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Gohmert: IRS ‘would have shot the Boston Tea Party’

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) on Friday declared that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) would have murdered the participants of the original 1773 Boston Tea Party and and would have “killed off” half of the Founding Fathers who signed the Declaration of Independence. In a 30-minute floor speech to express his…

Alex Jones: Democrats stole election, want to ‘legalize the 30 million illegals’

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones rang some familiar Republican talking points in a phone interview with Gun Owners of America president Larry Pratt, accusing Democrats of widespread voter fraud and speaking of immigration reform in fearful terms. “They stole the election. That’s what I’m worried about, Larry,” Jones told Pratt. “There’s…

Iowa Senate Republican staffer fired after reporting sexual harassment

A female former staffer for the Iowa state Senate Republicans says she was fired only hours after she reported sexual harassment by male lawmakers. In an interview on Sunday, Kirsten Anderson told WHO-TV that she had worked as the communications director for the state Senate Republican Caucus until Friday when…

North Carolina 2-year-old puts dad’s unattended gun in his mouth and fires

A 2-year-old boy in North Carolina is expected to survive after shooting himself with his father’s gun over the weekend. Randolph County deputies said that the toddler found the handgun in his parents’ room at their home just outside Asheboro around 2 p.m. on Saturday. The boy put the gun…

Arkansas state treasurer arrested on federal extortion charges

Arkansas state treasurer Martha Shoffner (D) is scheduled to appear in a federal court Monday in connection with extortion charges. KATV-TV reported on Saturday that Shoffner was arrested at her home by Federal Bureau of Investigation and taken to Pulaski County Jail, where she has been held without bond. The…

Colbert reminds Virginia grads: Jefferson became known for ‘embracing diversity’

Speaking to graduates at the University of Virginia on Saturday, Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert quipped that the university’s founder and signatory to the U.S. Constitution Thomas Jefferson was known for “embracing diversity,” joking that historians “did the DNA tests” to ensure he’s right. “You know what?” he rhetorically asked.…

Two Las Vegas men accused of killing teen over iPad

Police in Las Vegas, Nevada announced the arrest on Sunday of two men accused of killing a 15-year-old boy while stealing his iPad. KLAS-TV reported that 18-year-old Jacob Dismont and 21-year-old Michael Solid face charges of murder, conspiracy to commit robbery and robbery in connection with the May 16 death…

Woodward disappoints Republicans: Benghazi ‘is not Watergate’

Appearing Sunday’s on “Meet the Press,” Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward disappointed Republicans who very much want the attack on U.S. personnel in Libya to bring down President Barack Obama much like the Watergate scandal brought down President Richard Nixon, telling host David Gregory that what happened in Benghazi “is…

Watch: Dozens of massive tornadoes rip through midwestern states

In a devastating weekend, mother nature pounded the American midwest with dozens of tornadoes across four states on Saturday and Sunday, keeping storm chasers in their cars and sending local residents fleeing terrified for shelter. Oklahoma in particular faced numerous tornadoes on Sunday afternoon into the evening, while people as…

18-year-old’s breakthrough invention can recharge phones in seconds

An 18-year-old science student has made an astonishing breakthrough that will enable mobile phones and other batteries to be charged within seconds rather than the hours it takes today’s devices to power back up. Saratoga, Calif. resident Eesha Khare made the breakthrough by creating a small supercapacitor that can fit…

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