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Marco Rubio Declines Opportunity to Reject Suggestion That He Should “Waterboard Hillary”

At a campaign rally in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on Tuesday, Marco Rubio deflected a supporter’s suggestion to “waterboard Hillary” with a laugh. “The press is here,” he said, the AP reports, before smiling and adding, “I didn’t hear what they said. I know it wasn’t a bad word.” Tensions between Rubio and Ted Cruz, on display at the ...

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Cliven Bundy Denied Bail in Oregon

Cliven Bundy was denied bail in Portland, Oregon, on Tuesday, the Guardian reports. He is charged with felony conspiracy to impede federal officers in connection with the 2014 at his Nevada ranch. “If he’s released and goes back to his ranch, that’s likely the last the court will see of him,” the judge said. http://gawker.com/cliven-bundy-m… Bundy was arrested at Portland ...

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Drug Companies Now Have New Drugs to Treat the Side Effects of the Drugs They're Selling You

Poop! It’s funny! So when White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest was asked to comment on a Super Bowl opioid-induced constipation “awareness” ad, paid for by the pharmaceutical companies which spent hundreds of millions of dollars to acquire a new constipation drug for painkiller users, soft giggles rippled through the press pit. Drug companies profiting off drug users who can’t ...

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IRS: Martin Shkreli Owes $4.5 Million in Unpaid Taxes

Last month, the Internal Revenue Service filed a federal tax lien against Martin Shkreli, alleging that he owes the government quite a bit of money—$ 4,628,928.55, to be precise. Shkreli, who is facing federal securities fraud charges in Brooklyn, allegedly owes $ 3,431.85 from 2013 and $ 4,625,496.70 from 2014. The lien was prepared on December 18, 2015 and filed ...

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Kanye West Is Really Proud Of His New Video Game 

Last year, Kanye told the world he was working on a video game. Today, the world was treated to a trailer for that video game. Right now, Kanye is livestreaming a big performance shows off both his new album, The Life of Pablo, along with his newest clothing line. Unexpectedly, he also showed off his game during this performance, and ...

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Ten Years Ago Today, Dick Cheney Almost Killed a Man He Barely Knew

Of all the destruction waged by Dick Cheney during his eight-year run of terror in the White House, one incident stands out as the oddest: On February 11, 2006, Cheney shot a hunting partner in the face, nearly killing him. The incident is as fondly remembered as anything could be with Cheney, perhaps because it’s the only one of his ...

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Good Job, Guys: Yet Another Anti-Abortion Sting Video Shows Nothing At All 

The anti-abortion Center for Medical Progress, whose founder is under indictment, released a new undercover video Monday of conversations with people who work for the National Abortion Federation. The CMP claims the video shows a NAF employee agreeing to a “kickback arrangement to split the money from fetal parts,” which is not what their video actually shows. On Friday, San ...

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Unlike Bernie, Hillary Went to Flint Instead of SNL (Because She Already Did SNL)

Recent Flint visitor Hillary Clinton really wants you to know that Hillary Clinton (who was recently in Flint) cares a lot about the fact that she was, quite recently, in Flint (Michigan). More specifically, she wants you to know that she was not off mugging it up for SNL like some other candidates we know. Speaking at a Dunkin’ Donuts, ...

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This Absurd FBI Site That Teaches Teens to Spot Violent Extremists

I’m not saying the FBI’s heart isn’t in the right place. Making sure children know the difference between healthy political discourse and attempts to sway them into extremism is a laudable goal. But the agency’s execution in a new website is just embarrassing. The FBI just announced the launch of its “Don’t Be a Puppet” program. The too-interactive website is ...

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