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Jon Stewart challenges Grover Norquist on ‘absolutist’ anti-tax pledge

Daily Show host Jon Stewart debated Americans for Tax Reform president Grover Norquist on Monday night, questioning whether his influential pledge was realistic. Nearly every Republican in Congress has signed Norquist’s Taxpayer Protection Pledge, vowing to oppose any and all tax increases. Only 14 Republican members of 112th Congress have…

WATCH LIVE: GOP candidates speak after primaries in Alabama and Mississippi

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Jack Cafferty: Military-industrial complex has this country by the throat

CNN commentator Jack Cafferty railed against the United States’ ongoing involvement in Afghanistan following the alleged murder of 16 Afghan civilians by a rogue U.S. soldier. “How much is enough?” he said Tuesday. “The United States has been in Afghanistan for more than ten years. And President Obama insists we…

Ron Paul: GOP going to be the John McCain party in 2012

Texas Rep. Ron Paul warned his fellow Republican presidential candidates on Tuesday that they risked losing to President Barack Obama if they did not reconsider their foreign policy. “They want more war than Obama,” he said on CNBC. “I think Obama wants way too much. He’s ready to go into…

Neil deGrasse Tyson: Partisan bickering tainted future of NASA

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson appeared Tuesday on The David Pakman Show to explain the politics of NASA and why private industries could not lead the frontier of space exploration. “NASA has always been political,” he said. “The difference is it is now partisan. That’s an important distinction. NASA was created…

Abusive cop blames girlfriend for hitting him with Justin Bieber doll

A Denver police officer has been arrested for abusing his girlfriend, who he accuses of hitting him in the foot with a Justin Bieber doll. According to a police report obtained by The Smoking Gun, Christine Polliard told police that officer Michael Nuanes Jr. had picked a fight with her…

Romney’s son praises Obama: ‘He is great’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s son, Matt, wandered off message in Hawaii on Monday and declared that President Barack Obama was “great.” Late last year, Matt Romney had taken his father’s campaign into birther territory by joking that the president might not be a U.S. citizen. Stumping for his dad…

Monster zookeepers starve animals at Indonesia zoo

Animals are “plagued by a lack of funding for and understanding of” proper care at The Surabaya Zoo in Indonesia, according to the AP. Doctors found more than 20 pounds of plastic in a giraffe’s stomach after he died, indicating the zoo is under extreme mismanagement. The zoo’s rare white…

Woman arrested for beating boyfriend with jar of jellyfish

A South Carolina woman was arrested over the weekend after she allegedly hit her boyfriend with a jar of jellyfish. Spartanburg County deputies told WHNS that 38-year-old April Markel-Boshard became angry because her boyfriend, Jerry Eversole, would not take her to the store, claiming she was drunk. That’s when Markel-Boshard…

Dying cancer patient booted from hospital for medical marijuana

A California woman who says she is dying from a brain tumor was kicked out of a California hospital this week for using doctor-prescribed medical marijuana. Angel Raich told NBC Bay Area that the UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco asked her to leave after she refused to stop using…

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