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Obama ‘Slow Jams the News’ and student debt on Fallon

US President Barack Obama “slow jammed” his call to prevent a spike in federal student loan rates during a comedy show appearance early Wednesday aimed at the youth vote. During a swing through North Carolina — a key battleground in November’s presidential election — Obama appeared on “Late Night with…

Democrat on leaving ALEC: They went ‘more and more to the right’

South Carolina state Rep. Ted Vick appeared on MSNBC’s The Ed Show on Tuesday night to explain why he resigned from the American Legislative Exchange Council. “ALEC was a group that offered a place for Democrats and Republicans to come together and the private sector to come together to actually…

Former Sen. Specter: If you fund the tea party, all hell breaks loose

Former Sen. Arlen Specter (PA), a Republican who turned Democrat in 2009, on Monday night decried the Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in Citizens United v. the Federal Elections Commission. “The big money has come in,” he told Current TV host Jennifer Granholm. “The Supreme Court of the United States has…

Dalai Lama: I love Bush, but ‘not as a president’

In an interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan on Tuesday, His Holiness The Dalai Lama said that he loved former President George W. Bush despite his policies. “I love President Bush, the younger one,” the exiled Buddhist monk said. “As a human being, not as a president of America. Sometimes his…

Woman allegedly hired to help boss receive kidney transplant

A mother of two from Rhode Island has filed a complaint with the New York State Human Rights Commission, alleging that her former boss hired her so that she would donate her kidney. “I knew that she needed it,” 47-year-old Debbie Stevens told CNN. “I knew that she could have…

Another ‘Heart Attack Grill’ customer falls ill

A woman fell unconscious Saturday night at a Las Vegas restaurant that prides itself on serving unhealthy food, the second such incident to have occurred this year. The woman had been eating, drinking alcohol and smoking at the Heart Attack Grill before falling onto the floor unconscious, according to Fox…

Issa calls Obama admin. ‘the most corrupt government in history’

The Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform thinks that the Obama administration is “the most corrupt in history,” and he’s not afraid to say it. Speaking to Bloomberg on Tuesday, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) insisted that the president’s political appointees must be held accountable for their…

Pat Robertson: Bullying ‘terrible’ — but gay sex still an ‘abomination’

Anti-LGBT rights televangelist Pat Robertson on Tuesday told Christian students that bullying their gay and lesbian classmates was wrong even if they “think that these practices are an abomination.” A CBN viewer named Douglas posed this question to the TV preacher: “What would you say to a school that has…

SB 1070 author says infants can get IDs to prove they are ‘legal’

The author of a controversial anti-immigration bill in Arizona said on Tuesday that young children could simply get state-issued identification to prove they are in the U.S. legally. Appearing before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee, former Arizona state Senate president Russell Pearce (R) defended the state’s SB 1070 law, which requires…

WATCH LIVE: Obama calls for low student loan rates

President Obama will call on Congress to keep student loan rates low in remarks at the University of North Carolina. Watch this live video from CNN, broadcast April 24, 2012.   Photo: Flickr/davelawrence8…

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