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Sarah Palin Talks Waterboarding, Baptism

Former Governor of Alaska and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin gave a speech at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention in Indianapolis Saturday, in which she’d sensationally discussed her opinions concerning the Obama administration’s policy on terrorists and firearms. Regarding her views on how she would deal with suspected “enemies who would utterly annihilate America – they who’d …

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Steve Israel: GOP Base Is Unfortunately “Animated by Racism”

Steve Israel, Democratic congressman of New York and chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, told CNN’s “State of the Union” that “to a significant extent, the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism. And that’s unfortunate.” Israel has not been the only high ranking Democrat to call out the Republican Party on racism. “I think race …

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Google Continues To Build GOP Presence

Google is reportedly getting closer and closer with the Republican party, which may come as a surprise to some given that the company was one of the top contributors to the Obama campaign. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the technology giant is broadening its outreach to the GOP, has hired a “string of Republican operatives” to help it …

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Fewer Republicans Now Accept Evolution Than Did in 2009

The U.S. has always had an interesting relationship with the science of evolution. As a foundational part of modern biology, the fact that species change over time is rarely debated in scientific circles (though exactly how change occurs is the subject of a lively, ongoing debate). The religious culture in the U.S., however, has traditionally seen evolution and other sciences …

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The GOP’s Rosa Parks Racism Tweet Draws Criticism

On December 1, 1955 Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama for a white person. As most people know, this refusal led to Parks being arrested, and she later became known as “The Mother of the Civil Rights Movement.” Many people celebrated Parks’ contributions yesterday, and one group has received a lot of …

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Racism Is Over According To GOP Tweet

Is Racism Over? Republicans thinks so. On Sunday, The Republican National Committee (RNC) seemed to suggest that racism was ended with Rosa Parks’ arrest when it tweeted through its official @GOP Twitter account that, “Today we remember Rosa Parks’ bold stand and her role in ending racism.” The tweet was made in remembrance of the 58th anniversary of Rosa Parks’ fight against …

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Shaquille O’Neal Endorses Chris Christie in NJ Race

Shaquille O’Neal, aka “Shaq”, aka “Shaq Daddy”, aka “Shaq Fu”, aka “Diesel”, aka “The Big Aristotle”, aka “Superman”, aka “MDE” (Most Dominant Ever), aka “The Big Maravich”, aka “The Big Fella”, aka “The Big Shamrock”, aka “Cake” (And apparently the world record holder for most nicknames, especially considering the list continues on and on…) is best known for his success …

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Government Shutdown Ends: House and Senate Reach a Deal

Who saw this coming? The House and Senate have reached a deal at the 11th hour and the government shutdown is over. Lawmakers in D.C. squabbled back and forth for weeks about the budget, causing around 1 million government workers to be furloughed for 16 days. Just before we reached the October 17 deadline–the date the U.S. would go into …

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Obamacare Site Offers Voter Registration

Republicans now have reason number 10,392 to hate Obamacare: the website offers the option to register to vote while enrolling. With an estimated one-third of applicants on the Healthcare Marketplace unregistered to vote, the inclusion of this option could be the death knell for the GOP. (image) Many people are wondering why the Obamacare website includes the voter registration option, …

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Donald Trump Could Take Andrew Cuomo’s NY Spot

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo better watch his back. The Donald may be ready to point the finger of doom and tell the governor, “You’re Fired.”. Trump has some pretty serious backers already in a campaign that he just found out about, himself. This article in the New York Post was the first that Donald had heard of it, but …

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Paul Ryan May Be Challenged By Dead Sikh’s Son

In 2012, a white supremacist military veteran loaded up with weapons and attacked the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Five people were killed in the attack, including Satwant Singh Kaleka, the small-business owner who founded the temple. No motive was ever discovered. Now, the AP reports Kaleka’s son, Amar, will be filing paperwork on Wednesday to form an exploratory …

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Tea Party vs. GOP in Government Shutdown

Veteran Republicans, finding the GOP the party mostly assailed for the clinging government shutdown, is lashing out at Tea Party lawmakers as those refusing to yield and allow the country to move forward. Polls over the last days that place the blame for the stalling in Washington directly on Republican shoulders are being used as ammunition against the Tea Party …

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