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Norquist: Obama might ‘blow up small countries’ for fun

Anti-tax lobbyist Grover Norquist says that President Barack Obama will have to “blow up small countries” because Republicans will not let him have “any fun at all” spending taxpayers’ money. “Obama will be on a very short leash, fiscally speaking, over the next four years,” Norquist told C-SPAN on Thursday.…

Republican lawmaker’s proposal exempted husband from Michigan ‘right to work’ law

A Republican state representative in Michigan proposed an amendment to exempt her husband’s job from the so-called “right to work” law which limits the ability of unions to collect dues. State Rep. Lisa Posthumus Lyons (R) on Monday offered an amendment that would have added corrections officers like her husband,…

Maddow: Michigan GOP ‘can do whatever they want’ due to gerrymandering

On her show Wednesday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow explained that Republicans in Michigan were still in control due to redistricting. “Michigan Republicans are moving full steam ahead with whatever they want, they’ve got control of both houses of the legislature, they’ve got the governorship,” she said. “Even after they…

Rep. Tom Cole: If GOP ‘digs in’ then taxes go up for everyone

Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) warned on Wednesday that the debate over the looming fiscal cliff could “poison” the next four years if Democrats and Republicans don’t learn to work together. “If either side feels like they quote ‘won’ in the negotiation, two things will happen,” he told the Associated Press…

Fox News host: ‘Waterboarding? More like awesomeboarding!’

During a discussion about the film “Zero Dark Thirty” on Tuesday night, Fox News host Greg Gutfeld decided he would rename the internationally banned torture technique known as “waterboarding.” His term? “Awesomeboarding.” The response was elicited by a question about a review of “Zero Dark Thirty” written by New York…

New Hampshire police Taser Chinese woman who tried to buy too many iPhones

Police in Nashua, New Hampshire say they were forced to use a Taser on a 44-year-old Chinese woman who does not speak English after she was told to leave an Apple Store because she was trying to buy too many iPhones. Through a translator, Xiaojie Li told WMUR that she…

Fox News host: Undocumented students can submit ‘night vision video’ for free college

Fox News host Brian Kilmeade on Wednesday took a shot at undocumented immigrants, who he suggested could take scholarships away from American citizens by presenting “night vision video” of their illegal border crossing to get free college education in the United States. On Tuesday, the University of California at Berkeley…

O’Reilly attacks ‘wimpy Christians’ for not freaking out about ‘war on Christmas’

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly is turning against the Christians who he says haven’t been outraged enough about the so-called “war on Christmas.” On his Tuesday broadcast, O’Reilly asked evangelical Texas Pastor Robert Jeffress “why so many Christian leaders are silent when Christianity comes under attack.” “A lot of Christian…

Princeton freshman: Scalia’s ‘reduction to the absurd’ defense was absurd

The Princeton freshman who confronted Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on his legal opinions regarding same sex marriage told MSNBC’s Alex Wagner on Monday that, while Scalia was cordial in his answer, he still ducked the question. “I don’t feel his response was accurate,” said Duncan Hosie, who asked Scalia…

Sen. Graham: Marriage equality requires constitutional amendment, like ending slavery

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) says that the United States Supreme Court should not rule that LGBT couples have the right to marry because it is like banning slavery and should require a constitutional amendment. “When is it proper for the government to set boundaries in terms of relationships?” Graham opined…

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