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Maddow: Will ‘weather weapon’ talk finally drive GOP away from Alex Jones?

Wednesday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow questioned conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ assertion that a “weather weapon” deployed by the U.S. government caused the massive tornado that devastated Moore, Oklahoma on Monday. She questioned whether this, at last, would be the thing that proves to be so…

Philly man shoots up strip club with AK-47 after DJ plays wrong song

Police in Philadelphia are hoping that video of a man shooting up a strip club with an AK-47 assault rifle over a DJ’s song selection will lead to his arrest. Investigators on Wednesday said that 21-year-old Henry Pettigrew was being sought for the May 11th shooting at Purple Orchid Gentleman’s…

Sen. Bernie Sanders pushes to allow states to label genetically engineered foods

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Wednesday offered an amendment to the Senate’s major farm bill that would allow states to require labels on genetically engineered foods. “Today we have an opportunity with this amendment to affirm once and for all that states do have the right to label food that…

Beck: ‘The American people have just been raped’ by Benghazi, IRS scandals

Conservative radio host Glenn Beck on Wednesday compared the U.S. government to “rapists” over recent so-called scandals, from the Internal Revenue Service’s practice of scrutinizing conservative groups to last year’s terrorist attacks in Benghazi. In a bizarre rant on his radio show, Beck said that he didn’t know why Congress…

Ted Cruz: ‘I don’t trust the Republicans’

On Wednesday afternoon, while speaking on the Senate floor, Tea Party darling and freshman Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) declared that he does not trust the Republican leadership to properly handle budget negotiations on the next Congressional showdown regarding the budget ceiling, nor does he trust the Democrats. The contentious arch-conservative…

Virginia lt. gov. nominee: Not sorry for hate speech ‘because I’m a Christian’

The Republican nominee for lieutenant governor in Virginia says that he is a Christian and has no reason to apologize for his history against of hate speech against LGBT people, liberals and abortion providers. It was only after African-American minister E.W. Jackson won the nomination at the Virginia Republican Party…

IRS official pleads the Fifth: ‘I have not done anything wrong’

The official who was in charge of Internal Revenue Service division that admitted scrutinizing the tax-exempt status of conservative groups told a House committee on Wednesday that she was refusing to testify even though she had done nothing wrong. In a statement to the House Oversight Committee, IRS Director of…

Atheist Arizona lawmaker quotes Carl Sagan for House opening prayer

An atheist state lawmaker in Arizona invoked astronomer Carl Sagan on Tuesday when he was tasked with giving the opening prayer for the state House of Representatives. Democratic state Representative Juan Mendez began by asking members not to bow their heads, explaining that he had a “secular humanist tradition,” according…

Nonviolent activist tasered at DOJ while protesting for Wall Street prosecutions

A woman who became an activist after JPMorgan Chase foreclosed on her home in 2011 was shocked with a Taser and arrested while protesting outside the Department of Justice on Tuesday. In video obtained by Occupy Our Homes Atlanta, large men with assault rifles can be seen surrounding Carmen Pittman…

Rand Paul demands Congress ‘apologize’ to Apple for tax avoidance hearing

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Tuesday lashed out at fellow members of Congress for looking into how technology giant Apple is able to avoid paying billions of dollars in taxes. The Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations released a report on Monday detailing how Apple had used a network of offshore…

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