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Sen. Inhofe tells Maddow: Environmentalists have more money than the energy industry

Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) said Thursday night that environmentalists spent far more money lobbying than the energy industry. While he was debating his latest book, The Greatest Hoax, with MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, she confronted him about the fact that the energy companies were his top campaign donors. Inhofe replied…

Michelangelo Signorile: Obama has ‘irrational fear’ of backing same sex marriage

Michelangelo Signorile, Sirius OutQ radio host and Huffington Post Gay Voices editor-at-large, said Thursday that President Barack Obama seemed to fear the political repercussions of fully supporting same sex marriage. “Why can’t he simply be with the rest of the country with this?” he wondered during an appearance on The…

GOP Rep. Tim Johnson blasts U.S. involvement in ‘senseless, silly wars’

While introducing Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul at the University of Illinois on Wednesday, Rep. Tim Johnson (R) said the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan wasted too many lives and too much money. Paul has “led the crusade for limited government, constitutional principles, individual liberties, fiscal sanity and restraint, and…

TSA to expedite airport security screening for $100 fee

Those who wish to avoid body scanners and pat-downs at airports can pay $100 to opt into a Transportation Security Administration expedited security screening program. “It’s pay to play,” aviation analyst Michael Boyd said on MSNBC. “I don’t know how much it is going to do for security, but is…

Southern Miss. band chants ‘green card’ at Latino player

Southern Mississippi University lived up to the racist reputation of the deep South on Friday when members of the school band chanted an offensive question at a Latino player on the opposing team. As he prepared to shoot his free throws, Kansas State point guard Angel Rodriguez was forced to…

Obama mocks GOP candidates as members of ‘Flat-Earth Society’

President Barack Obama on Thursday went after his potential Republican opponents for their resistance to green energy solutions, likening them to members of the “Flat-Earth Society.” In a speech at Prince George’s Community College in Largo, Maryland, the president said that the U.S. should pursue an “all-of-the-above strategy” for developing…

Romney: Fox News is ‘pretty fair and balanced’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Thursday pushed back against the idea that Fox News was supporting his candidacy. Earlier this week, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum had complained to Fox News host Brian Kilmeade that the conservative news network was in the tank for Romney. “He has Fox News…

NC state senate candidate deleted racist video when called for comment

North Carolina state senate candidate Bivins Hollar is not an unreasonable guy. He just wanted to be able to run for office and have a (now-deleted) video up on YouTube outlining his plans for ethnic cleansing in South Africa. Why is that such a big deal? Hollar, 28, is running…

Pennsylvania gov. to women: Just ‘close your eyes’ during forced ultrasound

Gov. Tom Corbett (R) says he supports forcing women to have an ultrasound before an abortion because they can just close their eyes. Guttmacher Institute policy analyst Elizabeth Nash told Raw Story last month that Pennsylvania’s proposed measure is one of the most restrictive anti-abortion bills that she had ever…

Gingrich: Opponents ‘can’t comprehend’ my big ideas

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich says his ideas are so big that the news media can’t cover them and his opponents can’t comprehend them. Speaking at the Northwest Suburban Republican Lincoln Day Dinner in Springfield, Illinois on Wednesday, the former House Speaker explained that he was staying in the race…

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