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Rand Paul considered catheter for filibuster: ‘I’ve put them in before’

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) says that he considered self-catheterization to minimize trips to the bathroom during his nearly 13-hour filibuster on Wednesday. The morning following Paul’s marathon attempt to block John Brennan’s nomination to be the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency, the Kentucky Republican selected conservative radio host…

Hannity chuckles at Herman Cain’s sexist impersonation of Nancy Pelosi

Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain imitated House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in a mocking, whiny voice while appearing on Fox News’ “Hannity” on Wednesday. Cain praised tea party Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) during the segment for staging a 13-hour talking filibuster against President Barack Obama’s nominee to lead…

Ed Schultz points out that the real voter fraud comes from Republicans

On Wednesday night’s episode of “The Ed Show,” host Ed Schultz listed off numerous actual instances of Republican-spun voter fraud schemes, mocking the seemingly perpetual paranoia many conservatives have about the community group ACORN, which doesn’t even exist anymore. He instead recalled the executive director of the New Hampshire GOP…

Luke Russert: Gohmert’s golf ban on Obama ‘reveals a pettiness on both sides’

NBC News correspondent Luke Russert on Wednesday asserted that “it’s actually really true” that a Republican attempt to stop President Barack Obama from playing golf “looks bad on both sides.” Earlier this week, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) had proposed an amendment to ban the president from playing golf until he…

Arkansas lawmaker: ‘We are not eliminating choice at all’ with 12-week abortion ban

Republican state Rep. Ann Clemmer on Wednesday explained that Arkansas lawmakers were “not eliminating choice at all” by overriding Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe’s veto of a 12-week abortion ban. “I really believe that we are not eliminating choice at all,” Clemmer told KUAR. “We’re just saying after 12 weeks, the…

Cenk calls Rand Paul a ‘constitutional hero’ for Brennan filibuster

Appearing on “The Young Turks” Wednesday night, host Cenk Uygur called Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) a “constitutional hero” for his filibuster of President Barack Obama’s nominee to lead the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Paul’s 13-hour talking filibuster, a rarity in the U.S. Senate, was joined Wednesday by Sens. Ron Wyden…

Ron Wyden joins Senate filibuster: Americans have the right to know when they can be targeted

Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon on Wednesday joined a filibuster over the use of drone strikes against U.S. citizens, urging Congress to take action on the issue. “Every American has the right to know when their government believes that it is allowed to kill them,” he remarked. Sen. Rand…

Lindsey Graham on Hurricane Katrina: My family needs AR-15s to fight ‘roaming gangs’

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) says that if his family were victims of disasters like Hurricane Katrina then they would need to have military-style AR-15 assault rifles to protect themselves against “armed gangs roaming around neighborhoods.” During a hearing Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday, the South Carolina Republican pressed Attorney…

Republican strategist: Brady Bill didn’t stop Gabrielle Giffords shooting

A GOP strategist told MSNBC host Richard Lui on Wednesday that even though they enjoy popular support, stringent background checks for gun owners have been proven as ineffective by mass shootings like the one against former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ). “We already have the Brady Bill, and it didn’t stop…

Sen. Ted Cruz slams AG Eric Holder’s defense of drone strikes against Americans

Under questioning by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder agreed that it would be “unconstitutional” to kill an American citizen on U.S. soil with a drone strike — absent an “imminent threat” like a 9/11-style attack or an enemy…

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