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Republican rep. on Cuba trip probe: ‘The diva of Beyonce’ is not ‘above the law’

A Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives vowed on Tuesday to press forward with an investigation into a trip to Cuba taken by singers Beyonce and Jay-Z last week even after sources at the Treasury Department suggested that the trip had been authorized. During an interview with Rep.…

Limbaugh freaks: Melissa Harris-Perry a ‘foreign’ Marxist who wants to steal children

The conservative pundit class is outraged over MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry’s recent ad spot about public education, and Rush Limbaugh, not wanting to be left behind by the likes of Glenn Beck, took his best swing at the university professor on Monday, describing her with the words “foreign,” “Marxist” and…

Secret audio: McConnell, staff scheme about Ashley Judd’s ‘emotionally unbalanced’ mental health

In a February meeting, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and his staff gathered to discuss tactics for defeating possible Democratic challenger Ashley Judd, including the possibility of leveraging her “emotionally unbalanced” mental state. Mother Jones‘ David Corn, who obtained secret audio of the Feb. 2 meeting, said that “McConnell and…

Montana lawmaker rips conservatives who voted against bill to decriminalize being gay

Montana state Rep. Amanda Curtis (D-Butte) slammed her Republican colleagues on Monday for supporting a state law that makes homosexuality a felony. A bill to repeal the obsolete law was passed by the state’s House Judiciary Committee, but 38 Republicans voted against it. Curtis noted that during debate over the…

Glenn Beck: MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry part of UN conspiracy to collectivize American children

Conservative radio host Glenn Beck on Monday linked an MSNBC promotional advertisement about public education to conspiracy theories that contend the United Nations plans to use mind control to establish a communist dictatorship and that the Obama administration is using school testing standards for “leftist indoctrination.” Last week, conservative websites…

Hillary’s shadow looms large over Stephen Colbert’s confab with Bill Clinton

Appearing on the final day of this year’s Clinton Global Initiative, President Bill Clinton sat for an interview and Q&A session with Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert, during which he slyly hinted that the slate of presidential candidates in future contests will offer “a lot of talented people” for voters…

Conservatives outraged over CNN photo of Thatcher with ‘pedophile’ Jimmy Savile

Conservative supporters Margaret Thatcher expressed outraged on Monday after CNN marked the death of the the former British prime minister by airing a photo of her with former BBC television presenter Jimmy Savile, a suspected pedophile. In a CNN Starting Point segment soon after the news of Thatcher’s death broke…

Newtown families: Limiting magazine size is ‘critical’

Appearing on “60 Minutes” Sunday night, family members of the victims killed in the Newtown, Connecticut massacre said that limiting the sales of high-capacity magazines is “crucial” to any effort that hopes to prevent another similar event. The families are members of the group Sandy Hook Promise, which launched a…

Former Reagan official links Atlanta cheating scandal to higher taxes, defense cuts

Former budget director David Stockton says that a “huge cultural problem” concerning defense cuts and higher taxes is linked to a massive alleged conspiracy to cheat on standardized tests in Atlanta Public Schools. Last week, former Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Beverly Hall was among 35 educators who were indicted for…

Melissa Harris Perry warns U.S. getting ‘sputniked’ on brain research

On her show Sunday morning, MSNBC host Melissa-Harris Perry warned the United States was falling behind in brain research. “It seems like we’re getting sputniked all over again,” she remarked. “NIH funding is flat lining for the first time since anyone can remember.” President Barack Obama recently proposed a BRAIN…

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