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Christian radio host: Punch atheists ‘in the mouth’ for their ‘war on Christmas’

Conservative Christian radio host Matt Barber says that an atheist group should be punched “in the mouth” after they filed a complaint that sought to stop a Michigan man from erecting a nativity scene on public land. In 2008, the County Road Commission in Warren had denied John Satawa a…

Sen. Graham: Obama is a ‘small ball guy’ who needs to ‘man up’ on Medicare cuts

Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham says President Barack Obama is a “small ball guy” but it’s time for him to start “manning up” on cuts to earned benefits like Medicare and Social Security. Speaking to Fox News host Martha MacCallum on Monday, Graham suggested that Republicans should not agree…

Scarborough on talk radio ‘bullies’: Republicans should ‘punch them in the face’

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough is calling on Republicans to push back against talk radio “bullies” like Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh by punching them “in the face.” The conservative host on Monday noted that some on the “far right” had realized that “our stupidity was not rewarded on election day…

Dick Armey blames Republican leaders for allowing candidates to say ‘dumb things’

Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-TX) says that some tea party candidates lost in 2012 because leaders of the Republican Party did not stop them from saying “dumb things.” Armey, who recently agreed to step down as the head of FreedomWorks for an $8 million payout, on Monday suggested…

How Ernest Hemingway’s cats became subject to federal oversight under the Commerce Clause

How Ernest Hemingway's cats became a federal case (+video) Key West has a well-earned reputation as a haven for misfits, outcasts, and free-spirits. The locals don’t even consider themselves part of the United States of America. They refer to the place as the Conch Republic. So it is more than…

Harris-Perry guest: Federal control of state exchanges best for individuals

Melissa Harris-Perry on her MSNBC show Sunday discussed the future of state health insurance exchanges, and some panelists argued that ceding control of the exchanges to the federal government — which many states with governors or legislatures which oppose the Affordable Care Act are likely to do — could result…

Gingrich: Today’s GOP ‘incapable of competing’ against 2016 Clinton bid

On this morning’s “Meet the Press” on NBC, former House speaker Newt Gingrich claimed that Republicans would have a steep, if not impossible, 2016 race if Hillary Clinton decides to run for president. “If their competitor in ’16 is going to be Hillary Clinton, supported by Bill Clinton and presumably,…

O’Donnell tells Gingrich: Apologize for being ‘completely wrong’ about Clinton tax rates

Former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Sunday found himself in the awkward position of being confronted by MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell, who demanded an apology because the former House Speaker had been “completely wrong” when he said that tax hikes in 1993 would lead to a downturn in the…

George Will: ‘The opposition to gay marriage is dying… it’s old people’

Conservative columnist George Will suspects that the Supreme Court could support equal rights for LGBT people because “quite literally the opposition to gay marriage is dying… it’s old people.” On Friday, the Supreme Court announced that it would take up cases on California’s Prop 8 same sex marriage ban and…

Krugman: DeMint ‘took the think out of the think tank’

Nobel prize-winning economist Paul Krugman says that Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) is taking “the think out of the think tank” and turning the Heritage Foundation into a “purely political institution” by accepting a job as its president. The tea party-backed lawmaker announced last week that he would be resigning from…

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