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S.E. Cupp wrongly tells a nun welfare increases poverty

Working off the conservative premise that food and medical assistance deprograms ambition and debases economic mobility, MSNBC’s right-wing commentator S.E. Cupp tried to tell a nun on Thursday that helping the poor leaves them worse off. That didn’t exactly fly with Sister Simone Campbell, a Catholic nun who’s part of…

Stewart mocks O’Reilly’s fear of loss of ‘white America’

On the Nov. 15 Daily Show, Jon Stewart criticized Mitt Romney, “retired pensioner,” and Bill O’Reilly on assertions each made in recent days. Stewart hit Romney’s recent argument that Obama won the election by offering “gifts” to young women, minorities and Latinos. “How on earth did Mitt Romney find out…

Deadline extended for state decisions on health care exchanges

The Obama administration has extended the deadline for states to decide whether to set up health care exchanges in accordance with the Affordable Care Act one month, till Dec. 14, reported The Hill. Originally, that deadline was Friday, Nov. 16. However, states that decline to create such exchanges — likely…

Fox News captions illegal border crossings with ‘The Hispanic Vote’

A Fox News segment on Thursday that stereotyped immigrants crossing the border as “The Hispanic Vote” will probable not do much to help reverse the trend that allowed President Barack Obama to win re-election with large percentages of minority voters. During a discussion about what Republicans could do to be…

CNN: McCain ditched Benghazi hearing to hold Benghazi press conference

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) says a “scheduling error” is to blame after he missed a Senate hearing on the attacks in Benghazi on Tuesday and instead held a press conference where he called for an investigation into those same attacks. CNN Senior Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash reported on Thursday that…

Maine Republican chair cries voter fraud because ‘dozens of black people’ voted

Charlie Webster, the chairman of Maine’s Republican Party, sees “dozens of black people” voting on Nov. 6 as evidence of voter fraud because “nobody in town knows anyone who’s black.” In an interview with WCSH’s Don Carrigan earlier this week, Webster said that Democrats were winning elections because they blocked…

Maddow: Obama drew ‘line in sand’ over made-up right wing attacks on Rice

Wednesday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed President Barack Obama’s first press conference since the election and the “line in the sand” he drew regarding the possible nomination of Ambassador Susan Rice to the position of Secretary of State. Maddow opened the segment by discussing other…

Georgia lawmakers meet over Obama’s ‘mind-control’ UN dictatorship plot

Georgia state Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers recently convened the Republican caucus at the Georgia State Capitol to discuss an alleged conspiracy between President Barack Obama, non-governmental organizations, state government entities and chambers of commerce to create a United Nations communist dictatorship. Mother Jones‘ Tim Murphy on Wednesday reported that…

Ron Paul gives farewell address to Congress: A society that boos the Golden Rule is not moral

After 23 years in office, Republican Rep. Ron Paul of Texas delivered his final speech to Congress on Wednesday. The libertarian-leaning congressman has gained an enthusiastic following for his strong views on limited government, Austrian economics and non-interventionist foreign policy. During his final speech, Paul lamented that he had achieved…

Former Navy chaplain: Same sex marriage is like crucifying Jesus

Former Navy chaplain and anti-LGBT activist Gordon Klingenschmitt argued that same sex marriage and its growing approval in the U.S. is hastening the “end times” and the destruction of the earth, and that people who vote to support same sex unions are ultimately the same as those who voted to…

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