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Sen. Inhofe: Aid for Oklahoma ‘totally different’ from Sandy relief requests

Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) seemed to contradict his colleague Sen. Tom Coburn’s (R-OK) stance on Tuesday on federal assistance for victims of the Moore, Oklahoma tornado, suggesting that there will be help coming. But he also differentiated that need from his opposition to aid for victims of Hurricane Sandy. “That…

Christie denies Sandy link to climate change: It’s ‘liberal public radio’ agenda

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Monday blasted local public radio in New York and New Jersey for linking climate change to Hurricane Sandy as part of what he said was a liberal “agenda.” A WNYC/New Jersey Public Radio report released earlier this month found that New Jersey Transit…

Karl Rove: Prosecute ‘people who break their oath’ by leaking secrets

Fox News on Monday asked former Bush White House senior adviser Karl Rove, who participated in leaking the name of CIA agent Valerie Plame in 2003, to comment on the Obama administration’s decision to investigate Fox News reporter James Rosen as a co-conspirator in leaking CIA documents. The Washington Post…

Gohmert: IRS ‘would have shot the Boston Tea Party’

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) on Friday declared that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) would have murdered the participants of the original 1773 Boston Tea Party and and would have “killed off” half of the Founding Fathers who signed the Declaration of Independence. In a 30-minute floor speech to express his…

Alex Jones: Democrats stole election, want to ‘legalize the 30 million illegals’

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones rang some familiar Republican talking points in a phone interview with Gun Owners of America president Larry Pratt, accusing Democrats of widespread voter fraud and speaking of immigration reform in fearful terms. “They stole the election. That’s what I’m worried about, Larry,” Jones told Pratt. “There’s…

Iowa Senate Republican staffer fired after reporting sexual harassment

A female former staffer for the Iowa state Senate Republicans says she was fired only hours after she reported sexual harassment by male lawmakers. In an interview on Sunday, Kirsten Anderson told WHO-TV that she had worked as the communications director for the state Senate Republican Caucus until Friday when…

North Carolina 2-year-old puts dad’s unattended gun in his mouth and fires

A 2-year-old boy in North Carolina is expected to survive after shooting himself with his father’s gun over the weekend. Randolph County deputies said that the toddler found the handgun in his parents’ room at their home just outside Asheboro around 2 p.m. on Saturday. The boy put the gun…

Woodward disappoints Republicans: Benghazi ‘is not Watergate’

Appearing Sunday’s on “Meet the Press,” Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward disappointed Republicans who very much want the attack on U.S. personnel in Libya to bring down President Barack Obama much like the Watergate scandal brought down President Richard Nixon, telling host David Gregory that what happened in Benghazi “is…

Virginia Republican: ‘Black civil rights leaders’ responsible for ‘genocide’

A Virginia Republican who on Saturday secured the nomination to run for Lt. Governor said in an online video published last year that he believes “black civil rights leaders” are responsible for a “genocide” of African-American children by supporting Democrats and reproductive choice. E.W. Jackson, a pastor and Harvard graduate…

Vanden Heuvel: Republicans using ‘weapons of mass distraction’ against Obama

The Nation editor Katrina Vanden Heuvel on Sunday said that Republicans were succeeding at using “weapons of mass distraction” to obstruct President Barack Obama’s second term agenda. During an ABC News panel discussion about the a number of scandals that Republicans are using to attack the Obama administration, Washington Post…

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