Virginia state delegate Joe Morrissey (D-Highland Springs) pulled out an AK-47 on the floor of the state's House of Delegates on Thursday, in an attempt to rally support for a bill that would ban assault weapons in the state.
With revenues down and residents weary of ever-increasing local taxes, some states have made a push to privatize services in recent years to save money. In New Jersey, a small town could become the first municipality in the state to privatize 911 police dispatching services.
Following President Obama's announcement on Wednesday of new proposals intended to curb gun violence in the U.S., Texas Governor Rick Perry released a statement saying Obama's remarks "disgust" him, and insisted "no gun law" could stop "evil individuals" intent on killing people.
The NRA has released a vicious attack ad that goes after Obama's children and calls him an "elitist hypocrite" for protecting them with "armed guards." Apparently, Obama is an "elitist" and a "hypocrite" for having Secret Service protection while American families do not.
A graphic created by the Wall Street Journal might help explain the conservative mindset about cutting taxes for the rich. Despite writing about the effect tax increases will have for the poor, apparently no one in their world makes under $100,000 a year.
The NRA has made it its mission to force the blame of gun violence onto everything except guns. Following the tragic shooting in Sandy Hook Elementary School where 20 children and six adults were gunned down, NRA president Wayne LaPierre was quick to place the blame on the influence of violent video games.
When the Obama administration made the promise to respond to any "We the People" petitions on the White House Web site that attracted at least 25,000 signatures, I bet they never imagined having to feild a request to "begin construction of a Death Star" by 2016.
If only certain lawmakers valued the First Amendment as much as they do the Second. Wisconsin Assembly leaders came to an agreement Thursday to eliminate the body's all-night sessions, but Republicans were able to force through stricter rules on Capitol visitors, banning everything from cellphones to newspapers.
They may refer to themselves as the invisible empire, but at least in Virginia, the Ku Klux Klan have stepped up recruitment to Richmond-area residents. And according to the Grand Dragon, they have one person to thank - President Obama.
In the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut school massacre, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart took on the right's refusal to take up the topic of gun control, targeting everything from Fox News to NRA Vice President Wayne LaPierre's contention that gun violence can be blamed on everything but guns.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is threatening to hold up the confirmation of President Obama's nominee to direct to Central Intelligence Agency, John Brennan, "until our questions are answered" about the September attack in Benghazi, Libya.
A local Wendy's franchise with 11 restaurants in the Obama, Nebraska metro area is slashing about 100 workers' hours in order to avoid paying for employees' health benefits.
With Republicans increasingly holding the debt ceiling hostage in an attempt to secure budget cuts, the idea of a statuary debt limit seems foolish and potentially destructive. However, one potential solution seems even more absurd - minting a $1 trillion coin.
Cartoonists are just as angry about our inadequate Congress as every else. Here are five cartoons that sum up the dysfunctional group of incompetent lawmakers we've all grown to loathe...
The march towards marriage equality continues in Illinois, where Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady is calling on his colleagues to support a proposal to legalize same-sex marriage in the state.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) called out House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and the House GOP, and blamed them for the "continued suffering" of New Jerseyans still struggling to recover from Hurricane Sandy.
Check out this cool map created by software engineer Brandon Martin-Anderson, which shows every person counted by the 2010 US and 2011 Canadian censuses.
He already needs an endless supply of tissues to keep his every-flowing tear ducts dry. Now it appears House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) might also need a bar of soap to clean his filthy mouth.
The lessons of the fiscal cliff - Erza Klein of the Washington Post thinks the lesson to take away from the fiscal cliff debacle is the White House will fear default and cave in on their tough talk about not negotiating with Republicans over the debt ceiling.
Tumbling over the so-called fiscal cliff seems like a fitting way to end a year filled with GOP infighting, tea party nonsense and laughable NRA declarations. Before you slap on your parachute, check out these five funny cartoons heralding a better 2013 for all of us...