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Jon Stewart rips apart Rand Paul’s attempted outreach to black students

On The Daily Show Thursday night, host Jon Stewart and correspondent Larry Wilmore mocked Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-KY) recent speech to black students at Howard University. Stewart observed that Paul portrayed himself as courageous and heroic for appearing before the highly prestigious students, which was not a particularly dangerous situation.…

Arkansas attorney general launches investigation into Exxon oil spill

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel on Thursday night vowed to hold Exxon Mobil accountable after the company’s pipeline ruptured and flooded a small town. He told MSNBC host Rachel Maddow that he expected oil company, not the government, to foot the bill for cleaning up the spill. McDaniel also suggested…

Sen. Elizabeth Warren scolds regulators for protecting banks

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts chided two financial regulators on Thursday, wondering why the men were protecting big banks rather than helping struggling families. During a Senate Banking Committee hearing, Warren questioned Daniel P. Stipano of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and Richard Ashton of the…

Jesuit father tells Congress: U.S. immigration system violates Scripture

Jesuit Father Sean Carroll told members of Congress on Wednesday that the United States current immigration system ran counter to the teachings of the Christian Bible. He said at a hearing on immigration reform that the United States disturbingly and unjustly separated families. The hearing was convened by Rep. Raul…

Police: Woman faked cancer to make money for heroin

A 21-year-old New York woman faked having several types of cancer in order to solicit donations in person and over the Internet to support her heroin habit, prosecutors announced this week. Brittany Ozarowski created a website with a photo of her in a wheelchair, explaining to readers that she was…

McConnell camp denies misogyny in Judd plot: ‘Nothing out of bounds in the tapes’

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) campaign manager, Jessie Benton, on Thursday insisted that it had not been misogynistic to scheme about using Ashley Judd’s “emotionally unbalanced” mental state against her if she ran for Senate in Kentucky. Earlier this week, Mother Jones‘ David Corn published audio from an unnamed…

Inhofe: ‘MoveOn.org, George Soros, Michael Moore’ created global warming hoax

Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) on Wednesday explained that Al Gore and the United Nations get most of the blame for what he called a global warming “hoax,” but filmmaker Michael Moore and billionaire George Soros deserved some credit too. At a Environment and Public Works Committe on President Barack Obama’s…

Tony Perkins: Obama’s evangelical ‘watch list’ could ban Christian gun buyers

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins has warned that President Barack Obama could be planning to create a special “watch list” for Catholics and evangelical Christians to prevent them from buying guns. On his Wednesday Washington Watch broadcast, Perkins said he was “concerned” about a bipartisan deal in the Senate…

Maddow to Rand Paul: You’re lying to our faces and we know it

Wednesday night on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)’s contention during a speech at historically African-American Howard University that he has “never wavered” in his support of Civil Rights and of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Maddow began the segment discussing the…

Beck: Obama might create a ‘monarchy’ and start decapitating Americans

Conservative radio host Glenn Beck on Wednesday blasted President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama for attending a tribute to Memphis soul at the White House and said it was sign of a coming “monarchy” that could result in Americans being beheaded. During his evening Internet broadcast, the former…

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