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President Obama’s announcement this past week in Berlin that he will pursue reductions in massive U.S.-Russian Cold War nuclear arsenals met with vigorous opposition from many in Congress. But a new video released today by Global Zero shows that most members of Congress cannot think of any situation in which the United States should actually use its nuclear weapons – nor do they even know how many nuclear weapons the United States has. Read more...
Failed presidential candidate Herman Cain told Bill O'Reilly the 51 percent of Americans who voted for President Obama in the last election have a "severe ignorance problem." Read more...
And rape really does cause pregnancy sometimes... In an election season in which the Republican Party learned the limitations of appealing almost exclusively to white male voters, a handful of otherwise anonymous white, male, Republican Read more...
This is seriously what Fox News does to you. It eats your brain cells, one at a time, until your eyes get narrower and your voice more strained, until you can't simply say something without practically spitting it on your interviewer. This is a Read more...
Fifty-seven percent of Republicans have an unfavorable view of Muslims, even though only 31 percent know a Muslim. Read more...

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There was a time when there were statesmen among the GOP's elected and appointed officials. Men of academic and intellectual accomplishment, such as Dwight Eisenhower, Earl Warren, Nelson Rockefeller and yes, George H.W. Bush. Men and women who Read more...
Bill Moyers visited the set of Real Time, and had an honest discussion about why we're going to be lucky to see any real reform on health care with al Read more...
Photo from Brett Marty, more from FiveThirtyEight:Outside Obama's major economic policy speech in Toledo today. Feels like the End Times for somebod Read more...
Liar, liar, Grampa McSame pants on fire. Clearly, McCain is not used to the YouTube generation where you can no longer lie without a bunch of blogge Read more...
democracy arsenal: Our network stooges remain in the tank, but the determinedly blinkered Beltway pundits have finally noticed McGrampa's serial gaffe Read more...