CNN is reporting that a man has been arrested in Monday’s bomb attacks on Boston Marathon. The man was seen in surveillance videos placing one of the bombs that went off near the finish line of the race. According to CNN, the suspect was described as dark skinned. UPDATE: NBC is reporting that this is [...]
Somewhere aliens are watching us from outer space and scratching their headlike appendages. Because before all the blood had even dried on the sidewalks, the rightwing dropped the subject of what happened at the 2013 Boston Marathon and got back to the subject they seem to care most about: hating Pres. Obama. This tweet hints [...]
Some of the speculation that has come out is that yes, it was a foreign national and, speculating here, that it was potentially a person on a student visa. If that’s the case, then we need to take a look at the big picture. … We need to take a look at the visa-waiver program and wonder what we’re doing. If we can’t background check people that are coming from Saudi Arabia, how do we think we are going to background check the 11 to 20 million people that are here from who knows where.
— Rep. Steve King (R-IA), telling National Review that Congress “should be cautious about rushing immigration reform, especially after Monday’s bombing in Boston, where three people were killed.”
The Fox News-generated hysteria among Republicans over the government’s handling of the Benghazi attacks relies heavily on the assumption that Fox viewers have incredibly short memories. Watching Fox present this issue, you might quickly assume that the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya was unique — that nothing like it had ever happened before. [...]
Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Mitt Romney’s deliberate attempt to big foot the news coverage of the protests and violence in North Africa elsewhere this week obscured the most important aspect of the story from a parochial American perspective, at least: the organized assault on the U.S. compound [...]
A lot of hypotheticals made the rounds after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks. “What would you do if” questions were a way to process all the horror, as were scenarios of how to go forward. My boss back then was a young Jewish woman, raised by her Orthodox rabbi grandfather. She had spent time [...]