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Romney heckled in New York: ‘You’re a racist!’

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney came to New York City on Tuesday to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden — but had his event somewhat spoiled by a very loud activist who repeatedly yelled that he was a “racist.” Appearing with former New York…

Japanese tsunami debris heading to Hawaii

Wreckage from Japan’s tsunami – fishing gear and furniture, footballs and ships – has swept across the Pacific far faster than expected, with thousands of tonnes projected to land on North American shores this year. Scientists believe lighter objects such as buoys and oil drums began reaching land last November…

Hell Hath No Fury Like the Girl Scouts Scorned

Remember Bob Morris?  He’s the guy who called the Girl Scouts the gateway to sluttiness and lesbianism, which led someone I know to purchase an unreasonable quantity of thin mints (which did not make me… er… someone I know gay). I wrote about it a couple months ago: This is preposterous:…

Media watchdog group: Internet freedom threatened by ‘hasty legislation’

Governments across the world – including those in the US and UK – are posing a threat to internet freedom through “hasty” legislation passed due to security fears, the head of an international media watchdog has warned. Dunja Mijatovic, the representative for freedom of the media for the 56 countries…

Team Obama targets Romney’s Swiss bank account in economic reelection strategy

A new ad by Obama for America (embedded below) that targets presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s hidden Swiss bank account is the latest in the campaign’s effort to call the former Massachusetts governor’s economic policies into question. Taking a page from Republican strategist Karl Rove, the president appears to…

N.Y. State Assembly passes transgender rights bill

For the fifth time, the New York State Assembly has passed a bill enshrining non-discrimination rights for transgendered people in the state’s charter. According to Advocate.com, the bill must now move to the State Senate, where, so far, every such rights bill has failed to pass. Raw Story spoke to…

New York ‘Occupy’ stages ‘general strike’ on May Day

Occupy Wall Street protesters took to New York’s streets Tuesday in the highlight of a plan to mount a “general strike” across the United States. Small groups of protesters held simultaneous demonstrations outside a string of Manhattan corporate institutions including the Time-Life building and McGraw Hill publishers in the Rockefeller…

NC man films himself firing shotgun at pro-LGBT rights sign

Video of a North Carolina man firing a shotgun at a sign against the state’s proposed amendment banning same sex marriage has gone viral, even after he removed it from YouTube. “Right now there is this amendment trying to be passed, Amendment One, and it’s going to state that marriage…

Scientists have pinpointed nighttime urination protein in elderly

Scientists have pinpointed a protein that helps explain why the elderly frequently have to get up in the night to urinate, a problem that can badly interfere with sleep. Deficient levels of protein called connexin43 trick the bladder into believing that it is full, which sends a “must urinate” warning…

The wage gap and the problem of “choice” feminism

I’m guessing most of you have seen the video of Alex Castellanos trying to win an argument on “Meet the Press” with Rachel Maddow by all but saying, “It’s so cute when you ladies have opinions like you were people. Now go make me a sandwich.” No, seriously, he said,…

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