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Bernie Sanders: Congress spends day and night worrying about the wealthy

At a congressional summit Wednesday about the Citizens United decision, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said the U.S. Congress was only concerned about the “wealthy and powerful” because of the influence of campaign contributions. “This country faces enormous problems, the middle-class is declining, poverty is increasing, we’re worried about global warming,…

Secret Service to interview Ted Nugent Thursday

Conservative rocker Ted Nugent has confirmed that he will meet with the Secret Service on Thursday to determine if remarks he made were a threat to President Barack Obama’s life. “We actually have heard from the Secret Service and they have a duty,” Nugent told radio host Glenn Beck on…

Maddow: Tea Party backlash could hurt GOP in November

On Tuesday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow brought up what could be an important factor in the 2012 election, a topic that has not thus far been discussed a great deal. The fact is that the repercussions from the last major election cycle in 2010…

Palin: ‘Frack, baby, frack’ a ‘very important’ policy

Half-term Republican Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on Tuesday blasted President Barack Obama as “ignorant” on energy policy, saying he wasn’t doing enough to support “drill, baby, drill” and “frack, baby, frack.” During a Tuesday interview on Fox News, Palin avoided praising Obama’s efforts to crack down on oil speculators, while…

NH GOP-er: Equal pay is really about workers ‘suing their employers unnecessarily’

A top figure for the New Hampshire Republicans felt Tuesday that the push for equal pay for female employees is actually just a Democratic plot to help lawyers make money. New Hampshire GOP spokesperson Tory Mazzola told WBIN-TV dismissed the thought of any legislation, such as the Lilly Ledbetter Act,…

Ted Nugent defends remarks: ‘I’m a black Jew at a Nazi-Klan rally’

Conservative rocker Ted Nugent on Tuesday defended his violent remarks against Democrats and President Barack Obama that have gotten the attention of the Secret Service and prompted the Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairwoman to call on presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney speak out. “This is the Saul Alinsky ‘Rules…

Rep. Allen West: Thin line between communism and progressivism

Rep. Allen West, a tea party Republican from Florida, said Tuesday that he did not regret describing the members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus as communists. At a forum, he called on journalists to study the political spectrum of ideologies and claimed that in the early 1900s, American communists called…

Author Chris Mooney explains conflict between science and ‘the Republican brain’

Journalist and author Chris Mooney explained his new book Tuesday on MSNBC, which examines the psychological reasons behind the clash between conservatives and modern science. America is extraordinarily divided today over reality and what’s factually true in a left, right way,” he explained. “I show evidence suggesting that liberals tend…

Hate group leader: ‘Open homosexuality’ caused Secret Service scandal

The leader of an anti-LGBT rights group on Monday said a scandal where Secret Service agents were caught with female prostitutes in Columbia was actually the fault of “open homosexuality in our military.” Speaking to conservative radio host Janet Mefferd, Tony Perkins, head of the Family Research Council — a…

Fox News contributor blames Obama’s ‘disdain’ for women on ‘Marxist’ father

A conservative Fox News contributor insisted on Monday that President Barack Obama had a “disdain” for women that he learned from his “Marxist” father and “communist” mentor. Fox News contributor Sandy Rios, who is vice president of the conservative political action committee Family-PAC Federal, told host Sean Hannity that Obama…

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