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Colbert on GOP ‘civil war’: ‘The first thing they’ll have to fight over is who gets the Confederate flag’

With Tea Party Republicans increasingly at odds with “the manatee with a planatee,” Karl Rove, Stephen Colbert urged both sides to go all-out. “I believe Republicans cannot wuss out here,” he demanded. “Republicans need to charge ahead and take even more conservative positions in 2014.” The rift between Rove, the…

Jon Stewart: ‘Every time Dick Cheney laughs, an angel gets stabbed in the dick’

Just before President Obama’s 2013 State of the Union address, Jon Stewart found himself enraged by former Vice President Dick Cheney’s criticisms of the President aired on CBS. Among other things, Cheney called Obama’s policies flawed and said he was trying to hurt America’s reputation in the world and take…

Marco Rubio’s long drink of water dominates rebuttal speech coverage

Rising GOP start Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) fell victim to the long-standing Obama rebuttal curse tonight, as he awkwardly reached for a drink of water from an off-camera bottle mid-speech. “In the short time I’ve been here in Washington, nothing has frustrated me more than false choices like the ones…

Obama: Victims of gun violence ‘deserve a simple vote’ on gun control

Obama used his State of the Union address to challenge both House Republicans to call a vote and Senate Republicans to allow a vote on his proposed gun control measures. “Each of these proposals deserves a vote in Congress,” he told them. “If you want to vote no, that’s your…

Watch live: Sen. Rand Paul gives the Tea Party rebuttal to Obama’s State of the Union

Watch Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) give the official Tea Party rebuttal to President Obama’s 2013 State of the Union, courtesy of Tea Party Express. [Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) addresses the 2012 CPAC in Washington, D.C. Photo: Flickr user Gage Skidmore, Creative Commons licensed.]…

Watch live: President Obama presents his 2013 State of the Union to Congress

Watch the live enhanced broadcast delivered by the White House below, which includes both pre-speech videos, in-speech charts, graphs, and data the White House says will explain the policies President Obama will discuss and a live panel post-speech with White House experts to which viewers may submit questions via Twitter…

Nevada state senator booted from legislature after threatening his wife

Las Vegas Democratic Assemblyman Steven Brooks, 40, is not welcome in the state legislature anymore following his arrest Sunday for allegedly threatening his wife. Brooks was arrested January 19 on a felony charge after allegedly threatening Assembly Democratic Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick, then detained by police several days later on a…

Republican-backed for-profit school caught deleting bad student grades

A for-profit school that was hyped by Republican lawmakers as a solution to Tennessee’s education problems recently admitted deleting bad grades to “more accurately recognize students’ current progress.” A December email obtained by WTVF showed that Tennessee Virtual Academy’s vice principal instructed middle school teachers to delete “failing grades” from…

Officials probe Arizona ‘checkpoint’ that detained immigrants attending Obama speech

The police chief in Peoria, Arizona has launched an investigation into what activists are calling a “de facto immigration checkpoint” that nabbed young immigrants attending a speech President Barack Obama delivered on immigration reform last month. “It was a de facto immigration checkpoint,” Respeto executive director Lydia Guzman recently explained…

Michael Moore and journalist Hedges: Obama drone memo to ‘legally justify what they’re already doing’

Appearing at a recent forum with Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore, Pulitzer-winning journalist Chris Hedges said that the Obama administration’s recently released legal memo on its drone assassination program is really just an attempt to justify what they were already doing. “It looks like it’s written by a first-year law…

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