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Jimmy Kimmel presents crying ‘Boehner Baby’ doll

On “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Thursday, host Jimmy Kimmel paid tribute to our Speaker of the House, the most powerful Republican in the country, Congressman John Boehner (R-OH). Recently, at a reception honoring Italian artist Constantino Brumidi, Boehner welled up with tears, as he frequently does. Kimmel pointed out that, in…

Maddow: Pro-lifers hope partial abortion bans will overturn Roe v. Wade

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Thursday night explained that some pro-life activists believe laws that criminalize virtually all abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy are their best chance of overturning Roe v. Wade. The Supreme Court’s 1973′s ruling in Roe v. Wade upheld a woman’s right to terminate her pregnancy…

Bloomberg columnist: Libor scandal couldn’t be worse from Wall Street’s perspective

Bloomberg View columnist William Cohan said Thursday that the Libor rate-fixing scandal could lead to stricter regulations on Wall Street. “The timing couldn’t be worse from Wall Street’s perspective because, as you know, the Dodd-Frank law and the Volcker Rule are still being hashed out in Washington,” he told Current…

Roland Martin accuses Romney of using ‘coded language’

CNN contributor Roland Martin on Thursday accused Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney of using “coded language” when talking about African Americans. Romney on Wednesday said those at the NAACP convention who booed him should “vote for the other guy” if they wanted government handouts. “When I mentioned I am going…

Rep. Gowdy on leaks: Reporters aspire to go to jail, so give em what they want

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) said Wednesday that the government should give reporters “what they want” by imprisoning them for refusing to reveal their sources. His comments came during a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing on whether reporters could be prosecuted for leaking sensitive national-security information. “One way to have fewer leaks…

Michigan woman kept friend’s dead body for 18 months

A 72-year-old Michigan woman kept the body of her dead companion bathed, dressed and sitting up for a year and a half after his death because she didn’t want to be alone, according to M Live, a Michigan news and information blog. Linda Chase said that she knows what she…

Krugman: ‘Now is not the time to get rid of those public deficits’

In order to avoid a full-on depression, the U.S. government needs to ignore the size of the deficit and start spending to stimulate the economy, Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman tells us. “Somebody has to spend more than their income, and, for the time being, that has to be the…

Daily Caller reporter: Democrats reduced women ‘to a sexual being’

A reporter from Tucker Carlson’s conservative website The Daily Caller said on Wednesday that by fighting for birth control and reproductive rights, Democrats had “reduced the American woman to a sexual being.” During a segment praising Karl Rove’s American Crossroads super PAC for accusing President Barack Obama of waging a…

NAACP official: Romney ‘rigged crowd’ by having blacks ‘flown in’

The director to the NAACP’s Washington Bureau revealed on Thursday that GOP hopeful Mitt Romney had conservative African Americans “flown in” to the 103rd convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to make it appear that he had more support than he really did. During an…

Steve Martin sells Mitt Romney’s pot in New York City park

Late night funnyman David Letterman joked on Wednesday that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg had asked him to create a park on Broadway for the tourists, but comedian Steve Martin stole some of his thunder by opening his own park and selling marijuana, beer and and firearms. Throughout Wednesday…

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