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Conservative radio host: Individual mandate is greatest threat ‘since segregation’

A conservative radio host who is president of the legal advocacy group Landmark Legal Foundation believes that President Barack Obama’s health care reform law created the biggest threat from government “since segregation” by requiring individuals to purchase health care insurance. “Obama and a super majority of Democrats in the House…

Fortune reporter: ‘Fast and Furious’ the fault of weak laws pushed by gun lobby

The “Fast and Furious” gun-running scandal has blown up in Republicans’ collective faces just one day before a major House vote on holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for refusing to turn over related documents. Despite the insistence of the National Rifle Association (NRA), the nation’s largest…

Colbert: ‘Gay’ Oreos are for ‘homo-snacks-uals’

On Wednesday night’s edition of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert lamented the fact that America’s culture wars have made their way even into the world of our most innocuous snack foods. Earlier this month, in observation of LGBT Pride 2012, Oreo cookies posted a message on its Facebook page…

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…

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