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Sen. Rand Paul calls on Congress to formally end Iraq War

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Thursday introduced an amendment to the Department of Defense Authorization bill that would formally end the war in Iraq. President Barack Obama announced in early October that all U.S. troops would be withdrawn from Iraq by the year’s end. But Paul said the war could…

Gingrich: ‘No such thing as 99%’

Newly minted frontrunner New Gingrich became the latest Republican to get “mic checked” by the Occupy movement at a campaign event in Jacksonville, Florida Thursday. One tea party supporter agreed with Gingrich that the current 99 Percent protests were “destructive” to America. “Do you have a directive — do you…

Beck calls Santorum ‘the next George Washington’

Conservative radio host Glenn Beck asked his listeners on Wednesday to consider Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum because he could be “the next George Washington.” “I don’t endorse candidates, I don’t get involved in politics,” the former Fox News host declared. “Rick Santorum is a friend of mine, but I…

No bond for GA’s alleged ‘Waffle House militia’

A Georgia judge has denied bond for the four men arrested November 1 for allegedly plotting to attack government buildings and personnel with plastic explosives and the neurotoxin Ricin. This video from the Associated Press discusses the men’s situation and their families’ hopes of having them home for Thanksgiving. Given…

House Republicans say pizza is a vegetable

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are fighting an effort by the Obama administration to make federally-subsidized school lunches more healthy. A January proposal by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) aimed to limit — but not eliminate — fries and pizza on the lunch menu. “[S]tarchy vegetables (e.g.,…

Robert Reich: Crack down strengthens ‘Occupy Wall Street’

Former U.S. labor secretary and University of California professor Robert Reich said Tuesday that efforts to crack down on the ongoing “Occupy” protests around the country actually helped to strengthen the movement. Police in riot gear evicted “Occupy Wall Street” protesters from their encampment at New York City’s Zuccotti Park…

Keith Olbermann slams ‘tinpot tyrant’ Mayor Bloomberg

Keith Olbermann condemned New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday after police tore down the nearly two-month-old “Occupy Wall Street” demonstration in Zuccotti Park. “Democracy has been protected, not merely by the strenuous efforts of those of us who cherish it,” he said. “But mostly, and most profoundly, by…

Gingrich: Republicans ‘don’t rely enough on actually knowing things’

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich says that the politicians in his party are guilty of relying on talking points instead of “actually knowing things.” As Herman Cain’s poll numbers continue to collapse, CBN took another look at Gingrich on Tuesday and released never-before-seen clips of an interview he did with…

Bill O’Reilly’s new Lincoln book ‘an insult to scholars’

Former Nixon White House counsel John Dean slammed Fox News host Bill O’Reilly on Monday over his latest book about the assassination of President Lincoln. The official Lincoln Museum at Ford’s Theatre has refused to sell the book because it is riddled with factual errors and lacks proper documentation. “I…

Dan Siegel: Totally futile to try shutting down ‘Occupy’ protests

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan’s legal adviser and longtime friend, Dan Siegel, explained to MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Monday night why he decided to resign his post. Siegel was very unhappy with the police raid on the “Occupy Oakland” encampment on October 25 but had hoped the protesters would be…

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