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Tea Party’s war memorial rally was another ‘Let him die!’ moment

Tea Party’s War Memorial Rally Was Another ‘Let Him Die!’ Moment (via Moyers & Company) On Sunday, several hundred – or perhaps a couple of thousand – tea party activists, led by such luminaries of the right as Sarah Palin, Rep. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), hijacked…

Piers Morgan tells Tennessee Republican: GOP shutdown strategy is ‘utter nonsense’

On Tuesday night’s edition of CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight,” Morgan accused Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and the Republican Party of talking “utter nonsense” about their role in the shutdown of the federal government and the possibility of the nation defaulting on its fiduciary obligations if the debt ceiling isn’t raised.…

Snapchat admits to sharing photos with the cops

Snapchat admits to sharing photos with the cops (via The Inquirer) PHOTO SHARING SERVICE Snapchat, an app that allows users to take photos knowing that they will be deleted forever once they’ve been seen by the intended recipient, has admitted that in certain circumstances it might hand your pictures over…

Anderson Cooper decides GOP strategist is ‘high’ after he says Cruz is ‘having bunny sex’

CNN host Anderson Cooper decided on Tuesday that CNN contributor Alex Castellanos must be “high” after the Republican strategist tried to explain Sen. Ted Cruz’ (R-TX) push to shut down the government by saying “he’s having bunny sex.” During a late night discussion on the lawn of the Capitol about…

Alleged sex assault near Ohio campus filmed by passerby and posted on social media

Police in southeast Ohio are investigating a rape that was apparently filmed by passersby and posted on social media. An Ohio University student told police Sunday that she’d been sexually assaulted after she had been drinking the previous night sometime between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. She filed the complaint…

Members of white supremacist family arrested on weapons charges at Arizona ranch

Two members of a purported white supremacist family who apparently once tried to set up a whites-only nation were arrested Monday in a weapons raid on their central Arizona ranch. Federal authorities said they were tipped off that Kirby Kehoe, 65, had a weapons cache on his 40-acre property near…

European stocks slump as U.S. debt deadline approaches

European stock markets dropped on Wednesday, as U.S. lawmakers took the deadlock over avoiding a disastrous default to the last hours before a deadline Sentiment was rattled further as ratings agency Fitch placed the United States on warning for a downgrade from its top-level AAA assessment. In late morning deals,…

Music industry honors legendary punk pioneer John Lydon

Sex Pistol hellraiser John Lydon was honored by the music industry when he was presented with the Icon Award at the BMI London Awards. The punk pioneer, who went by the stage-name Johnny Rotten during his time as frontman of the Sex Pistols, followed Bryan Ferry and Ray Davies in…

Debt default could cause China to rethink its investment in U.S. dollar assets

A U.S. debt default could spur China to diversify its multi-trillion-dollar foreign exchange reserves, the world’s largest, analysts say, as Beijing seeks to boost its voice in the global economy. A historic default would inevitably lower the value of China’s U.S. dollar assets and have a broader impact on its…

‘Gangam Style’ cops will help tourists settle disputes while visiting South Korea

South Korea unveiled its new “tourist police” force Wednesday, with snappy uniforms from rapper Psy’s costume designer and a “Gangnam Style” launch in central Seoul. Around 100 young policemen and women make up the first batch of the new force — formed to protect tourists from being ripped off during…

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