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    Rush Limbaugh Politicizes Robin Williams Death

Rush Limbaugh Politicizes Robin Williams Death

  Robin Williams’ tragic suicide has affected the nation in a dark way as everyone tries to understand how a man who brought so much joy to so many people could have taken his own life in apparent despair. But while many are contemplating answers to suicide and depression, others in the media are trying to sensationalize the issue for ratings and shock value. The latest in that unsavory list

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    Hillary 2016 vs. Hillary 2008

Hillary 2016 vs. Hillary 2008

Hillary Clinton gave a long and detailed interview to The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg, outlining her own foreign policy ideas and vision. When that interview was published on Sunday, it created some big waves as Hillary openly criticized President Obama’s foreign policy and, surprisingly, sounded a lot like a Republican. Any criticism of the president from the extremely presumptive Democratic candidate for president in 2016 would be headline news. But this

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    Fancy Farm Funnies from Paul, McConnell [Video]

Fancy Farm Funnies from Paul, McConnell [Video]

  Kentucky was in the spotlight last weekend as it hosted the Fancy Farm event, a time where politicians of all stripes gather to give speeches and some civil political humor. In one part stump speech, one part joke-fest, Fancy Farm highlights the wit of America’s politicians as they sometimes go head-to-head against each other. This year, the embattled Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is facing a dubious re-election possibility.

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    Pat Roberts Hits Back at Tea Party

Pat Roberts Hits Back at Tea Party

  Kansas is an historically red state with a long history of favoring Republicans for political office. But with the squeaker win of Senator Pat Roberts over his tea party challenger, it is beginning to look like Kansas is a house divided. Roberts was challenged by tea party candidate Milton Wolf, a physician and distant relative of Barack Obama. From the face of it, Wolf should have had no chance

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    Steve King Insults DREAMers in Iowa [Video]

Steve King Insults DREAMers in Iowa [Video]

Colorado Representative Steve King has been a very vocal opponent of the president’s immigration policy and he recently had a chance to talk to two of the immigrants his opposition effects. The video was posted to Youtube on Monday and it shows two people identify themselves as DREAMers to King. One, identified as Erika Andiola, handed him her identification card made possible by Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

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    Rand Paul Does Not Evolve: They Said What?

Rand Paul Does Not Evolve: They Said What?

Back when he was running for president, John Kerry was labeled a “flip-flopper” for changing his mind on certain issues, thereby creating a new political species of equivocator. Fast forward to 2014 and Rand Paul, the junior senator for Kentucky, is creating a sub-species of flip-flopper giving political biologists reason to rejoice. This week, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow created a relatively small firestorm over Paul’s new views on the civil

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    Why Boehner Inviting the Pope to Speak to Congress Is so Funny

Why Boehner Inviting the Pope to Speak to Congress Is so Funny

On Thursday, the news broke that John Boehner, the current Republican Speaker of the House, had invited Pope Francis to speak to a joint session of Congress on his upcoming American tour. It’s not surprising that the popular pontiff should be invited to speak to the top legislative level of government, an honor for both sides. But it is a little funny, especially after recent criticism of Pope Francis by

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