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O’Keefe agrees to pay $100,000 to unjustly fired former ACORN employee

James O’Keefe has agreed to cough up $100,000 and an apology to a former ACORN employee whose privacy was allegedly violated when the conservative activist videotaped him in an undercover sting effort to bring down the community advocacy group. Court documents obtained by Wonkette on Thursday showed that O’Keefe “regrets…

Bin Laden’s son-in-law faces civilian trial in New York City

The son-in-law of notorious terrorist Osama bin Laden and former spokesperson for al-Qaeda was brought to the United States this week after being seized by the Central Intelligence Agency earlier this month, and on Friday morning he will face the American justice system, not from a military prison in Cuba,…

Sen. Dianne Feinstein chides Rand Paul for ‘stupid’ Jane Fonda example during filibuster

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) knocked her colleague Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Thursday night for warning of hyperbolic scenarios during his 13-hour filibuster. “No drone is going to be used in the United States against an American citizen walking down a street or sitting in a cafe and, you know,…

Warren: Drug possession warrants jail time but laundering cartel money doesn’t?

Appearing at a Senate Banking Committee hearing Thursday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) grilled officials from the Treasury Department over why criminal charges were not filed against officials at HSBC who helped launder hundreds of millions of dollars for drug cartels. The HSBC scandal resulted in the Department of Justice and…

District suspends police-in-schools program after officer discharges gun

A school district in New York has put a program to put armed officers in schools on hold after a policeman’s handgun went off at Highland High School. At a Wednesday meeting with parents, Highland Central School District and police officials explained that Officer Sean McCutcheon had been suspended after…

Bryan Fischer: Attending tea party is an ‘excuse’ to be ‘vaporized’ by a drone

Bryan Fischer, the director of issues analysis of the fundamentalist American Family Association (AFA), is warning that attending a tea party could be an “excuse” for the government to “vaporize” citizens on U.S. soil. During his Wednesday Focal Point radio broadcast, Fischer applauded Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) for filibustering the…

McCain blasts Rand Paul’s filibuster as a ‘political stunt’

Speaking on the Senate floor Thursday, Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) tore into Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-KY) “ridiculous” 13-hour filibuster, chastising the junior senator for a speech that was “not helpful” and not in keeping with Republican orthodoxy on the terror war. McCain specifically objected to Paul…

Maddow: Republicans more loyal to NRA than to their constituents

Wednesday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed new polling by the group Mayors Against Illegal Guns, which shows that despite the fact that a majority of Americans are in favor of background checks for firearms purchases, the politicians representing those Americans are more concerned with their…

Rand Paul considered catheter for filibuster: ‘I’ve put them in before’

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) says that he considered self-catheterization to minimize trips to the bathroom during his nearly 13-hour filibuster on Wednesday. The morning following Paul’s marathon attempt to block John Brennan’s nomination to be the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency, the Kentucky Republican selected conservative radio host…

Hannity chuckles at Herman Cain’s sexist impersonation of Nancy Pelosi

Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain imitated House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in a mocking, whiny voice while appearing on Fox News’ “Hannity” on Wednesday. Cain praised tea party Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) during the segment for staging a 13-hour talking filibuster against President Barack Obama’s nominee to lead…

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