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Warren to sit on Senate Banking Committee: Reports

Multiple sources are confirming that Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) will be appointed to the Senate Banking Committee, according to reports published Tuesday. The former Harvard professor helped create President Barack Obama’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which she was set to lead before Senate Republicans blocked her confirmation. While the appointment…

Bob Shrum schools Ron Johnson: ‘Fantasyland’ to credit Reagan for Clinton economy

Tea party-backed Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) says that former Republican President Ronald Reagan is responsible for the country’s economic success under former Democratic President Bill Clinton and the American people “don’t really understand” economic growth. Johnson told CNN host Soledad O’Brien on Tuesday that it would not be necessary to…

O’Reilly: Cardinal Dolan ‘should have done an exorcism’ on Caroline Kennedy over women’s rights

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly suspects that demonic possession may be responsible for Caroline Kennedy’s support of reproductive rights for women and that conservative Catholic Cardinal Timothy Dolan “should have performed an exorcism” on her when he had the chance at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) earlier this year. During…

Santorum begins employment at WND by suggesting UN conspiracy to kill his daughter

World Net Daily (WND), a conservative website which pushes birther fantasies and other conspiracies, announced on Sunday that it had hired former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum “to offer exclusive opinion each Monday.” “Rick Santorum – the former U.S. senator who ignited grass-roots conservatives as a Republican candidate for president…

Report: Adelson lost $50 million more on election than previously thought

Billionaire Sheldon Adelson may have blown $50 million more than previously thought on conservative candidates during the 2012 election. Republican sources close to Adelson reportedly told The Huffington Post that the casino mogul may have lost $150 million trying to get candidates like former GOP nominee Mitt Romney elected, even…

GOP Rep. to former Bush staffer: Investigate WMD claims before attacking Susan Rice

Rep. Tom Cole, a Republican from Oklahoma, says that if lawmakers are going to go after U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice over her initial public assessment of the September attack in Benghazi then maybe Congress should also look at how President George W. Bush pushed bad intelligence…

Dan Senor blasts Obama for meeting with MoveOn, ignores meeting with CEOs

Dan Senor, a top adviser to former GOP nominee Mitt Romney, on Sunday lashed out at President Barack Obama for meeting with progressive groups like MoveOn.org after winning the election, but ignored similar meetings with business leaders. Appearing on a Sunday panel on ABC’s This Week, Senor said that the…

Boehner ‘flabbergasted’ Obama offered his campaign promises in debt talks

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) says he was “flabbergasted” when President Barack Obama opened debt talks by offering the same public positions that he campaigned on. According to details circulated by Republican aides last week, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner’s offer included $1.6 trillion in taxes, $400 billion in entitlement spending…

Texas gun store owner: Record sales because of Obama win and Mayan ‘doomsday’

A Texas gun store owner says that gun sales were a “madhouse” on Black Friday because President Barack Obama was re-elected and people are stocking up in advance of the Mayan-predicted “doomsday.” FBI records released earlier this week indicated that the bureau fielded 154,873 calls for background checks last Friday,…

Santelli has hissy fit because pro-Obama CEO issues early dividends to avoid tax hikes

CNBC on-air editor Rick Santelli, who is credited with helping to launch the tea party movement, flew into a rage and stomped off camera on Friday because a supporter of President Obama plans to pay shareholders a dividend before taxes are scheduled to go up at the end of the…

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