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Rand Paul demands Congress ‘apologize’ to Apple for tax avoidance hearing

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Tuesday lashed out at fellow members of Congress for looking into how technology giant Apple is able to avoid paying billions of dollars in taxes. The Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations released a report on Monday detailing how Apple had used a network of offshore…

Bachmann: God will ‘answer our prayers’ and repeal Obamacare with a ‘miracle’

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) is telling her constituents that God will “answer our prayers” and create a “miracle before our eyes” to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care reform law. In a Tuesday interview with evangelical radio host James Dobson, Bachmann noted that the House of Representatives had recently voted…

Christie denies Sandy link to climate change: It’s ‘liberal public radio’ agenda

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Monday blasted local public radio in New York and New Jersey for linking climate change to Hurricane Sandy as part of what he said was a liberal “agenda.” A WNYC/New Jersey Public Radio report released earlier this month found that New Jersey Transit…

Ghost cam catches man’s girlfriend having sex with his son

A man in Australia hoping to film paranormal activity got more than he bargained for when he discovered that his 28-year-old girlfriend was having sex with his 16-year-old son. The Mercury reported on Monday that the Tasmanian man had forgotten to turn off a camera that he had set up…

‘We thought we were dead’ says Oklahoma tornado survivor

On Monday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow devoted the full show to recounting the aftermath of the massive tornado that touched down in Moore, Oklahoma on Monday afternoon. Survivors recounted moments of absolute terror as the two-mile wide behemoth funnel-cloud bore down on the region.…

Elderly woman finds lost dog trapped in rubble during CBS interview

An elderly woman who thought she lost everything including her dog after a tornado wiped out much of an Oklahoma City suburb found a glimmer of hope on Monday during an interview with CBS News reporter Anna Werner. “I never lost consciousness,” Barbara Garcia recalled, standing atop a pile of…

Karl Rove: Prosecute ‘people who break their oath’ by leaking secrets

Fox News on Monday asked former Bush White House senior adviser Karl Rove, who participated in leaking the name of CIA agent Valerie Plame in 2003, to comment on the Obama administration’s decision to investigate Fox News reporter James Rosen as a co-conspirator in leaking CIA documents. The Washington Post…

Gohmert: IRS ‘would have shot the Boston Tea Party’

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) on Friday declared that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) would have murdered the participants of the original 1773 Boston Tea Party and and would have “killed off” half of the Founding Fathers who signed the Declaration of Independence. In a 30-minute floor speech to express his…

Iowa Senate Republican staffer fired after reporting sexual harassment

A female former staffer for the Iowa state Senate Republicans says she was fired only hours after she reported sexual harassment by male lawmakers. In an interview on Sunday, Kirsten Anderson told WHO-TV that she had worked as the communications director for the state Senate Republican Caucus until Friday when…

North Carolina 2-year-old puts dad’s unattended gun in his mouth and fires

A 2-year-old boy in North Carolina is expected to survive after shooting himself with his father’s gun over the weekend. Randolph County deputies said that the toddler found the handgun in his parents’ room at their home just outside Asheboro around 2 p.m. on Saturday. The boy put the gun…

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