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Filmmaker Eugene Jarecki: Drug war fuels industrialized mass incarceration

Appearing Tuesday night on The Daily Show, filmmaker Eugene Jarecki explained how the “failed” war on drugs was fueled by corporate-interests. “It has to do with business,” he told Jon Stewart. “This country is finding, everywhere we look, we are seeing places where the extraordinary power of corporations in this…

Green Party candidate Jill Stein blasts Democrat and Republican duopoly

During an appearance Wednesday on CNN, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein spoke out against the deeply-entrenched two party system in the United States “The distinction between them [Democrats and Republicans] are far too small,” she said. “They want to debate the minutia of the tax code, rather than the…

Megyn Kelly scolds ‘focus group’ member who refused to bash Candy Crowley

Fox News host Megyn Kelly became agitated on Wednesday after a member of her “focus group” noted that the panel had only been assembled to criticize debate moderator Candy Crowley because of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s poor performance. During Tuesday night’s second 2012 presidential debate, Crowley’s instant fact check…

Mike Huckabee’s wife: ‘Women are really on fire for Todd Akin’

The wife of Fox News host and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) says that “women are really on fire” for the Missouri Republican Senate candidate who said that sexual assault victims could not get pregnant through “legitimate rape.” During a radio interview with Janet Mefferd, whose show is sponsored…

Green Party candidate: Police handcuffed me to a chair for eight hours

Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein said Wednesday police handcuffed her to a chair during her eight-hour imprisonment following her arrest outside the second presidential debate. “For most of the time it was just [running mate] Cheri Honkala and myself,” Stein told Democracy Now anchor Amy Goodman. “Yet they…

Rep. Gohmert: ‘Slavery was a blot’ but U.S. is worse off now

Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert says “slavery was a blot” on the United States but the country is actually a lot worse off now because people are “openly rebelling” against God. During a Tuesday conference call supporting Vision America Pastor Rick Scarborough’s plan for 40 days of prayer asking God…

Crowley refuses to backtrack as Romney surrogate says fact check ‘not your place’

CNN host Candy Crowley on Wednesday stood her ground and refused to backtrack as a surrogate for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney insisted that she had been “wrong” to fact check the GOP hopeful’s claim that President Barack Obama had not referred to the attacks in Libya as “acts of…

Saints superfan sues NFL for $5 million after string of losses

Stinging from his favorite football team’s mostly awful season so far, New Orleans Saints superfan David Mancina decided to take matters into his own hands. In NOLA-speak, he’s gone and sued dat. In a class action lawsuit filed this week, first spotted by The Times-Picayune, Mancina calls for other Saints…

Soledad O’Brien asks for ‘vodka tonic’ after Sununu calls her an Obama ‘groupie’

CNN host Soledad O’Brien found herself needing a drink on Wednesday after former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu told her that she worked for the Obama “groupie channel” because she refused to back down on CNN’s fact check of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney during the prior night’s debate. Sununu,…

Colbert asks viewers to ‘save’ Paul Ryan with ‘the photo ops he desperately needs’

Unlike his Daily Show counterpart Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert insisted there was “nothing to see” Tuesday regarding Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) Ohio soup kitchen dust-up. “Ryan’s town hall ran a little late, so he missed homeless breakfast,” Colbert said. “What’s he supposed to do — charity on the needy’s schedule?”…

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