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Sen. Reid released from hospital hours after crash

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., was released from the hospital just a few hours after a car crash this afternoon left him with rib and hip contusions, reported the Associated Press. He was able to walk into the hospital himself and was taken by his security staff as a…

Former TARP regulator tells Moyers: Another banking crash is ‘inevitable’

Neil Barofsky, the former regulator tasked with policing banker bailouts in the Bush administration’s Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), told talk show host Bill Moyers this week that another major banking crash is now “inevitable” because neither of the political parties have the stomach to end “too big to fail.”…

Conservatives condemn Obama for ad similar to famed Reagan line

The conservative media sphere seethed with anger on Friday over actress Lena Dunham’s suggestive new ad (embedded below) for President Barack Obama that implies a similarity between voting and having sex — seemingly forgetting that the Republican Party’s greatest icon, President Ronald Reagan, personally employed the very same analogy in…

Quoting Obama, CNN anchor says ‘bullsh*t’ during live broadcast

Speaking on a live broadcast Friday morning, CNN anchor Carol Costello quoted from a recent interview the president gave to Rolling Stone and said the word “bullshit” without any attempt to self censor. Discussing the outpouring of Republican consternation over the ad, CNN host Carol Costello invited contributor LZ Granderson…

Fischer: Wedding ring conspiracy means Obama may be a ‘closeted Muslim’

Bryan Fischer, the director of issues analysis of a conservative fundamentalist Christian organization, on Thursday speculated that designs on President Barack Obama’s wedding ring meant that “he may in fact be a closeted Muslim.” Earlier this month, World Net Daily’s resident birther Jerome Corsi put forth a conspiracy theory that…

Giuliani: If contraception is covered, ‘it’s only fair’ to provide Viagra

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani says that if President Barack Obama’s health care reform law is going to force insurance companies to cover contraception then “it’s only fair” that men are provided with pills to treat erectile dysfunction. Speaking to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce earlier this week,…

Geraldo Rivera to ‘Fox & Friends’: ‘Reckless allegations’ on Libya are ‘beyond the pale’

Fox News host Geraldo Rivera on Friday urged his colleagues at the network’s morning show to stop the “politicizing” and “preposterous allegations” about President Barack Obama’s response to the Sept. 11 attacks in Libya. Geraldo told the hosts of Fox & Friends that Rep. Mike Kelly’s (R-PA) suggestion that the…

Gingrich: Romney will win ‘over 300 electoral votes’

Former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich predicts that GOP hopeful Mitt Romney will receive “more than 300 electoral votes” to defeat President Barack Obama on Nov. 6. Speaking to Fox News host Greta Van Susteren on Thursday, the former House Speaker offered to “end the anxiety” for Fox News viewers.…

Former Republican official: ‘You can’t be a Christian if you don’t own a gun’

A former Executive Committee member of San Diego’s Republican Party, who now heads the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission, recently told Texas churchgoers that “you can’t be a Christian if you don’t own a gun.” Speaking to the “Deliver Us From Evil” conference at the Upper Room Church in Keller, Texas earlier…

Miami priest accused of years of ‘oral sex and sodomy’ with runaway boy

The Archdiocese of Miami said on Wednesday that Father Rolando Garcia was placed on leave after they learned that he had been accused of sexually abusing a 16-year-old runaway boy. In a press conference on Tuesday, Tony Simmons recalled that Garcia began abusing him in 1994 at the Church of…

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