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Phyllis Schlafly calls for Rove resignation over Akin ‘murder’ remarks

Anti-feminist Phyllis Schlafly has taken to her blog at the website of the Eagle Forum — the anti-LGBT organization that she founded in 1972 — to call for the resignation of Republican political operative Karl Rove over remarks he made about U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO).  Thursday morning…

Ryan claims faulty memory behind marathon lie

Vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) has been forced to admit that he lied in an interview with conservative columnist Hugh Hewitt when he said that he once completed a marathon in under three hours.  According to Huffington Post, Ryan’s campaign has admitted to Runner’s World magazine that the congressman’s…

Maddow: Eastwood’s RNC ‘meltdown’ was a ‘political disaster’

Friday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow broke down just what it was that made Thursday night’s prime-time adress by actor Clint Eastwood to the Republican National Convention so strangely jarring.  She also discussed the fact that its placement in the convention line-up was a particularly poor…

Illegal act: Ugandan artists stage play tackling LGBT taboos

Friends Samson and Olu share a beer and a moment of confidence after a game of pool at a typical Ugandan bar. “Olu, you know I’m gay,” Samson confides haltingly, with the admission sparking a chain of events that tears his existence as a successful businessman apart. The scene is…

China’s manufacturing slumps in August

China’s manufacturing activity slumped in August to a nine-month low, official figures showed Saturday, in the latest sign of serious weakness in the world’s second-largest economy. The government’s purchasing managers’ index (PMI) fell to 49.2 in August from 50.1 in July, according to a statement released by the China Federation of Logistics…

Thalidomide victims reject ‘insulting’ apology

Thalidomide survivors on Saturday rebuffed an apology by the German company that manufactured the drug, saying it was an “insulting” response to the thousands born disabled as a result of its use. In its first apology for the scandal in 50 years, Grunenthal said on Friday it was “very sorry” for its…

In a Friday night special, Jon Stewart celebrates Clint Eastwood’s ‘fistful of awesome’

In a special Friday night Republican National Convention edition of The Daily Show, host Jon Stewart took on Clint Eastwood and the now-infamous empty chair. As they say in the circus, just watch: —– Video above originally uploaded by Mediate on August 31, 2012.…

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