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Colbert offers a Modest Proposal for solving income inequality

On Wednesday’s Colbert Report, host Stephen Colbert dedicated his nightly “The Word” segment to the question of income inequality. The segment, entitled “Bite the hand that feeds you”, suggests that the best answer ultimately may be for poor people to become rich people’s pets. Poor people would have lots of…

Maddow hails ‘signs of life’ from Democrats in DC on jobs and voting rights

In this clip from Wednesday’s Rachel Maddow Show, Rachel plays back video from the House floor of Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) criticizing the GOP for holding meaningless votes when the U.S. economy is in a state of emergency. Maddow then played a clip of the president making the same observation…

Jon Stewart on Herman Cain: His therapist must be so proud

On last night’s “Daily Show”, Jon Stewart examined the ever-evolving story of what Herman Cain remembers about the sexual harassment charges that were purportedly leveled against him when he was the director of the National Restaurant Association. Perhaps, Stewart suggests, the trauma of the alleged harassment has caused Mr. Cain…

‘Occupy Oakland’ protesters injured by car

A man and a woman were injured during the large “Occupy Oakland” protest on Wednesday night after being struck by a silver Mercedes-Benz sedan. ABC7 reported that the two protesters were hit by the car in downtown Oakland. The driver of the car apparently tried to drive through the crowd…

Bernie Sanders: Citizens United ruling ‘basically insane’

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Wednesday night slammed the U.S. Supreme Court’s controversial Citizens United decision and supported legislation to overturn it. Democratic Sens. Tom Udall of New Mexico and Michael Bennet of Colorado introduced a constitutional amendment on Tuesday that would overturn the ruling, which gave corporations and unions…

Iraq War vet: Scott Olsen injury created ‘collective rage’ among veterans

Iraq War veteran Joshua Shepherd, a friend of the veteran injured by police at an “Occupy Oakland” protest, appeared Wednesday night on Countdown with Keith Olbermann. Olsen, a two-time Iraq war veteran and member of Iraq Veterans Against the War, sustained a skull fracture in late October after being struck…

Rep. Hank Johnson: Tea party Republicans trying to steal 2012 election

Democratic Rep. Hank Johnson of Georgia said on the House floor Wednesday that tea party Republicans in state legislatures were trying to suppress Democratic voters with “restrictive and unnecessary” laws. According to a recent report by the Brennan Center for Justice, changes to voting laws could suppress up to five…

Texas judge confesses to beating disabled daughter

Video of a Texas judge beating his disabled daughter in 2004 has recently gone viral, but he’s says “it’s not as bad as it seems.” Hillary Adams told KRIS-TV that she posted the video late last month after years of abuse by her father, Aransas County Judge William Adams. “Waiting…

GOP Rep: ‘Few things more important than re-affirming ‘In God We Trust’

Before voting on the House resolution to reaffirm the phrase “In God We Trust” as the nation’s motto Tuesday evening, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) expressed his view of how necessary this was for the country. “There are few things Congress could do that would be more important than passing this…

South Park previews episode about ‘Occupy Wall Street’

Comedy Central mega cartoon South Park will have a new episode Wednesday evening about the “Occupy Wall Street” protests. The episode will feature an emotional Eric Cartman depressed at being lumped in with the much-maligned “1 percent.” WATCH: Video from Comedy Central, which appeared on November 2, 2011. 1%Get More:…

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