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Fox Business host: Cut government because ‘no one’ died of starvation before welfare

Fox Business host John Stossel on Thursday declared that government programs should be cut based on the false assertion that “no one” died of starvation in the Great Depression before the modern “welfare state.” Stossel told the hosts of Fox & Friends that he had taken his cameras out on…

Rep. Rush blasts Sen. Kirk’s ‘elitist white boy’ plan to jail ‘18,000 black men’

Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL) on Wednesday accused Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk (R) of proposing an “elitist white boy solution” to gang violence with his plan for the mass arrests of 18,000 gang members in Chicago. Earlier on Wednesday, Kirk had joined with fellow Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) in calling on…

Schlafly advises Republicans: Ignore Hispanics and ‘reach out to… white voters’

Conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly says Republicans are making a mistake by trying to court Hispanics with comprehensive immigration reform legislation. “I think that’s a great myth because the Hispanics who come in like this are going to vote Democrat,” Schlafly told the Focus Today radio program in a clip obtained…

Sen. Rubio: Best response to IRS scandal is ‘repealing Obamacare’

In a video response to a constituent, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) claimed Wednesday that the best way to respond to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) scandal is by “repealing Obamacare,” which he claimed would be enforced by tax collectors demanding payment from Americans who do not purchase health insurance. “When…

Alabama pastor bans Boy Scouts for supporting ‘sinful lifestyle’ of gay scouts

An Alabama pastor says that he is banning Boy Scouts from meeting at his church because they are supporting a “sinful lifestyle” by allowing gay members to join the organization. First Baptist Church of Helena Pastor Greg Walker told WBRC that he was forced to decide that the scouts could…

Arpaio vows to appeal ruling of ‘unconstitutional’ racial profiling

Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio promised on Tuesday to challenge a federal judge’s ruling that found his office to engage in racial profiling against Latinos, KPHO-TV reported. “One hundred of my deputies were authorized and trained by the federal government, ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement], to enforce federal immigration law,” Arpaio…

Glenn Beck sees media conspiracy to label him a ‘conspiracy theorist’

Conspiracy talk radio host Glenn Beck said Tuesday that he isn’t sure why he’s been labeled a conspiracy theorist in the media, but he’s pretty sure it’s the result of a “concentrated effort” somehow coordinated by the White House. Building on his theory that CNN secretly orchestrated an incredibly awkward…

‘Recreational shooting’ sparks 1,000-acre California brush fire

Investigators have determined that a brush fire that has burned almost 1,000 acres near Julian, California since Sunday was started by “recreational shooting.” Cal Fire Capt. Mike Mohler said that the fire — which is called the General Fire due to its proximity to well-known general store — was 85…

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes rips Gov. Chris Christie for dismissing climate change

MSNBC host Chris Hayes sharply criticized New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Tuesday night for dismissing climate change following Hurricane Sandy. “Chris Christie is too busy preparing to serve up red meat to bother with that,” he said. “With his approval rating high and his political strength in New Jersey…

Rio mayor sorry for punching man in face after being called ‘turd’

The mayor of Rio de Janeiro apologized on Monday after punching a constituent in the face for calling him the Portuguese equivalent of “excrement.” According to 247 Brasil, Mayor Eduardo Paes was dining at the Japanese restaurant Yumê in the Jardim Botanico neighborhood when Bernardo Botkay called him a “turd.”…

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