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Nate Silver to Conan: GOP should take up drug legalization like ‘a rational political party’

In a fascinating long-form interview with late night talk show host Conan O’Brien published online Friday, New York Times pollster wiz Nate Silver said — while wearing a Cookie Monster T-shirt — that a “rational” Republican Party should take up drug legalization, among other issues, if it hopes to stay…

Arpaio ‘disappointed’ in lack of protesters at San Francisco appearance

Sheriff Joe Arpaio is used to being the subject of protests, which made a recent visit to San Francisco surprising for him, he told KGO-TV Thursday. “I’m a little disappointed because from New Hampshire to California, every time I travel or give a speech, l have demonstrators,” said the Maricopa…

Smith & Wesson sales spike 48 percent amid mass shootings, Obama re-election

The 2012 campaign season and a year of high-profile shootings have resulted in big profits for one of America’s top firearms companies. Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation announced on Thursday that sales had spiked 48 percent in its second fiscal quarter of 2013, setting a record of $136 million. “The…

Fox News celebrates Michigan union busting as ‘Victory for Capitalism!’

The Fox News morning show Fox & Friends on Friday declared that a law in Michigan that weakens unions was a “Victory for Capitalism!” On Thursday, the Republican-controlled state legislature in Michigan had quickly pushed through a new measure that would make the birthplace of the country’s labor movement a…

Monica Crowley: Obama’s win was ‘national suicide’ because rich will pay more taxes

Fox News contributor Monica Crowley says that America committed “national suicide” by re-electing President Barack Obama because tax rates will probably go up on the top earners in the country. During a Thursday segment about Obama’s fiscal cliff “ultimatum,” Fox Business host Lou Dobbs wondered where was the “coordinated action…

Stewart debates Christie over government assistance to the needy

On his show Thursday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart clashed with New Jersey Gov. Christ Christie (R) over the role of government. Stewart noted that Christie was seeking money from the federal government due to Hurricane Sandy, yet was philosophically opposed to government assistance to Americans in the…

Rep. Cole breaks with GOP: Middle-class tax cuts ‘a victory for common sense’

Breaking with his party, Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) said Thursday that he supports a bill that extends tax cuts for the middle class. “As long as we have the right to continue to discuss and debate and fight on other issues, lets do that,” he told Tom Ferraro of Reuters.…

Michigan police pepper-spray, arrest protesters opposing ‘right to work’ law

Michigan State Police say they were forced to use pepper spray and arrest at least four protesters who were opposing right to work legislation at the Michigan Capitol on Thursday. Michigan State Police Inspector Gene Adamczyk told the Detroit Free Press that a number of protesters tried to rush the…

Millionaire congresswoman laughs when told 65 percent want tax hike for the rich

Rep. Diane Black (R-TN), who could be the richest woman in the House of Representatives, could not help but laugh on Thursday when she was told that 65 percent of Americans would like to see higher taxes for the top 2 percent of earners. During an interview with Black on…

Christian group calls for boycott over Ellen DeGeneres ad with elves

The anti-LGBT activist group One Million Moms is calling on Christians to boycott JCPenney department stores because talk show host Ellen DeGeneres appears in a routine Christmas ad. As NBC noted on Thursday, JCPenny’s commercial, in which DeGeneres wears holiday clothes and insults elves with short jokes, will not strike…

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