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Barney Frank slams Republicans: They’re going to get repudiated

Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) on Thursday blasted the Republican Party, which he claimed had become so partisan that it was unwilling to work with Democrats. “American politics has always had two factions, one that wanted slightly more government and one that wanted slightly less government, each side understood the legitimacy…

Pat Robertson: America ‘belongs to Jesus’

Televangelist Pat Robertson explained on Wednesday that God had empowered him to create the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) “to reaffirm His claim over this land.” In a speech marking CBN’s annual “Week of Prayer,” the network founder told a group of followers about how the Jamestown settlers had claimed the…

NC pastor’s ‘apology’: ‘Effeminate behavior is ungodly’

A North Carolina pastor who in a recent sermon advocated giving gay children “a good punch” now says he was just joking. Berean Baptist Church pastor Sean Harris told The Fayetteville Observer on Tuesday that he had made the comments in “in jest,” but defended the idea of reinforcing traditional…

Fox’s Shep Smith goes on brutal anti-Gingrich tirade

Yesterday, after former Speaker of the House Rep Newt Gingrich (R-GA) gave a somewhat long and convoluted concession speech, Fox News anchor Shepard Smith let fly with a surprisingly blistering assessment of Gingrich’s candidacy, his mettle as a man, and the Speaker’s own party members’ disgust with him. “Wow,” Smith…

Cenk blasts Rumsfeld for claiming Obama’s decision to kill bin Laden was easy

The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur on Wednesday accused former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld of hypocrisy for brushing off President Barack Obama’s decision to strike Osama bin Laden’s compound. Tuesday night on Fox News, Rumsfeld denied that sending a SEAL team into Pakistan to kill or capture bin Laden was…

Rep. Van Hollen on the tea party: Voters have buyer’s remorse

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) said Wednesday that Democrats “had the momentum” going into the 2012 elections in November. “People absolutely do have buyer’s remorse,” he said on MSNBC. “They did not know what they were getting themselves into with this tea party dominated House, which has focused on providing…

Drug czar: There are no good reasons to legalize marijuana

R. Gil Kerlikowske, the director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, on Tuesday denied there was any reason the United States should regulate marijuana the same way it regulates alcohol. “There are no good reasons to legalize marijuana,” he said at an event hosted by the Center for…

Missouri GOP lawmaker reveals he’s gay and opposes ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill

A Republican lawmaker in Missouri on Wednesday announced that he was gay and called on his colleagues to revoke their support for a “horrible” bill that would prevent the discussion of homosexuality in schools. “I will not lie to myself anymore about my own sexuality,” state Rep. Zachary Wyatt said…

WATCH LIVE: Gingrich officially drops out of presidential race

Former House speaker Newt Gingrich is dropping out of the Republican presidential nomination race Wednesday, which he announced last week. Watch his announcement live, broadcast May 2, 2012. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Pennsylvania governor: Forced ultrasounds are ‘the way to go’

Republican Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett is asserting that forced ultrasounds are “the way to go” if they stop women from having abortions. Corbett had been criticized for supporting one of the most restrictive anti-abortion bills in the country because he said that women could just “close your eyes” during the…

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