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Supporter to Romney: Don’t ‘come and get my gun’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Wednesday calmed the fears of a supporter who worried that the candidate was going prevent gun owners from protecting themselves from a “tyrannical government.” “I have a concealed carry permit,” the man, who identified himself as William Phillips, told Romney at an event in…

Medical marijuana patient denied liver transplant: It’s too late for me

A man who was refused a liver transplant by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles because he used medical marijuana to cope with his symptoms is hoping his story will change the transplant policies of hospitals around the country. “Now I just accept it, I deal with it, and I…

GOP lawmaker proposes tax breaks for mustaches

A mustachioed Republican congressman from Maryland is standing up for the rights of the men (and the women) who dare to have hair above their upper lip. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett has introduced the Stimulus To Allow Critical Hair Expenses Act — or STACHE Act — to give people with mustaches…

Ron Paul denies secret alliance with Romney campaign

During an appearance on CNN on Tuesday, Texas Rep. Ron Paul denied teaming up with Mitt Romney to take down Rick Santorum. “If that’s all he has to talk about, that means he doesn’t have much of a platform to talk about. I would think we’re supposed to be talking…

Bill Maher: Guns are a religion in America

During an appearance on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, comedian Bill Maher discussed Americans love of firearms in wake of the recent school shooting in Ohio. “We are never going to get rid of all the guns, but do we have to adore them?” he said Monday night. “Do we have…

Obama to UAW: I back U.S. workers and I’ll buy a Chevy Volt

President Barack Obama says he is so confident of the U.S. auto industry’s return to greatness that he is buying an American electric car at the end of his second term. In a fiery speech to the United Auto Workers (UAW) members on Tuesday, the president said that his decision…

Gingrich: ‘Transvestite’ invited me to ‘exorcism of Jerry Falwell’

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich recently told a story about a “transvestite” he met to explain why he doesn’t agree with “San Francisco values.” Gingrich explained a 2006 fundraising pitch, in which had asked for donations so that conservative accomplishments were not “lost to the San Francisco values of would-be…

Romney: ‘Not willing to light my hair on fire’ to win

Mitt Romney has reinvented himself over and over again since he began campaigning in 1994, but he says there limits to what he will do to get elected. During a visit to his campaign headquarters in Michigan on Tuesday, a reporter asked the Republican presidential candidate why GOP voters were…

Maddow: Forced vaginal probe ultrasound not just a Virginia story

On her show Monday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow noted that lawmakers in Virginia were not the only ones pushing for legislation that would require women to receive an ultrasound before terminating their pregnancy. Alabama, Pennsylvania and Arizona are also considering bills that would require a woman to receive a…

Financier Fred Wilson: Content industry has made everybody a pirate

Fred Wilson, a venture capitalist who has invested in companies like Twitter and Tumblr, said at an event hosted by the Paley Center for Media that virtually everyone had become a media pirate because Internet content wasn’t convenient for consumption. Rather than trying to go after every infringer, he argued,…

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