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Massive fuel barge explosions force evacuations in Alabama

At least three people were critical condition on Thursday after two fuel barges containing natural gas exploded in Mobile, Alabama. Steve Huffman with Mobile Fire and Rescue said that emergency crews were forced to let the fires burn out on their own due to volatile conditions. A one-mile safety zone…

Colbert: Mars rover’s penis doodle proves America’s ‘galactic supremacy’

On Wednesday night’s edition of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert presented a segment called “Tiny Triumphs,” in which he celebrated the fact that the Mars rover is now drawing penises on the face of the planet, meaning that America is now treating the Earth’s nearest planetary neighbor like a…

Jon Stewart destroys Fox News for jettisoning the Bill of Rights after Boston bombing

On his show Wednesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart illustrated how Fox News personalities feigned love of the U.S. Constitution, but quickly abandoned it when it conflicted with their opinion. In particular, Stewart observed that various Fox News hosts and pundits trashed the Bill of Rights following the…

Rep. Barbara Lee: Repeal AUMF to stop ‘this state of perpetual war’

Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) on Wednesday called for the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) to be repealed. “I’m convinced that if we do not repeal this authorization to use force that I voted against in 2001, we are going to see this state of perpetual war forever,” she…

Glenn Greenwald: Boston manhunt infused with political messages

Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald believes the Boston Marathon bombing last week shined a light on how most Americans think about the world. In a preview clip published by Moyers & Company on Wednesday, Greenwald noted the country was “glued to the television” after the two bombs killed three people and…

MSNBC host S.E. Cupp: Silly to think ‘there’s just too much penis in Washington’

MSNBC host S.E. Cupp on Wednesday doubted that having more female legislators in Congress would result in any positive changes. Cupp and the other hosts of The Cycle were discussing President Barack Obama’s dinner with all 20 female senators. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) had claimed the female legislators could help…

Sen. Sessions struggles to explain Biblical basis of his anti-immigration views

Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama on Monday attempted to explain why his views on immigration were not at odds with his professed religious beliefs. During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on immigration reform, Dr. David Fleming of the Champion Forest Baptist Church in Texas noted that Leviticus 19:33-34 calls…

Idaho 3-year-old girl shoots infant sibling in the face

A 10-month-old infant in Idaho is recovering on Thursday after being shot in the face by its 3-year-old sister. Canyon County Sheriff Kieran Donahue told KTVB that the mother left the two children in the car while she went into the house to get something at about 4:15 p.m. on…

Slumping Mark Sanford ‘debates’ picture of Nancy Pelosi

In a move out of the Clint Eastwood political playbook, former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (R) engaged in a public “debate” on Wednesday with a life-size picture of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) while accusing Elizabeth Colbert Busch, his opponent in a May 7 congressional election, of ducking…

Elvis-impersonating former ricin suspect sings Randy Travis song on CNN

The Elvis impersonator who was freed on Tuesday after being cleared of sending ricin poison to President Barack Obama and other government officials gave CNN a sample of his talents with an impromptu performance of a Randy Travis song. CNN host Chris Cuomo concluded a nearly 30-minute interview with Paul…

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