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Sen. Corker: Debt ceiling is Republican ‘leverage’ to cut ‘entitlements’

Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) says that his party should agree to raise taxes on the wealthy before January because Republicans can force cuts to earned benefits like Medicare and Social Security next year by holding the debt ceiling hostage. “I do think it’s time for the president — he knows…

Mobster uses mass campaign emails from Obama and other politicians in court to ‘prove’ he’s well-connected

Collection of letters presented to the court include standard mass email replies from Bill Clinton and Barack Obama From the fictional Tony Soprano to the real word “Dapper Don” John Gotti, US mafia members are known for their brazen audacity. But low-ranking mob associate Tony “Tony O” O’Donnell may have…

Former Florida governor Charlie Crist formally joins Democrats to make final split from GOP

Former Florida governor cites Republican party’s lurch to the right as reason for joining Democrats and Obama Former Florida governor Charlie Crist has completed his political conversion, announcing on Twitter that he has joined the Democrats as a result of the Republican party’s swing to the right. The one-time GOP…

Obama’s inauguration committee to accept corporate cash

President Obama’s inauguration in January will be funded in part by corporate cash, a reversal from 2008 when he declined corporate donations and capped individual donations to $50,000, reported the Washington Post. Donations from both corporate donors and individuals to the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Committee will not have an upper…

Smith & Wesson sales spike 48 percent amid mass shootings, Obama re-election

The 2012 campaign season and a year of high-profile shootings have resulted in big profits for one of America’s top firearms companies. Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation announced on Thursday that sales had spiked 48 percent in its second fiscal quarter of 2013, setting a record of $136 million. “The…

Fox News celebrates Michigan union busting as ‘Victory for Capitalism!’

The Fox News morning show Fox & Friends on Friday declared that a law in Michigan that weakens unions was a “Victory for Capitalism!” On Thursday, the Republican-controlled state legislature in Michigan had quickly pushed through a new measure that would make the birthplace of the country’s labor movement a…

Monica Crowley: Obama’s win was ‘national suicide’ because rich will pay more taxes

Fox News contributor Monica Crowley says that America committed “national suicide” by re-electing President Barack Obama because tax rates will probably go up on the top earners in the country. During a Thursday segment about Obama’s fiscal cliff “ultimatum,” Fox Business host Lou Dobbs wondered where was the “coordinated action…

‘Fox & Friends’ hosts: Why weren’t we invited to the White House with MSNBC?

The hosts of a Fox News morning show that created and aired a four-minute, attack ad-style video filled with falsehoods about President Barack Obama during his re-election campaign are wondering why they did not get invited to the White House with other media personalities on Tuesday. Several reports confirmed on…

Right-wing misinformation leads half of Republicans to believe ACORN stole 2012 election

Nearly endless gobs of misinformation spewed from partisan media outlets in recent years had resulted in an astonishing achievement: 49 percent of Republicans now say that the disbanded community organizing group ACORN stole the 2012 presidential election for President Barack Obama, according to a survey by Public Policy Polling (PPP)…

Ron Paul super PAC spent most of its money on non-campaign activities

The pro-Ron Paul group Revolution PAC spent 83 percent of its $1.2 million total fundraising haul on administrative costs and not on campaign activities, Bloomberg News revealed Tuesday. Bloomberg‘s report noted that Revolution PAC director Gary Franchi paid himself and his companies roughly $153,000, including money for the PAC’s rent.…

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