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Maher panel rips GOP strategist for not admitting Iraq invasion was ‘wrong’

Republican strategist (and Bush/Cheney loyalist) Ron Christie appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher‘s panel discussion Friday evening, and still couldn’t admit that invading Iraq was a wrong decision. That steadfastness by Christie prompted Princeton professor Cornell West to repeatedly ask, “Were your wrong, were you wrong?” Former CNN correspondent…

DOJ officially retracts ‘$16 dollar a muffin’ story

The Department of Justice (DOJ) officially retracted a report that it paid an average of $16 for muffins at a 2009 conference at a Hilton hotel, a story that most media outlets — particularly Fox News — initially jumped on as an ideal example of “government waste.” On Friday afternoon,…

Rachel Maddow: That’s enough of Paul Wolfowitz

Why is Paul Wolfowitz being treated by the media as if he still any credibility on U.S. foreign policy? On Friday night, Rachel Maddow launched into an epic rant about his latest piece in Foreign Policy Magazine. “If you were an architect of the Iraq war, you don’t ever get…

Maher: ‘Acid will be the healthiest thing’ your kids eat all day

On Friday night’s episode of Real Time, host Bill Maher devoted his New Rules segment to the positive effects of LSD. Maher said, “This Halloween stop fretting that some stranger is going to put drugs in your kids candy. And put them in there yourself. C’mon, this is America. Acid…

Credit union flap may reveal Goldman Sachs is bullying community banks

When it was announced recently that Goldman Sachs had withdrawn its sponsorship of the small community bank at which Occupy Wall Street had set up an account for its donations, it appeared to be merely a petty act of vindictiveness. According to investigative reporter Greg Palast, however, the motivations go…

Tennessee judge orders Occupy Nashville protesters released

Twenty-nine protesters arrested in Nashville, Tennessee at 3 AM on Friday for refusing to comply with a newly-enacted city rule banning “overnight occupation” have been released after a judge refused to sign criminal trespassing warrants against them. According to The Tennessean, Night Court Magistrate Tom Nelson explained in an email…

Huntsman’s daughters spoof Cain’s ‘smoking man’ ad

Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman may be trailing in the polls, but he has become the first of the candidates to put up a parody of former tobacco lobbyist Herman Cain’s already-notorious “smoking man” ad. Huntman’s ad features his three daughters in horn-rimmed glasses and false mustaches “Tomorrow is Friday,…

Bachmann: Solve teen bullying by ending Dept. of Education

At a campaign event in Davenport, Iowa Friday, Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann used a question about teen bullying as an opportunity to call to abolish the Department of Education. “I think that is an issue that needs to be handled at the local level,” the Minnesota congresswoman explained. “I…

Florida teen found chained to bed in marijuana grow house

Authorities in Baker County, Florida say they were shocked Wednesday to find a 18-year-old boy chained to a bed in an “elaborate” marijuana cultivation operation. Baker County detectives allege that 29-year-old Troy Howell imprisoned his nephew to keep him from reporting the pot farm. A 15-year-old nephew and a 13-year-old…

Financial strategist: The 1 percent ‘gave’ workers weekends, child labor laws

In perhaps a preview of a debate to come, Princeton professor Cornel West faced off with financial strategist and radio host Peter Schiff on CNN Thursday afternoon, butting heads over some of the key differences between what could be described as the tea party’s ideology versus the main thrust of…

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