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Chambliss: Don’t put ‘any limits’ on U.S. involvement in Syria

Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) on Sunday declared that President Barack Obama should not put “any limits” on U.S. military involvement in the civil war that’s being waged in Syria. “I don’t think you can place any limits on it right now,” Chambliss told NBC’s David Gregory. “I do think it’s…

Christian Democrat calls on Congress to respect atheists in the military

Rep. Robert Andrews on Friday (D-NJ) implored his fellow lawmakers to support an amendment to the annual defense spending bill that would allow nontheistic chaplains in the U.S. Armed Forces. “Nothing in this amendment in any way impairs the relationship between a Christian or Jewish or other soldier or service…

Lindsey Graham: Republicans ‘are in a demographic death spiral’

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said on Sunday that he favored former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) as a 2016 presidential candidate, but no Republican could win unless comprehensive immigration reform was passed because the party was in a “demographic death spiral.” “I think we’re going to have a political breakthrough, the…

Rove: NSA surveillance is OK because fictional cops do it on TV shows

Republican strategist Karl Rove is encouraging Americans to support massive National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance programs because fictional police officers monitor phone calls on television dramas. “If you don’t like this program, which we now know was accessed 300 times last year, then you’ve got to be against local law…

Cheney: Obama has ‘no credibility’ — but the NSA is ‘to be believed’

Former Vice President Dick Cheney on Sunday asserted that President Barack Obama has “no credibility” on the so-called war on terror. Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace pointed out to the former vice president in a recently-recorded interview that Obama had said that his administration had “scrubbed” National Security Agency…

Sarah Palin slams Syrian civil war: ‘Let Allah sort it out’

Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin slammed President Barack Obama’s administration for helping the rebel forces in Syria’s civil war on Saturday, ABC News reported. “Until we have a commander in chief who knows what he’s doing, well, these radical Islamic countries aren’t even respecting basic human rights,” Palin said…

Fox News panel clashes over Verizon data-mining ‘our butts’

Fox News host Eric Bolling found himself in the middle of a heated argument between network contributors on Saturday over the role of Verizon Communications in the National Security Agency’s (NSA) surveillance of citizens’ internet and phone usage. “You don’t know what the hell you’re talking about,” Wayne Rogers told…

Maddow: GOP can’t stop playing to its ‘apocalyptic, paranoid, gun nut’ base

The Republican-led House of Representatives managed to pass a piece of gun-related legislation in time for Friday, the six-month anniversary of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. According to Rachel Maddow, however, the law is a conspiracy theory-inspired piece of right-wing fantasy come to life.…

Maher rips Pat Kennedy’s anti-pot crusade: ‘This is like global warming denying’

Noted marijuana enthusiast Bill Maher had little patience on Real Time on Friday for former Rep. Patrick Kennedy’s (D-RI) campaign against legalizing the drug. “It just seems so un-Kennedy like to be against what I said a couple of weeks ago was the new gay marriage,” Maher told Kennedy in…

Harvard professor tells Moyers: Snowden’s fear nothing will change ‘is the most likely outcome’

Harvard professor Laurence Lessig told Bill Moyers on Friday that former defense contractor Edward Snowden’s concerns about popular apathy regarding his revelations of government data gathering are well-founded. “I think the thing he most fears is the most likely outcome,” Lessig said on Moyers & Company, citing the relative lack…

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