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Rep. Peter King (R-NY) blasts Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in a CNN interview on March 23, 2015. [CNN]

GOP congressman who criticized Ted Cruz inundated with ‘vulgar’ messages from his supporters

New York Representative Peter King (R) complained hat since Texas Senator Ted Cruz announced he was running for the GOP presidential nomination, his followers have been leaving “vulgar” and “adolescent” messages.
Mike Pence speaks to Fox News (screen grab)

Twitter pounds Indiana’s Mike Pence: ‘Enjoy your last term as Governor, you ass backward dipsh*t’

While the state of Indiana is taking a beating across the country for passing the “Religious Freedom Restoration Act,”  allowing businesses and individuals to deny services to gays on religious grounds, Governor Mike Pence has come in for an extra heaping of scorn on social media.
Crying soldier (Shutterstock)

US troops fighting war on drugs got away with raping dozens of Colombian girls: report

According to an independent report commissioned by the Colombian government and FARC rebels, United States soldiers and military contractors are responsible for sexually abusing at least 54 children between 2003 and 2007 — but they were not prosecuted because of immunity clauses in the American diplomatic treaties with the government.
Rep. Mike Jacobs (Facebook.com)

LGBT rights amendment proves to be ‘poison pill’ for Georgia’s ‘religious freedom’ bill

As reactions swirl to Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R)’s decision to sign into law a bill legalizing discrimination in the state so long as it is done on religious grounds, a similar bill in Georgia has stalled out in committee.
Todd Courser speaks to a group of students (Facebook)

Michigan Tea Partiers want to scrap teaching standards — because pretty much anyone can teach scripture

Tea Party conservative lawmakers in Michigan are looking to eliminate hiring standards for public school teachers – and a Facebook post may reveal their motivation.
US Army armament crew specialist loads the rocket pod of an an Apache AH-64D attack helicopter also armed with Hellfire missiles in the central Iraqi desert on March 31, 2003 (AFP Photo/Romeo Gacad)

Report: US troops exposed to chemical agents in Iraq are dying — and the Pentagon is covering it up

During and immediately after the first Gulf War, more than 200,000 of 700,000 U.S. troops sent to Iraq and Kuwait in January 1991 were exposed to nerve gas and other chemical agents. Though aware of this, the Department of Defense and CIA launched a campaign of lies and concocted a cover-up that continues today.
Ohio state Rep. Teresa Fedor (D) [Mother Jones]

Ohio lawmaker caught laughing as colleague reveals horrifying story of her own rape

Ohio state Rep. Teresa Fedor (D) accuses a fellow legislator of laughing right after telling her colleagues that she underwent an abortion after being raped while serving in the military.
Gordon 'Dr. Chaps' Klingenschmitt (YouTube)

Republicans scramble away from lawmaker who claims brutal attack on pregnant woman may be God’s wrath

State Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt (R-Colorado Springs), a demon-obsessed former Navy chaplain, suggested that the 26-year-old woman was stabbed and her baby removed from her womb as part of a biblical curse.
Senator David Vitter speaks during a press conference (Senate Democrats/Flickr)

GOP senator seeks to protect America from fancy, European-style dollar coins

Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) filed a budget amendment intended to keep American dollars printed as paper currency – instead of minting fancy, European-style coins.