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Glenn Greenwald: Snowden’s revelations ‘not espionage in any real sense of the word’

Reporter Glenn Greenwald, who broke the story about phone and internet surveillance by the National Security Agency (NSA) thanks to information provided by former contractor Edward Snowden, criticized the federal charges brought against him in a phone interview with MSNBC host Chris Hayes on Friday. “I think it’s very surprising…

Edward Snowden charged with espionage: reports

Former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden was charged with espionage, theft and conversion of government property by federal prosecutors, the Washington Post reported on Friday. The sealed criminal complaint was reportedly filed in the Eastern District of Virginia, where the headquarters of Snowden’s former employer, Booz Allen Hamilton,…

Lesbian couple attacked after having sex in McDonald’s bathroom

Two women were allegedly attacked and beaten by a group of people outside a McDonald’s restaurant in Pennsylvania after being kicked out for allegedly having sex inside the women’s bathroom. The Daily Mail reported that the confrontation began Thursday afternoon, after customers at the Upper Darby restaurant complained to management…

Kickstarter pick-up guide tells men: ‘Pull out your c-ck and put her hand on it’

The online fundraising site Kickstarter came under criticism on Wednesday for giving a platform to a project encouraging men to become “modern alpha males” based on online advice that included putting womens’ hands on their penises. Feministing reported that “Above The Game,” a book project proposed by Reddit user Ken…

LGBT groups slam immigration bill for boosting border security

A group of LGBT advocacy organizations blasted lawmakers in a joint statement to The Raw Story on Wednesday for considering emphasizing increased security along the border between the U.S. and Mexico a pre-requisite to speeding the citizenship process for undocumented immigrants already in the country. “The Senate bill already contains…

Christian host: Liberals want immigration because conservatives are having more sex

Christian radio host Bryan Fischer waded into the recent discussion over immigration and “fertility” on Wednesday, saying liberals are behind reforming U.S. immigration laws out of concern over being outnumbered by natural procreation. “Conservatives are just outbreeding liberals, and that’s a huge problem for liberals, because there’s just gonna be…

British ‘Girl Scouts’ drop pledge to ‘love my God’

The Girl Guides of England, the British equivalent to the U.S.’ Girl Scouts, have modified their membership pledge to accomodate atheist members and prospective members, the Associated Press reported on Wednesday. “We knew that some people found our Promise confusing on this point and that it discouraged some girls and…

California man accused of stabbing father and sawing off his own hands

Sheriff’s officials in Redding, California charged a 27-year-old man with attempted homicide on Tuesday after the suspect allegedly stabbed his father with scissors before severing his own hands. KOVR-TV reported that Shasta County Sheriff’s deputies found Jason Dunn standing in his driveway while his father, 59-year-old Gregory Dunn, lay on…

Pat Robertson: Marine training was easy for me, ‘but I’m not a lady’

Reports that four women had failed to complete the U.S. Marines Corps’ officers training course in Quantico, Virginia only seemed to fuel 700 Club host Pat Robertson’s dismay that women would even attempt to serve in combat. “I was trained at Quantico,” Robertson told co-host Wendy Griffith on Tuesday. “I…

Rand Paul: Senate immigration bill ‘has no chance in the House’

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) reiterated Republican demands for increased security on a border that immigration advocates have repeatedly pointed out has been militarized into being secure in an interview with Bloomberg TV on Tuesday. “We have much more security we would write into the substance of the bill,” Paul said…

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