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Young Turks guest: ‘Marijuana is literally more popular in our state than Barack Obama’

The owner of a new marijuana club in Colorado, along with the club’s attorney, talked to Cenk Uygur on The Young Turks on Friday and discussed the club’s growing popularing and the risk of the federal government attempting to squash the state’s move to legalize the drug. “We have a…

Moyers: When life and death measured by profit, ‘the cure for gun violence’ is more guns

Bill Moyers used a segment of his Jan 4 show to to discuss the National Rifle Association and gun control, referring at one point to the “merchants of death” who he argues profit from the violence — and fear of violence — that guns ignite. He pointed to the “big…

Rush on Al Jazeera: Will Joy Behar and Jennifer Granholm have to wear burkas?

Reacting to the sale of the progressive Current TV channel to Qatar-based news agency Al Jazeera, Republican shock jock Rush Limbaugh rhetorically asked listeners on Friday whether hosts Joy Behar and Jennifer Granholm will now be forced to wear burkas and headscarves to cover their faces. “If they do, it…

Ex-NRA leader compares assault weapons ban to racial discrimination

The former president of the National Rifle Association invoked both conspiracy theories and racial discrimination to decry a potential ban on assault weapons on an NRA radio show Friday. “Banning people and things because of the way they look went out a long time ago,” Marion Hammer told host Ginny…

Coulter calls to name abortion patients because they ‘might be willing to murder a child’

Conservative columnist Ann Coulter says that if newspapers are going to publish the names of people who have gun permits then they should also publish the names of women who had abortions because “mothers might want to know what other women on their street might be willing to murder a…

GOP Rep.: Hurricane Sandy relief ‘reminds me of the stimulus package’

Appearing Thursday on the fringe right-wing American Family Association talk show “Focal Points,” Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) announced that he is “not convinced” that funding for Hurricane Sandy relief is really needed, saying the disaster recovery bill “reminds me of the stimulus package.” “It certainly is loaded up with pork.…

Fox News guest links Gore to terrorists for selling to Al Jazeera instead of Beck

The hosts of Fox & Friends on Friday slammed former Democratic Vice President Al Gore for being a “great American businessman” and selling his Current TV network to the “clearly anti-American” Al Jazeera network instead of former Fox News host Glenn Beck. On Thursday, The Wall Street Journal reported that…

Barney Frank: I would accept temporary appointment to John Kerry’s Senate seat

On Friday, Massachusetts congressman Rep. Barney Frank (D) announced that he has spoken to Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick about the possibility of accepting a temporary appointment to Sen. John Kerry (D-MA)’s seat in the U.S. Senate should Kerry be confirmed as U.S. Secretary of State. After 32 years in the…

Rep. Ellison: ‘If Republicans want to do cuts,’ then cut corporate welfare

Appearing on “The Young Turks” Thursday, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) agreed with Republicans that cuts are needed to restore the nation’s fiscal outlook, but he wants to look in the last place conservatives are interested in curtailing: corporate welfare. “If Republicans want to have a conversation about cuts, we should…

O’Reilly: Asians not liberal ‘by nature’ because they’re ‘industrious and hard-working’

Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” host Bill O’Reilly and producer Jesse Watters engaged in a discussion of the changing demographics of the U.S. and noted, with puzzlement, that many Asian-Americans are voting Democratic. According to Media Matters, O’Reilly suggested that this is surprising because “Asian people are…

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