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Stewart: Fox gives old people ‘giant Reagan-boners’

Wednesday night on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” host Jon Stewart eviscerated one of the day’s non-stories, the supposed chilly body language between Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and President Barack Obama at the G20 summit in Mexico. “Really?” Stewart asked, “Body language? Are we really going to try and divine…

Grayson: Fast and Furious ‘circus’ will backfire on Republicans

Former Florida Rep. Alan Grayson (D) on Wednesday blasted Republicans in Congress for continuing to grill U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder over the “fast and furious” gun-running scandal. “Why won’t they launch an investigation of why 50 million Americans don’t have health care?” he asked on Current TV. “When are…

Raw Story’s Megan Carpentier: Dems split on Obama’s success

Many Democrats are disappointed that President Barack Obama did not accomplish more when both chambers of Congress were in Democrats’ control, according to Raw Story executive editor Megan Carpentier. “I believe there are number of Democrats who believe that Obama’s presidency has been very good, but I think there are…

ACLU tells U.N.: Targeted drone strikes ‘setting very dangerous precedent’

A representative from the American Civil Liberties Union told the U.N. Human Rights Council on Wednesday that the use of unmanned drones to kill suspected terrorists set a “very dangerous precedent.” Drones operated by the U.S. have been used to kill suspected terrorists in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia. While…

Frank Rich: Romney can’t say the word Mormon

Frank Rich, writer-at-large for New York Magazine, said Wednesday that voters were likely to be turned off by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s secrecy. “People don’t really know where he lives,” Rich told Joy Behar on Current TV. “He can’t say the word Mormon without having a heart attack, won’t…

Nuns protest against Rep. Paul Ryan over budget cuts

A group of Catholic Sisters drove their presidential campaign-style bus to the Wisconsin office of House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R) on Wednesday to decry proposed budget cuts they say will hurt struggling families. The nuns are part of the National Catholic Social Justice Lobby (NETWORK), which recently came…

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…

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