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Maddow chides Virginia GOP’s hand-picked ‘slow-motion disaster’

Rachel Maddow examined what she described as a spectacle on Friday behind the three candidates picked by Virginia Republicans through an unusual set of circumstances. “Heading into the November election, Virginia Republicans may look like a slow-motion disaster,” Maddow said. “But Virginia Republicans hand-picked all these guys. Maybe they don’t…

Obama tells Navy grads: Sexual assault has ‘no place’ in U.S. military

President Barack Obama addressed the rash of sexual assault criminal cases against U.S. military servicemembers on Friday, exhorting the graduating class at the Naval Academy to do better. “Those who commit sexual assault are not only committing a crime, they threaten the trust and discipline that makes our military strong,”…

Toronto ‘crack’ mayor fires chief of staff who told him to get help

Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford denied smoking crack cocaine in a brief statement on Friday, one day after allegedly sacking his chief of staff for advising him to seek help, CBC-TV reported. “I do not use crack cocaine, nor am I an addict of crack cocaine.” Ford said at a…

Rep. Steve King: ‘Ronald Reagan’s signature on the 86 Amnesty Act brought about Barack Obama’s election’

Rep. Steve King (R-IA), a firm opponent of immigration reform, took to the floor of the House on Thursday to explain his theory that giving undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship in 1986 had directly led to Barack Obama’s election in 2012 — and thus why Republicans are foolish to…

Republican Massachusetts Senate candidate: Ed Markey is ‘pond scum’

Republican Massachusetts Senate nominee Gabriel Gomez is lashing out at his opponent, Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA), for being “pond scum” after the Democratic candidate released an ad attacking him for criticizing President Barack Obama’s handling of the aftermath of Osama bin Laden’s death. “You know I’ve got four young kids,…

Gohmert: Force women to give birth to fetuses with ‘no brain activity’

Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert (R) on Thursday told a woman that she wrong to have an abortion after it was discovered late during her pregnancy that her fetus had no brain function. At a House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice hearing to push for a 20-week abortion…

84-year-old woman with oxygen tank busted for dealing drugs

An 84-year-old woman in Albuquerque has been arrested on charges of conspiracy to commit drug trafficking, tampering with evidence and possession of drugs. Court documents obtained by KRQE on Thursday showed that Lillie Smith, who uses a oxygen tank, was not arrested in 2011 when her son was busted for…

Sen. Saxby Chambliss: Obama’s speech means terrorists win

Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) on Thursday condemned President Barack Obama for calling for the closure of the Guantanamo Bay prison facility. “The President’s speech today will be viewed by terrorists as a victory,” he said in a statement. “Rather than continuing successful counterterrorism activities, we are changing course with no…

Elon Musk: Taxpayers made over $12 million profit on Tesla Motors loan

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk said Thursday that U.S. taxpayers made a substantial profit from a government loan provided to the all-electric carmaker. “It really feels good to have repaid the U.S. taxpayer,” he told Bloomberg WEST. “That’s really what’s important here, and we didn’t just repay the principle, we…

Fox News host tells listeners to punch Obama voters ‘in the face’

A host of the Fox News show The Five was so angry that the Justice Department had investigated one of the network’s reporters that she told her viewers on Thursday to find anyone who voted for President Barack Obama and “punch them in the face.” “Fox said, we’re targets, clearly…

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