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February 27th, 2014
01:24 PM ET

Ted Nugent: The voice of America?

Politics (CNN) - Ted Nugent sure knows how to stir controversy.

The rock star turned provocateur has a history of making inflammatory statements, dating back to lyrics in songs such as "Jailbait" in his earlier days.

In case you missed it, Texas Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott came under fire for campaigning with Nugent, who recently called President Barack Obama a "subhuman mongrel" in a conversation with Guns.com.

The full quote: "I have obviously failed to galvanize and prod, if not shame, enough Americans to be ever-vigilant not to let a Chicago communist-raised, communist-educated, communist-nurtured subhuman mongrel like the ACORN community organizer gangster Barack Hussein Obama to weasel his way into the top office of authority in the United States of America."

Outrage ensued.

Abbott's likely Democratic opponent, Wendy Davis, called Nugent's remarks - and Abbott's appearance with him - an "insult" to Texans.

Republican Sen. Rand Paul called on Nugent to apologize, which he did... sort of. In an interview on CNN's Erin Burnett on "OutFront," Nugent said he would "stop calling people names."

"Instead of using terms like 'subhuman mongrel,' I'm going to get right to the meat of the matter where our president is a liar. He lies about you can keep your doctor period. Over and over again he lies about Benghazi. He's lying about the IRS," Nugent said.

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February 27th, 2014
12:45 PM ET

It's raining spiders! Local weatherman battles arachnophobia on air

Television weathermen have to deal with everything from hail storms to hurricanes, but what happens when it starts raining spiders?

CNN's Jeanne Moos has the answer OutFront.


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