Twelve people killed after three masked gunmen attacked offices of French satirical newspaper that’s published mocking cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. • Witnesses: Attackers yelled “We have avenged the prophet.” • French president declares it an act of terrorism; U.S. strongly condemns. • Suspects still on the loose.
Financial Times editor Tony Barber said the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo was “actually just being stupid” for publishing mocking cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, hours after masked gunmen tore through its offices and killed 12 people.
One of the eyewitnesses from the horrific terrorist attack in Paris told France Info Radio that three officers retreated from the terrorist because they were unarmed.
Semi-automatic and automatic firearms are banned, but that hasn’t stopped drug dealers and terrorists from acquiring them in increasing numbers, according to the National Observatory for Delinquency, a state body created in 2003
Police have named 42-year-old Muslim policeman Ahmed Merabet as one of the two officers killed in Wednesday’s attack on a satirical magazine in Paris. He is survived by his wife.
The head of one of the largest Catholic organizations in the U.S. said Wednesday that if the publisher of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo “not been so narcissistic, he may still be alive.”
After he secured his third term as speaker Tuesday afternoon, losing 25 votes on the House floor to some relatively unknown members of the Republican Conference, Boehner moved swiftly to boot two of the insurgents from the influential Rules Committee. That could be just the start of payback for the speaker’s betrayers, who might see subcommittee chairmanships and other perks fall away in the coming months.
Speaker of the House John Boehner acknowledged Wednesday that he punished two Republicans who opposed his re-election by stripping them of committee assignments.
You will recall that while campaigning for congress, then-State Sen. Barry Loudermilk said he would note vote for John Boehner to be Speaker of the House. With his first vote as a congressman, Loudermilk broke that pledge by voting for Speaker Boehner.
Courtesy of RedState, we now have a list of The Dirty Half-Dozen, the six freshmen Republicans who campaigned on explicit promises to vote against John Boehner as Speaker of the House. And then, moments after being sworn in, they promptly violated their promises and essentially spit on their constituents.
Over 97 percent of teachers in Indiana have been rated as “effective,” according to numbers released Monday, and state lawmakers are less than pleased.