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Maher: ‘Sad’ that the super-rich GOP takeover of NC ‘wasn’t even all that expensive’

HBO comedian Bill Maher is lamenting the fact that super-rich Republican activists were able to use the Supreme Court’s Citizen United ruling to “take over” the state of North Carolina and “it wasn’t even all that expensive.” On his HBO show last week, Maher pointed out that North Carolina “is…

Gohmert: ‘Radical Islamists’ taking Spanish lessons ‘because we don’t fear Hispanics’

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) on Thursday told a group of business leaders that he opposed comprehensive immigration reform that did not deal with “radical Islamists” who were taking Spanish lessons “because we don’t have any fear of Hispanics coming into the country.” Speaking to the Longview Chamber of Commerce in…

Obamacare supporters challenge tea party congressman at town hall

Supporters of the Affordable Care Act — also known as Obamacare — attended a town hall meeting held by five-term Republican congressman Rep. Patrick McHenry (NC) on Thursday. According to Think Progress, many of the pro-Obamacare attendees would not have health insurance without the program and they demanded to know…

Colbert laments that Sanjay Gupta has ‘gone over to the dank side’

Thursday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert excoriated CNN’s resident health expert Dr. Sanjay Gupta for coming out in support of legal medical marijuana. Gupta, Colbert said, is a traitor in the “war on nugs” who has “gone over to the dank side.” “Nation,” he said, “America is…

John Oliver highlights the epidemic of rape in the U.S. military

Sexual assault in the military is so bad that the do-nothing Congress is actually doing something, The Daily Show host John Oliver said Thursday night. President Barack Obama has called for members of the military found guilty of rape to face severe consequences. Some judges, however, have claimed Obama’s statement…

George Takei explains why we need to learn from history and not hold the Winter Olympics in Russia

Actor and LGBT activist George Takei on Wedensday warned holding the Winter Olympics in Russia next year would provide legitimacy to the country’s persecution of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. “There are athletes that are gay or lesbian and their supporters are gay or lesbian too, and they are…

Rep. Alan Grayson on NSA spying: What if ‘Dictator Palin’ gets elected?

You might not be worried about President Barack Obama abusing the immense surveillance powers of the U.S. government, but what if someone like Sarah Palin gets elected? That is the argument Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) gave in support of his legislation to rein in the National Security Agency during a…

Van Jones rips Obama’s ‘ridiculous’ denial of domestic spying operations

Van Jones, a former White House special advisor, blasted President Barack Obama on Wednesday for cracking down on whistleblowers. “I love this president, everybody knows I love this president, but this is ridiculous,” he said on CNN. “First of all, we do have a domestic spying program, and what we…

Sanjay Gupta destroys the DEA’s classification of marijuana as a ‘dangerous drug’

CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta said Thursday that the federal Drug Enforcement Agency had no reason to treat marijuana the same way it treated PCP and heroin. “I also looked closely at the DEA’s scheduling policy,” he said on CNN. “They classify marijuana as a Schedule I substance. It is in…

Florida man kills wife and posts photo of her body on Facebook

A South Miami man uploaded a picture of his dead wife to his Facebook profile after shooting her on Thursday, according to local media reports. Derek Medina, 31, turned himself into police Thursday afternoon. He told authorities he killed his wife, Jennifer Alonso, during a domestic dispute. Police said a…

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