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Scarborough rips NRA for new ad ‘shading’ Obama like O.J. Simpson mug shot

Conservative MSNBC host Joe Scarborough on Thursday paused for seven seconds of silence to shame the National Rifle Association (NRA) after he decided that the lobbying group’s new advertisement had unfairly darkened a photo of President Barack Obama the same way that Time magazine “shaded” O.J. Simpson’s mug shot in…

Watch live: Newtown families gather at U.S. Capitol to remember shooting victims

Families and friends of Newtown victims gather outside the U.S. Capitol for a day-long event to remember the 26 children and educators killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Watch live, broadcast via NBC News on June 13.…

Colbert: NSA scandal means Statue of Liberty is ‘holding a boom mic’

On Wednesday night’s edition of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert took a moment out of his special Paul McCartney broadcast to discuss the ongoing NSA revelations and growing outrage around the PRISM program. First, Colbert pointed out that “millions of Americans whose privacy has been invaded were shocked to…

‘Oh, for f*ck’s sake!’ John Oliver lampoons media’s coverage of Edward Snowden

The Daily Show host John Oliver on Wednesday night mocked the media’s shallow and tabloid-esque coverage of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Rather than discuss the legal and ethical ramifications of leaking classified information, many outlets decided to zero in on trite personal information, such as Snowden’s educational history. The media…

Glenn Greenwald slams Rep. Peter King: He supported terrorism for decades

Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald on Wednesday night ripped into Rep. Peter King (R-NY) and pointed out the congressman’s support of the Irish Republican Army (IRA). Greenwald told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that it was “staggering” to see King call for him to face criminal charges for reporting on secret information about…

Math invades the U.S. House: Congressman rises to hail solution to the Boltzmann equation

A congressman from California provided an unusual sight on Wednesday: talk in the U.S. House of Representatives of geometrical fractional derivatives to solve 7-dimensional quantum equations. While legislators were giving predictable speeches on the economy and recent government scandals, Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-CA) rose to announce the solution of a…

Maine Republican opposes Medicaid expansion because of his manly brain

Maine House Republican Minority Leader Ken Fredette cited his manly mind on Wednesday to explain why he was opposed to accepting federal funds to expand Medicaid coverage in the state. Speaking on the House floor, he said debate over Medicaid expansion reminded him of the book Men Are from Mars,…

Ralph Nader says Barack Obama is an insensitive con-man

Speaking at the 92nd Street Y cultural center in New York City last week, consumer advocate Ralph Nader made it clear that he was no supporter of President Barack Obama. Nader mocked Democrats for saying they wanted to increase the minimum wage but doing nothing about it. He was particularly…

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on military sexual assault: The victims’ voices aren’t being heard

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) on Wednesday attempted to make the case for her legislation to crack down on military sexual assaults. “The problem is very clear, because the victims have told us what it is,” she said as the Senate Armed Services Committee considered amendments to the annual defense spending…

Robertson tells viewer disaster prophets are ‘nutty’

Televangelist Pat Robertson ignored his own history in reassuring a 700 Club viewer against false prophets on Wednesday, Right Wing Watch reported. “Predictive prophecy about disaster is almost always something from the psychic world,” Robertson advised the viewer, Merin. “It’s not something from God.” Robertson’s statements come just over a…

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