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Sen. Shaheen: military women deserve reproductive health equality

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) spoke on the Senate floor on Nov. 30 about a provision in the National Defense Reauthorization Act (NDAA) that would allow women serving in the military to have coverage for abortion services in the case of rape or incest — which is currently covered in federal…

Texas gun store owner: Record sales because of Obama win and Mayan ‘doomsday’

A Texas gun store owner says that gun sales were a “madhouse” on Black Friday because President Barack Obama was re-elected and people are stocking up in advance of the Mayan-predicted “doomsday.” FBI records released earlier this week indicated that the bureau fielded 154,873 calls for background checks last Friday,…

Bryan Fischer: ‘Enormously insensitive’ to hurt God’s feelings by not using oil

Bryan Fischer, the director of issues analysis of the conservative fundamentalist American Family Association, on Thursday told a so-called “expert” who denies climate change that not using God’s fossil fuels would be like “crushing” someone’s feelings by rejecting their birthday present. The Cornwall Alliance’s Calvin Beisner, who has previously said…

Santelli has hissy fit because pro-Obama CEO issues early dividends to avoid tax hikes

CNBC on-air editor Rick Santelli, who is credited with helping to launch the tea party movement, flew into a rage and stomped off camera on Friday because a supporter of President Obama plans to pay shareholders a dividend before taxes are scheduled to go up at the end of the…

Assange: Pentagon seeks ‘the end of national security journalism’ in the U.S.

In one of the longest interviews he’s given for months, Wikileaks creator Julian Assange told Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman on Thursday that the Pentagon and Justice Department are seeking to redefine the Espionage Act in such a way that would bring about “the end of national security journalism in the…

Gingrich finally admits he doesn’t deserve to be president

In a wide-ranging interview with NBC late night talk show host Jay Leno on Thursday, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) finally admitted that he does not deserve to be president. The famously confident Republican told Leno that he was “publicly, explicitly wrong” about President Barack Obama’s reelection chances. “Why…

SNL’s Sudeikis: Don’t ask me about politics, ‘I’m an idiot’

“Saturday Night Live” actor Jason Sudeikis appeared on Conan O’Brien’s TBS show on Thursday and discussed the way he found to imitate the speaking voice of former presidential candidate, Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA). Sudeikis, who has played Romney as well as Vice President Joe Biden on the long-running sketch comedy…

Scarborough to Republicans: Quit budget talks if Obama can’t get along like Clinton and Gingrich did

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough on Friday recommended that Republicans “walk out” of talks completely because President Barack Obama’s first budget offer was “loaded with Democratic priorities,” citing an imperfect memory of the way President Bill Clinton and House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) harmoniously “worked together” to reach a deal in…

Colbert slams Eisenhower for failing to kill ‘Moon Hitler’

Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert said Thursday that he’s finally pinpointed the moment America started heading downhill: when President Dwight Eisenhower (R) passed on a plan to drop a nuclear bomb on the moon. A report out last Sunday detailed the preposterous-sounding, Cold War-era plan American military planners hatched to…

Jon Stewart: Fiscal cliff like firing an asteroid at ourselves

The Daily Show host Jon Stewart took on the fiscal cliff Thursday night. The late-night comedian noted the combination of across-the-board spending cuts and tax increases were created by Congress to motivate legislators. Stewart said the situation was like shooting an asteroid at the Earth to make sure we put…

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