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Ted Cruz pushes for flat tax but wants to abolish the IRS

Monday on Fox News Channel, Sen. Tex Cruz (R-TX) said that the U.S. should abolish the Internal Revenue Service and charge everyone in the country a “flat tax.” “We ought to abolish the IRS and instead move to a simple flat tax, where the average American can fill out our…

Glenn Beck: My listeners are ‘civil rights leaders’ who will ‘save the nation’

Fashioning himself as a kind of new wave civil rights prophet on Monday, conspiracy talk show host Glenn Beck predicted that his “long term” listeners would rise up and become “civil rights leaders” themselves before going on to “save the nation” from an unspecified threat. “Things are going to get…

Secret Service: Man wrote ‘KKK forever’ and threatened to shoot Obamas

A West Virginia man was being held in jail on Monday after he threatened the life of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama in a letter filled with racial slurs. WTRF first reported that Ryan Kirker of McMechen had been charged with sending the threatening letter in April…

Home-schooled teen shoots himself to death at Michigan school he used to attend

Classes at a Michigan middle school were canceled on Monday after a former student fatally shot himself. At a press conference on Monday afternoon, Dowagiac Public Safety Director Tom Atkinson confirmed that 13-year-old Darren James Price had died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Atkinson said that a custodian notified the…

Minnesota pro-marriage equality church vandalized with religious hate speech

A Minnesota church with a history of supporting equal marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples was vandalized with religious hate speech over the weekend. Members arrived at the Pilgrims United Church of Christ in Maple Grove on Sunday to find homophobic graffiti and eggs thrown at the building’s walls.…

Alabama police officer fatally shoots ex-girlfriend, her stepfather and himself

Police in Selma, Alabama have confirmed that one of their officers shot and killed two people before turning the gun on himself. Selma police said that officers responded to the 2400 block of Springdale Street at around 12:10 p.m. on Sunday, where they found Dwight Moorer and his ex-girlfriend shot…

Tucker Carlson: Florida atheist monument ‘will be magnet for graffiti’

Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Sunday predicted that Christians and other people in Florida would deface the first atheist monument to be placed on government property. In a news release last week, American Atheists President David Silverman explained that a 1,500-pound granite bench was being placed at the Bradford…

Robert Gibbs: Darrell Issa made himself ‘the biggest joke in all of Washington’

Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs on Monday blasted House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) as “the biggest joke in all of Washington” and said he should apologize for calling current White House Press Secretary Jay Carney a “paid liar.” Speaking to CNN on Sunday, Issa had…

CNN host shoots down Issa’s claim that IRS ‘rogue’ agents were ‘ordered from Washington’

House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) on Sunday was unable to produce evidence to back up his claim that so-called “rogue” agents at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) were “directly being ordered from Washington” to target tea party groups. “As late as last week the administration’s still trying…

Blackburn opposes equal pay laws because women just want to be ‘recognized’

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) on Sunday said that Washington should stay out of the business of ensuring equal pay because “what women want” is just to be “recognized.” During a panel discussion on NBC about a recent Pew report that found women had become the primary source of income in…

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