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Senate retirements could be crucial in upcoming battle for political control on Capitol Hill

Montana Democrat Max Baucus surprised Capitol Hill by announcing he will not seek reelection when his term ends next year. That makes him the eighth senator, and the sixth Democrat, to step aside. The two Republicans…  …

Jon Stewart destroys Fox News for jettisoning the Bill of Rights after Boston bombing

On his show Wednesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart illustrated how Fox News personalities feigned love of the U.S. Constitution, but quickly abandoned it when it conflicted with their opinion. In particular, Stewart observed that various Fox News hosts and pundits trashed the Bill of Rights following the…

Rep. Barbara Lee: Repeal AUMF to stop ‘this state of perpetual war’

Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) on Wednesday called for the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) to be repealed. “I’m convinced that if we do not repeal this authorization to use force that I voted against in 2001, we are going to see this state of perpetual war forever,” she…

Glenn Greenwald: Boston manhunt infused with political messages

Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald believes the Boston Marathon bombing last week shined a light on how most Americans think about the world. In a preview clip published by Moyers & Company on Wednesday, Greenwald noted the country was “glued to the television” after the two bombs killed three people and…

MSNBC host S.E. Cupp: Silly to think ‘there’s just too much penis in Washington’

MSNBC host S.E. Cupp on Wednesday doubted that having more female legislators in Congress would result in any positive changes. Cupp and the other hosts of The Cycle were discussing President Barack Obama’s dinner with all 20 female senators. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) had claimed the female legislators could help…

Sen. Sessions struggles to explain Biblical basis of his anti-immigration views

Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama on Monday attempted to explain why his views on immigration were not at odds with his professed religious beliefs. During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on immigration reform, Dr. David Fleming of the Champion Forest Baptist Church in Texas noted that Leviticus 19:33-34 calls…

Idaho 3-year-old girl shoots infant sibling in the face

A 10-month-old infant in Idaho is recovering on Thursday after being shot in the face by its 3-year-old sister. Canyon County Sheriff Kieran Donahue told KTVB that the mother left the two children in the car while she went into the house to get something at about 4:15 p.m. on…

Slumping Mark Sanford ‘debates’ picture of Nancy Pelosi

In a move out of the Clint Eastwood political playbook, former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (R) engaged in a public “debate” on Wednesday with a life-size picture of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) while accusing Elizabeth Colbert Busch, his opponent in a May 7 congressional election, of ducking…

Elvis-impersonating former ricin suspect sings Randy Travis song on CNN

The Elvis impersonator who was freed on Tuesday after being cleared of sending ricin poison to President Barack Obama and other government officials gave CNN a sample of his talents with an impromptu performance of a Randy Travis song. CNN host Chris Cuomo concluded a nearly 30-minute interview with Paul…

Florida pot grower busted for manufacturing ‘high-end assault rifles’

Police in Port St. Lucie, Florida announced on Wednesday that they had arrested a couple on charges related to a “weapons manufacturing warehouse” and a marijuana growing operations, according to TCPalm. WPTV reported that a traffic stop made by the Martin County Sheriff’s Office earlier in the week led to…

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