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Blagojevich’s appellate attorneys call judge a ‘rubber stamp’ for prosecutors

Attorneys for former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) filed an appeal challenging his 14-year jail sentence on corruption charges, accusing the federal judge of never giving their client a fair shake in his original trial, WGN-TV reported on Tuesday. In the appeal (PDF), filed late Monday night, Blagojevich’s attorneys call…

Fox News warns Al-Qaeda could ‘hack your car & crash it’

Fox News on Tuesday advised viewers to revert to vehicles from the 1960s or even a “horse and buggy” because Al-Qaeda terrorists could take over the computer in their car and make it crash. In a segment titled “Al Qaeda Behind the Wheel: How Terrorists Could Crash Your Car,” cyberterrorism…

Robertson defends Zimmerman: Trayvon was ‘African-American’ and ‘wearing these hoods’

Televangelist Pat Robertson this week defended former neighborhood watchmen George Zimmerman after his acquittal for murder, saying that he was right to follow the “fully-formed young African-American male” because other criminals had been seen “wearing these hoods.” On Monday’s episode of The 700 Club, Robertson complained that the media had…

Limbaugh: I can use the word ‘nigga’ now because ‘it’s not racist’

In an epically unhinged racist rant on Tuesday, conservative entertainer Rush Limbaugh said that because of Zimmerman trial witness Rachel Jeantel’s post-trial CNN interview, he will now take it upon himself to use the “n-word,” but with an ‘a’ at the end because “it’s not racist.” Limbaugh said that Trayvon…

Lou Dobbs compares Eric Holder to ‘Jim Crow era’ officials

Fox Business host Lou Dobbs on Monday promoted the conspiracy theory that the Department of Justice somehow organized protests over the killing of Trayvon Martin, joining with some in right-wing media who claim Attorney General Eric Holder is a radical racist. Summarizing Holder’s comments on the Zimmerman verdict, Dobbs said…

George Zimmerman’s brother thinks Obama ‘tapped’ his phones

Robert Zimmerman says that his family has not spoken to his brother, George Zimmerman, since he was acquitted for the murder of Trayvon Martin because President Barack Obama’s administration may be listening to their phone calls. In an Tuesday interview on Fox News, Robert Zimmerman said that George Zimmerman’s parents…

Bachmann aide busted for stealing ‘birthday money’ from Capitol Hill

An aide to Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) is out of a job and facing second-degree misdemeanor theft charges after a sting operation caught him allegedly stealing cash from the congresswoman’s office. WRC reported that U.S. Capitol Police arrested 37-year-old Javier Sanchez on July 11 for two thefts in February and…

Jeremy Scahill warns Stephen Colbert: You might be on drone hit-list

Even Stephen Colbert paused for a second on Monday after journalist and documentarian Jeremy Scahill suggested even he might not be exempt from President Barack Obama’s policy on unmanned drone strikes. “It doesn’t trouble you that the President of the United States is asserting the right to kill American citizens…

Sen. Elizabeth Warren warns GOP: Stalemate ends in bad government, not less government

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) warned Republicans on Monday that blocking President Barack Obama’s nominees only produced a dysfunctional government. “I am new to the Senate, but I don’t understand why this body accepts a system where this kind of political stalemate won’t end in more government or less government but…

Gohmert: Kill immigration reform and Hispanics will say, ‘Republicans really like me’

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) knows that Republicans may lose some votes at first after the party kills immigration reform, but he is predicting that Hispanics will then wake up and realize that “Republicans really like me.” In an effort to block all efforts at comprehensive immigration reform, Gohmert joined with…

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