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Touré: Dr. Ben Carson is Republicans’ guilt-easing ‘black friend’

Friday night on “The Cycle,” co-host Touré discussed how African-American conservative Dr. Ben Carson is serving as conservatives’ “black friend” who they keep around because it helps to assuage their feelings of racial guilt. Rather than taking up token minority spokespersons, Touré suggested, the GOP would be better served by…

Jeb Bush tells CNN he admires brother George W. for ‘not having an opinion on anything’ since he left office

Mediaite.com reported Friday night that during CNN’s “The Lead,” former Florida governor Jeb Bush told the show’s host Jake Tapper he’s impressed with how tight-lipped his brother, former president George W. Bush, has been over the past four years, which is unlike other former presidents and lawmakers. “He is like…

Republican senators seek to add anti-abortion amendments to proposed budget bill

Five new anti-abortion amendments have been filed by Republican senators to their proposed budget resolution as part of the marathon voting session known as “vote-a-rama,” The Huffington Post reported Friday. Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) filed the District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would ban abortions after 20…

Maryland cop probed for installing camera in boys’ school bathroom

A police officer in Maryland has had his “police powers” suspended after he was accused of installing a camera in the boy’s restroom at Glen Burnie High School. A spokesperson for the Anne Arundel County Police on Thursday confirmed that the 14-year veteran had installed the camera, according to WJZ.…

Fox News analyst: ‘Very high probability’ Iraq hid WMDs in Syria

A Fox News military analyst who has previously justified the U.S. invasion in Iraq by asserting that Russia conspired to hide Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction (WMD) now says that there is a “very high probability” that those WMDs are in Syria. Fox News host Brian Kilmeade on Friday…

Rep. Paul Broun boasts about killing a lion: ‘It was kind of chewy’

Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) is wooing Georgia voters with tales of his hunting prowess as part of an effort to be the next senator from Georgia. During a recent interview with the National Review, Broun bragged about the various exotic dead animals that decorate his Capitol Hill office. “One politico…

Texas takes step toward secession with Rick Perry’s plan to hoard gold

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) and freshman state Rep. Giovanni Capriglione have a plan to create a “Fort Knox of Texas” so that the state can start hoarding gold. Giovanni has filed a bill to establish a Texas Bullion Depository to store the $1 billion worth of gold bars that…

Georgia mom shot in leg and baby killed in stroller by kids with gun

Update (below): Two teens arrested in child’s shooting death A woman in coastal Brunswick, Georgia was shot in the leg and her 13-month-old son murdered in his stroller, allegedly by a pair of boys with a handgun. According to CNN, Sherry West was out walking her son Thursday morning when…

Three Marines dead in Quantico shooting

A U.S. Marine shot and killed two colleagues before apparently turning the gun on himself at a military base in Virginia, U.S. media reported early on Friday. The shooting happened Thursday night at the Quantico Marine base in the state bordering Washington DC, according to media reports. The suspect was…

Rachel Maddow mocks Republicans for repeatedly forgetting their own beliefs

On her show Thursday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow lampooned Republicans for having a flip-flopping problem, saying it appeared they did not seem to believe what they were actually supposed to believe. “Why does this happen so much in Republican politics?” she wondered. “And how does the other party, or…

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