Feuds

Sen. Graham Takes on Beck, Birthers

"Only in America can you make that much money crying," said Sen. Lindsey Graham of Fox News host Glenn Beck, breaking right-wing Washington’s reluctance to speak against the far-right television star. At The Atlantic’s First Draft of History conference, The Huffington Post’s Sam Stein reports that the South Carolina senator tried to distance Beck from the Republican Party: "Glenn Beck is not aligned with any party. He is aligned with cynicism and there has always been a market for cynics." Graham also said that people who continued to question whether President Obama was born in America are "crazy," as was a Newsmax article imagining how a military coup could topple the administration.