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NC pastor’s ‘apology’: ‘Effeminate behavior is ungodly’

A North Carolina pastor who in a recent sermon advocated giving gay children “a good punch” now says he was just joking. Berean Baptist Church pastor Sean Harris told The Fayetteville Observer on Tuesday that he had made the comments in “in jest,” but defended the idea of reinforcing traditional…

WATCH LIVE: Bachmann endorses Romney

Former Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is expected to endorse presumptive nominee Mitt Romney. Bachmann has said that Romney “can’t beat Obama.” Watch this live video from CNN, broadcast May 3, 2012.  …

Fox’s Shep Smith goes on brutal anti-Gingrich tirade

Yesterday, after former Speaker of the House Rep Newt Gingrich (R-GA) gave a somewhat long and convoluted concession speech, Fox News anchor Shepard Smith let fly with a surprisingly blistering assessment of Gingrich’s candidacy, his mettle as a man, and the Speaker’s own party members’ disgust with him. “Wow,” Smith…

Arizona shooter was neo-Nazi and former GOP official

An Arizona man who on Wednesday reportedly killed four people, including a 47-year-old grandmother and a 15-month-old infant, and then took his own life was also a former Republican Party official, a former white supremacist neo-Nazi and the founder of a border patrol vigilante group that advocated using violence on…

Colbert: Pressuring ER patients to pay debts before treatment a ‘win-win’ situation

Wednesday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert devoted his nightly “The Word” segment to Accretive Health, one of the nation’s largest health care debt collectors. The company stands accused of the highly questionable practice of embedding their employees in hospitals to intercept patients who owe money. According to…

Jon Stewart: Christian right ‘hates Obama more than they love Jesus’

The Daily Show host Jon Stewart mocked the debate surrounding Mitt Romney’s faith in Mormonism. Many conservative Christians — a major base of the Republican Party — see Mormonism as a heretical offshoot of their religion. According to a Pew Research Center survey from 2011, 53 percent of white evangelical…

Cenk blasts Rumsfeld for claiming Obama’s decision to kill bin Laden was easy

The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur on Wednesday accused former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld of hypocrisy for brushing off President Barack Obama’s decision to strike Osama bin Laden’s compound. Tuesday night on Fox News, Rumsfeld denied that sending a SEAL team into Pakistan to kill or capture bin Laden was…

Rep. Van Hollen on the tea party: Voters have buyer’s remorse

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) said Wednesday that Democrats “had the momentum” going into the 2012 elections in November. “People absolutely do have buyer’s remorse,” he said on MSNBC. “They did not know what they were getting themselves into with this tea party dominated House, which has focused on providing…

Drug czar: There are no good reasons to legalize marijuana

R. Gil Kerlikowske, the director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, on Tuesday denied there was any reason the United States should regulate marijuana the same way it regulates alcohol. “There are no good reasons to legalize marijuana,” he said at an event hosted by the Center for…

Missouri GOP lawmaker reveals he’s gay and opposes ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill

A Republican lawmaker in Missouri on Wednesday announced that he was gay and called on his colleagues to revoke their support for a “horrible” bill that would prevent the discussion of homosexuality in schools. “I will not lie to myself anymore about my own sexuality,” state Rep. Zachary Wyatt said…

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