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Boehner told Reid during fiscal cliff battle: Go f*ck yourself

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) had some foul language for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) last week as vitriol erupted over the looming fiscal cliff. According to Politico and CNN, Boehner confronted Reid in the White House lobby last Friday and advised him to “go fuck yourself.” Boehner was…

Barney Frank: Members of the House are smart — except for those elected in 2010

In video published online Wednesday, outgoing Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) told PBS NewsHour that most members of the U.S. House of Representatives were of above-average intelligence. However, he provided a clear exception: those elected in 2010, when a wave of tea party Republicans joined Congress. “What I have found is…

Beck resolves to fire anyone who mentions Obama in 2013

Conservative radio host Glenn Beck returned from his 18-day holiday break on Wednesday with a New Year’s resolution to terminate any of his employees who utter President Barack Obama’s name in 2013. “This is in effect,” Beck warned his staff. “Anyone who brings him up — unless it’s me —…

Christie: Boehner ignored multiple phone calls on Sandy relief funds

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said Wednesday that House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) ignored multiple calls on Tuesday, even as the governor was hoping to convey the urgency of a now-delayed vote on funding for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. “Last night, the House Majority failed most the basic test…

Mitchell schools Norquist: You’re ‘Alice in Wonderland’ to claim GOP didn’t hike taxes

MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell on Wednesday told anti-tax lobbyist Grover Norquist that he was living in an “Alice in Wonderland world” after he claimed that Republican lawmakers had not violated the no-tax pledge by voting in favor of a fiscal cliff compromise that hiked taxes on the richest Americans. “Why…

Chicago cardinal: Same sex marriage an ‘affront’ to society

Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George and his six auxiliary bishops wrote a letter on Tuesday calling same sex marriage “an affront to reason and the common good of society.” According to the Chicago Tribune, the clergyman urged parishioners to lobby their elected representatives against the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act,…

Pat Toomey to Republicans: Prepare to shut down government over the debt ceiling

The deal to avert the so-called fiscal cliff hasn’t even been signed by President Barack Obama yet, but Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) has already moved on to the next fight by suggesting that Republicans should shut down the government if they don’t get drastic spending cuts before agreeing to raise…

Expert says drug-resistant malaria could spawn global health ‘nightmare scenario’

The rise of drug-resistant malaria in the border region between Thailand and Myanmar could presage a global health crisis, say some scientists. According to NBCNews.com, millions of people worldwide could die if the new strain of the parasitic disease follows historic routes of transmission, prompting a need for swift action…

Peter King near tears, threatens to quit Republican Party for blocking Sandy relief

Republican New York Congressman Peter King was near tears on Wednesday as he threatened to leave the Republican Party, while excoriating the leadership and other members after they reversed course and refused to pass a relief package for victims of Hurricane Sandy. In an emotional interview with CNN, King pointed…

Cats demonstrate most popular New Year’s resolutions

The humor website Pleated Jeans posted an easy guide on Tuesday to the more popular New Year’s resolutions, with a video compilation rendered in the universal language of adorable cat videos. The complete list: 10. Get organized 9. Help others 8. Learn something new 7. Get out of debt 6.…

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