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McConnell calls Obama ‘thuggish’ over opposition to Citizens United

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Friday accused President Barack Obama’s administration of using “thuggish” tactics to promote campaign finance reform. During a speech to the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference, McConnell said that liberals were using “bullying” and “intimidation” to thwart the free speech rights of conservatives. “The…

Fox News co-host calls for mass deportations

The night before President Barack Obama announced that he would grant immunity to younger undocumented immigrants, “The Five” co-host (and former host of Fox Business Network’s ‘Follow The Money’) Eric Bolling took to the airwaves to suggest that federal officials should conduct a mass deportation campaign, all in the name…

5th grader’s winning pro-marriage equality speech banned by NY school

A elementary school principal at PS 195 in Queens, New York City has barred a fifth-grade student from delivering a speech about marriage equality to the rest of the school even though he won a class competition. Same sex marriage is legal in New York, but principal Beryl Bailey told…

Shep Smith rants about Lance Armstrong ‘amped up on V’ from ‘True Blood’

Fox News host Shep Smith on Thursday confused a panel of legal analysts when he turned a discussion about cycling legend Lance Armstrong’s alleged doping into a rant about the HBO vampire drama True Blood. “I wonder if he was taking ‘V’?” Smith seriously asked judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano, referring…

Colbert: Pot legalization can help Obama win in November

Thursday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert offered the team working to re-elect President Barack Obama a possible key piece of strategy. Marijuana legalization initiatives, he said, may be exactly the thing to push the president over the edge in terms of vote numbers. Colbert reminded us (I…

Jon Stewart demolishes senators for swooning over JP Morgan CEO

On his show Thursday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart mocked members of the Senate Banking Committee for going soft on JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon after his firm lost at least $2 billion gambling on derivatives. During the hearing, Republican senators complimented Dimon and praised his financial…

Robert Reich: Romney is the reverse Robin Hood

Berkeley professor and former labor secretary Robert Reich suggested Thursday that Mitt Romney’s economic plan favored the wealthy at the expense of the poor. “Romney has said repeatedly, he wants to cut taxes on the very wealthy,” he said on MSNBC’s The Last Word. “The nonpartisan Tax Policy Center here…

Fox News host walks off set following co-host’s sexist joke

Fox & Friends co-host Gretchen Carlson walked off the show’s set on Thursday morning after her co-host Brian Kilmeade made a sexist comment. The comment came after Fox & Friends‘ Steve Doocy finished an interview with the Navy Sea Chanters, which had been all-male until 1980. “Women are everywhere,” Kilmeade…

Sen. Sanders: Consumers should know if food is genetically modified

Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA) on Thursday introduced an amendment to the farm bill that would give states the power to label genetically modified food. “I personally believe, and I think most Americans believe, that when a mother goes to the store and purchases food for her…

Jose Antonio Vargas: Americans have profound misunderstanding of immigration

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas on Thursday said the immigration system was fundamentally broken. “Ordinary Americans have such a profound misunderstanding of what this issue is and who we exactly are,” he told CBS News. The Filipino writer — who has has worked for The San Francisco Chronicle, The…

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