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Watch: Minnesota same sex marriage supporters receive news that they’ve won

In this video from Tuesday night, LGBT activists in Minnesota find out that they have defeated a proposed amendment to the state’s constitution banning same sex marriage. The first two and a half minutes of the clip are fairly sedate, with Campaign Manager Richard Carlbom of Minnesotans United for All…

Ohio prosecutor decides not to make ‘federal case’ out of pro-rape flier

A freshman at Ohio’s Miami University has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct after posting a flyer titled “Top Ten Ways to Get Away with Rape” in a bathroom of one of the university’s co-ed dorms. The Cincinnati Enquirer reported that at the request of the student’s…

Fox station tells Romney supporters how to ‘beat the traffic’ to Canada

The Fox station in Oklahoma on Wednesday gave supporters of former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney some helpful tips for fleeing the country before President Barack Obama starts his second term. In the Fox 23 “Beat the Traffic” segment on the morning after Obama won re-election, traffic reporter Jeff Brucculeri…

Cory Booker scores free Hot Pockets for Newark residents

Newark, New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker (D) announced Wednesday that he would be handing out hundreds of coupons for free Hot Pockets to residents of his damaged town thanks to an apparent act of corporate generosity enabled by social media. “@CoryBooker a my nigga i m running out of hotpockets to put…

Documents: Government foreclosure audit held off on looking at largest banks

By Paul Kiel, Pro Publica The Obama administration launched its main program to prevent foreclosures in the spring of 2009 with $50 billion and abundant promises. What the Home Affordable Modification Program, or HAMP, lacked u2014 and wouldn’t have for years u2014 was effective oversight of the big banks that…

Pinterest to allow users to create ‘secret boards’

SAN FRANCISCO — Pinterest on Thursday began letting users create “secret boards” that can only be seen by invitation at the hot online bulletin board service. “We thought the holidays were a perfect time to test one of our most frequently requested features: secret boards,” Pinterest software engineer Evrhet Milam…

Amazon launches online wine store

Amazon on Thursday launched an online wine store selling “more than a thousand” varieties of US vintages. “Whether it’s helping customers find a favorite varietal, shop for holiday pairings or expand their cellar with a special hand-crafted bottle, we’re excited to provide the right tools and information needed to guide…

Interpol elects French woman as first female president

ROME — Interpol on Thursday elected a French police commissioner known for her drive against organised crime in Bordeaux and Corsica as its first female president at its general assembly in Rome. “Mireille Ballestrazzi of France becomes first woman to be elected president of Interpol,” the world’s top association of…

Rove super PAC gets 1 percent return on $103 million in ads

Republican strategist Karl Rove’s American Crossroads super PAC became the worst performing outside group of the election cycle on Tuesday with a success rate of just 1 percent on the more than $103 million in ads that it ran. An analysis by the Sunlight Foundation found that American Crossroads spent…

Limbaugh: Obama treats women voters ‘like vaginas’

On Wednesday, November 7, on his syndicated radio show, Rush Limbaugh declared that President Barack Obama treats women “like vaginas” and that “they say, ‘He’s my man.’” The radio pundit was discussing turnout in Tuesday’s election, in which women voters favored the president 55 percent versus 43 percent for Romney.…

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