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Republican Massachusetts Senate candidate: Ed Markey is ‘pond scum’

Republican Massachusetts Senate nominee Gabriel Gomez is lashing out at his opponent, Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA), for being “pond scum” after the Democratic candidate released an ad attacking him for criticizing President Barack Obama’s handling of the aftermath of Osama bin Laden’s death. “You know I’ve got four young kids,…

Gohmert: Force women to give birth to fetuses with ‘no brain activity’

Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert (R) on Thursday told a woman that she wrong to have an abortion after it was discovered late during her pregnancy that her fetus had no brain function. At a House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice hearing to push for a 20-week abortion…

84-year-old woman with oxygen tank busted for dealing drugs

An 84-year-old woman in Albuquerque has been arrested on charges of conspiracy to commit drug trafficking, tampering with evidence and possession of drugs. Court documents obtained by KRQE on Thursday showed that Lillie Smith, who uses a oxygen tank, was not arrested in 2011 when her son was busted for…

Sen. Saxby Chambliss: Obama’s speech means terrorists win

Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) on Thursday condemned President Barack Obama for calling for the closure of the Guantanamo Bay prison facility. “The President’s speech today will be viewed by terrorists as a victory,” he said in a statement. “Rather than continuing successful counterterrorism activities, we are changing course with no…

Elon Musk: Taxpayers made over $12 million profit on Tesla Motors loan

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk said Thursday that U.S. taxpayers made a substantial profit from a government loan provided to the all-electric carmaker. “It really feels good to have repaid the U.S. taxpayer,” he told Bloomberg WEST. “That’s really what’s important here, and we didn’t just repay the principle, we…

Fox News host tells listeners to punch Obama voters ‘in the face’

A host of the Fox News show The Five was so angry that the Justice Department had investigated one of the network’s reporters that she told her viewers on Thursday to find anyone who voted for President Barack Obama and “punch them in the face.” “Fox said, we’re targets, clearly…

Code Pink activist kicked out for repeatedly heckling Obama during Gitmo speech

A protester from the group Code Pink repeatedly interrupted President Barack Obama on Thursday as he gave a speech on the U.S. policy on the use of drones and the detention center at Guantanamo Bay. More than 30 minutes into the president’s speech in Washington, a woman who was thought…

Republican Arizona Rep. claims anti-choice movement ‘arrested Nazi holocaust’

Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) held a hearing of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice on Thuesday to consider a bill that would institute a 20-week abortion ban in Washington, D.C., just days after a federal appeals court declared that a similar law in Arizona is unconstitutional.…

Gohmert IRS speech veers into rant about owls mating ‘like crazy’ on Kmart signs

During a Thursday House floor speech about the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) practice of scrutinizing conservative groups, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) connected the so-called scandal to the idea that owls could mate on Kmart signs. As he was going through a list of tea party groups that were targeted by…

Texas passes bill to train teachers as armed ‘school marshals’

The Texas Legislature on Thursday sent a bill to Gov. Rick Perry’s (R) desk that could mean some teachers will be trained as marshals and sent into classrooms with guns. State Rep. Jason Villalba (R) told KRIV that the bill was created in response to last year’s shooting at Sandy…

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