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Paul Begala: Today’s Republican Party is ‘Neanderthals fighting with Cro-Magnons’

Democratic strategist Paul Begala on Sunday asserted that infighting between different factions of Republicans appeared just to be “Neanderthals fighting with Cro-Magnons” as the party lunged further and further to the right. During a panel discussion on CNN, Democratic Pollster Cornell Belcher said that internal arguments about policies like National…

Sen. Mike Lee: Republicans ripping me for govt. shutdown threat is a ‘compliment’

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) on Sunday said that he would consider criticism from fellow Republicans a “compliment” after he threatened to shut down the government in order to stop President Barack Obama’s health care reform law. Last week, Lee had told Fox News that he was calling on Republicans to…

Bachmann rips Obama: Accusing GOP of creating ‘phony scandals’ is insulting

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) slammed President Barack Obama on Friday over Obama’s dismissal of Republican criticism, accusing his administration of not taking responsibility for its policy decisions. “It is dismissive. It is insulting. It is minimizing,” Bachmann told Fox News host Greta Van Susteren. “It’s not validating the concerns that…

Bride-to-be thought dead in freak speedboat accident

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The pilot of a speedboat that was carrying six members of a wedding party when it crashed into a barge on the Hudson River was charged on Saturday with vehicular manslaughter in the death of one of the passengers, reported as the bride-to-be. Jojo John, 35,…

CNN anchor Don Lemon: Bill O’Reilly ‘doesn’t go far enough’ in criticizing African-Americans

CNN anchor Don Lemon came to the defense of Fox News host Bill O’Reilly on Saturday regarding O’Reilly’s heavily-criticized take regarding crime in the African-American community. “In my estimation, he doesn’t go far enough,” Lemon said in a commentary, before going on to list five tips for Black Americans to…

NC Governor admits: ‘I don’t know enough’ about parts of new voting restriction law

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) indicated on Friday he would sign a restrictive new law governing voting registrations in his state while admitting he was not familiar with one provision forbidding 17-year-olds from registering in advance of their 18th birthday. “I don’t know enough,” McCrory told an Associated Press…

Plague-infected squirrel shuts down L.A. campgrounds

Three campgrounds in the Los Angeles National Forest in California are closed after park personnel caught a flea-ridden squirrel infected with plague. According to ABC News, Los Angeles County Health Department officials say the campground will be closed for at least a week while investigators test squirrels and other animals…

Chris Hayes: O’Reilly rhetoric like neo-Nazi skinheads from ‘American History X’

On Friday night’s edition of “All In with Chris Hayes,” host Chris Hayes broke down the real math behind the statistics that Fox News Commentator Bill O’Reilly has been spouting in his racist rants in the wake of the verdict of the George Zimmerman trial. “For people like Bill O’Reilly,”…

Maher: No matter what Obama says on race, Republicans hear ‘Kill Whitey!’

On this week’s edition of HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” host Bill Maher tore into recent statements by right wing commentators like Bill O’Reilly and politicians like Rep. Steve King (R-IA). Both men saw fit to let fly with a series of startlingly racist racist diatribes against African-Americans and…

Maher confronts liberal priest: ‘God in the Old Testament is a psychotic mass murderer’

Real Time host and aggressive non-theist Bill Maher grilled a progressive minister on Friday over the litany of contradictions he found between the written word of the Bible and how many people actually interpret its teachings. “It’s pro-slavery, pro-polygamy, it’s homophobic,” Maher told Rev. Jim Wallis. “God in the Old…

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