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Maddow mocks the idea of Limbaugh hosting a GOP debate: ‘Seem like a plan?’

A somewhat amused Rachel Maddow noted on Friday that the GOP’s move to ban CNN and NBC from its future presidential primary debates ran counter to its own advice from earlier this year to be more inclusive and to “stop listening to itself.” “That was the plan for the Republican…

Chris Christie vetoes weapons ban out of concern for ‘law-abiding’ assault rifle owners

In a move swiftly criticized as a concession to gun advocates, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) issued a veto Friday night against two gun safety measures, including a ban on .50-caliber long-range rifles, a measure he initially supported. The Washington Post reported that Christie announced the veto after 6…

‘Tell him to stop lying!’: Watch another GOP lawmaker get called out over Obamacare

A Florida lawmaker became the latest Republican to be loudly questioned by constituents over his opposition to the Affordable Care Act. According to Think Progress, Rep. Daniel Webster (R-FL) was booed and heckled during a town hall event on Thursday, with one attendee saying, “Tell him to stop lying” at…

Al Sharpton rips O’Reilly’s hypocrisy: ‘This is the worst kind of gutter talk’

MSNBC host Al Sharpton revealed a secret of his own on Friday regarding Bill O’Reilly: that his Fox News counterpart, who has publicly denigrated him, has worked with Sharpton’s activist organization. “This is the worst kind of gutter talk,” Sharpton said after playing clips of O’Reilly calling him a “race-hustler.”…

Texas politician’s homophobic remarks caught on tape: ‘It’s just disgusting to even think about’

San Antonio mayor Julian Castro (D) quickly criticized one of his city council members on Friday after homophobic remarks by her came to light. Council member Elisa Chan’s statements finding homosexuality “disgusting,” Castro told KENS-TV, were “hurtful and misinformed and they don’t reflect the views of the overwhelming majority of…

Protest chic: Designer Vivienne Westwood joins successful anti-fracking demonstration

Famed fashion designer Vivienne Westwood was among hundreds of protestors who have managed to temporarily stop a purported fracking excavation in a British village. “It’s just storing up for the future, near future even, with financial problems and ultimately, you know, we’ll all fry,” Westwood told Sky News on Friday…

Government targeting instructors in lie detector courses

Federal authorities have launched investigations against instructors advertising training for people looking to beat lie detector tests, McClatchy Newspapers reported on Friday. “My wife and I are terrified,” one polygrapher, Chad Dixon, told McClatchy regarding his guilty plea to charges of obstructing an agency proceeding and wire fraud. “I stumbled…

Bloomberg endorses fingerprinting housing project residents for their own good

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I) put forward an idea on Friday to install fingerprint scanners in the city’s Housing Authority projects. The Staten Island Advance reported that Bloomberg made the remarks during his weekly interview on WOR-AM, saying the scanners would help determine who is living in those…

Christian TV host tries to exorcise ‘demonic spirit’ from Obama

Disgraced former Navy chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt veered into domestic policy commentary on his online show on Wednesday, arguing against the National Security Authority’s (NSA) domestic spying program while trying to pray a demon out of President Barack Obama. “We pray against the domestic enemies of the Constitution,” Klingenschmitt said, his…

Laura Ingraham: An immigration deal with Obama is like a human rights deal with Castro

Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham abandoned any pretense of collaborative government on Wednesday in her latest remarks against immigration reform, mocking Republicans who were willing to negotiate with President Barack Obama. “If you’re willing to do that, you might as well be willing to sit down with [Fidel] Castro and…

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