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Maher slams out-of-touch ‘Weekend at Bernie’s’ government of old corpselike men

In his “New Rules” segment on Friday night’s edition of “Real Time with Bill Maher,” host Bill Maher lambasted the out-of-touch senior citizens sitting in Congress. He began by saying that as long as Congress is going to accomplish nothing besides ensuring that they keep their jobs, then the Congressional…

Maddow: GOP can’t stop playing to its ‘apocalyptic, paranoid, gun nut’ base

The Republican-led House of Representatives managed to pass a piece of gun-related legislation in time for Friday, the six-month anniversary of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. According to Rachel Maddow, however, the law is a conspiracy theory-inspired piece of right-wing fantasy come to life.…

Maher rips Pat Kennedy’s anti-pot crusade: ‘This is like global warming denying’

Noted marijuana enthusiast Bill Maher had little patience on Real Time on Friday for former Rep. Patrick Kennedy’s (D-RI) campaign against legalizing the drug. “It just seems so un-Kennedy like to be against what I said a couple of weeks ago was the new gay marriage,” Maher told Kennedy in…

Ohio abortion bill would require doctors to disclose income amount from abortions to patients

Women’s health advocates in Ohio are furious over a new bill that would require a 48-hour waiting period before abortions and for women seeking the procedure to go over their financial situation with their doctors. According to the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, the bill would mandate that doctors who perform abortions disclose…

Harvard professor tells Moyers: Snowden’s fear nothing will change ‘is the most likely outcome’

Harvard professor Laurence Lessig told Bill Moyers on Friday that former defense contractor Edward Snowden’s concerns about popular apathy regarding his revelations of government data gathering are well-founded. “I think the thing he most fears is the most likely outcome,” Lessig said on Moyers & Company, citing the relative lack…

Military rape victim fights defense claim that the prosecution is political

Master Sgt. Ronald E. Bohlayer was charged this week with raping a 23-year-old Washington, D.C. woman last July in the Marine Barracks just a few blocks from the U.S. Capitol, a move that his attorney claims is due to the increased “publicity” given to military sexual assaults recently. “In my…

Florida man stabs brother over mac and cheese, spilled beer

A 49-year-old Florida man was arrested this week after he allegedly stabbed his brother during a fight over macaroni and cheese — and some spilled beer. According to WKMG, a witness told Volusia County Sheriff’s deputies that Randy Zipperer became angry on Tuesday when he could not find his macaroni…

Man sets home on fire while using online remedy for killing bedbugs

A man in Woodbury, New Jersey accidentally set his home on fire while attempting to remedy his bedbug invasion with a solution he found online, the Associated Press reported. The homeowner and firefighters suffered only minor smoke inhalation injuries. He was reportedly using a space heater, a hair dryer and…

‘Cliff’ from ‘Cheers’ wants Allen West to spread his ‘gene pool’ across America

Conservative actor John Ratzenberger, who is best known as the character “Cliff” from the television sitcom Cheers, on Friday called for former Rep. Allen West (R-FL) to take “something from his gene pool” and “put it everywhere across this great country.” Ratzenberger was introducing West at the Faith and Freedom…

Jeb Bush: ‘More fertile’ immigrants needed to care for aging Americans

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) told a conservative conference on Friday that comprehensive immigration reform could be turn around a trend of lower birth rates in the U.S. because “immigrants are more fertile.” “Demography is destiny,” Bush explained to the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Road to Majority conference. “We’re…

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