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Gohmert: Same sex marriage ruling could be ‘the end of a great civilization’

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) reacted to two Supreme Court rulings on Wednesday by suggesting that same sex marriage “is usually tried at the end of a great civilization.” In a Capitol Hill press conference, Gohmert referred to the Supreme Court justices who voted in favor of striking down the Defense…

Rand Paul wants to be an ‘illegal immigrant’ so he’ll be excluded from Obamacare

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) joked on Wednesday that he was “lobbying to become an illegal immigrant” so that he would not be eligible to participate in President Barack Obama’s health care reform law. On his Wednesday radio show, Glenn Beck warned his listeners that comprehensive immigration reform would make all…

Pelosi responds to Bachmann’s DOMA comments: ‘Who cares?’

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) had a two-word response on Wednesday to Rep. Michele Bachmann’s (R-MN) assertion that the Supreme Court tried to “undo what a holy God has instituted” by striking down the federal same sex marriage ban: “Who cares?” In a Capitol Hill press conference following the…

California man could face a decade in jail for chalking ‘no thanks big banks’

A California man’s protest against banking excess could put him in jail for more than a decade, while apparently landing him in the middle of the ongoing feud between the mayor of San Diego and the city attorney. KFMB-TV reported on Tuesday that Jeff Olson has been charged with 13…

Tony Perkins on same sex marriage rulings: ‘This is far from over’

The president of the anti-LGBT Family Research Council (FRC) is vowing to continue to fight against equal rights for gay and lesbian couples after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal government’s ban on marriage equality and allowed same sex marriages to resume in California. In an interview on…

Maddow: Voting rights now in hands of men who think ‘dinosaur farts’ cause global warming

On Tuesday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed the Supreme Court’s decision on the case of Shelby, Alabama v. Attorney General Eric Holder, in which Chief Justice John Roberts and the four other conservative judges on the court ruled that Section 4 of the historic…

Manchin tells Fox News: Obama declared ‘war on America’ with climate speech

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) on Wednesday lashed out at President Barack Obama for declaring “war on America” by calling for new strategies to limit pollution from coal-fired power pants. A day after Obama spoke at Georgetown University about his new plan to fight climate change, Manchin took to Fox News…

Paula Deen fights back: I’m prejudiced against ‘thieves and liars’

Disgraced celebrity cook Paula Deen on Wednesday explained her use of racial slurs by saying that she was prejudiced against “thieves and liars.” After skipping out on an interview with NBC’s Today Show on Friday, Deen finally appeared on Wednesday and cried throughout the 14-minute interview, but without a single…

Watch live: George Zimmerman on trial for second-degree murder of Trayvon Martin

George Zimmerman faces charges of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Watch live, broadcast via NBC News on June 26.…

Colbert on voting rights ruling: ‘Let racism go nuts for a few years’

On what he called “the night African-American history ended,” Stephen Colbert defended white people against having to take part on a national conversation on racism in the wake of Tuesday’s Supreme Court ruling gutting the Voting Rights Act. “Doesn’t that make racism worse, because it keeps reinforcing what race everybody…

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