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Jon Stewart hammers John McCain: Let’s see who’s been absolutely wrong more often

Daily Show host Jon Stewart challenged Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) to a “wrong-off” on Tuesday following McCain’s dismissive remarks about the comedian during an interview with Fox News. “You come on the program loaded down with your ‘Jon Stewart was absolutely wrong’ file,” Stewart said. “And I’ll see if I…

Fusion’s Jorge Ramos: ‘No government should be in the business of deporting children’

Fusion anchor Jorge Ramos once again called for the U.S. to reform its immigration law while advocating that the country take in the thousands of young people making their way into the country from Central America in a commentary released by his network on Tuesday. “Here we are, with thousands…

Border Patrol agents hold Iowa Boy Scouts at gunpoint for taking a picture of them

A Border Patrol agent allegedly held a member of an Iowa Boy Scout troop at gunpoint while another threatened another boy with arrest and a 10-year prison term for taking a picture of him, KCCI-TV reported. The incident reportedly took place while members of Mid-Iowa Boy Scout Troop 111 and…

Congress is officially less popular than the worst ‘Star Wars’ character ever

Congress’ approval ratings are low enough that they trail even the least popular character in the Star Wars franchise, the Huffington Post reported. A survey by online pollster Nate Silver’s site FiveThirtyEight.com determined that Jar Jar Binks, who appeared in Episode I: The Phantom Menace, was disliked by 37 percent…

Minutemen militia plans ‘Operation Normandy’ with 3,500 volunteers on the border next year

Jim Gilchrist, one of the founders of the Minutemen Project militia group announced plans to recruit at least 3,500 “non-member volunteers” to take part in a May 1, 2015 anti-immigration effort along the U.S.-Mexico border, the Southern Poverty Legal Center (SPLC) reported. Gilchrist said on the group’s website that “Operation…

Protesters converge on Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s fundraiser with private prison CEO

Members of several civil rights groups held a last-minute demonstration against Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) outside the $10,000-a-plate fundraiser that was mocked by comedian John Oliver earlier this week, New Times Broward Palm Beach reported. Scott’s appearance at the Boca Raton home of GEO Group CEO George Zoley was…

Spike Lee video mash-up draws link between ‘Do The Right Thing’ and NYPD choking death

Director Spike Lee published a video online on Monday highlighting the link between the death of 43-year-old Eric Garner and the police violence that fueled a climactic scene in his film Do The Right Thing 25 years ago. Salon reported that the video, posted to Lee’s YouTube account, shows footage…

FL midwife sues clinic that won’t hire her because she won’t prescribe birth control pills

A Tampa, Florida woman is suing a local reproductive health clinic for not hiring her even though she refuses to prescribe birth control pills to patients per the job description, Slate reported. Sara Hellwege’s lawsuit argued that the Tampa Family Health Centers violated her religious freedom by not hiring her.…

TN man arrested for asking local official to speak up amid dispute over wastewater plant

A 76-year-old man in Greeneville, Tennessee was arrested for asking a local official to speak louder during a public meeting amid a dispute over a proposed wastewater plant affecting their community, WATE-TV reported. Eddie Overholt was charged with interfering with a public meeting and resisting arrest after being taken out…

Mass. Governor compares immigrant kids to Jews turned away in 1939, offers to shelter them

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) announced a proposal on Friday for two military facilities to serve as host sites for some of the thousands of undocumented Central American immigrants who have come into the U.S. in recent months, saying the move falls in line with the country’s tradition of helping…

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