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Maher: ‘Sad’ that the super-rich GOP takeover of NC ‘wasn’t even all that expensive’

HBO comedian Bill Maher is lamenting the fact that super-rich Republican activists were able to use the Supreme Court’s Citizen United ruling to “take over” the state of North Carolina and “it wasn’t even all that expensive.” On his HBO show last week, Maher pointed out that North Carolina “is…

Gohmert: ‘Radical Islamists’ taking Spanish lessons ‘because we don’t fear Hispanics’

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) on Thursday told a group of business leaders that he opposed comprehensive immigration reform that did not deal with “radical Islamists” who were taking Spanish lessons “because we don’t have any fear of Hispanics coming into the country.” Speaking to the Longview Chamber of Commerce in…

Rep. Alan Grayson on NSA spying: What if ‘Dictator Palin’ gets elected?

You might not be worried about President Barack Obama abusing the immense surveillance powers of the U.S. government, but what if someone like Sarah Palin gets elected? That is the argument Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) gave in support of his legislation to rein in the National Security Agency during a…

Van Jones rips Obama’s ‘ridiculous’ denial of domestic spying operations

Van Jones, a former White House special advisor, blasted President Barack Obama on Wednesday for cracking down on whistleblowers. “I love this president, everybody knows I love this president, but this is ridiculous,” he said on CNN. “First of all, we do have a domestic spying program, and what we…

Florida man kills wife and posts photo of her body on Facebook

A South Miami man uploaded a picture of his dead wife to his Facebook profile after shooting her on Thursday, according to local media reports. Derek Medina, 31, turned himself into police Thursday afternoon. He told authorities he killed his wife, Jennifer Alonso, during a domestic dispute. Police said a…

Fox News host demands escalation of nuclear hostilities with Russia over Snowden

Fox News host Gregg Jarrett on Thursday suggested that President Barack Obama should pull out of nuclear treaties and send missiles to Europe after Russian President Vladimir Putin granted asylum to National Security Agency (NSA) leaker Edward Snowden. During a discussion about the American president’s decision to cancel a one-on-one…

Church member busted for computer theft after asking tech support to remove porn block

A man who attended services at Owasso First Assembly of God in Oklahoma allegedly stole one of the church’s computers, and he might have gotten away with it if he hadn’t called technical support for assistance in removing the pornography filter. KMRG reported that Troy Ridling confessed and was arrested…

Huckabee: Muslims are ‘uncorked animals’ after praying to Allah

Fox News host Mike Huckabee recently asserted that Muslims spend their holy day by praying at the Mosque and then acting “like uncorked animals.” During his Monday radio show, Huckabee discussed the closing of U.S. embassies in the Middle East and said the he knew it was politically incorrect “to…

17-year-old immigrant graffiti artist dies after being Tased by Miami cops

Police in Miami Beach say they are investigating the death of a 17-year-old graffiti artist who died after being Tasered by officers. Miami Beach Police Chief Ray Martinez told The Miami Herald that Israel Hernandez-Llach — who was known as “Reefa” in the local graffiti and skateboarding scene — began…

Woman weeps to senator over Social Security cuts: ‘There’s no way for me to eat less!’

A woman broke into tears at a town hall event with Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) during a discussion about President Barack Obama’s plan to reduce Social Security cost of living increases. Throughout this year, the White House has been considering adopting what’s known as chained CPI, a less generous way…

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