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Bill Maher on Ukraine: ‘We have a hard time making the human rights case anymore’

As Real Time host Bill Maher and his panelists debated on Friday about Russia’s potential to further destabilize Europe, Maher told his guests that the U.S. has lost the moral high ground on global affairs. “We have a hard time making the human rights case anymore,” Maher said. “We used…

Bill Maher gushes to Pussy Riot: ‘You guys are gangsta’

Real Time host Bill Maher was effusive toward members of the Russian punk activist group Pussy Riot during an interview Friday, praising their resolve throughout both government resistance and imprisonment. “The great thing about what happened to you there is that you never gave an inch,” Maher told Masha Alyokhina,…

Combative Fox News guest may not be a Democratic congressional candidate after all

A Democratic congressional candidate in Virginia who landed interviews on Fox News after saying he would wage “war” against it turns out not to be a candidate after all. Mediaite reported on Friday that Mike Dickinson, who had billed himself as a challenger to to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor…

MS Tea Party candidate Chris McDaniel: Libertarianism is all about hookers and blow

More potentially damaging remarks made by a Mississippi lawmaker have been unearthed as he tries to win the Republican nomination for a U.S. Senate seat. State Sen. Chris McDaniel, the Tea Party challenger to incumbent Sen. Thad Chochran (R-MS), can be heard railing against Libertarians during the radio show he…

GOP senator attacks Obama for not ‘taking action’ against states that decriminalize weed

While the Senate was debating equal pay for women on Tuesday, Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) took to the floor to criticize President Barack Obama for allowing states to weaken the punishments for using marijuana and other drugs. “Now let’s turn to what the Obama administration thinks,” he said. “Typical of…

Bernie Sanders: Greedy billionaires twisting American dream into nightmarish oligarchy

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) asked Thursday whether the U.S. was evolving into an oligarchy during a speech on the Senate floor. The senator said recent Supreme Court rulings on campaign finance law would further tip the economic and political balance toward the very wealthiest Americans. “We are moving toward a…

‘Stepping on their own tail’: Rachel Maddow questions the timing of Kathleen Sebelius’ exit

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow criticized President Barack Obama’s administration on Thursday for announcing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ resignation, saying the timing blunted the impact of the success of the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. “Now Kathleen Sebelius has to go?” Maddow asked pointedly. “Why now?…

Hillary Clinton dodges shoe during Las Vegas convention speech

By Dan Whitcomb (Reuters) – A woman threw a shoe at Hillary Clinton on Thursday as the former secretary of state was delivering a speech at a Las Vegas hotel, but Clinton dodged it and continued with her remarks, a U.S. Secret Service spokesman said. Secret Service spokesman George Ogilvie…

Mississippi GOP Senate candidate: ‘I ain’t paying taxes’ for slavery ‘reparations’

A Republican Party U.S. Senate candidate from Mississippi hit a snag on Thursday when remarks emerged of him mocking African-Americans and Latinos. A 2006 radio broadcast with Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel (R) that was highlighted by The Wall Street Journal begins by announcing that “nobody like taxes — except…

Charles Rangel rips Gohmert and GOP ‘Confederates’ with ‘hatred in their heart’

Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) on Thursday defended the assertion that race played a role in the treatment of President Barack Obama and other minorities in government, saying that the Republican Party had allowed itself to be taken over by “Confederates” in the Tea Party. Earlier this week, Attorney General Eric…

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