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Michigan lawmaker to ‘sexist’ Republicans: You learned nothing from getting trounced

Noting their efforts to pass anti-union and anti-abortion bills during the lame-duck session, Michigan Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer took to the floor on Wednesday to blast Republicans. “I listened with great interest when the Chairman on the Judiciary [Committee] stood up and said that House Bill 5711 was pro-woman,”…

George Takei slams Scalia for ‘repugnant’ anti-gay comment

During an appearance on MSNBC, actor and LGBT activist George Takei called for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia to recuse himself from upcoming cases involving the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8. Scalia recently told an audience at Princeton University that someone could be morally opposed to…

Rep. Tom Cole: If GOP ‘digs in’ then taxes go up for everyone

Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) warned on Wednesday that the debate over the looming fiscal cliff could “poison” the next four years if Democrats and Republicans don’t learn to work together. “If either side feels like they quote ‘won’ in the negotiation, two things will happen,” he told the Associated Press…

Sen. Menendez on intern arrested by ICE: We didn’t know he was a sex offender

Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey said Wednesday he had no way of knowing that an unpaid intern had overstayed his visa and was a sex offender. According to the Associated Press, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents arrested the 18-year-old intern, Luis Abrahan Sanchez Zavaleta, last week.…

Texas dad carves pentagram in son’s back because 12-12-12 is a ‘holy day’

Police in Richland Hills, Texas say Brent Troy Bartel, 39, admitted to carving a pentagram in his 6-year-old son’s back because the 12th day of the 12th month of 2012 was a “holy day.” In audio recorded just after midnight on Wednesday morning, Bartel allegedly told a 911 operator about…

Fox News host: ‘Waterboarding? More like awesomeboarding!’

During a discussion about the film “Zero Dark Thirty” on Tuesday night, Fox News host Greg Gutfeld decided he would rename the internationally banned torture technique known as “waterboarding.” His term? “Awesomeboarding.” The response was elicited by a question about a review of “Zero Dark Thirty” written by New York…

Anne Hathaway rebukes Matt Lauer for ‘creepshot’ question

Actress Anne Hathaway politely hammered Today Show host Matt Lauer on Wednesday when he opened a standard promotional interview in a condescending tone over her recent brush with the paparazzi, Entertainment Weekly reported. “Nice to see you. Seen a lot of you lately,” Lauer said at the outset of the…

New Hampshire police Taser Chinese woman who tried to buy too many iPhones

Police in Nashua, New Hampshire say they were forced to use a Taser on a 44-year-old Chinese woman who does not speak English after she was told to leave an Apple Store because she was trying to buy too many iPhones. Through a translator, Xiaojie Li told WMUR that she…

Cop tucks $100 bill into broke driver’s ticket

An anonymous police officer in Plano, Texas made the local news Tuesday night when a driver reported a random gift of $100 he said was tucked into a ticket for an expired registration sticker. Hayden Carlo told CBS affiliate KTVT-TV in Dallas that when he was stopped in Plano, he…

Fox News host: Undocumented students can submit ‘night vision video’ for free college

Fox News host Brian Kilmeade on Wednesday took a shot at undocumented immigrants, who he suggested could take scholarships away from American citizens by presenting “night vision video” of their illegal border crossing to get free college education in the United States. On Tuesday, the University of California at Berkeley…

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