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Anderson Cooper claims he read his mother’s erotic novel

ABC broadcast a rather awkward interview on Thursday night, featuring CNN news anchor Anderson Cooper describing how his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, likes to dish on her sexcapades with comedian Kathy Griffin, and how he’s even read his mom’s erotic novel. “My mom wrote, has written a bunch of books, one…

North Carolina Republicans undo Racial Justice Act for death row inmates

North Carolina Republicans have sent a bill to Gov. Bev Perdue (D) that effectively voids a law that allowed death row inmates to have their punishment reduced to life in prison if statistics showed that they were sentenced to die because of racism. The governor vetoed a similar bill last…

Colbert reveals the threat posed by ‘stoner babies’

On Thursday night’s episode of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert addressed a series of new threats facing our country in an installment of his series “Threat Down.” British naturalists, he said, have revealed a previously hidden archive of writings that tell of penguins’ total sexual depravity. In another story,…

Republican boldly fights to ban tiny horses from restaurants

A radical new injustice — tiny horses helping disabled people — is sweeping the nation thanks to the Obama administration, but the forces of evil may have finally met their match in Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), who wants to amend the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to ban the creatures from…

Stewart: Democrats hypocritical on ‘Fast and Furious’ executive privilege

Thursday night on “The Daily Show,” host Jon Stewart discussed President Barack Obama’s decision to invoke executive privilege to protect documents from the “Fast and Furious” operation from scrutiny by an investigative committee headed by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA). Stewart’s take on “Fast and Furious” is different than most left-leaning…

Maddow coins new word for Sen. Scott Brown: ‘Fumblebrag’

On her show Thursday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow unveiled a new word she created for Republican Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts. “Now for your consideration, fumblebrag, which we require specifically to understand the latest otherwise inexplicable strangeness from Scott Brown,” she said. The word combines a brag and a…

Sen. Shaheen: ‘Not fair’ for military women to be denied access to abortion

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) on Thursday said women who are raped while serving in the military should be provided with abortion coverage like other federal employees. She explained to Current TV host Joy Behar that women serving in the military do not have the same rights to reproductive services as…

Fred Karger debates Bryan Fischer on same sex marriage

Fred Karger, an openly gay Republican, appeared on the radio program of Bryan Fischer on Thursday, where he told the conservative radio host that it was offensive that the Republican Party had such an exclusive platform. “Fred, the Republican Party platform is officially pro-family,” Fisher said. “It supports a federal…

Tea party hasn’t died, they’re just hiding in the woods to bide time

While the tea party movement that emerged after the election of Barack Obama and surged into prominence during the health care debate may seem to have fizzled out, the satirical Onion News Network reports that the group has “actually taken to the woods, and are living in caves and old…

Krugman explains the gradual march to economic crisis

Thursday on PBS Newshour, Nobel prize-winning economist Paul Krugman explained the relevance of Hyman Minsky’s theory on the current economic crisis. “One of his arguments was exactly that you have, you have a depression, you have a bad scene and everybody gets cautious and that caution gives you several decades…

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