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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…

Gingrich finally admits he doesn’t deserve to be president

In a wide-ranging interview with NBC late night talk show host Jay Leno on Thursday, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) finally admitted that he does not deserve to be president. The famously confident Republican told Leno that he was “publicly, explicitly wrong” about President Barack Obama’s reelection chances. “Why…

Macy’s brand health plummets among women after petition to dump Trump

Data released on Wednesday showed that the Macy’s department store brand name has been taking a beating ever since a petition began urging the company to drop real estate mogul Donald Trump’s merchandise. YouGov’s BrandIndex indicated that Macy’s Recommend score among women had fallen by more than 40 percent after…

Romney face tattoo guy wants ‘R’ removed because Mitt has ‘no dignity’

Eric Hartsburg, the man who infamously got a Mitt Romney logo tattooed on the side of his head, says he now wants the ink removed because the former Republican candidate is “shameful” and has “no dignity.” In an interview published on Wednesday, Hartsburg told Politico that he was taking tattoo…

Country star wears Confederate flag for NBC Christmas special

Country music star Trace Adkins on Wednesday wore a tiny Confederate battle flag while singing on on NBC’s nationally-televised Christmas tree-lighting special. During his “Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire” performance, close-ups of Adkins clearly showed that his earpiece was covered with the flag of the Confederacy, which many consider…

Failed ‘family matters’ congressional candidate arrested for hitting wife

Brad Staats, a Tennessee Republican who lost a congressional election earlier this month, was arrested Sunday on a charge of domestic violence. On the campaign trail, the self-billed “family matters” candidate championed so-called conservative values like blocking marriage equality, denying women the right to abortions and preventing undocumented immigrants from…

Bill Kristol: John Kerry hasn’t supported enough wars to be secretary of state

Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol on Sunday suggested that Republican senators should confirm United States Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice if she is nominated as secretary of state because she is more likely to support going to war than Sen. John Kerry (D-MA). The conservative columnist told Fox…

Barney Frank confronts Hutchinson for ‘weasel words’ linking Obama to Petraeus scandal

In a face to face confrontation that aired on Sunday, Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) called out Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R-TX) for using “weasel words” to suggest that President Barack Obama knew about former CIA Director David Petraeus’ sex scandal prior to the November election. Hutchinson told CNN’s Candy Crowley…

McCain on abortion: Republicans should ‘leave the issue alone’

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Sunday said that former Presidential nominee Mitt Romney and other Republicans had made a mistake by trying to change abortion laws and that his party should “leave the issue alone.” During an interview on Fox News, host Chris Wallace noted that the presidential candidate who…

Rep. DesJarlais, who had affairs with his med patients, says he won’t resign

Speaking publicly for the first time since a judge unsealed records from his divorce proceedings, Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-TN), who has admitted to numerous affairs and who allegedly pressured a mistress to get an abortion, said he has no plans to resign from office. In an interview with the Knoxville News Sentinel, DesJarlais said…

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