Rick Perry said in an interview Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union" that the shooting in Lafayette, Louisiana, earlier this week shows why gun-free zones are "a bad idea" and said he believes people should be able to take their firearms to the movies.
"I think that it makes a lot of sense to send a message across this country," Perry said when asked by host Jake Tapper if the former governor believed a way to prevent such violence would be to allow moviegoers to take guns inside. - Referenced Article
Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) said on Friday that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R-) is “vile” for using a speech earlier this week to talk about the violent death of one of Himes’s former interns.
Himes argued in a statement that Christie was politicizing the death of Kevin Sutherland to fit talking points on criminal justice reform, and that it was unethical of him to do so. - Referenced Article
Democratic presidential candidate Jim Webb on Sunday suggested that recent efforts to remove Confederate symbols from public places were as "divisive" as Donald Trump's disparaging comments about Mexican immigrants.
Without prompting from "Fox News Sunday" host Bret Baier, who had been asking questions about national security, Webb asked if he could please talk about Trump, the billionaire GOP candidate who has called Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals. Webb criticized Trump before pivoting. - Referenced Article
A national debate over Confederate imagery burst open on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, forcing GOP leaders on Thursday to pull a spending bill from consideration.
Earlier this week, the House adopted amendments that largely banned the Confederate battle flag’s display at federal parks and cemeteries administered by the National Park Service, as well as the sale of items displaying it. It retained some exceptions for educational purposes. - Referenced Article
Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb, a decorated Vietnam War veteran, is the latest Democrat to enter the presidential race. He was secretary of the Navy under President Ronald Reagan. Webb joins "CBS This Morning" for his first interview since announcing his candidacy last week.
“I support calling the Iranian Revolutionary Guard what it is: a terrorist organization. It is imperative that we get both tough and smart about dealing with Iran before it is too late.”
“I want the Iranians to know that if I’m president, we will attack Iran. In the next 10 years, during which they might foolishly consider launching an attack on Israel, we would be able to totally obliterate them.” - Referenced Article
ObamaCare's victory at the Supreme Court is putting new pressure on Republican presidential candidates to map out a replacement to the healthcare law — a task that has eluded the party for more than five years.
With President Obama’s law twice affirmed by the nation’s high court, congressional Republicans now say a victory in 2016 is their best chance to tear down the statute and replace it with a GOP-favored alternative. - Referenced Article
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker officially joins the presidential race a week from Monday, and former Virginia Senator and Navy Secretary Jim Webb became the fifth contender for the Democratic nomination Thursday. Democratic Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is also surging after drawing a crowd of 10,000 this week in Wisconsin. Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank joins "CBS This Morning" from Washington to discuss the latest contenders in the 2016 race to the White House.