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Police: Vender used hot dog cart as deadly weapon

A hot dog vender in Albuquerque has been charged with using his cart to commit aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. The vendor allegedly used his hot dog cart to attack a rival vender, running over the man’s legs and feet. Police are unaware of what caused the confrontation. If…

Rep. Hank Johnson compares CISPA to ’1984′

Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) on Thursday compared controversial cyber security legislation to George Orwell’s famous dystopian novel 1984. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) would authorize Internet companies, such as Internet service providers and social networking sites, to share private online communications and other data about possible attacks…

Michigan Senate Minority Leader ‘embarrassed’ by attack on stem cell research

Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer (D) blasted Republican lawmakers on Thursday for threatening to cut funds for the University of Michigan because of its embryonic stem cell research. “Today for the second time in six months, I rise because I am actually embarrassed by what I see happening here today,”…

Franken cries during VAWA speech recalling Paul and Sheila Wellstone

In a Tuesday speech on the Senate floor, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) was moved to tears as he spoke about the need to pass the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). At the conclusion of his speech, Franken recalled his friends, former Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-MN) and Sheila Wellstone, who died…

Biden: Obama ‘has a big stick, I promise’

In a major speech on Wednesday touting current administration’s foreign policy accomplishments, Vice President Joe Biden drew a contrast with presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and bragged about President Barack Obama’s “big stick.” Speaking to an audience at New York University, Biden recalled that Obama had “made one of…

McCain: Dems ‘conjured up imaginary war’ on women

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Thursday accused Democrats of inventing an “imaginary” war on women to score political points in an election year. During a Senate speech outlining why he supported reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), something that many Republicans oppose, McCain blasted Democrats for “dividing the country…

Michelle Malkin: Democratic ‘lynch mobs’ are attacking ALEC

Conservative columnist Michelle Malkin is accusing Democratic “lynch mobs” of attacking the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and Republican donors in an effort to distract voters from the nation’s economic problems. “They’ve got gimmicks like the Buffett rule, they’re attacking ‘evil oil companies,’ ‘evil Republicans’ that want dirty air an…

Colbert: Global warming caused by immigrants

One thing audiences love about conservative firebrand Stephen Colbert is that he’s not afraid to state the uncomfortable truths, the things that lie beyond the realms of liberals’ namby-pamby notions of “political correctness.”  Time and time again the “Colbert Report” host has shown us that such murky territory sometimes provides…

McCain rips Schumer for being on TV too much

Media darling Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) is blasting Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) for spending too much time in front of the television cameras. In a Wednesday interview with Fox News host Greta Van Susteren, the Arizona senator accused Schumer of holding hearings on Arizona’s controversial immigration law just to get…

Stewart asks top astrophysicist if asteroid mining is bulls**t

On Wednesday night’s edition of “The Daily Show,” host Jon Stewart took a break from the endless cycle of Republican primary election coverage to look at a news story that appeals to the sci-fi geek in all of us, asteroid mining. A group of billionaires, including tech executives and pioneers…

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