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Scarborough: Colin Powell ‘absolutely necessary’ for Republicans

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough said Wednesday the Republican Party had no hope of winning national elections unless they attracted moderate figures like former Secretary of State Colin Powell. “You’ve got to stand up to people on the fringe,” he told his colleague Chris Matthews. “You know, when parties go extreme…

Rand Paul praises Reagan in call for containment of radical Islam

In a much-anticipated speech on radical Islam, Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky praised Ronald Reagan and advocated a policy of containment. The potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate on Wednesday sought to frame himself as a realist when it came to foreign policy. Paul’s speech at the Heritage Foundation provided…

Christie: Ex-White House doctor ‘just another hack’ and ‘should shut up’ about my weight

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday lashed out at a former White House physician, calling her a “hack” who “should shut up” after she publicly worried about his health. During a Tuesday interview with CNN, Dr. Connie Mariano, who served as a physician to former Presidents George H.W. Bush…

Alabama lawmaker pushing ‘personhood’ because ‘aborted babies’ might go to Hell

A Republican lawmaker in Alabama says that he wants to pursue a so-called “personhood” bill outlawing abortion rights for women because the Bible proves that a fetus “is life inside of a mother,” but he’s not sure if “aborted babies” are going to Heaven or Hell. In a recent interview…

Two ‘young children,’ one woman dead in Denver murder-suicide shooting

Police are investigating a shooting in Denver that left three people dead and another injured. Denver Police said that that one woman and two children under the age of 10 were found dead at the 4900 block of Pearl Street, according to KCNC. Police described the incident as an apparent…

Cancer rates decline in African-American men although racial disparities remain

A new joint report from multiple health agencies said that U.S. cancer deaths among African-American men have declined, but that racial disparities remain. According to CNN, the widest gap in treatment and survival rates occurs with cancers which are found through routine screenings such as breast, prostate and colorectal cancer,…

Legal gun owner arrested for chambering round at Connecticut Chuck E. Cheese

A Connecticut woman was arrested at the children’s restaurant Chuck E. Cheese in Newington on Monday after she was accused of pulling her gun and chambering a round while threatening another mother. According to Newington police, 30-year-old Tawana Bourne brandished a .380 semi-automatic handgun and chambered a round while arguing…

Soledad O’Brien shames Perkins for defending gay scout ban with homosexuality-pedophilia link

CNN host Soledad O’Brien on Wednesday told Family Research Council President Tony Perkins that he could be “on the wrong side of history” after he defended the Boy Scouts’ ban on LGBT members by suggesting that homosexuals were more likely to be pedophiles. As the Boy Scouts of American national…

‘Hotel Hell’ manager now a Guantanamo prison supervisor

The man in charge of the Pentagon office that runs the military tribunal at the Guantanamo Bay prison was once featured on a Fox reality show that highlighted his mismanagement of an upstate New York hotel. According to The Huffington Post, John Imhof, current head of the Office of Military…

Lawrence O’Donnell airs greatest hits of ‘big Dick Morris’ after Fox News drops him

MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell on Tuesday recalled some of Dick Morris’ most ridiculous statements as Fox News announced that he would no longer be appearing on the network. Earlier in the day, a spokesman for Fox News had told Deadline that Morris’ “contract is up and we will not be…

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