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How ‘middle-class’ Dennis Hastert left Congress worth more than $4 million

In 2006, the Sunlight Foundation raised questions about federal funding Hastert helped secure for a highway in Illinois on a piece of property he and a group of investors owned. Hastert made a $2 million profit when the land was sold, according to the Washington Post.
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Colorado school blocked valedictorian’s speech admitting he’s gay — then outed him to his parents

“Mr. Buchmann called me and said, ‘I’ve got Evan’s speech here. There’s two things in it that I don’t think are appropriate,'” the elder Young recalled. “One was he had mentioned another student’s name. And then there was his coming out that he was gay.” Young said he had no idea at the time that his son was gay.
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Dennis Hastert’s secret gay ‘misconduct’ is even worse given his terrible voting record on gay rights

Though he paid millions to keep a man quiet about the nature of their relationship, former House speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL) was a reliable opponent of gay civil rights during his tenure in Congress.
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Woman calls bullsh*t on pastor’s claims that he raised her brother from the dead during church service

“I began to bind the spirit of death and say, ‘You can’t have him!’” pastor Dawkins recalled. “I began to declare the resurrection life of Jesus Christ over him."
Greg Abbott speaking at FreePac, hosted by FreedomWorks, in Phoenix, Arizona (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Records show Texas governor started ‘pandering to idiots’ on Jade Helm 15 after wild public forum

“Scramble the Texas Air National Guard if need be. Citizens of Texas don’t need further, and continued intimidation from our Marxist president,” one San Antonio man urged the governor.
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West Virginia man claims daughter might never be a veterinarian if she learns evolution in school

Kenneth Smith of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia is suing a slew of local and federal officials, alleging that the state’s practice of teaching evolution in schools is an infringement on his daughter’s civil rights.
San Bernardino County sheriff's officials are caught on tape beating 30-year-old Francis Jared Pusok after Tasing him on April 9, 2015. [KNBC-TV]

California man charged with felonies after winning settlement in horseback beating by deputies

A California man who received a $650,000 settlement after being beaten by about a dozen sheriff’s deputies in a failed attempt to flee on horseback has been charged with felonies connected to the incident.
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Boulder cops declare ‘rock stacking’ a jailable offense to stop local artist who spent 7 years creating sculptures

Michael Grab, a Boulder artist who goes by the name Gravity Glue, said that police threatened to ticket or jail him for creating stacked river rock sculptures.
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Quiverfull author delivers melodramatic defense of Duggars against ‘pagans and gullible Christians’

Rick Boyer, who wrote the book “Take Back The Land” endorsed by Jim Bob Duggar, said the reality TV stars had responded appropriately to revelations that their eldest son had molested his sisters and other girls as they slept at the family home.