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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…

Cenk calls Rand Paul a ‘constitutional hero’ for Brennan filibuster

Appearing on “The Young Turks” Wednesday night, host Cenk Uygur called Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) a “constitutional hero” for his filibuster of President Barack Obama’s nominee to lead the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Paul’s 13-hour talking filibuster, a rarity in the U.S. Senate, was joined Wednesday by Sens. Ron Wyden…

Colbert: Racism is solved! Drop the fully integrated balloons!

On Wednesday night’s edition of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert paid homage to the Voting Rights Act, the historic law passed in 1965 to ensure fair treatment of African-Americans at the polls in states with a history of racial discrimination. Colbert began the segment by revealing that he attended…

Cardinals want youngish, polyglot MBA-type for next Pope

Copyright ImageClick to View Cardinal Daniel Nicholas DiNardo (l.) and Cardinal Sean Patrick O’Malley (r.) arrive for a meeting at the Vatican today. Cardinals from around the world have gathered inside the Vatican for a round of meetings before the conclave to elect the next pope, amid scandals inside…  …

Jon Stewart praises Rand Paul for shining light on ‘the execution of executive executions’

On his show Wednesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart applauded Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) for using an “old-school filibuster” to highlight the legality of drone strikes on American citizens. Paul began the filibuster on Wednesday morning after the Obama administration suggested it would not rule out the use…

Fox News contributor: Obama has ‘profound sadness’ because Chavez was ‘his comrade’

Fox News contributor Keith Ablow claimed Wednesday that the Obama administration was deeply mourning the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Fox News Radio host Brian Kilmeade had noted the socialist leader caused troubles for the United States, but Ablow insisted that President Barack Obama wasn’t happy to see “his…

Ron Wyden joins Senate filibuster: Americans have the right to know when they can be targeted

Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon on Wednesday joined a filibuster over the use of drone strikes against U.S. citizens, urging Congress to take action on the issue. “Every American has the right to know when their government believes that it is allowed to kill them,” he remarked. Sen. Rand…

Watch live: Rand Paul filibusters Brennan nomination for CIA director

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Wednesday took the the Senate floor to filibuster the nomination of John Brennan to be the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). “I’m here to filibuster John Brennan’s nomination to be director of CIA,” Paul explained. “I will speak for as long as…

Lindsey Graham on Hurricane Katrina: My family needs AR-15s to fight ‘roaming gangs’

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) says that if his family were victims of disasters like Hurricane Katrina then they would need to have military-style AR-15 assault rifles to protect themselves against “armed gangs roaming around neighborhoods.” During a hearing Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday, the South Carolina Republican pressed Attorney…

The paper in ‘Paperman’ joins sexual adventure in spoof of Oscar-winning short

Fans of the Academy Award-winning animated short Paperman got a sequel, of sorts, in a spoof released by CollegeHumor.com on Wednesday. In the original “Paperman,” George and Meg reunite at a train station, having just been drawn together by fate — and a friendly batch of spirited office paper. “Paperman…

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