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Coburn: Disaster victims getting federal aid think they ‘don’t have to be responsible’

Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn (R) on Sunday said that the federal government had “created kind of a predicate, that you don’t have to be responsible for what goes on in your state” by providing aid after disasters like the tornado that hit the Oklahoma City area last week. Less than…

Peter King ‘offended’ Obama cited ‘moral reasons’ for new drone, Gitmo policy

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) on Sunday blasted President Barack Obama for taking a “moral tone” in shaping U.S. counterterrorism policy. In the first major speech of his second term on Thursday, the president highlighted the need to restrict the use of unnamed drones, close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay…

Rand Paul: Obama ‘losing the moral authority to lead this nation’

Tea party-backed Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Sunday warned President Barack Obama that he was in danger of “losing the moral authority to lead this nation” because the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) unfairly scrutinized the tax-exempt status of conservative groups. “I don’t know if people were targeted for conservative religious…

Bob Dole: Republicans need ‘closed for repair’ sign until 2014

Former Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole is telling Republicans to put a “closed for repair” sign on the door until 2014 so that the party can develop a “positive agenda.” In an interview that aired on Sunday, Dole told Fox News host Chris Wallace that “there was no doubt about…

Graham: Military women put up with ‘way too much crap’

The senior Republican senator from South Carolina — who serves in the U.S. Air Force Reserves and opposes taking sexual assault cases out of the military chain of command — says that women in the armed services “put up with way too much crap.” In a Memorial Day interview, Fox…

Maddow chides Virginia GOP’s hand-picked ‘slow-motion disaster’

Rachel Maddow examined what she described as a spectacle on Friday behind the three candidates picked by Virginia Republicans through an unusual set of circumstances. “Heading into the November election, Virginia Republicans may look like a slow-motion disaster,” Maddow said. “But Virginia Republicans hand-picked all these guys. Maybe they don’t…

Obama tells Navy grads: Sexual assault has ‘no place’ in U.S. military

President Barack Obama addressed the rash of sexual assault criminal cases against U.S. military servicemembers on Friday, exhorting the graduating class at the Naval Academy to do better. “Those who commit sexual assault are not only committing a crime, they threaten the trust and discipline that makes our military strong,”…

Toronto ‘crack’ mayor fires chief of staff who told him to get help

Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford denied smoking crack cocaine in a brief statement on Friday, one day after allegedly sacking his chief of staff for advising him to seek help, CBC-TV reported. “I do not use crack cocaine, nor am I an addict of crack cocaine.” Ford said at a…

Rep. Steve King: ‘Ronald Reagan’s signature on the 86 Amnesty Act brought about Barack Obama’s election’

Rep. Steve King (R-IA), a firm opponent of immigration reform, took to the floor of the House on Thursday to explain his theory that giving undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship in 1986 had directly led to Barack Obama’s election in 2012 — and thus why Republicans are foolish to…

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,…

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