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Chris Wallace calls out GOP on govt. shutdown: Are you ‘prepared to shoot’ the hostage?

Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday called the Republican Party’s bluff and asked if lawmakers were prepared to “shoot the hostage” and shut down the federal government if President Barack Obama refused to defund his healthcare reform law. During a talk with the conservative Heritage Foundation last week, Sen.…

Santorum ‘headed back’ to Iowa and ‘open’ to 2016 run

Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says that he will be traveling to Iowa this week and is “open” to run for president in 2016. During a Sunday panel discussion on NBC about a foreign policy debate within the Republican Party, MSNBC host Joe Scarborough said he suspected that Santorum…

Barney Frank comes out again: This time as a pot smoking atheist

Former Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank (D) revealed Friday on Real Time with Bill Maher that he is a “pot smoking atheist.” Maher had questioned whether Frank felt liberated now that he wasn’t a member of Congress. “You were in a fairly safe district,” Maher noted. “You were not one of…

Cantor: ‘The government doesn’t create jobs’

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) on Sunday insisted that the Republicans had not wasted time by repeatedly attempting to repeal Obamacare instead of passing jobs bills because “the government doesn’t create jobs.” During a Sunday morning interview, Fox News host Chris Wallace told Cantor that Republican leadership had talked…

Bernie Sanders: Walmart family’s ‘obscene’ wealth subsidized by taxpayers

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) appeared on MSNBC’s “The Ed Show” on Saturday and scoffed at the idea that major corporations like Walmart can’t afford to pay their workers a living wage and that to raise the U.S. minimum wage would be bad for the economy. Sanders said that the overwhelming…

Gay couple ordered to ride in back of bus by New Mexico bus driver

Two men who flew into Albuquerque, New Mexico were ordered to sit in the back of their airport bus because they were holding hands. According to Albuquerque’s KRQE, Ron McCoy and Chris Bowers traveled from Portland, Oregon to take part in Albuquerque’s LGBT PrideFest, arriving in New Mexico’s largest city…

Maher begs rich liberals to take advantage of Citizens United: ‘For $150 million, you could kick out Dick Cheney and his evil daughter’

With a post-Citizens United America turning every election into a battle between “our super-rich and their super-rich,” Bill Maher argued on Real Time on Friday, he entreated rich liberals to put their political boots on the ground. “Steven Spielberg, you should be taking over Wyoming right now,” Maher demanded. “For…

Jay-Z discusses ‘Stop-and-Frisk’ with Maher’s ‘Real Time’ panel: ‘More jobs would be better than more police’

On Friday night’s edition of Real Time with Bill Maher, panelists Jay-Z, Barney Frank, Josh Barro and Alexis Goldstein discussed Fox News’ recent obsession with “black-on-black” crime in the wake of the Zimmerman trial. Business Insider’s Barro accused Fox of “concern trolling“: A [concern troll is someone] who posts on…

Barney Frank tells Bill Maher: ‘We can’t plug every rat hole in the world’

Former Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) revisited his opposition to keeping a U.S. military presence in Afghanistan during the panel discussion on Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday. “They say, ‘We have to stay in Afghanistan even though [Osama] bin Laden is dead because we have to keep it from…

Beck accuses White House of planting seeds for ‘a race war’

Without naming any specific incidents or people, or even his sources, Glenn Beck likened members of President Barack Obama’s administration with racist figures like Adolf Hitler and David Duke on Friday. “We quoted the doctors — and I don’t know which doctors they were, but we quoted the doctors last…

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