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Colbert: Gitmo trials designed by Bush, implemented by Obama, inspired by Kafka

On Wednesday night’s edition of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert revealed that some external agency is controlling the media’s access to information at the military tribunal of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the terrorist attacks of Sep. 11, 2001. Colbert opened the segment on Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s…

Gun owner fires at Walmart shoplifter to ‘mark’ him for police

A gun owner in Florida was arrested on Wednesday after he opened fire at a suspected Walmart shoplifter because he said he felt threatened and wanted to “mark” the man’s car for police. As unarmed 42-year-old Eddie McKee allegedly ran from an Orange City Walmart with stolen merchandise, 35-year-old Jose…

Stewart names Vatican sex scandal spy thriller: ‘Nopussy’

On Wednesday night, Jon Stewart, host of the “The Daily Show,” talked about difficulties currently facing the Italian peninsula, including the disruption of recent elections and the resignation of Pope Benedict under a cloud of scandal. Italy has had its fair share of national woes over the centuries, said Stewart,…

Attorney General Eric Holder: Budget cuts will make us less safe

Attorney General Eric Holder warned on Wednesday that looming across-the-board budget cuts would harm national security. “The Justice Department is going to lose nine percent of its budget between now and September 30th,” he told Pierre Thomas of ABC News. “We’re going to lose $1.6 billion. There are not going…

Civil rights icon ‘pained’ to hear Supreme Court justice on ‘the verge of some racist feeling’

Democratic Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, a civil rights icon, blasted Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Wednesday night. He told MSNBC host Rachel Maddow he was “shocked” that Scalia said Section 5 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act was renewed by Congress due to “a phenomenon that is called…

Father of Newtown victim: Second Amendment should be ‘upheld and regulated’

During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday, the father of a 6-year-old boy killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December said he didn’t understand why anyone needed an assault weapon. “It just breaks my heart that something like that could happen in this country,” Neil Helsin said while…

Bob Woodward: White House official said ‘you will regret’ sequester reporting

The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward said Wednesday that a White House official lashed out at him over his reporting on looming across-the-board budget cuts known as the sequester. “They’re not happy at all, and some people kind of, you know, said, look, we don’t see eye to eye on this,”…

Rep. Louie Gohmert: The sequester an Obama conspiracy to fund ‘ACORN-like groups’

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) suggested Wednesday the sequester was a conspiracy by President Barack Obama to cut defense spending and raise money for community organizing groups. Speaking on the House floor, Gohmert said the timing of Obama’s meeting with congressional leaders over the sequester was evidence the President really wanted…

Fox contributor Monica Crowley: ‘Republicans have done nothing but compromise’

Fox News Channel contributor Monica Crowley on Wednesday denied that Republicans in Congress were using obstruction as a key strategy against President Barack Obama “President Obama and the Democrats had massive majorities in his first two years, so lets get off the obstructionist point,” she said. “After that, when the…

Illinois Republican: Gun control ‘exactly’ like castration

During a debate on concealed-carry legislation, Illinois state Rep. Jim Sacia (R) said the proposed law was unfair to those living outside of Chicago. “Here is the problem in Illinois,” he said on the House floor. “I love you folks in Chicago. You’re the ones that have the problem, you…

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