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Jon Stewart: The sequester was ‘auto-erotic asphyxiation’ for Congress

The Daily Show host Jon Stewart ripped Congress on Monday night for failing to avert $85 billion in across-the-board spending cuts, which both Republicans and Democrats had described as devastating. The indiscriminate cuts, called the sequester, were designed to be so painful that both parties would be forced to compromise…

Bill O’Reilly falsely claims Obama had no plan to avert automatic budget cuts

On his show Monday night, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly falsely claimed President Barack Obama had no specific plan to avert $85 billion in across-the-board budget cuts known as the sequester. O’Reilly began the segment by imploring Obama to show leadership by bowing to Republican demands to cut spending without…

American Atheist president blasts ‘horrible, bigoted, backwards, primitive’ Newt Gingrich

American Atheist president David Silverman said Monday that a series of billboards recently purchased by his group were meant to show non-believers why they needed to organize. “A lot of people say, ‘Well, why do I need to get involved? Why do we need an atheist movement?’” he said on…

Republican congresswoman upset Violence Against Women Act included ‘other different groups’

Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee said Monday that she voted against the Violence Against Women Act because it protected “other different groups.” During an appearance on MSNBC, Blackburn said the Violence Against Women Act had become “diluted” and “unfocused” due to new provisions added to the bill. “I didn’t…

Chris Christie slams ‘hyper-partisanship’ while defending Medicaid expansion

Republican Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey on Monday defended his plan to expand Medicaid coverage in the state, a move that defied conservatives opposed to Obamacare. “This government in Trenton is about trying to change this hyper-partisan activity that we have all over the country and asking some very…

Indiana probing teacher’s threatening meltdown to students: ‘The guns are loaded!!!’

School officials in Lake Station, Indiana on Monday said that they were investigating a business instructor for allegedly threatening students with a chalkboard message that said his “guns are loaded.” Lake Station police confirmed to WLS that students at Edison Junior-Senior High School had shared photos of a chalkboard message…

Six-year-old breakdancing girl wows crowd at international competition

A 6-year-old breakdancing phenom is on the verge of becoming an online star after video of her performance at an international competition was posted on YouTube on Sunday. The girl, identified as “Bgirl Terra,” was filmed competing in the “Baby Battle” division of the Chelles Battle Pro tournament in Paris…

Limbaugh: Scalia’s ‘well-endowed intellect’ should be ‘honored’ to be compared to me

Rush Limbaugh says that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia should be “honored” to be compared to be compared to him over the justice’s recent suggestion that voting rights were a “racial entitlement.” During oral arguments about the constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act last week, Scalia had pointed out that…

NRA leader Wayne LaPierre: Background checks wouldn’t stop ‘mental defectives’ from mass shootings

National Rifle Association executive vice president Wayne LaPierre trashed the mentally ill on Monday while suggesting it is a gateway to government-mandated weapons confiscation. “It’s a speed bump for the law-abiding,” he said in an interview with Fox Business Network host Stuart Varney. “It has no effect in the real…

‘Batman’ turns in criminal to British police

A man dressed as comic book hero Batman showed up in a British police station last week to hand over a burglary suspect, officers revealed Monday. The caped crusader was looking a little pudgy adorned in gear resembling Adam West’s 1960s Batman outfit, which looks decidedly more old-school than Christian…

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