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Bernie Sanders debates conservative economist over living wage laws

Tuesday on CNN, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and conservative economist Douglas Holtz-Eakin debated the effects of raising the minimum wage. President Barack Obama has called on Congress to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $9 per hour. The minimum wage was last raised from $5.15 in 2007 to…

Rand Paul: Chris Christie ‘is the king of bacon’

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) shot back at New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Tuesday, continuing a feud that was sparked last week. “This is the king of bacon talking about bacon,” Paul said on CNN. Earlier in the day, Christie had dismissed the Kentucky senator’s criticism of his request for…

Christie slams Rand Paul by accusing Kentucky of being a leech on the federal government

Republican Governor Chris Christie slammed Senator Rand Paul on Tuesday, after the Kentucky senator accused him of begging the federal government for money. During a press conference, Christie noted that his state paid more in federal taxes than they got back, which was not true to of the state that…

Robertson tells viewer with ‘demons’ to ‘burn the house down’ or get exorcism

Televangelist Pat Robertson on Tuesday advised a viewer who he suspected was being tormented by “demons” to “burn the house down,” move or get an exorcism. In a letter to CBN, a person wrote that their house had “moaning coming from the walls, lights turn on and off, the TV…

Fox Business host: Feeding hungry seniors is ‘called buying votes’

Fox Business host Stuart Varney on Tuesday accused the AARP of signing hungry seniors up for food stamps as part of a “buy-the-vote campaign” to benefit President Barack Obama. On Saturday, the Tribune-Democrat reported that the Pennsylvania chapter of the AARP launched an effort to sign more people up for…

Ted Cruz: ‘Why is President Obama threatening to shut down the federal government?’

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Tuesday argued that President Barack Obama and Democrats, not Republicans, were the ones trying to shut down the federal government because he insisted on funding a health care reform law that was passed in 2010. Last week, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) called on Republicans to…

Libertarian rapper thwacks potential Weiner voters in ‘Blurred Lines’ parody video

Though Weiner is flagging in the polls, which show a majority of New York City’s Democrats want him to pull out, there are at least a few voters who remain unconvinced that compulsive junk-photography might be a disqualifying activity for the city’s next leader. For those voters, Northern Virginia resident-turned-comedy-rapper…

San Diego mayor asks city to pay for defense from sexual harassment suit

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner (D) has asked for city funds to be made available to him to pay for his legal fees in the sexual harassment lawsuit against him, KGTV-TV reported on Monday. The local city council will take up the matter at its Tuesday public meeting before discussing…

Edward Snowden’s father: ‘Absolutely no faith’ son would get fair trial in U.S.

Lon Snowden, the father of National Security Agency (NSA) leaker Edward Snowden, on Monday revealed that he and his legal team had attempted to worth with the U.S. Department of Justice to find a way for his son to come home, but talks had broken down. In a letter to…

Robin Thicke says ‘rapey’ song with ‘I know you want it’ lyric is ‘a feminist movement’

Some have condemned Robin Thicke’s new song “Blurred Lines” as sexist and even “rapey,” but the singer said on Tuesday that the track was actually a feminist manifesto. In her piece last week, PolicyMic’s Elizabeth Plank called out the song’s lyrics and a video filled with naked women to make…

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