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Rep. Adam Schiff to GOP: It’s not your messaging, it’s your policies

Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff of California said Thursday that Republicans were unpopular simply because they were advocating unpopular policies. “It’s crazy and what is so frustrating about it is we are now poised to recover economically if Congress would just get out of the way,” he said on the radio…

Pat Robertson: Only ‘nutty’ Ph.D.s believe climate change causes more blizzards

Televangelist Pat Robertson on Thursday dismissed scientific evidence that large winter storms are linked to climate change, insisting that only “nutty” Ph.D.s believe the theory. A Thursday 700 Club report pointed out that a recent Princeton study projected that there would be less overall snowfall, but larger snow storms and…

Gohmert: Voters need ‘at least 50 rounds’ in magazines to take out drones

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) says constituents are telling him that high-capacity magazines should not be banned because people need “at least 50 rounds” to shoot down government drones. During Thursday interview on Freedom 107 radio, host Jeff Akin asked the Texas Republican how he felt about using unnamed aerial drones…

Whistleblower fired for revealing cops threatened Obama while protecting him

A Richmond police officer who reported fellow cops for allegedly threatening President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama has been fired from his job on the force. WTVR on Wednesday confirmed that the officer, who did not wish to be named, had been called to police headquarters where he…

McCain: ‘I call people jerks all the time… it’s supposed to be fun’

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Wednesday refused to apologized for calling a constituent a jerk, saying that he used the insult “all the time” and “it’s supposed to be fun.” At a town hall event earlier in the week, the Arizona Republican had become frustrated after the crowd heckled him…

Gawker’s Max Read: ‘Friends of Hamas’ story proof that right wing lives in ‘complete bubble’

On Wednesday night’s edition of Current TV’s “The Young Turks,” host Cenk Uygur welcomed Gawker.com writer Max Read for a discussion about the right wing media frenzy sparked by the “Friends of Hamas” canard that nearly derailed the confirmation of Defense Secretary nominee Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE). What began as…

Whole Foods meant ‘no disrespect’ by using Obama to sell chicken

A spokesperson for Whole Foods says that a store on Manhattan’s Upper West Side has taken down an advertisement that featured Barack Obama’s likeness, but insisted the company meant “no disrespect” by using the nation’s first African-American president to sell chicken. Upper West Side resident Woody Henderson contacted WNBC after…

Black Nebraska lawmaker shames Republicans: Jesus ‘looked more like me than you all’

Republican Nebraska state Sen. Mark Christensen says that a fellow lawmaker might go to hell because “he doesn’t have the relationship that it takes to be a Christian or go to Heaven” after filibustering a bill that would expand prison work camps to provide labor for nonprofit organizations. Sen. Ernie…

Maddow chronicles self-destruction of the headless Republican Party

On her show Wednesday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow detailed how poor of a shape the Republican Party was in, pointing out the various ways the GOP was at battle with itself. “What is going on with the Republican Party right now?” she wondered. “I mean, who is in charge?…

Famed geneticist Francis Collins blasts cuts to science funding

Geneticist Francis Collins, the director of the National Institutes of Health, said Wednesday that biomedical research had “never been under greater stress” due to budget cuts. “It’s a difficult time in our country,” he said on PBS Newshour. “I get that. The fiscal situation is, clearly, very serious, and so…

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