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Grayson: Fast and Furious ‘circus’ will backfire on Republicans

Former Florida Rep. Alan Grayson (D) on Wednesday blasted Republicans in Congress for continuing to grill U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder over the “fast and furious” gun-running scandal. “Why won’t they launch an investigation of why 50 million Americans don’t have health care?” he asked on Current TV. “When are…

Raw Story’s Megan Carpentier: Dems split on Obama’s success

Many Democrats are disappointed that President Barack Obama did not accomplish more when both chambers of Congress were in Democrats’ control, according to Raw Story executive editor Megan Carpentier. “I believe there are number of Democrats who believe that Obama’s presidency has been very good, but I think there are…

ACLU tells U.N.: Targeted drone strikes ‘setting very dangerous precedent’

A representative from the American Civil Liberties Union told the U.N. Human Rights Council on Wednesday that the use of unmanned drones to kill suspected terrorists set a “very dangerous precedent.” Drones operated by the U.S. have been used to kill suspected terrorists in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia. While…

Frank Rich: Romney can’t say the word Mormon

Frank Rich, writer-at-large for New York Magazine, said Wednesday that voters were likely to be turned off by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s secrecy. “People don’t really know where he lives,” Rich told Joy Behar on Current TV. “He can’t say the word Mormon without having a heart attack, won’t…

During anti-Muslim hearing, Dem calls for ‘hearing on the radicalization of Christians’

Texas Congressman Al Green (D) says he wouldn’t mind Rep. Peter King (R-NY) repeatedly calling hearings on “radical Islam” if he would also conduct a “hearing on the radicalization of Christians.” During a Wednesday House Homeland Security Committee hearing on “The Radicalization of Muslim-Americans,” Green wondered why the chairman had…

Huckabee worries EPA could say Baptists use ‘too much water’ for baptisms

Fox News host Mike Huckabee, who is an ordained Southern Baptist Minister, recently warned that President Barack Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) could force his religion to begin using less water to baptize believers. During a Tuesday evening interview with Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, Huckabee worried that if…

Ron Paul: I take Social Security checks but will eliminate it for others

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul on Tuesday admitted that he got a monthly Social Security check, a program that he eventually wants to eliminate. During an interview on MSNBC, Paul insisted that he would preserve Social Security longer than some of the others in his party. “I want young people…

Jeneane Garofalo: ‘We are not a post-racial society’

In a discussion with Joy Behar and blogger Craig Crawford on Tuesday night, comedian Jeneane Garofalo let fly with some unvarnished criticism of the current state of race relations in this country. Behar is currently doing “One Week Only (Until the Fall),” a week of programming ahead of the debut…

RNC ad ignores immigration but blames Obama for Hispanics’ suffering

The Republican National Committee (RNC) on Wednesday released an online video that suggests President Barack Obama is responsible for problems affecting the Hispanic community. The ad, which ignores the issue of immigration, uses audio clips of various news reports to paint a picture of hard economic times for Hispanics. A…

Maddow: What is going on with Sen. Scott Brown?

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Tuesday night expressed her confusion at the campaign antics of Republican Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts. Maddow first noted that Brown once claimed she was running against him in Massachusetts and used the her fake candidacy to raise money. “I was never running against Scott…

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