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Fox News guest to MSNBC: Hannity is ‘so upset that the economy is rebounding’

A Fox News guest who took on Sean Hannity for blasting President Barack Obama even as employment dropped to the lowest level in more than four years revealed on Tuesday that the conservative host and others at Fox News are “so upset” that the economy is recovering. During a panel…

Matthews: ‘Waterboard Cheney’ if you want to know why the U.S. invaded Iraq

On Tuesday evening’s edition of “Hardball with Chris Matthews,” host Chris Matthews discussed the legacy of President George W. Bush’s administration and the Iraq War and the fact that the real motivation for the invasion of Iraq is still shrouded in mystery. He suggested that maybe the only way the…

Report: Man behind Romney ’47 percent’ video will reveal himself Wednesday

The Florida bartender responsible for capturing former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s infamous “47 percent” remarks will reveal his identity in an interview with MSNBC host Ed Schultz that will air Wednesday. Both Schultz and Mother Jones, which released the video in September 2012, announced the interview on Tuesday, with…

Rachel Maddow mocks Paul Ryan’s budget: ‘Republicans have seen how this movie ends’

On her show Tuesday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow said House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan was acting as if he hadn’t lost the 2012 election. The former Republican vice presidential candidate unveiled a budget plan earlier in the day that was strikingly similar to the one he had previously…

Rep. Alan Grayson: Paul Ryan wants sick poor people to die

Rep. Alan Grayson, a notably blunt Democrat from Florida, blasted House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) on Tuesday night. While discussing the Republican congressman’s latest budget proposal on Current TV, Grayson accused Ryan of wishing a large swath of Americans would die. “In one case after another, you look…

Sen. Elizabeth Warren slams Republicans: Worry less about helping big banks

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts slammed Republicans on Tuesday for holding up the confirmation of Richard Cordray to be director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. At a Senate Banking Committee hearing, the progressive senator suggested Republicans were using false arguments to fight the nomination of Cordray. Warren, who…

California lieutenant governor: ‘Do the damn right thing’ and legalize marijuana

California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom on Tuesday called on politicians to be honest about legalizing marijuana, claiming many lawmakers and officials secretly opposed the drug’s outlaw status. “I am sick and tired of politicians saying one thing in private and saying another in public,” he said on HuffPost Live. “Love…

Family Research Council: Functioning societies ‘punish’ single people for having sex

A senior fellow at the conservative Family Research Council (FRC) says that “functioning societies” should “punish” single people who engage in sex outside marriage. Dr. Pat Fagan, who directs FRC’s Marriage and Religion Research Institute (MARRI), on Monday told FRC President Tony Perkins that a 1972 Supreme Court case that…

Armory: Little league’s AR-15 raffle ‘going gangbusters’

An Illinois armory that has partnered with a local little league to raffle off an AR-15 military-style assault rifle says that tickets are selling like “gangbusters.” Atwood Armory co-owner Charidy Butcher told The Raw Story that her phone had been “ringing nonstop” since the raffle for Atwood-Hammond Little League began…

Beck: Rand Paul filibuster was ‘the birth’ of the Tea Party

Conservative host Glenn Beck described Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-KY) March 6 filibuster on Monday in terms seemingly resembling those of a mother carrying a pregnancy to term. “A historic movement has begun,” he intoned. “You were here to hear the heartbeat when the Tea Party started. And last week, you…

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