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Trenton mayor denies wrongdoing after FBI raid

The Trenton Times is reporting that federal authorities raided the homes of Trenton, N.J. mayor Tony Mack, his brother and a convicted child molester who donated thousands of dollars to Mack’s campaign. “We have not violated the public trust in any way,” Mack told reporters before leaving his home at…

Cavuto: U.S. should drill more in response to historic heat wave

Fox Business host Neil Cavuto on Tuesday used the nation’s historic heat wave as excuse to call for more drilling for carbon-based fuels like oil and natural gas. “There’s nothing like a heat wave to burn my energy butt,” the Fox Business host ranted during his Tuesday show. “This country…

Bush recalls ‘awesome’ presidency: ‘I was famous and powerful’

In a recent interview, George W. Bush fondly recalled his eight-year presidency as “awesome,” but said he wasn’t eager to get back into public life. “I really don’t want to be in the public eye anymore,” the former president told the Hoover Institute’s Peter Robinson in an interview posted to…

Maddow takes down Limbaugh’s Bane/Bain conspiracy theory

On Tuesday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow delved into Rush Limbaugh’s latest flight of fancy, the supposed connection between Tom Hardy’s character in the new Batman film, “The Dark Knight Rises,” a villain named Bane, and Bain Capital, the venture capitalist group founded by former…

Colbert: Nevada Republicans afraid of ‘none of the above’

Nevada Republicans are scared of “None of the Above,” Stephen Colbert said Tuesday on “The Colbert Report,” and that’s why they have filed a federal lawsuit to remove that option from their state’s ballots before the presidential election. The move is important, Colbert said, because of the undecided voters in…

Stewart: Egyptian protesters mad at U.S. no matter what

On Tuesday’s episode of “The Daily Show,” Jon Stewart took issue of the unfriendly reception for U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton during her visit to Egypt this past weekend. Clinton’s motorcade was pelted by tomatoes and shoes, which prompted Stewart to ask the local protesters what was going…

Rep. Ellison blasts Bachmann for ‘regurgitated nonsense’ about Muslim infiltration

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) on Tuesday night said he was not convinced by a sixteen page report he received from his colleague Michele Bachmann about the Muslim Brotherhood. “It’s sixteen pages worth of nothing,” he said on CNN. “It is sixteen pages worth of repeated false allegations, just regurgitated nonsense.…

Sen. Sanders warns of ‘frightening trend’ towards oligarchy

The defeat of the DISCLOSE Act in the Senate is part of a “frightening” trend, according to Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont. During an appearance on Current TV’s Viewpoint on Tuesday, Sanders blasted Republicans for blocking the legislation. “What really frightens me is not just the disastrous nature of…

Limbaugh: Batman villain ‘Bane’ could be conspiracy to defeat Romney

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh on Tuesday suggested that Hollywood liberals have been plotting for years to release the third and final Batman movie before the election in 2012 with a villain who’s name sounds like GOP hopeful Mitt Romney’s former company, Bain Capital. “Do you know the name of…

Texas GOP reacts to Obama visit with ‘papers please’ cartoon

With President Barack Obama making a campaign stop in Austin on Tuesday, the Texas Republican Party just couldn’t help but say something snarky. Unfortunately for them, the snark didn’t come out quite right: instead of a snappy comeback or witty retort, they produced an odd little cartoon which seems to suggest…

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