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CNN: McCain ditched Benghazi hearing to hold Benghazi press conference

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) says a “scheduling error” is to blame after he missed a Senate hearing on the attacks in Benghazi on Tuesday and instead held a press conference where he called for an investigation into those same attacks. CNN Senior Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash reported on Thursday that…

Occupy debt-relief campaign buys $100,000 worth of debt

Members of a debt relief project borne from the Occupy Wall Street campaign said Wednesday they have purchased more than $100,000 worth of medical debt in a second trial run for their efforts. Thomas Gokey, a spokesperson for the Rolling Jubilee campaign, said the debt was purchased for $5,000. Earlier…

Bon Jovi daughter arrested after heroin OD

Stephanie R. Bongiovi, 19, daughter of New Jersey rock legend Jon Bon Jovi, was hospitalized and arrested on charges of drug possession after she was found unconscious and unresponsive in a dorm room at New York’s Hamilton College. According to CNY Central, Kirkland, NY police and paramedics found a small…

Maine Republican chair cries voter fraud because ‘dozens of black people’ voted

Charlie Webster, the chairman of Maine’s Republican Party, sees “dozens of black people” voting on Nov. 6 as evidence of voter fraud because “nobody in town knows anyone who’s black.” In an interview with WCSH’s Don Carrigan earlier this week, Webster said that Democrats were winning elections because they blocked…

Maddow: Obama drew ‘line in sand’ over made-up right wing attacks on Rice

Wednesday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed President Barack Obama’s first press conference since the election and the “line in the sand” he drew regarding the possible nomination of Ambassador Susan Rice to the position of Secretary of State. Maddow opened the segment by discussing other…

Georgia lawmakers meet over Obama’s ‘mind-control’ UN dictatorship plot

Georgia state Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers recently convened the Republican caucus at the Georgia State Capitol to discuss an alleged conspiracy between President Barack Obama, non-governmental organizations, state government entities and chambers of commerce to create a United Nations communist dictatorship. Mother Jones‘ Tim Murphy on Wednesday reported that…

Colbert: It was a compliment when I called Windsor, Canada earth’s rectum

On Wednesday night’s edition of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert presented an episode of his “Who’s Attacking Me Now?” segment that was dedicated to the Canadian Broadcast Company (CBC). It seems, said Colbert, that the “Maple-stream media” has gotten its nose out of joint over something the host said…

Jon Stewart paraphrases Fox News: Single women are ‘selfish c**ts’

On his show Wednesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart joked that Fox News pundits basically thought single women who voted for President Barack Obama were all “selfish c**ts.” Women’s issues correspondent Kristen Schaal collaborated the pundits’ view, telling Stewart that after she got married she stopped thinking with…

Exposure to light at night lowers cognitive function: study

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have found that regular exposure to bright lights at night can result in depression and learning impairments. “Basically, what we found is that chronic exposure to bright light — even the kind of light you experience in your own living room at home or in…

Ron Paul gives farewell address to Congress: A society that boos the Golden Rule is not moral

After 23 years in office, Republican Rep. Ron Paul of Texas delivered his final speech to Congress on Wednesday. The libertarian-leaning congressman has gained an enthusiastic following for his strong views on limited government, Austrian economics and non-interventionist foreign policy. During his final speech, Paul lamented that he had achieved…

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