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Republican lawmaker ends government shutdown interview by saying ‘this is my idea of fun’

As 800,000 federal employees were set to be furloughed due to a government shutdown on Tuesday, a Republican lawmaker with a net worth of around $6 million was positively cheerful about the situation, telling NPR that it was his “idea of fun.” Following an impasse that resulted in Republicans failing…

Rand Paul: ‘We haven’t had a big debate about Obamacare’

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) asserted on Tuesday that shutting down the government over President Barack Obama’s health care reform law was a productive exercise “because we haven’t had a big debate about Obamacare, really, since it passed.” Speaking to CNN host Kate Bolduan, Paul declared that Republicans had attempted to…

Fox News’ Kilmeade slams GOP for shutdown: ’8 million more people voted for’ Obamacare

Fox News host Brian Kilmeade may be the last person anyone expected to make the case for President Barack Obama’s health care reform law — but that’s exactly what he did on Tuesday. Just hours after a stalemate in Congress forced a partial government shutdown, Fox & Friends host Elisabeth…

Reid blasts House GOP for governing with ‘banana Republican mindset’

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) on Monday accused GOP leaders in the House of Representatives of trying to run government with a “banana Republican mindset” after they attempted to use a short-term spending resolution to delay President Barack Obama’s signature health care reform law. After the Senate rejected the…

Conservative radio host urges GOP to ‘Screw the stock market!’ and shut down government

Conservative radio host Mark Levin recently suggested that Republicans should move forward with a government shutdown and “screw the stock market.” On his radio show last week, Levin expressed frustration with media reports that a government shutdown could hurt the economy. “Not once have a seen a news report on…

Pennsylvania church puts pastor on ‘trial’ for officiating son’s gay marriage in Massachusetts

A Pennsylvania pastor who is facing a “trial” by his church said that he officiated his son’s same sex wedding because the couple was “just as worthy and precious in God’s sight as anybody else.” In an interview published on Monday, Rev. Frank Schaefer of the Zion United Methodist Church…

Republican rep. shouts 9/11 ‘Let’s roll!’ battlecry before anti-Obamacare vote

A Republican House member from Texas says that he was echoing cries made by Americans who died on United Flight 93 during the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks when he shouted “Let’s roll” before the vote to delay President Barack Obama’s health care reform law over the weekend. According to the…

Texas store owner guns down man who tries to leave without paying for beer

A Texas store owner was charged with murder over the weekend after he fatally shot a man who was allegedly walking out without paying for beer. According to Corpus Christi police, the unnamed 39-year old victim was shot multiple times — including at least one blast to the head —…

Dying teen’s request changes finale of ‘Breaking Bad’

If you were surprised by the return of two early characters in the final episodes of Breaking Bad, there’s a 16-year-old superfan to thank. California teen Kevin Cordasco requested to know more about the characters after meeting with the AMC show’s creator and stars after he was diagnosed with neuroblastoma,…

Republican rep. demands background checks for Obamacare but opposes them for guns

A Republican lawmaker who has called background checks on guns a “knee-jerk reaction” to mass shootings slammed President Barack Obama’s health care reform law on Sunday for not providing background checks on the workers hired as “Navigators” to help Americans understand the law. Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) told MSNBC’s Alex…

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