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Krugman lectures Noonan on GOP hostage taking: ‘Nothing like this ever happened before’

Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman on Sunday shot down Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan’s argument that the Republican Party’s tactic of shutting down the government and refusing to raise the debt ceiling was “business as usual.” During panel discussion on ABC’s This Week, former White House Senior Adviser David…

Rand Paul ‘proud’ to be a Republican because of ‘rich history’ of civil rights

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Sunday explained that the GOP’s “rich history” of fighting for civil rights made him proud to be a member of the Republican Party. During an interview with CNN on Sunday, host Candy Crowley asked Paul if he could ever see himself joining another political party…

GOP Rep. Jim Jordan: ‘The sequester has been one of the good things’

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) on Sunday said that House Republicans would refuse any deal to raise the debt ceiling and re-open the government if it included backtracking on the austerity fiscal policy known as sequestration. Over the weekend, Senate Democrats rejected a plan offered by Republicans that would have locked…

Scientific American dustup over blogger being called ‘urban whore’ after rejecting request for unpaid work

Scientific American’s blog network drew controversy Friday after removing a complaint about mistreatment posted by one of its scientific bloggers. Danielle N. Lee, Ph.D., rejected a request for unpaid writing by Biology-Online.org, a partner site of Scientific American, notes Wired Magazine writer Maryn McKenna. In an emailed response, a Biology-Online.org…

Philly cops recorded in racially-abusive stop-and-frisk: ‘All you do is weaken the f—ing country’

A video of two Philadelphia police officers racially abusing two pedestrians in a stop-and-frisk went viral Friday, drawing attention to problems with out of control cops from local media. Officer Philip Nace and another officer from the city’s 25th District can be seen in the video, dated Sept. 27, as…

Ben Carson: Obamacare is the worst thing that’s happened in this nation since slavery

Newly hired Fox News contributor Dr. Ben Carson believes that the Affordable Care Act — known as Obamacare — is the worst thing since slavery. “I have to tell you Obamacare is, really I think, the worst thing that’s happened in this nation since slavery,” Carson said Friday at the…

Fox News’ Ben Carson: ‘Re-educate the women’ because ‘they get all riled up’ over abortion

Newly hired Fox News contributor Dr. Ben Carson proposed on Friday to “re-educate the women” so that they would stop having abortions. Speaking to a group of overwhelmingly Christian attendees at the Values Voter Summit, the retired neurosurgeon said that your health “is the most valuable thing that you have.”…

Levin tells Values Voter Summit: ‘America is a blue state’ so change the Constitution

Conservative radio host Mark Levin on Friday proposed changing the United States Constitution because he said “America is a blue state right now.” Levin told the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C that legislative efforts like President Barack Obama’s health care reform law meant that the country was facing “tyranny.”…

Ted Cruz: Obama will ‘start quartering soldiers in people’s homes soon’

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Friday said that President Barack Obama was trying to violate all of the Bill of Rights and would “start quartering soldiers in people’s homes soon.” Speaking to the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., Cruz told the audience that the country was facing “extraordinary times.”…

Illinois woman has reconstructive surgery after cop slams her face into concrete bench

A Chicago mother of two has filed a lawsuit against the village of Skokie after she was forced to have reconstructive surgery because an officer shoved her face into a concrete bench. At a press conference this week, Cassandra Feuerstein admitted that she voluntarily pulled over and fell asleep in…

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