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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…

Joe Arpaio says he wants drones — but not for arresting immigrants

Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio confirmed on Monday that he wants to acquire unmanned drones for the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department, arguing that he would fund the purchases in part through money seized in drug busts. “Isn’t it great?” Arpaio told KNXV-TV. “It would be the criminals buying these to arrest…

Another New Jersey Rep. slams GOP during Obamacare hearing: ‘You call that cooperation? I don’t’

Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) lit into his Republican colleagues on Tuesday during a House Ways & Means Committee hearing concerning the Affordable Care Act (ACA), calling out their continued resistance to the law and challenging them to confront those potentially affected by their threats to defund it. “What are you…

Jon Stewart mocks CNN’s coverage of healthcare.gov: ‘You’d think people were shi*ting into a cup ‘

While criticism continues to plague the the government’s health exchange website over its performance, Daily Show host Jon Stewart suggested one possible source for the problem: the glut of cable news reporters attempting to sign on, particularly from CNN, which has gone so far as to post clocks showing how…

‘Hit it, Senator!’: Rachel Maddow mocks Rand Paul for lifting ‘eugenics’ speech from Wikipedia

For the movie Gattaca to come up during a gubernatorial campaign was weird enough, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow said on Monday. But weirder still was would-be presidential hopeful Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) seemingly reciting portions of his speech on the movie verbatim from Wikipedia and thinking he could pull it…

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