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Pelosi on raising Medicare age: ‘It’s a scalp’ for Republicans, ‘not a solution’

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) says raising the eligibility age for Medicare benefits is just a political “trophy” for Republicans because the idea would not strengthen the program. “We don’t want to hurt beneficiaries,” Pelosi told CNN’s Candy Crowley on Sunday. “We certainly want to strengthen Medicare, Social Security,…

Krugman to Ron Johnson: ‘Your facts are false’ and ‘non-facts’

Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman on Sunday accused tea party-backed Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) of using “non-facts” to argue that earned benefits programs like Social Security and Medicare needed to be cut in order to be saved. “Unless we do something, these programs are going broke,” Johnson opined during a…

Jeb Bush on 2016 run: ‘I don’t think there is any Bush baggage at all’

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) is insisting that his famous family name will not hurt him at all if he decides to run for president in 2016. Fox News host Chris Wallace pointed out to Bush on Sunday that his brother, George W. Bush, had been “somewhat unpopular” when…

Paul Ryan: Republican budget assumes repeal of Obamacare

Former Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan on Sunday admitted that the entire Republican budget was based on repealing Obamacare, President Barack Obama’s health care reform law. During an interview on Fox News Sunday, host Chris Wallace asked Ryan how the Republican budget could cut $770 billion out of Medicare…

Maryland lawmaker introduces bill pushing back on ‘zero tolerance’ gun suspensions

A Maryland state Senator has introduced legislation he said would counter local schools’ “zero tolerance” policies regarding mimicking of firearms. WJZ-TV reported on Friday that state Sen. J.B. Jennings (R) would prohibit school administrators from suspending students for making their food or fingers into the shape of a gun, or…

Chris Hayes on Paul filibuster: Conservatives won gold, silver and bronze in ‘Olympics of disingenuousness’

MSNBC host Chris Hayes seemed to get a little more agitated than usual on Saturday in debating the effects of Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-KY) 13-hour filibuster against John Brennan’s appointment to lead the Central Intelligence Agency and the White House’s policy regarding use of unmanned drones. “In the Olympics of…

Maddow tries to calm Republican ‘freakout’ over civilian trial for bin Laden son-in-law

Friday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow attempted to calm Republican fears that trying a terrorist in a civilian court on U.S. soil will prove to be more than domestic security forces can handle. She reminded them of the U.S. District Court’s long history of convicting terror…

Bill Maher: Americans ‘will elect a president who eats c-ck before tofurkey’

The news that a Republican senator who recently had dinner with President Barack Obama ordered a vegetarian meal briefly shocked Bill Maher on Friday night. The unidentified senator, Huffington Post publisher Ariana Huffington suggested, might be in danger in a primary election, to which Maher said, “Absolutely.” “In America, that’s…

Fox News hosts’ stunt to fund White House tours could pay for 90,000 food stamp meals

Fox News hosts Sean Hannity and Eric Bolling have offered over $140,000 — or enough to fund more than 90,000 food stamp meals — to keep White House tours open after the Obama administration temporarily suspended them due to automatic budget cuts. NBC News on Tuesday reported that the White…

RNC Chair Reince Priebus: Rand Paul’s filibuster was ‘completely awesome’

The chairman of the Republican Party on Thursday said that Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-KY) filibuster of CIA Director John Brennan was “completely awesome.” During a stop on his listening tour in Iowa, Reince Priebus was asked if Paul’s filibuster over President Barack Obama’s use of drones had energized the party.…

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