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GOP Rep. to ‘birther princess’: ‘I don’t even give a sh*t’ about Obama’s birth certificate

Freshman Republican congressman from Oklahoma Rep. Markwayne Mullin rebuked a so-called “birther princess” at a town hall meeting on Thursday, calling the question of President Barack Obama’s true citizenship a “dead issue” and saying “I don’t even give a shit” when the woman tried to present him with a thick…

Obama promises surveillance overhaul: ‘I don’t think Mr. Snowden was a patriot’

By Steve Holland and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama announced plans on Friday to limit sweeping U.S. government surveillance programs that have come under criticism since leaks by a former spy agency contractor, saying the United States “can and must be more transparent.” “Given the history of…

Young atheist calls out Texas Republican amid hostile town hall crowd

The audience at a town hall event held by Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) on Thursday was none too responsive to a young atheist blogger’s questions for Burgess regarding atheist military chaplains. Video posted by Daniel Moran, who goes by the name The Barking Atheist online, shows that when he pushed…

Gun advocates stage ‘appreciation day’ with weapons at Newtown Starbucks

A group of gun advocates in Connecticut on Friday are planning to bring their weapons for an “appreciation day” at a Starbucks in Newtown, where 20 children were slaughtered in a school shooting just last year. Over 3,000 people have signed up to participate in a Facebook event called “Starbucks…

Scott Brown’s brother arrested with arsenal after impersonating officer and commandeering boat

The brother of former Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) is facing multiple charge for impersonating an officer after police in Connecticut found him with an arsenal of weapons, and witness said that he commandeered a boat. According to a statement from the Connecticut State Police on Thursday, residents reported a man…

Maher: ‘Sad’ that the super-rich GOP takeover of NC ‘wasn’t even all that expensive’

HBO comedian Bill Maher is lamenting the fact that super-rich Republican activists were able to use the Supreme Court’s Citizen United ruling to “take over” the state of North Carolina and “it wasn’t even all that expensive.” On his HBO show last week, Maher pointed out that North Carolina “is…

Gohmert: ‘Radical Islamists’ taking Spanish lessons ‘because we don’t fear Hispanics’

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) on Thursday told a group of business leaders that he opposed comprehensive immigration reform that did not deal with “radical Islamists” who were taking Spanish lessons “because we don’t have any fear of Hispanics coming into the country.” Speaking to the Longview Chamber of Commerce in…

Obamacare supporters challenge tea party congressman at town hall

Supporters of the Affordable Care Act — also known as Obamacare — attended a town hall meeting held by five-term Republican congressman Rep. Patrick McHenry (NC) on Thursday. According to Think Progress, many of the pro-Obamacare attendees would not have health insurance without the program and they demanded to know…

Sanjay Gupta destroys the DEA’s classification of marijuana as a ‘dangerous drug’

CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta said Thursday that the federal Drug Enforcement Agency had no reason to treat marijuana the same way it treated PCP and heroin. “I also looked closely at the DEA’s scheduling policy,” he said on CNN. “They classify marijuana as a Schedule I substance. It is in…

Fox News host demands escalation of nuclear hostilities with Russia over Snowden

Fox News host Gregg Jarrett on Thursday suggested that President Barack Obama should pull out of nuclear treaties and send missiles to Europe after Russian President Vladimir Putin granted asylum to National Security Agency (NSA) leaker Edward Snowden. During a discussion about the American president’s decision to cancel a one-on-one…

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