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Drunk Ron Paul supporter arrested on National Geographic show

A drunk driver who was arrested on camera and repeatedly told officers to “read your constitution” during a recent episode of National Geographic’s Frontier Force turned out to be a Ron Paul fan. The man had a blood alcohol content of .301, nearly quadruple the legal limit. After being handcuffed…

Arizona Supreme Court allows recall of GOP Senate president Russell Pearce

The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that the recall election of Russell Pearce, the Republican president of the state Senate, could proceed. The recall election was challenged by a supporter of Pearce, who claimed that the recall drive did not collect enough valid voter signatures because of flawed paperwork.…

Perry ‘taken aback’ by debate audience cheering death

Texas Gov. Rick Perry said he was “taken aback” by cheers at the CNN/Tea Party debate Monday at in response to the hypothetical death of a man who did not have health care insurance. “I was a bit taken aback by that myself,” Perry told NBC News after appearing at…

Rep. Steve Cohen to U.S. drug czar: Pot not as dangerous as heroin

Tennessee Congressman Steven Cohen (D) urged Gil Kerlikowske, the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, to reclassify marijuana as a Schedule V substance in a letter sent Monday. Marijuana is currently a Schedule I drug under the federal Control Substances Act. Schedule I is the most restrictive…

Ralph Nader: Americans ignore the cause of 9/11

After attending a 9/11 panel in northwest D.C. on Monday, Ralph Nader told The Nation‘s George Zornick that Americans had mostly ignored the reasons that the terrorist attacks occurred. “All we want to say is that it was a terrorist attack, it was evil, don’t talk about what caused it,”…

U.S. unable to account for 16,000 kilograms of exported enriched uranium

The United States could only account for 1,160 out of 17,500 kilograms of Highly-Enriched Uranium (HEU) — weapon-usable nuclear material — exported to 27 countries in response to a 1992 congressional mandate, according to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report released last week. “The world today is dramatically different than…

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon’s son cited for marijuana possession

The 21-year old son of Democratic Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon was issued a citation for possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana early Saturday. “This is a private matter that will be handled through the municipal process,” the governor said in a statement. “My son is a fine young…

Tea party audience boos Ron Paul for explaining motive of al Qaeda

Ron Paul was booed at the CNN/Tea Party Republican debate on Monday night after saying that al Qaeda did not attack the United States because “we’re free,” but because of U.S. military operations in the Middle East and the nation’s “unfair” treatment of Palestinians. “This whole idea that the whole…

Romney, Perry exchange blows over Social Security reform

Mitt Romney and Rick Perry clashed over Social Security at the CNN/Tea Party Republican debate on Monday night. Romney pointed out that in his book, Fed Up, Perry called Social Security an “unconstitutional” program and a total failure. “If what you’re trying to say is that back in the ’30s…

Former Sen. Bob Graham calls for new 9/11 investigation

Former Democratic Senator Bob Graham on Monday called on the U.S. government to reopen its investigation into 9/11 after a report found that links between Saudi Arabia and the hijackers were never disclosed by the FBI to the 2002 joint Congressional intelligence committee investigating the attacks. “In the final report…

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