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Maher: Republicans are ‘vaginaphobes,’ should probably ‘shut up’ about rape

Bill Maher started off Real Time on Nov. 9 by conducting a quick recap of the elections, noting that there will now be six openly gay men in Congress, a bisexual woman and an openly gay female senator, while pot was legalized in two states. “We’re becoming more like Canada,…

Climate change threatens coffee supply

Climate change apparently poses a threat to the caffeinated beverage of choice for many Americans, as a number of wild varieties of coffee beans to go extinct before the end of the century, reported the Los Angeles Times. Studying African habitats in Ethiopia, the Sudan, and Kenya, scientists found “a…

Sixteen dead in largest Sri Lankan prison riot in decades

The number of people killed in Sri Lanka’s worst prison riot in nearly three decades rose to 16 while another 43 escaped with injuries, officials said Saturday. The toll rose as three more people succumbed to their injuries following gunbattles between rioting inmates and security personnel at Colombo’s Welikada jail,…

Gun sales spike after election

In the days after the election, gun sales apparently spiked, according to WITN in North Carolina. Fears of strengthened gun control laws apparently instigated the buying frenzy. “They’re worried about tax increases on ammunition, and then of course the second thing probably going to be the assault weapons,” which are…

Number of uncounted ballots in Arizona rises as deadline nears

While the presidential election is now over, the state of Arizona has hundreds of thousands of uncounted ballots that could determine a number of races, including that of infamous Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, reported Colorlines. The number of uncounted Arizona ballots is not only high — it’s rising. On…

Ohio anti-abortion ‘heartbeat’ bill sees action in lame duck session

An Ohio bill aimed at restricting abortion access will get another shot in the legislature this upcoming lame duck session, reported the Community Press and Recorder, thanks to new cooperation among anti-abortion rights groups. Called the heartbeat bill, it would ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which…

Tammy Baldwin confident she can evaluate federal budget without GOP help

Wisconsin’s senator-elect Rep. Tammy Baldwin, D, is quite confident that she does not need fellow Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., to explain the federal budget to her, reported the Huffington Post, after Johnson made comments about working with Baldwin that some on the left quickly dubbed offensive “mansplaining.” “I was a…

Florida Secretary of State: long lines show ‘people liked the voting hours’

Despite early voting lines reportedly up to six hours long, Florida’s Republican Secretary of State would not apologize for shortening the state’s early voting period from 14 to eight days, reported Think Progress. CNN anchor Ashleigh Banfield specifically asked Rick Detzner whether he regretted shortening the early voting period this…

Anchor apologizes for anti-gay Facebook status after GLAAD outrage

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) called on a Cincinnati Fox station to apologize after news anchor Tricia Macke called MSNBC host Rachel Maddow an “Angry Young Man” on Facebook last month. Just before 7 p.m. tonight, the news station posted Macke’s apology to its Facebook page. The…

Moyers guest: ‘We should just let the Bush tax cuts expire’

Columnists and thinkers from both sides of the political aisle went back and forth on Bill Moyers on Nov. 9 regarding the reelection of Barack Obama and how best to help working families in America. Former New York Times columnist and senior fellow at think tank Demos, Bob Herbert, said…

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