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Former Bush aide shames Congress: More worried about airport delays than dead kids

President George W. Bush’s former chief strategist Matthew Dowd on Sunday lashed out at Congress for moving so quickly to fund air traffic controllers because lawmakers were personally “about to get delayed at the airports,” while they couldn’t pass background checks to protect children from mass shootings. During a panel…

Muslim congressman confronts Peter King: Profiling is ‘ineffective law enforcement’

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), who is a Muslim, told Rep. Peter King (R-NY) on Sunday that he was making a mistake with calls to profile the Islamic community in the United States because similar actions in the past had created a “national stain” on the country. NBC host David Gregory…

McCain: Syrians will ‘take revenge’ on the U.S. for not attacking

Arizona Sen. John McCain (R) on Sunday warned that current U.S. foreign policy could have negative consequences for years because the Syrian people would “take revenge” if the United States decided not to take military action to oust President Bashar Hafez al-Assad. During an interview on NBC’s Meet the Press,…

MSNBC guest Dave Zirin: Why is Bush not on trial for war crimes?

Saturday morning on MSNBC, Dave Zirin of The Nation questioned why former President George W. Bush had not been held accountable for alleged war crimes. His remarks came amid a discussion on the U.S. response to terrorism on the Melissa Harris-Perry Show. “I’m a sports writer by trade,” he explained.…

Brit Hume: ‘The country may be ready for another Bush’ presidency

Fox News Senior Political Analyst Brit Hume on Sunday suggested that an effort to rehabilitate President George W. Bush’s image had worked and that the country “may now indeed be ready” for his brother, Jeb, to be the next president of the United States. Before the dedication of the George…

Canadian biochemist probing health benefits of eating mucus

A Canadian scientist is looking to pick students willing to pick their noses — for research purposes, that is. Nature World News reported on Thursday that biochemist Scott Napper’s goal is to determine whether eating one’s own mucus can provide health benefits. Specifically, Napper wants to test the theory that…

Instructional film parody teaches you about ‘Building A Human’

Take heart, residents of Edité-Frignim (or, as it’s more popularly known, “Earth”): if you’ve been itching to build your own Replicant but repli-can’t scrounge up the credits, a new video by comedians Robert Popper and Peter Serafinowicz walks you through those last few steps in putting together your own reasonable…

Students organizing Georgia integrated prom: Governor’s silence is ‘political suicide’

Two of the student organizers of the first integrated prom for a Georgia high school told Democracy Now anchors Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez that Gov. Nathan Deal’s (R) reluctance to back them could come back to haunt him politically. “It really shocked me,” Wilcox County High School student Brandon…

Frank scolds O’Reilly: I didn’t know you were opposed to polarizing Americans

Friday night on Bill O’Reilly’s Fox News program “The No Spin Zone,” O’Reilly squared off with retired U.S. Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) on the question of Frank’s remarks in the wake of the bombing of the Boston Marathon. After the bombing, Frank said on CNN, “In this terrible situation, let’s…

FBI arrests Mississippi man in ricin letters investigation

Officers of the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested 41-year-old Everett Dutschke of Tupelo, Mississippi Saturday morning in connection with a series of poison-tainted letters that were mailed to President Barack Obama and two other public officials. According to Reuters, Dutschke was taken into custody without incident at his home. Dutschke…

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