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Colbert salutes Rep. Steve King for having the courage to be cruel to animals

On Thursday night’s edition of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert saluted the work of Rep. Steve King (R-IA), particularly his brave stand against the “Let’s Not Abuse Animals” lobby. King, or as Colbert called him, “the man trying to forget what he buried in that corn field,” has, over…

John Oliver probes whether Paula Deen’s plantation-themed wedding a sign of adult onset racism

Celebrity cook and butter enthusiast Paula Deen admitted last year that she had Type II diabetes. But is it safe to assume she also suffers from Type II racism? The Daily Show host John Oliver explored the question on Thursday night. A lawsuit against Deen alleges the celebrity cook used…

Fox Business guest uses ‘spanking for Jesus’ to attack Muslims

Bernard McGuirk, the executive producer of the radio program Imus in the Morning, on Thursday used the movement known as Christian Domestic Discipline to launch an attack on Muslims. The obscure alternative lifestyle, which was thrown into the national spotlight on Wednesday, is based on the purportedly biblical teaching that…

Watch live: Sen. Jeff Merkley addresses Netroots

Netroots Nation 2013 kicked off on Thursday evening with a speech from Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) in San Jose, California. Other speakers include Ash Kalra (San Jose City Council), Howard Dean, Barney Frank, Becky Bond, Speaker Perez, Sandra Fluke, and Mike Honda. Watch live, broadcast via Netroots Nation and Free Speech TV: [Sen. Jeff Merkeley (D-OR)…

Gohmert: Cutting food stamps not evil because poor people buy king crab legs

Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) on Thursday denied it was “evil” for Republicans to want to cut food stamps because poor people used the program to purchase extravagant foods. The Texas congressman complained that Democrats had portrayed Republicans as evil because they supported a measure to cut nearly 2 million low-income…

Research finds wealth warps your perspective and makes you less ethical

Across multiple studies, researchers at the University of California at Berkeley have found that being in the upper-class predisposes individuals to acting unethically. Studies conducted by psychology professor Paul Piff found those who drive luxury cars were less likely to stop for pedestrians, those with more money were more likely…

Bill Moyers to follow up his 2012 investigation of influential corporate lobbyist group ALEC

United States of ALEC, A 2013 Follow-Up (via Moyers & Company) This week, Moyers & Company reports on the most influential corporate-funded political force most of America has never heard of — ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council. A national consortium of state politicians and powerful corporations, ALEC presents itself…

Developer: Human race depends on world’s largest doomsday RV park in Kansas

A California entrepreneur says that the future of the human race could depend on a doomsday shelter RV park that his company is building in Kansas. Vivos founder and CEO Robert Vicino doesn’t know if the apocalypse will come by way of nuclear war, meteorites or some other catastrophe but…

Rick Sanchez declares he has a ‘crush’ on Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle

Fox News contributor and former CNN host Rick Sanchez has a “crush” on Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle and he wants the world to know. During online coverage of the George Zimmerman trial on Thursday, Guilfoyle gave Sanchez a few moments to plug his upcoming radio interviews. After Sanchez explained…

Christian radio host: Maddow’s ‘demon-possessed’ viewers are proof of the Antichrist

A Christian radio host who is dedicated to covering the Second Coming of Jesus Christ says that MSNBC’s host Rachel Maddow’s “demon-possessed” viewers are evidence that the “spirit of Antichrist is loose in America.” During her show on Tuesday, Maddow called out radio host Rick Wiles for his recent assertion…

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