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Michigan Senate Minority Leader ‘embarrassed’ by attack on stem cell research

Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer (D) blasted Republican lawmakers on Thursday for threatening to cut funds for the University of Michigan because of its embryonic stem cell research. “Today for the second time in six months, I rise because I am actually embarrassed by what I see happening here today,”…

Franken cries during VAWA speech recalling Paul and Sheila Wellstone

In a Tuesday speech on the Senate floor, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) was moved to tears as he spoke about the need to pass the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). At the conclusion of his speech, Franken recalled his friends, former Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-MN) and Sheila Wellstone, who died…

Biden: Obama ‘has a big stick, I promise’

In a major speech on Wednesday touting current administration’s foreign policy accomplishments, Vice President Joe Biden drew a contrast with presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and bragged about President Barack Obama’s “big stick.” Speaking to an audience at New York University, Biden recalled that Obama had “made one of…

McCain: Dems ‘conjured up imaginary war’ on women

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Thursday accused Democrats of inventing an “imaginary” war on women to score political points in an election year. During a Senate speech outlining why he supported reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), something that many Republicans oppose, McCain blasted Democrats for “dividing the country…

Michelle Malkin: Democratic ‘lynch mobs’ are attacking ALEC

Conservative columnist Michelle Malkin is accusing Democratic “lynch mobs” of attacking the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and Republican donors in an effort to distract voters from the nation’s economic problems. “They’ve got gimmicks like the Buffett rule, they’re attacking ‘evil oil companies,’ ‘evil Republicans’ that want dirty air an…

Colbert: Global warming caused by immigrants

One thing audiences love about conservative firebrand Stephen Colbert is that he’s not afraid to state the uncomfortable truths, the things that lie beyond the realms of liberals’ namby-pamby notions of “political correctness.”  Time and time again the “Colbert Report” host has shown us that such murky territory sometimes provides…

McCain rips Schumer for being on TV too much

Media darling Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) is blasting Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) for spending too much time in front of the television cameras. In a Wednesday interview with Fox News host Greta Van Susteren, the Arizona senator accused Schumer of holding hearings on Arizona’s controversial immigration law just to get…

Stewart asks top astrophysicist if asteroid mining is bulls**t

On Wednesday night’s edition of “The Daily Show,” host Jon Stewart took a break from the endless cycle of Republican primary election coverage to look at a news story that appeals to the sci-fi geek in all of us, asteroid mining. A group of billionaires, including tech executives and pioneers…

Salon’s Steve Kornacki: Romney can’t ‘etch-a-sketch’ away from immigration laws

Steve Kornacki, senior writer for Salon, on Wednesday night told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow that former Massachessuts Gov. Mitt Romney was going to have a hard time “etch-a-sketching” away from his support for controversial immigration laws. Romney has previously called Arizona’s immigration policies “a model” for the country and had appointed…

Wisconsin veteran ‘pissed off’ that he couldn’t vote with Veteran ID card

Gil Paar, a veteran living in Racine, Wisconsin, said he upset to learn on election day that he couldn’t use his Veteran Identification Card to vote. In a video produced by the United Steelworkers, Paar explained that when he tried to vote in a school board election, he was told…

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