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Colbert sees ‘Robo-Cheney’ running in 2072

The thought of having to deal with four more years of presidential prognostication drew a spit and a sneer from Stephen Colbert Tuesday night. “Fuck you!” he raged after seeing a CNN clip already forecasting contenders for the 2016 electoral race. “I have had it! I’m a human being, goddamn…

Jon Stewart destroys Papa John’s CEO: Should’ve pushed for single-payer

On his show Tuesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart slammed businessmen who laid off employees after President Barack Obama was re-elected, claiming that these “job creators” were merely using Obamacare to “wriggle out of the social contract.” The late-night comedian told companies like Papa John’s to stop pretending…

Former cop: Time for Obama to lead on marijuana legalization

Tuesday night on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, former Baltimore police officer Neill Franklin called on President Barack Obama to push for drug policy reform. Franklin, the director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, told Maddow that the recently approved marijuana legalization referenda in Colorado and Washington state were a win…

Bill Maher: Racist troglodytes dragging back the GOP

During an appearance on Current TV’s Viewpoint, comedian Bill Maher said Tuesday that Republicans could probably shift their policies on immigration and taxes, but would still have racists within their ranks. “The racial stuff, that is going to be harder for them,” he said. “I saw right after the election,…

CNN host rips Rep. Chaffetz: You don’t represent Grover Norquist

CNN host Christine Romans chided Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) on Tuesday for refusing to raise tax rates on the rich to reduce the federal deficit, telling him that his job was not to represent anti-tax activist Grover Norquist. During a discussion about the so-called fiscal cliff, CNN host Soledad O’Brien…

Stewart confronts Huckabee over Fox News anti-minority bias

Monday night on The Daily Show, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee argued with Jon Stewart over the way Fox News portrayed African Americans and single women. Huckabee acknowledged that Republicans needed to reach out to minorities with policies that addressed their concerns rather than trying to win them over with…

Fox News revives Swift Boat ad to attack Kerry over defense secretary rumors

Fox News on Tuesday aired a discredited “Swift Boat Veterans for Truth” ad in response to reports that Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) was being considered as the next secretary of defense. “This would be a remarkable brute insult to the men and women in uniform,” Fox News strategic analyst Ralph…

Limbaugh: ‘I am the primary reason’ Mitt Romney lost

Republican shock jock Rush Limbaugh said Tuesday that he accepts responsibility for Mitt Romney’s loss in the 2012 presidential election. “Just as I predicted, ladies and gentlemen,” he said. “This election was lost because of your host, Rush Limbaugh. I am the primary reason.” While that’s not exactly correct, Limbaugh…

San Diego Zoo names newest baby panda

Officials at the San Diego Zoo announced the name of its newest panda Tuesday, KFMB-TV reported. Visitors to the zoo’s website chose the name Xiao Liwu, which means “Little Gift,” in an online survey, though the announcement was delayed until the panda turned 100 days old, in keeping with Chinese…

Robertson absolves Petraeus: Broadwell was ‘throwing herself at him… he’s a man’

Televangelist Pat Robertson on Monday suggested that former CIA Director David Petraeus, who recently resigned over an affair with his biographer, was the victim in the scandal because there was “a good-looking lady throwing herself at him” and “he’s a man.” “I don’t think he is a devious human being,”…

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