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Boehner urges Senate to get ‘off their ass’ and do something on sequester

Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) called on President Barack Obama and the Democratically-led U.S. Senate take action to avoid the sequester on Tuesday, asking what it will take for the Senate to “get off their ass” and do something. The sequester is a set of rapidly approaching…

Fischer: No constitutional or God-given right to ‘immoral’ gay sex

Bryan Fischer, the director of issues analysis of the fundamentalist American Family Association (AFA), says that gay men and lesbians have no right to engage in sexual activities because God, the laws of nature and the U.S. Constitution do not allow it. During a Monday rant about the Obama administration’s…

Comic Lee Camp: ‘Fracking is Sexy And F-cking Excellent’

Comedian Lee Camp assailed the practice of fracking in a video released on Monday, mocking supporters of the practice who insist it is safe while arguing they should not have to reveal the chemicals involved. “It’s a funny thing about the word ‘safe,’” Camp said, affecting an impersonation of a…

Turkey seeks to relocate European foster children to Muslim families

Turkey has embarked on a campaign to retrieve children of Turkish immigrant families living in Europe who are fostered by foreigners, and instead place them in homes where their cultural identity can be preserved. The step comes after a court in the Netherlands refused last week to return nine-year-old Yunus…

Bernanke: Economy still needs Fed’s stimulus, not cuts

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Tuesday that the US economy still needs the Fed’s stimulus, and warned that looming steep budget cuts could further slow growth. Stressing that high unemployment remains the key challenge to the economy, Bernanke told a Senate panel that the central bank’s extraordinary $85 billion…

Pistorius to hold memorial service for girlfriend he shot

South African star athlete Oscar Pistorius will mourn the girlfriend he is charged with murdering in a private memorial service Tuesday night, his publicist said. “Oscar specifically requested the memorial service as he continues to grieve and remains in deep mourning for the loss of his partner Reeva (Steenkamp),” a…

Dr. Oz: Penis is ‘dipstick’ of male health

In an interview with “HuffPost Live” on Monday, Dr. Mehmet Oz said that a man’s erectile function is the “dipstick” of his overall health, that problems with the penis can be early indications of problems in other areas. “The penis is a dipstick for the male health,” said Oz. “If…

Small Canadian telescope to hunt for near-Earth astroids

Little telescope to hunt big game: hard-to-see near-Earth asteroids (via The Christian Science Monitor) Efforts to discover near-Earth asteroids – including those that are potentially hazardous – received a potential boost Monday with the launch of the Canadian Space Agency’s Near Earth Object Surveillance Satellite (NEOSSat). Housed in a spacecraft…

Ingraham: Obama abusing the press like ‘battered’ women and prostitutes

Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham on Tuesday accused President Barack Obama of abusing members of the media like “battered” women and prostitutes, who he had a one-night stand with and left them because “he got what he wanted.” Ingraham told the hosts of Fox & Friends that “you can see…

Activists say immigration releases highlight ‘aggressive, reckless enforcement system’

The budget-related release of undocumented immigrants from federal detention centers in at least three states has underscored the problem with the government’s enforcement of immigration policy, an activist group told The Raw Story. “Every day I get calls from families being torn apart with a loved one about to be…

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