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Friday, den 29. March 2013

Model international actors Iran and North Korea came together to block the adoption of a treaty regulating the $70 billion dollar arms trade at the United Nations on Thursday, no doubt endearing them to the National Rifle Association. The Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) has been in negotiations for the past two weeks, the second attempt to gain a unanimously agreed upon text. The final draft was put before the delegates on Wednesday, with the assumption that it was set to cruise to an easy approval

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Monday, den 25. March 2013

The Daily Caller’s story linking Sen. Robert Menendez to prostitutes continues to disintegrate, as questions emerge about whether the only named source in the original article was paid to make the accusations. While the focus on possible payments to the source further establishes that the story is a farce, it also risks diverting attention from the central fact that the article never should have run in the first place.

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Sunday, den 24. March 2013

National Rifle Association board member Ted Nugent made inflammatory comments about President Obama and said Cubans “haven’t figured out personal hygiene” during an appearance on an online radio show hosted by 9/11 truther and conspiracy theorist Pete Santilli. Santilli, who has promoted conspiracy theories relating to the December 14 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School that left 20 children and six educators dead, does little to hide the fact that he is a conspiracy theorist.

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Saturday, den 23. March 2013

Frequent Fox News guest Lars Larson made the spurious claims that a recently enacted New York gun law forces siblings to run background checks on each other when transferring weapons and would allow a mental health professional to report patients who they “don’t trust” to prohibit them from purchasing a gun. In fact, the  Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013  (SAFE) expands background checks to private firearm sales but exempts immediate family members from performing checks

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Saturday, den 23. March 2013

The Wall Street Journal has a long record of hostility toward the regulatory authority of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), but its editorial board recently praised the Supreme Court’s near-unanimous decision upholding EPA action in Decker v.

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Friday, den 1. February 2013

One of the main themes senators on the Senate Armed Services Committee committed themselves to today during Chuck Hagel’s confirmation hearing to be the next Secretary of Defense was — not wondering whether Hagel fully supports a diplomatic approach to Iran’s nuclear program, as most Americans do — but rather, whether the former Republican senator is willing to take this nation into another war in the Middle East if necessary. Senator after senator, both Republican and Democrat, repeatedly sought Hagel’s reassurance that he is committed to starting a war with Iran — as if the last 10 years of a disastrous war in Iraq had never happened. Sen

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Tuesday, den 22. January 2013

Andrew McCarthy A Fox News contributor drew a direct comparison between Iraq in 2004 to current day Mali, claiming President Obama’s actions in Libya were on the same scale in destabilizing the world.

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Wednesday, den 9. January 2013

Women are physically unfit to serve in combat, Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AR) claimed during a Tuesday appearance on the Laura Ingraham radio show

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Sunday, den 21. October 2012

The New York Times reports that for the first time, the United States and Iran have agreed to bilateral negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program. The Times notes that the news “has the potential” to help President Obama “make the case that he is nearing a diplomatic breakthrough in the decade-long effort by the world’s major powers to curb Tehran’s nuclear ambitions.” The Times adds that “it is also far from clear,” whether Mitt Romney “would go through with the negotiation should he win election.” Update The White House has issued a statement denying the Times’ report: It’s not true that the United States and Iran have agreed to one-on-one talks or any meeting after the American elections.

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Friday, den 21. September 2012

Mitt Romney told a group of rabbis and other Jewish leaders on a telephone call on Thursday that an Iranian nuclear weapons capability would be his threshold in which he would launch a military strike on the Islamic Republic, Foreign Policy reports : “With regards to the red line, I would image Prime Minister Netanyahu is referring to a red line over which if Iran crossed it would take military action. And for me, it is unacceptable or Iran to have the capability of building a nuclear weapon, which they could use in the Middle East or elsewhere,” Romney said. “ So for me, the red line is nuclear capability

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