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Maddow: Will ‘weather weapon’ talk finally drive GOP away from Alex Jones?

Wednesday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow questioned conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ assertion that a “weather weapon” deployed by the U.S. government caused the massive tornado that devastated Moore, Oklahoma on Monday. She questioned whether this, at last, would be the thing that proves to be so…

Philly man shoots up strip club with AK-47 after DJ plays wrong song

Police in Philadelphia are hoping that video of a man shooting up a strip club with an AK-47 assault rifle over a DJ’s song selection will lead to his arrest. Investigators on Wednesday said that 21-year-old Henry Pettigrew was being sought for the May 11th shooting at Purple Orchid Gentleman’s…

Conan promotes ‘ConservoTax’ software to help Republicans dodge the IRS

In a spoof commercial aired Wednesday night on “Conan,” the late night talk show host poked fun at conservatives who somehow believe the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is out to get them, promoting a fake piece of software he called “ConservoTax” that… let’s just say it fixes the problem. “Filing…

Colbert: John ‘MC Tangerine Dream’ Boehner is right about IRS scandal

On Wednesday night’s edition of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert discussed the difficulty he is currently facing when so many scandals are wracking the Obama administration at once. Trying to choose which scandal to report on at any given time, Colbert said, “is like trying to pick which one…

Jon Stewart exposes ridiculous fawning over Apple at Senate hearing

On his show Wednesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart pointedly mocked a Senate hearing on Apple’s questionable tax practices. The tech giant pays a lower corporate tax rate than Walmart and uses offshore tax havens to avoid paying tens of billions in taxes. Apple CEO Tim Cook testified…

Pope Francis calls on Christians to accept the good works atheists perform

Citing biblical scripture from the Gospel of Mark, Pope Francis on Wednesday condemned those who sought to drive a wedge between atheists and believers. “The Lord created us in His image and likeness, and we are the image of the Lord, and He does good and all of us have…

Anti-abortion leader faces criticism after comparing rape to car accidents

Right to Life president Barbara Listing said Wednesday that women should purchase additional health insurance if they feared being raped, because the sexual crime was like a car accident. “Nobody plans to have an accident in a car accident, nobody plans to have their homes flooded. You have to buy…

Sen. Bernie Sanders pushes to allow states to label genetically engineered foods

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Wednesday offered an amendment to the Senate’s major farm bill that would allow states to require labels on genetically engineered foods. “Today we have an opportunity with this amendment to affirm once and for all that states do have the right to label food that…

Beck: ‘The American people have just been raped’ by Benghazi, IRS scandals

Conservative radio host Glenn Beck on Wednesday compared the U.S. government to “rapists” over recent so-called scandals, from the Internal Revenue Service’s practice of scrutinizing conservative groups to last year’s terrorist attacks in Benghazi. In a bizarre rant on his radio show, Beck said that he didn’t know why Congress…

Ted Cruz: ‘I don’t trust the Republicans’

On Wednesday afternoon, while speaking on the Senate floor, Tea Party darling and freshman Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) declared that he does not trust the Republican leadership to properly handle budget negotiations on the next Congressional showdown regarding the budget ceiling, nor does he trust the Democrats. The contentious arch-conservative…

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