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Rachel Maddow and Bill Maher: proposed Ryan budget is ‘laughable’

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow joined Bill Maher on Real Time Friday night to discuss the two conflicting budgets released by Republicans and Democrats earlier this week. Maddow and Maher both took issue with Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) “laughable” budget proposal, saying he’s offering the same measures he and Mitt Romney introduced…

Defeated Romney: I’m not pessimistic about America

In his first major speech since his US presidential defeat, Mitt Romney urged fellow Republicans Friday to buck up and set course for the White House, as he sought to uplift conservatives. Despite sharing a bill with a parade of charismatic potential 2016 Republican candidates, the man who lost last…

CPAC attendee defends slavery because slave owners provided ‘food and shelter’

A white attendee at the Conservative Political Action Committee defended slavery by saying that slave owners provided food and shelter for African-Americans on Friday, Think Progress reported. An attendee, 30-year-old Scott Terry of North Carolina asked the panelist that Republicans were reaching out to southern minority voters “at the expense…

Gov. Chris Christie calls African-American man ‘boy’ during town hall meeting

BlueJersey.com reported Friday that during a town hall meeting at a church this week in Paterson, NJ, Governor Chris Christie let a racial slur slip when he called an African-American man a “boy,” a term closely related to the more severe “N” word. Christie has, in the past, touted a…

Accused Steubenville rapist’s text: Victim was like ‘dead body’ that night

A blizzard of text messages sent and received by Steubenville, Ohio rape suspect and football player and his friends paint a harrowing and horrifying portrait of the night of the alleged gang rape. Yahoo! Sports reported that for more than two hours on Tuesday, forensic specialist JoAnn Gibb read selections…

LaPierre: ‘A violent rapist deserves to face a good woman with a gun’

National Rifle Association (NRA) chief Wayne LaPierre says that a “good woman with a gun” is the best way to deal with violent rapists. Speaking to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Friday, the NRA CEO lashed out at the Obama administration for releasing thousands of undocumented immigrants —…

McConnell: Democrats’ 2016 field looking like ‘a rerun of The Golden Girls’

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) got in a few yucks during his 2013 CPAC speech Friday morning, telling a crowd that he thinks the Democratic Party’s 2016 presidential field is looking like “a rerun of ‘The Golden Girls.’” “Don’t tell me the Democrats are the party of the future…

Mothers of gun victims kicked out of NRA headquarters by armed security

The National Rifle Organization (NRA) on Thursday used armed security to force mothers of victims of gun violence to leave the organization’s headquarters. The groups MomsRising.org and the Reston-Herndon Alliance to End Gun Violence traveled to NRA headquarters in Virginia on Thursday to deliver a petition with over 150,000 signatures…

Sheriff Joe Arpaio ally: Bill to scramble recall elections just ‘respecting the will of the voters’

Confronted by activists on Thursday, Arizona State Rep. John Kavanagh (R) refused to say whether his sponsorship of a bill that would scramble the state’s recall election is meant to defend the embattled Sheriff Joe Arpaio. He defended the bill nonetheless, saying he’s just “respecting the will of the voters.”…

CPAC chairman: We don’t exclude LGBT people ‘based on sexual preference’

The chairman of the Conservative Political Action Conference is denying that certain groups were not invited to this year’s event because they support LGBT rights. When CPAC announced its schedule earlier this year, pro-LGBT groups like the Log Cabin Republicans and GOProud were conspicuously not on the list, even though…

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