parents and friends of young people who had died in school shootings. The parents and students seated around Trump in the State Dining Room — some in tears, others speaking with voices raised in … Read more

How conspiracy theorists turned Parkland students into ‘crisis actors’

In the fever swamps and extremist fringes of the internet, the outspoken student survivors of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are depicted as mouthpieces of the FBI, pawns of left-wing activist billionaire George Soros, stooges of the Democratic Party — or all of the above. The students, who have called for … Read more

Thousands descend on Florida’s Capitol for gun-reform rally

“We want change! We want change! We want change!” That was the chant roaring from the crowd gathered in front of the Old Capitol in Tallahassee, Florida, for the #NeverAgain Rally on Wednesday — one week after the worst mass shooting at a high school in U.S. history. Facebook Twitter Embed Kids flock to Florida … Read more

Franklin Graham followed in his father’s footsteps — but veered right

The Rev. Billy Graham became known as “America’s pastor” by refusing to pick a political side while reaching out to other religious leaders and invoking “the Lord” rather than Jesus. But his son, the Rev. Franklin Graham, isn’t practicing what his father preached. While the elder Graham, who died Wednesday at age 99, prayed with … Read more