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Rachel Maddow mocks Republicans for repeatedly forgetting their own beliefs

On her show Thursday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow lampooned Republicans for having a flip-flopping problem, saying it appeared they did not seem to believe what they were actually supposed to believe. “Why does this happen so much in Republican politics?” she wondered. “And how does the other party, or…

Watch: Same-sex couples rejoice as Colorado governor signs civil unions bill

Colorado’s governor on Thursday signed into law a bill that allows same-sex couples in the state to enter into civil unions. Supporters of the bill packed into the History Colorado Museum to celebrate the signing of SB11, the Colorado Civil Union Act. “It’s about fucking time,” one woman said after…

Pat Robertson warns of ‘scamsters in religious garb quoting the Bible’

Just two days after Pat Robertson encouraged bankrupt families to give him “just $20 a month,” the televangelist is now alerting viewers to beware of “scamsters in religious garb quoting the Bible.” Robertson offered the warning on Tuesday after a 700 Club report about the Profitable Sunrise pyramid investment scheme…

Bachmann: It’s my Christian ‘duty’ to repeal Obamacare before it ‘literally kills’ kids

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) on Thursday insisted that it was her “duty as a believer in Christ” repeal President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform law before “it literally kills women, kills children, kills senior citizens.” In a speech on the House floor, the Minnesota Republican thanked Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) for…

Rand Paul’s ‘newsflash’ for Ann Coulter: The U.S. already has ‘de facto amnesty’

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is firing back at Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh after the conservative talkers criticized his plan to allow undocumented immigrants to work legally. In a speech on Tuesday, Paul had called on Republicans to be “part of the solution” on immigration reform. Speaking to the Conservative…

Tennessee university caves on ‘Sex Week’ after Fox News ‘lesbian bondage’ complaint

The University of Tennessee has decided to pull state funding from an effort to educate students about sexual health and empowerment after a Fox News contributor complained that the school was giving the money to a “lesbian bondage” expert. Last week, Fox News radio host Todd Starnes warned that the…

Obama jokes that Jerusalem heckler makes him feel at home

During a speech on Thursday in Jerusalem, President Barack Obama handled a heckler by saying that actually the incident had been planned in advance by his team so that he could feel at home. The president was speaking to an audience of university students when a heckler began to shout…

Washington cops working to ‘desensitize’ drug dogs to marijuana smell

Police in Washington state are working to retrain their drug-sniffing dogs so that they’re less likely to alert when they smell marijuana. The retraining is part of the state’s law enforcement reforms following November’s voter-backed legalization measure, which will ultimately require police to notify judges as to whether a drug…

Mass. sheriff apologizes for Obama assassination ‘satire’ after getting death threats

A Republican sheriff in Massachusetts says that he is now getting death threats after using “political satire” to joke that President Barack Obama should be assassinated. At a breakfast event over the weekend, Plymouth County Sheriff Joseph McDonald had told about 100 Republicans that Abraham Lincoln had appeared to Obama…

Bill O’Reilly rips Bachmann for ‘crazy’ rant about Obama’s dog walker

Conservative Fox News host Bill O’Reilly on Wednesday blasted Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) for “obscuring” important issues by falsely claiming that President Barack Obama had someone designated to walk his dog. On Tuesday, Bachmann had fled CNN cameras after reporter Dana Bash confronted her about the claims she had made…

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