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McCain blasts Rand Paul’s filibuster as a ‘political stunt’

Speaking on the Senate floor Thursday, Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) tore into Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-KY) “ridiculous” 13-hour filibuster, chastising the junior senator for a speech that was “not helpful” and not in keeping with Republican orthodoxy on the terror war. McCain specifically objected to Paul…

New Mexico police search for the horrible person who shot this puppy with a crossbow

Police in Farmington, New Mexico said they’re on the lookout for whoever shot a local puppy in the hind leg with a crossbow, leaving the poor creature yelping in pain. The local animal shelter removed the crossbow bolt from the puppy’s leg and transferred him to a facility in Durango,…

Maddow: Republicans more loyal to NRA than to their constituents

Wednesday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed new polling by the group Mayors Against Illegal Guns, which shows that despite the fact that a majority of Americans are in favor of background checks for firearms purchases, the politicians representing those Americans are more concerned with their…

Rand Paul considered catheter for filibuster: ‘I’ve put them in before’

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) says that he considered self-catheterization to minimize trips to the bathroom during his nearly 13-hour filibuster on Wednesday. The morning following Paul’s marathon attempt to block John Brennan’s nomination to be the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency, the Kentucky Republican selected conservative radio host…

Hannity chuckles at Herman Cain’s sexist impersonation of Nancy Pelosi

Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain imitated House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in a mocking, whiny voice while appearing on Fox News’ “Hannity” on Wednesday. Cain praised tea party Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) during the segment for staging a 13-hour talking filibuster against President Barack Obama’s nominee to lead…

Ed Schultz points out that the real voter fraud comes from Republicans

On Wednesday night’s episode of “The Ed Show,” host Ed Schultz listed off numerous actual instances of Republican-spun voter fraud schemes, mocking the seemingly perpetual paranoia many conservatives have about the community group ACORN, which doesn’t even exist anymore. He instead recalled the executive director of the New Hampshire GOP…

Top 5 moments of Rand Paul’s filibuster

It was a long, hard slog for viewers and participants in the filibuster of the vote to confirm new CIA chief John Brennan, most notably for Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), who, we are sad to say, found time to invoke Hitler and the Nazis, but never in the 13 hours…

Luke Russert: Gohmert’s golf ban on Obama ‘reveals a pettiness on both sides’

NBC News correspondent Luke Russert on Wednesday asserted that “it’s actually really true” that a Republican attempt to stop President Barack Obama from playing golf “looks bad on both sides.” Earlier this week, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) had proposed an amendment to ban the president from playing golf until he…

NAACP’s Julian Bond to Colbert: Scalia is Limbaugh of Supreme Court

Civil Rights pioneer and NAACP President Emeritus Julian Bond joined Stephen Colbert on Wednesday night to discuss the current challenges to the Voting Rights Act, the landmark 1965 legislation that cleared away hurdles to voting for African Americans in states with a history of discrimination. Bond was candid with his…

Arkansas lawmaker: ‘We are not eliminating choice at all’ with 12-week abortion ban

Republican state Rep. Ann Clemmer on Wednesday explained that Arkansas lawmakers were “not eliminating choice at all” by overriding Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe’s veto of a 12-week abortion ban. “I really believe that we are not eliminating choice at all,” Clemmer told KUAR. “We’re just saying after 12 weeks, the…

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