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Sen. Rand Paul: We’re giving food stamps to millionaires

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Wednesday called for an overhaul of the SNAP program — which provides food stamps — by requiring states to determine how they ration benefits instead of the federal government. “Our system of helping ensure that no one goes hungry in our country is a noble…

Police arrest Connecticut Catholic school teacher for growing marijuana

Police in Hartford, Connecticut arrested a Catholic school teacher and his wife Tuesday evening for allegedly growing marijuana out of their backyard, according to The Hartford Courant. Christopher and Kristine Gallagher were charged with cultivating more than 1 kilogram of marijuana, possession of more than 4 ounces of marijuana, possession…

ACLU sues over North Carolina’s same sex adoption ban

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Wednesday announced that it had filed a lawsuit challenging North Carolina’s second parent adoption ban, which effective prevents same sex partner’s from adopting children. The lawsuit filed in federal court on behalf of six same sex couples claims that the law violates the…

Peeing Swedish camper knocked down on camera by charging bear

When 61-year-old Ole Akesson stepped outside to relieve himself in a stream on the Angraan nature reserve in Sweden, he was startled to find a baby elk looking back at him from the other side of the water. He decided that he wanted a picture. “I called to my wife…

Protesters yell at JPMorgan CEO Dimon: ‘Stop the foreclosures now!’

A group of protesters wanted to make sure that JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon was personally aware of their anger at him, so they confronted him directly before he testified at a Senate Committee Banking hearing on Wednesday morning. “Stop foreclosures now, stop foreclosures now!” the protesters vociferously repeated before being…

ACLU: U.S. is paying dearly for elderly inmates

Harsh sentencing laws of the 1980s and ’90s have resulted in a U.S. prison population that is increasingly aged. According to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), care of elderly prisoners is placing a heavy burden on state and federal institutions. Elderly prisoners cost nearly twice as much to provide…

Tea party senator wants JPMorgan CEO to ‘guide’ Congress on banking regulation

Tea party favorite Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) on Wednesday asked JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon, who recently announced that his company had lost at least $2 billion in the derivative market, to “guide” Congress in creating friendly banking regulations. During a U.S. Senate Banking Committee hearing, DeMint told Dimon that lawmakers…

Norquist calls C-SPAN caller a ‘very nice left-wing twit’

Anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist on Wednesday blasted a “very nice left-wing twit” who thanked him for contributing to the destruction of the middle class in the U.S. During an interview on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, a prankster calling in on the Republican line said that he made “seven figures” and he…

Paul Ryan: It’s ‘amazing’ that Romney is tied with Obama

Even Republican vice presidential contender Paul Ryan is surprised that GOP hopeful Mitt Romney is doing so well against President Barack Obama. During an interview with Fox News on Wednesday, co-host Gretchen Carlson asked Ryan why the Republican message wasn’t “convincing half of the American public” who support Obama. “It’s…

Colbert: Romney may tie his horse onto the roof of his car like his dog

Stephen Colbert analyzed a story going under the radar Tuesday evening, in which a horse co-owned by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s wife Ann is could be going to the Olympics after placing third in the national trials. “Though one will imagine it will be a long drive to London…

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