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Oliver Stone: ‘This drug war is insane’

Filmmaker Oliver Stone has a new film coming out that encapsulates one of his closest-held political convictions, which he summarized during an appearance on Current TV this week with a single phrase. “This drug war is insane,” Stone explained. The film is called “Savages,” and depicts several young Americans going…

Cavuto: Cut union pensions because they don’t need ‘Chateaubriand’ steak every night

Fox News host Neil Cavuto says that it’s time for state and local governments to begin cutting union pensions because people don’t need to have expensive Chateaubriand steaks “every night.” After voters in San Jose on Tuesday approved steep cuts to public worker pensions, police officers and firefighters in the…

WATCH LIVE: Netroots Nation ‘War on Women’ panel with Mass. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren

Netroots Nation has snagged one of 2012′s highest-profile candidates, Elizabeth Warren, who is running for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts against Sen. Scott Brown (R). Warren also spearheded efforts to establish the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The panel, called “2012 and the War on (and for) Women” and moderated by the…

Canadian robber sprayed with bear repellant and spanked on bare ass

A Canadian robber got a face full of bear spray and then a spanking on his naked butt on Tuesday after he tried to rob a convenience store in Gatineau, Quebec. Zhen Yang was closing up shop around 10:30 p.m. when two men entered the store carrying knives and demanding…

WATCH LIVE: Obama speaks on state of world economy

President Barack Obama is scheduled to speak on the state of the world economy and the European debt crisis Friday morning. Watch live, broadcast via the White House and scheduled to begin at 10:15 a.m. Eastern. JOIN THE LIVE CHAT VISIT WHITEHOUSE.GOV…

Colbert: ‘We are all Hamlet the Pig’

Thursday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert discussed the polarization of our society and suggested something that we may all be able to put aside our differences and come together over, a tiny teacup piglet named Hamlet. According to a recent Pew Research poll, during the Bush and…

Former TSA administrator calls for complete agency overhaul

Appearing on CBS This Morning on Friday, former TSA administrator Kip Hawley claimed he would like to see the agency completely overhauled and refocused on risk-based security measures, instead of the uniform searches and security theater it has become so well known for. “I think that would take a lot…

Stewart: New York ‘criminalizing soft drinks and decriminalizing soft drugs’

On Thursday night’s edition of “The Daily Show,” host Jon Stewart followed up on an earlier discussion of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s initiative to ban sugary soft drinks in servings of more than 16 ounces. Wednesday, New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) announced legislation that would decriminalize the possession of small…

Maddow calls out Romney for failing to correct lies

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Thursday blasted Mitt Romney for refusing to incorrect statements that he made about President Barack Obama. She noted that recently Rep. Jeff Landry (R-LA) falsely claimed that the Obama Administration was providing waivers to Muslims so they could avoid going through TSA screenings at airports.…

New Hampshire lawmaker: We’re in a civil war

New Hampshire Rep. Jacqueline Cali-Pitts (D) on Thursday lamented the partisanship in the state’s legislature. “In New Hampshire I believe we are in a civil war,” she told PBS Newshour. “And we are all brothers, and we are fighting each other needlessly. It never used to be this way and…

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