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Top DEA agent won’t admit heroin more harmful than marijuana

During a House Judiciary Subcommittee hearing on Wednesday, Drug Enforcement Administrator Michele Leonhart repeatedly refused to admit that anything was more addictive or harmful than marijuana. Democratic Rep. Jared Polis of Colorado pressed Leonhart on whether illegal drugs like methamphetamine and crack, as well as legal prescription drugs, caused greater…

Actor Gary Oldman takes a stand against acting athletes

In this clip from Tuesday night’s episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” actor Gary Oldman appeared in a public service announcement about an important topic of our time, athletes and their mistaken belief that in addition to their prowess on the soccer field, baseball diamond or basketball court, they will be…

During anti-Muslim hearing, Dem calls for ‘hearing on the radicalization of Christians’

Texas Congressman Al Green (D) says he wouldn’t mind Rep. Peter King (R-NY) repeatedly calling hearings on “radical Islam” if he would also conduct a “hearing on the radicalization of Christians.” During a Wednesday House Homeland Security Committee hearing on “The Radicalization of Muslim-Americans,” Green wondered why the chairman had…

Huckabee worries EPA could say Baptists use ‘too much water’ for baptisms

Fox News host Mike Huckabee, who is an ordained Southern Baptist Minister, recently warned that President Barack Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) could force his religion to begin using less water to baptize believers. During a Tuesday evening interview with Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, Huckabee worried that if…

Ron Paul: I take Social Security checks but will eliminate it for others

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul on Tuesday admitted that he got a monthly Social Security check, a program that he eventually wants to eliminate. During an interview on MSNBC, Paul insisted that he would preserve Social Security longer than some of the others in his party. “I want young people…

Jeneane Garofalo: ‘We are not a post-racial society’

In a discussion with Joy Behar and blogger Craig Crawford on Tuesday night, comedian Jeneane Garofalo let fly with some unvarnished criticism of the current state of race relations in this country. Behar is currently doing “One Week Only (Until the Fall),” a week of programming ahead of the debut…

RNC ad ignores immigration but blames Obama for Hispanics’ suffering

The Republican National Committee (RNC) on Wednesday released an online video that suggests President Barack Obama is responsible for problems affecting the Hispanic community. The ad, which ignores the issue of immigration, uses audio clips of various news reports to paint a picture of hard economic times for Hispanics. A…

Colbert unexpectedly endorses John Kerry for president in 2012

Tuesday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert opened by reminding us (as if we could forget) that the 2012 presidential election is just around the corner, and that this election is going to come down to a clash of ideas. “Do we want bigger government, gay marriage and…

Stewart: Republicans huge hypocrites on immigration

Tuesday night on “The Daily Show,” host Jon Stewart took on the overwhelmingly negative reaction on the part of Republicans to President Barack Obama’s Friday immigration reform announcement. Republicans like Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), omnipresent Sunday talk show guest Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), and former Governor Tim Pawlenty (R-MN) chided…

Maddow: What is going on with Sen. Scott Brown?

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Tuesday night expressed her confusion at the campaign antics of Republican Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts. Maddow first noted that Brown once claimed she was running against him in Massachusetts and used the her fake candidacy to raise money. “I was never running against Scott…

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