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Jon Stewart demolishes Gov. Christie for opposing marijuana decriminalization

On his show Wednesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart lampooned New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for his opposition to decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana. The New Jersey Assembly has passed legislation that would reduce penalties for marijuana possession, but Christie plans to veto it. Christie said…

Fugelsang: Following Jesus and Ayn Rand like following Gargamel and the Smurfs

Current TV host John Fugelsang poked fun at Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Wednesday for introducing an amendment to a flood insurance bill that would define life as beginning at the moment of conception. “You know I gotta say, it’s hard being both a Christian and being a fan of…

Cenk explains truth behind ‘fabricated’ Fast and Furious scandal

Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks on Wednesday explained how Katherine Eban of Fortune unveiled the “reals story” behind the Fast and Furious scandal. “It is amazing what we didn’t know,” he said. “It is also amazing what the Obama administration admitted to when it wasn’t true.” The Bureau of…

Bernie Sanders blasts ‘oligarchic form’ of U.S. government

Indepedent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont on Wednesday said the wealthy were taking control of the United States government. “The wealthy people in this country are becoming wealthier, the middle class is disappearing and poverty is increasing,” Sanders said. “Now, when we talk about an oligarchic form of government, what…

Santorum denies ‘hateful rhetoric’ against gay and lesbian people

Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum denies that he has ever used “hateful rhetoric” against LGBT individuals. The socially conservative politician — who once said he was willing to die to prevent same sex marriages — was recently confronted about his views by Abby Martin of Media Roots. “You said…

Sen. DeMint blasts ‘secular’ government, urges Creationism in schools

At a Freedom Congress conference earlier this month, Republican Sen. Jim DeMint (SC) railed against the “increasingly secular” culture of the United States, which was being fostered by the government. “Washington reflects people,” he said at Heritage International Ministries. “It reflects our culture. If reflects the fact that we’ve become…

Boehner vows to repeal ‘Obamacare’ if it survives court challenge

Republican House Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday vowed to repeal all of the Affordable Care Act if the U.S. Supreme Court did not strike down the health care reform law. “Now we all know the Supreme Court is likely to make some announcement about ObamaCare tomorrow,” he said. “We made…

Rep. Gutierrez warns Canadian Justin Bieber to bring papers to Arizona

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) made a point about the potential for racial profiling in Arizona’s anti-immigration law on Wednesday by challenging members of the House to look at a series of photographs and determine which of the people were immigrants and which were citizens. In a 5-4 ruling earlier this…

Women immigrants tell of life in fear thanks to ‘Papers, please’ laws

Women immigrants from Arizona, Alabama and Georgia are living in fear after laws like Arizona’s SB 1070 have been put into place. In a conference call sponsored by We Belong Together, a coalition of women’s rights and immigrant rights organizations, Ampardo (women’s last names are withheld to ensure safety), a…

Former neo-Nazi band: Marijuana changed us to ‘peace-loving hippies’

Two blue-eyed, blonde-haired twins who were members a neo-Nazi band at the age of 11 now credit medical marijuana with turning them into “peace-loving hippies.” Lamb and Lynx Gaede, who created the band Prussian Blue in 2003, told the Daily Mirror that they now both had medical marijuana cards and…

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