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Maher: Republicans are ‘vaginaphobes,’ should probably ‘shut up’ about rape

Bill Maher started off Real Time on Nov. 9 by conducting a quick recap of the elections, noting that there will now be six openly gay men in Congress, a bisexual woman and an openly gay female senator, while pot was legalized in two states. “We’re becoming more like Canada,…

Florida Secretary of State: long lines show ‘people liked the voting hours’

Despite early voting lines reportedly up to six hours long, Florida’s Republican Secretary of State would not apologize for shortening the state’s early voting period from 14 to eight days, reported Think Progress. CNN anchor Ashleigh Banfield specifically asked Rick Detzner whether he regretted shortening the early voting period this…

Moyers guest: ‘We should just let the Bush tax cuts expire’

Columnists and thinkers from both sides of the political aisle went back and forth on Bill Moyers on Nov. 9 regarding the reelection of Barack Obama and how best to help working families in America. Former New York Times columnist and senior fellow at think tank Demos, Bob Herbert, said…

Nate Silver: ‘Math does not need to be intimidating’

Fresh off the political equivalent of pitching a perfect game, New York Times number-cruncher Nate Silver told The Today Show he hoped his performance during the 2012 election helped make math a little cooler. “Math does not need to be intimidating,” Silver said. “It can be fun. And interesting and…

Cold Stone Creamery employee fired after wishing Obama dead on Facebook

A Turlock, California woman was fired from her job this week after publishing a racial slur to her Facebook account and wishing for President Barack Obama’s assassination. The Cold Stone Creamery company said it spent much of Wednesday coping with the social media fallout from the comment, which was posted…

W. Kamau Bell bids the election ‘goodnight’ in lullaby

As a parent, comedian W. Kamau Bell said Thursday, he has some experience dealing with a frustrated child, like 4-year-old Abigael Evans, the little girl who got visibly upset when NPR asked her about “Bronco Bamma and Mitt Romney.” So he devised a lullaby for the now-completed presidential race, “Goodbye…

Sotomayor tells Sesame Street: ‘Pretending to be a princess is fun, but it is definitely not a career’

Supreme Court Justice Justice Sonia Sotomayor offered some real talk to to Sesame Street character Abby about princesses and careers. Sotomayor explained that a “career is something that you train for and prepare for and plan on doing for a long time,” but when Abby says she wants to be…

Dead pig wearing Romney shirt left outside California GOP office

A dead pig with barbed wire around its head and a Romney/Ryan 2012 tshirt on its torso was found outside a Republican campaign office in Manhattan Beach, California on Thursday. The Los Angeles-area office was otherwise undamaged and whoever dumped the animal’s remains didn’t leave much of an explanation. “I…

Pauly Shore tells Soledad: Republicans are ‘too far to the white’

Appearing on CNN Friday morning, comedian Pauly Shore told CNN’s Soledad O’Brien that he believes the Republican Party lost the 2012 presidential election because it has gone “too far to the white,” echoing a theme that many Republican pundits have voiced as well in recent days. “If you look at…

Fox News guest: Obama won by lying about ‘rape camps’ under Romney

At least one conservative Fox News commentator isn’t blaming Mitt Romney’s loss on Hurricane Sandy. On Thursday, tea party-backed radio host Michael Graham told Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly that President Barack Obama scared voters by claiming that women would be “forced into rape camps” under the Republican presidential nominee.…

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