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Schakowsky: Former Blackwater boss tried to ‘intimidate’ me

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) continued an ongoing feud with former Blackwater CEO Erik Prince, accusing him of “attempted intimidation” towards her in a speech on the House floor Wednesday morning. Schakowsky brought up a letter sent to her from Prince’s attorney about the congresswoman’s comments about his Blackwater video game…

Cain: ‘Stupid people are ruining America’

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain complained Wednesday that idiots are destroying the country. “Here’s what I need you to do,” Cain told a crowd of supporters in Dayton, Ohio. “Stay informed, know the facts because stupid people are ruining America.” “They are,” he added. “We just have to out-vote them.”…

Bizarre: New Mexico news station treats ‘Pedobear’ as real threat

A television news station in Albuquerque, New Mexico ran a story this week that has many people familiar with Internet culture shaking their heads in confused dismay. Just to be clear, the character “Pedobear” is not a real cartoon, nor is it a calling card for pedophiles. It is a…

Kentucky church bans interracial couples

A small church in Pike County, Kentucky has voted to ban interracial couples from most church activities “to promote greater unity among the church body.” Melvin Thompson, former pastor of Gulnare Freewill Baptist church, proposed the ban after Stella Harville brought her fiance, Ticha Chikuni, to services in June. Harville,…

Cops, movers refuse to foreclose on 103-year-old woman

In a heart warming story just in time for the holiday season, a 103-year-old woman in Atlanta avoided foreclosure of her home Tuesday afternoon, thanks entirely to the kindness of strangers. According to WSBTV Atlanta, movers hired by Deutsche Bank AG and police were ready to go through with the…

The 2012 GOP contenders’ Christmas hoedown

You’ve seen them give speeches, you’ve seen them debate, you’ve seen at least a couple of them face down sex scandals. But — with the exception of Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) — you’ve rarely seen them do more than just dance around a question or two. That changes now: with…

Perry to federal workers: ‘Share my vision’ or get punished

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry is so serious about changing the way Washington does business that he is vowing to retaliate against any federal worker who doesn’t share his philosophy. At a campaign event in New Hampshire Tuesday, the Texas governor told supporters that he would reassign civil service workers…

Gingrich suggests Fox News analysts don’t know what they’re talking about

Whether he intentionally meant it or not, new GOP presidential frontrunner Newt Gingrich may have let “the cat out of the bag” on Fox News pundits’ knowledge of issues. Speaking at a town hall event in South Carolina Tuesday evening, the former House Speaker shared an opinion about the network…

Cain accuser: ‘This was not sex for cash’

The Atlanta woman who claims she had a 13-year affair with Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain stood by her story in an interview with ABC News Wednesday. “Our relationship was on and off for the last 13, 14 years,” Ginger White told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. “This was not a consistent…

Fire alarm goes off during NBC Nightly News

A fire alarm randomly went off at the beginning of NBC’s Nightly News telecast Tuesday evening. Host Brian Williams was opening the show on the report of American Airlines filing for bankruptcy protection before the alarm unexpectedly came on. Despite the bizarre event, it didn’t fluster Williams too much before…

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