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George Zimmerman’s brother: ‘Racism is a very lucrative sport’

Members of George Zimmerman’s family suggested in an interview this weekend that the legal team representing Trayvon Martin’s family had exploited racial tensions in order to misrepresent Zimmerman to both the public at large and President Barack Obama. “Racism is a very lucrative sport in this country,” Robert Zimmerman Jr.…

Dick Armey blames Republican leaders for allowing candidates to say ‘dumb things’

Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-TX) says that some tea party candidates lost in 2012 because leaders of the Republican Party did not stop them from saying “dumb things.” Armey, who recently agreed to step down as the head of FreedomWorks for an $8 million payout, on Monday suggested…

Georgia parents face charges for encouraging teen street fight

Two parents in Georgia have been accused of contributing to the delinquency of a minor after video surfaced of their teenage daughter getting into a street fight at their behest. According to WSB-TV, Shequita Cade and Timothy Taylor are accused of picking up their daughter, a seventh-grader, at her Atlanta…

How Ernest Hemingway’s cats became subject to federal oversight under the Commerce Clause

How Ernest Hemingway's cats became a federal case (+video) Key West has a well-earned reputation as a haven for misfits, outcasts, and free-spirits. The locals don’t even consider themselves part of the United States of America. They refer to the place as the Conch Republic. So it is more than…

Harris-Perry guest: Federal control of state exchanges best for individuals

Melissa Harris-Perry on her MSNBC show Sunday discussed the future of state health insurance exchanges, and some panelists argued that ceding control of the exchanges to the federal government — which many states with governors or legislatures which oppose the Affordable Care Act are likely to do — could result…

Gingrich: Today’s GOP ‘incapable of competing’ against 2016 Clinton bid

On this morning’s “Meet the Press” on NBC, former House speaker Newt Gingrich claimed that Republicans would have a steep, if not impossible, 2016 race if Hillary Clinton decides to run for president. “If their competitor in ’16 is going to be Hillary Clinton, supported by Bill Clinton and presumably,…

O’Donnell tells Gingrich: Apologize for being ‘completely wrong’ about Clinton tax rates

Former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Sunday found himself in the awkward position of being confronted by MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell, who demanded an apology because the former House Speaker had been “completely wrong” when he said that tax hikes in 1993 would lead to a downturn in the…

George Will: ‘The opposition to gay marriage is dying… it’s old people’

Conservative columnist George Will suspects that the Supreme Court could support equal rights for LGBT people because “quite literally the opposition to gay marriage is dying… it’s old people.” On Friday, the Supreme Court announced that it would take up cases on California’s Prop 8 same sex marriage ban and…

Krugman: DeMint ‘took the think out of the think tank’

Nobel prize-winning economist Paul Krugman says that Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) is taking “the think out of the think tank” and turning the Heritage Foundation into a “purely political institution” by accepting a job as its president. The tea party-backed lawmaker announced last week that he would be resigning from…

Coburn: Medicare and Social Security ‘are things we don’t absolutely need’

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) is encouraging Democrats to cut Social Security and Medicare benefits because the programs are “things we don’t absolutely need.” Speaking to ABC’s George Stephanopolous on Sunday about the so-called fiscal cliff, Coburn said that he would be willing to accept tax hikes for the top 2…

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