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George Will links Detroit bankruptcy to ‘cultural’ problems and ‘unmarried mothers’

Conservative columnist George Will on Sunday suggested that “unmarried mothers” had a hand in pushing the city of Detroit into the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. Former Obama White House auto czar Steve Rattner told an ABC News panel on Sunday that the federal government should provide some help…

Rep. King blasts Rand Paul ‘madness’: This is the anti-war left-wing Democrats of the 1960s

Congressman Peter King (R-NY) on Sunday lashed out at Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and other civil libertarians within the GOP, warning they would destroy the Republican Party. King told CNN it was disgraceful that 94 Republicans voted in favor of a proposal by Michigan Reps. Justin Amash (R) and John…

Greenwald: ‘I defy’ NSA officials to deny spying program details under oath

Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald on Sunday revealed that he would be publishing new details that backed up former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edwards Snowden’s claim that low-level analysts could listen to the phone calls of any American or even read President Barack Obama’s emails. “The story that we’ve been…

Paul Begala: Today’s Republican Party is ‘Neanderthals fighting with Cro-Magnons’

Democratic strategist Paul Begala on Sunday asserted that infighting between different factions of Republicans appeared just to be “Neanderthals fighting with Cro-Magnons” as the party lunged further and further to the right. During a panel discussion on CNN, Democratic Pollster Cornell Belcher said that internal arguments about policies like National…

Sen. Mike Lee: Republicans ripping me for govt. shutdown threat is a ‘compliment’

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) on Sunday said that he would consider criticism from fellow Republicans a “compliment” after he threatened to shut down the government in order to stop President Barack Obama’s health care reform law. Last week, Lee had told Fox News that he was calling on Republicans to…

Bachmann rips Obama: Accusing GOP of creating ‘phony scandals’ is insulting

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) slammed President Barack Obama on Friday over Obama’s dismissal of Republican criticism, accusing his administration of not taking responsibility for its policy decisions. “It is dismissive. It is insulting. It is minimizing,” Bachmann told Fox News host Greta Van Susteren. “It’s not validating the concerns that…

Bride-to-be thought dead in freak speedboat accident

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The pilot of a speedboat that was carrying six members of a wedding party when it crashed into a barge on the Hudson River was charged on Saturday with vehicular manslaughter in the death of one of the passengers, reported as the bride-to-be. Jojo John, 35,…

CNN anchor Don Lemon: Bill O’Reilly ‘doesn’t go far enough’ in criticizing African-Americans

CNN anchor Don Lemon came to the defense of Fox News host Bill O’Reilly on Saturday regarding O’Reilly’s heavily-criticized take regarding crime in the African-American community. “In my estimation, he doesn’t go far enough,” Lemon said in a commentary, before going on to list five tips for Black Americans to…

NC Governor admits: ‘I don’t know enough’ about parts of new voting restriction law

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) indicated on Friday he would sign a restrictive new law governing voting registrations in his state while admitting he was not familiar with one provision forbidding 17-year-olds from registering in advance of their 18th birthday. “I don’t know enough,” McCrory told an Associated Press…

Plague-infected squirrel shuts down L.A. campgrounds

Three campgrounds in the Los Angeles National Forest in California are closed after park personnel caught a flea-ridden squirrel infected with plague. According to ABC News, Los Angeles County Health Department officials say the campground will be closed for at least a week while investigators test squirrels and other animals…

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