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Rand Paul demands Congress ‘apologize’ to Apple for tax avoidance hearing

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Tuesday lashed out at fellow members of Congress for looking into how technology giant Apple is able to avoid paying billions of dollars in taxes. The Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations released a report on Monday detailing how Apple had used a network of offshore…

Bachmann: God will ‘answer our prayers’ and repeal Obamacare with a ‘miracle’

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) is telling her constituents that God will “answer our prayers” and create a “miracle before our eyes” to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care reform law. In a Tuesday interview with evangelical radio host James Dobson, Bachmann noted that the House of Representatives had recently voted…

Sen. Inhofe: Aid for Oklahoma ‘totally different’ from Sandy relief requests

Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) seemed to contradict his colleague Sen. Tom Coburn’s (R-OK) stance on Tuesday on federal assistance for victims of the Moore, Oklahoma tornado, suggesting that there will be help coming. But he also differentiated that need from his opposition to aid for victims of Hurricane Sandy. “That…

Christie denies Sandy link to climate change: It’s ‘liberal public radio’ agenda

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Monday blasted local public radio in New York and New Jersey for linking climate change to Hurricane Sandy as part of what he said was a liberal “agenda.” A WNYC/New Jersey Public Radio report released earlier this month found that New Jersey Transit…

Report: Fort Hood shooting suspect made $278,000 while in jail

The U.S. Army major arrested in connection with a November 2009 mass shooting at Fort Hood, Texas has made more than $278,000 while some victims have literally gone hungry at times, KXAS-TV reported on Monday. In a response to a Freedom of Information Act request filed by the station, the…

Navy dolphins discover 130-year-old torpedo off San Diego coast

U.S. Navy officials revealed on Monday that mine-hunting dolphins helped them discover a relic from the service’s past — a 130-year-old torpedo, found off the coast of San Diego, California. U-T San Diego reported that the dolphins discovered the weapon, known as a Howell torpedo, during a Navy Marine Mammal…

‘We thought we were dead’ says Oklahoma tornado survivor

On Monday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow devoted the full show to recounting the aftermath of the massive tornado that touched down in Moore, Oklahoma on Monday afternoon. Survivors recounted moments of absolute terror as the two-mile wide behemoth funnel-cloud bore down on the region.…

Elderly woman finds lost dog trapped in rubble during CBS interview

An elderly woman who thought she lost everything including her dog after a tornado wiped out much of an Oklahoma City suburb found a glimmer of hope on Monday during an interview with CBS News reporter Anna Werner. “I never lost consciousness,” Barbara Garcia recalled, standing atop a pile of…

Colbert concludes tea partiers are ‘a bunch of pussies’ after consulting his lawyer

Stephen Colbert emerged from a glass case of scandal journalism on Monday to find out there was a perfectly good reason his own super PAC had been “slow-walked” by the Internal Revenue Service. “Why has my application for tax-exempt status never been granted?” he asked his lawyer, Trevor Potter. “Because…

Jon Stewart: ‘Yes, we motherf*cking can’ fix Veterans Affairs backlog

In a segment titled “Operation Enduring Wait,” The Daily Show host Jon Stewart on Monday night ripped into the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for failing to process a massive number of disability benefits claims. Stewart has repeatedly mocked and criticized the Obama administration for its failure to clean up…

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