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LGBT activists rip ‘out-of-touch’ Boehner for stifling ENDA non-discrimination bill

LGBT activists slammed House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) on Thursday for his latest refusal to move forward on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). “Speaker Boehner has once again shown that he is out of touch with American voters,” GetEQUAL co-director Felipe Sousa Rodríguez told The Raw Story via email. “Over…

16-year-old charged with attempted homicide in Pittsburgh shooting

A 16-year-old boy was arrested and charged as an adult in connection with a shooting near a Pittsburgh high school that left three people injured, WTAE-TV reported Wednesday night. Anjohnito Willet Jr. was taken into custody and charged with four counts of attempted homicide, aggravated assault and reckless endangering another…

Jon Stewart’s panel agrees: Sarah Palin’s not racist, just ‘super stupid’

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) was let off the hook — slightly — by a special panel on racism convened by Jon Stewart Wednesday night, as a group of Daily Show staffers and comedians Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele found her remarks comparing the federal debt to slavery were…

Teen activist: ‘I feel betrayed’ by Boehner after immigration talk at diner

Two young immigration activists criticized House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) in an interview with All In host Chris Hayes on Wednesday, accusing him of going back on his word regarding the issue following a diner conversation they posted online. “I feel betrayed,” 13-year-old undocumented student Carmen Lima told Hayes. “I…

Child killer’s execution delayed after his organ donation offer

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) granted a six-month stay of execution for a convicted child killer on Wednesday so that the state can look into the possibility of taking organ donations from death row inmates like him, NBC News reported. Kasich’s order came a day before 40-year-old Ronald Phillips was…

Socialist candidate leading in Seattle City Council race

A Seattle City Council election that was thought to be a foregone conclusion is suddenly on the cusp of seeing a Socialist candidate either win or force a recount, the Seattle Times reported on Tuesday. With about 62,000 ballots from King County yet to be counted following the Nov. 4…

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford: ‘I really f-ed up’ but I’m not leaving office

The Toronto City Council voted overwhelmingly in favor of asking Mayor Rob Ford to take a leave of absence, amid reports that police have been told about incidents involving drinking and drug use. CNN reported on Wednesday that the council voted 37-5 to request that Ford step away from his…

Jon Stewart: I’m not a doctor, but Fox News’ ‘Medical A-Team’ needs a psychiatrist

The propensity of Fox News’ “Medical A-Team” contributors to weigh in on topics seemingly out of their wheelhouse was not lost on Daily Show host Jon Stewart on Tuesday night. “These guys seem less like doctors and more like the shady expert witnesses paid by the defense to say, ‘That…

Texas mom describes ‘unsettling’ encounter with firearm owners’ group

A member of the gun safety group that encountered dozens of armed demonstrators during a meeting over the weekend described the “disturbing” run-in during an interview with MSNBC host Chris Hayes that aired on Tuesday. “It was very unsettling. It was very disturbing,” the unidentified member of Moms Demand Action…

WATCH: Filipino official’s tearful call for U.N. action on climate change after Typhoon Haiyan

Philippines climate change commissioner Naderev “Yeb” Saño, who warned United Nations officials about the dangers of inaction on climate change a year ago, made a powerful appeal for more concrete action in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, going so far as to declare a fast in support of his cause.…

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