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Justice Department rejects tech industry’s call for transparency

A request by major technology firms to disclose more about US intelligence services’ data requests would “cause serious harm to national security,” the government said in a court filing Wednesday. The Justice Department, responding to petitions from major US Internet firms, said it opposes the move for more transparency in…

Guatemalan gangs recruiting kids as young as 6 years old

Guatemala’s gangs are using children as young as six to transport drugs and weapons among other crimes, a senior official said in an interview published Wednesday. Government data shows that gangs also sometimes tap children as young as 11 — and routinely recruit teenagers — to commit murder, Deputy Minister…

Republicans Trying To Gaslight The Public On The Shutdown

Republicans think you are stupid. If a terrorist group takes a hostage, rest assured that 99% of people will blame the terrorist group if the hostage is hurt or killed, and not the hostage’s allies who were not in a position to give in to the outrageous demands of terrorists.…

Mia Farrow admits Frank Sinatra may have fathered her son

American actress and celebrity campaigner Mia Farrow has admitted Frank Sinatra, and not Woody Allen, may have been the father of her son Ronan. Speaking to Vanity Fair magazine in an exclusive interview published Wednesday, Farrow described the American crooner and film star as the great love of her life.…

‘Space Lizard’ Alex Jones: Obamacare would make Hitler, Stalin and Jeffrey Dahmer ‘absolutely proud’

Conservative fringe radio host Alex Jones donned a lizard mask and top hat to offer a sarcastic endorsement of the Affordable Care Act, before conducting an “interview” with “Obamacare” itself. “I tip my hat to the New World Order, and suggest all of you drink more fluoride,” Jones said. “And…

Bryan Fischer: Closing WWII Memorial proves Obama’s soul has a ‘heart of darkness’

American Family Association (AFA) Director of Issues Analysis Bryan Fischer said on Wednesday that he had gotten a peek into President Barack Obama’s soul and discovered a “heart of darkness.” On Tuesday, lawmakers like Reps. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) and Louie Gohmert (R-TX) had showed up at the Word War II…

Video explains why contraception is good for women and good for society

In the video embedded below, the Guttmacher institute — a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion and protection of women’s reproductive health — explained succinctly why family planning is now more important than ever. With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, U.S. women can now have access to reliable…

American Family Association radio host: If only John Boehner had the courage of a terrorist

The host of an American Family Association radio program said Tuesday that she wished House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) had the courage of a terrorist. Sandy Rios, president of Culture Campaign and a Fox News contributor, spoke to Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) about the government shutdown caused by a congressional…

Watch Ted Cruz grovel to Filipino WWII vets after his ‘Bataan Death March’ quip

Critics of Ted Cruz (R) were treated to rare video this week of the Texas senator groveling before Filipino War World II veterans who had confronted him in his office after he recently compared one of his speeches to the 1942 Bataan Death March, which is considered to be one…

Republicans turn to the debt ceiling for leverage

Fears were mounting Wednesday that a fight over the government’s debt ceiling will overtake the budget battle that has paralyzed Washington, threatening to trigger an unprecedented US default. Republican lawmakers, frustrated that they have not won any concessions from Democrats over health care reform, have threatened to roll the two…

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