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Officials confirm surfer caught tallest wave ever ridden

Guiness Book of World Records officials have confirmed it, the wave that surfer Garrett McNamara surfed in November of last year was the tallest ever ridden, clocking in at 78 feet tall, a foot taller than the previous record, which was set in 2008. McNamara, 44, was surfing off the…

Maddow: Consumer rebates from the ACA are a big f’ing deal

Friday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow devoted the show’s opening segment to the concept of “retail politics” and how the Democrats may finally be mastering that art in the form of Affordable Care Act (ACA) rebate checks, one of which could be on its way to…

Freak hail storm kills dozens in China

Thursday afternoon, violent storms swept over Gansu province in Northwestern China, killing at least 37 people with 19 others missing. Hail and torrential rains downed power lines, flattened buildings and razed crops. Nearly 30,000 residents have been evacuated. China’s national flood control and drought relief headquarters issued fresh warnings to…

Maher: Is Romney’s high school bullying a clue to his character?

Friday night on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” host Bill Maher and his panel, including anti-tax activist Grover Norquist, actress Eva Longoria, CNN contributor Margaret Hoover and author David Cay Johnston, posed the question as to whether or not the high school antics of former Massachusetts Governor and presumptive Republican…

Mitt Romney addresses Liberty University commencement 2012

This morning, presumptive Republican presidential nominee former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) is addressing the graduating class of Liberty University. Watch the video, embedded via Liberty University, below:…

Harry Reid finally gets fed up with ‘mindless’ Republican obstructionism

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reed (D-NV) may have finally gotten his fill of Republican obstructionism. In his soft-spoken way, he might even be described as absolutely furious over the refusal of Senate Republicans to pass a completely non-controversial reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank on the grounds that they wanted time…

Richard Branson says Spain can solve its economic problems by legalizing marijuana

Sir Richard Branson believes that the ideal way for Spain to get out of its current morass of national debt, savage austerity cuts, and social turmoil would be to legalize and tax marijuana. The billionaire founder of the Virgin Group suggested at the opening of the world’s largest cannabis museum…

MSNBC’s Tamron Hall to reporter: ‘You’re not going to come on and insult me’

MSNBC’s Tamron Hall sternly lectured Washington Examiner’s Tim Carney on air Friday afternoon for refusing to answer questions about presumptive Republican nominee former Gov. Mitt Romney (MA) lashing out at a Colorado reporter’s question about medical marijuana. Hall invited Carney to discuss the incident, but the Examiner reporter didn’t go…

‘Trayvon Martin’ gun range targets sold out in two days

RELATED: Trayvon’s mom: Call your governor on Mother’s Day —- A person selling gun range targets modeled after slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin says that their “main motivation was to make money off the controversy.” WKMG’s Mike DeForest reported on Friday that the unidentified seller told him that the targets…

Allen West on LGBT workplace discrimination: ‘That don’t happen’ in the U.S.

Tea party favorite Rep. Allen West (R-FL) is denying that LGBT people face employment discrimination in the U.S. On Thursday, Think Progress’ Scott Keyes asked West if he would be willing to support a law that bans hiring or firing of people based on their sexual orientation. “That don’t happen…

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