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Jon Stewart says NSA spying is like health care: ‘If you never find that tumor in your b*ll sack, it can’t kill you’

Jon Stewart mocked House Intelligence Committee chair Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) on Wednesday for brushing off criticism about the National Security Agency’s (NSA) spying activities by arguing that he has not heard specific complaints about the agency breaching private citizens’ privacy. “Of course you can’t have your privacy violated if…

Blackburn and Pallone spar over Obamacare and ‘scam’ insurance policies

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) accused congressional colleague Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ) on Wednesday of being “insulting” toward Americans in the continuing debate over the effects of the Affordable Care Act on individual health care buyers. “To be so insulting to people to say, ‘The insurance you’ve had is a…

Chris Hayes goes off: ‘American capitalism is not producing’ for 47 million poor Americans

MSNBC host Chris Hayes couldn’t contain his exasperation on Wednesday in discussing the implications for poor Americans if $5 billion is cut from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) on Friday. “Fifteen percent of Americans are poor,” Hayes told Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) and his other panelists. “Forty-seven million people.…

Native American advocates ‘disappointed’ after meeting with NFL over D.C. team

Advocates for the Oneida Indian Nation vowed to continue their efforts to get Washington D.C.’s NFL team to change its name following a meeting with the National Football League on Wednesday, ESPN reported. “We are very disappointed,” Oneida spokesperson Joel Barkin told ESPN. “This is the beginning of a process.…

Rand Paul rips Maddow over Wikipedia questions: ‘She’s been spreading hate on me for three years now’

Without mentioning her by name, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) dismissed MSNBC host Rachel Maddow’s questions surrounding his use of Wikipedia in campaign speeches in an interview with Fusion anchor Jorge Ramos on Wednesday. “Nothing I said was not given attribution to where it came from,” Paul told Ramos, arguing that…

‘Appalled’ John McCain and TSA clash over treatment of disabled passengers

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) is pressing the Transportation Safety Authority (TSA) for answers following more than 20 complaints on behalf of disabled passengers concerning their treatment at Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International Airport. The Arizona Republic reported on Tuesday that McCain has contacted both TSA Administrator John Pistole and Jeh Johnson,…

Jon Stewart skewers CNN and Wolf Blitzer for ‘dumbing down’ the news

Rather than pick on CNN for its coverage of a specific issue, Daily Show host Jon Stewart ripped Wolf Blitzer and his colleagues on Tuesday for reducing more of their reporting to choosing between “good things” and “bad things.” “It’s like the word went out from CNN HQ: ‘Nobody watches…

Bill Maher to Piers Morgan: Chris Christie would lose GOP race to Ted Cruz after being seen with ‘President Blackenstein’

Real Time’s Bill Maher made the case on Tuesday for Tea Party Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) as the early favorite for the next Republican presidential nomination to CNN host Piers Morgan, arguing that Cruz has successfully positioned himself with traditional Republican primary voters. “Could it be him against [New Jersey…

Marine could be booted from Corps for warning troops about rapist Afghanistan cop

A 13-year Marine Corps veteran has drawn lawmakers’ support as he faces the end of his career for using classified information to warn his colleagues serving in Afghanistan about a local police official fired for raping children, CNN reported on Tuesday. “The only person who’s being penalized, or potentially punished,…

Ed Schultz blames scared media and ‘crappy insurance’ for backlash to Obamacare

MSNBC host Ed Schultz mounted a spirited defense of the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday, blaming media outlets for playing into conservatives’ hands by spreading “misinformation” about the new law in an effort to protect their own reputations. “I think that network reporters throughout the entire industry may be caught…

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