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Ohio man confesses online to causing fatal DUI wreck

A 22-year-old Ohio man surprised both local prosecutors and his own attorney after releasing an online admission of his culpability in a fatal accident caused by his drunk driving, CNN reported on Friday. “My name is Matthew Cordle, and on June 22nd, 2013, I hit and killed Vincent Canzani,” Cordle…

Jon Stewart chides: Anthony Weiner’s charm ‘borders on the edge of d*ckishness’

Jon Stewart and his Daily Show team explored “former congressman-turned-amateur photographer” Anthony Weiner’s uneven at best efforts to win over residents in various New York City communities on Thursday, with even Stewart — a longtime friend of Weiner’s — conceding that he was “10 percent man, 90 percent gristle at…

Watch: Syrian woman PLEADS to McCain: ‘I beg you’ not to attack

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) encountered a moment of heartfelt opposition to an American attack on Syria during a town hall Thursday, as a constituent who said she could trace her family history to the pre-Christian days of the region laid into him rejecting the idea of another military engagement in…

Alan Grayson tells Chris Hayes: Syria ‘is simply not our problem’

Highlighting the divide between progressives on the question of a U.S. military strike against Syria, Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) squared both MSNBC host Chris Hayes and former Democratic National Committee spokesperson Karen Finney on Thursday, assuring them that failing to get congressional approval for an attack would not make President…

Iran reportedly pushing for revenge strikes if U.S. attacks Syria

The leader of a paramilitary arm of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards has allegedly ordered militia groups in Iraq to strike U.S. interests in the event of an American military incursion into Syria, the Wall Street Journal reported. The message from Qasem Soleimani, head of the Qods Force, as the unit is…

Fugelsang and Ed Schultz trounce right-wing preacher ‘Dr. Chaps’ again in Obamacare rematch

Even with an extra week’s worth of prep time, disgraced ex-Navy chaplain Gordon “Dr. Chaps” Klingenschmitt still wasn’t able to provide a moral counter-argument for the implementation of the Affordable Care Act to MSNBC host Ed Schultz, refusing to accept that the state healthcare exchanges under the law haven’t even…

Worse than PRISM: the NSA’s war against Internet encryption

The National Security Agency (NSA) has compromised encryption software needed to ensure the privacy of Americans’ day-to-day Internet activity, in part through a “breakthrough” in 2010 allowing for the mining of data through Internet cable taps, as well as secret backdoor access into commercial encryption programs, according to joint reports…

Conservatives upset as San Antonio extends protections to LGBT residents

The city council in San Antonio, Texas, voted on Thursday to extend its non-discrimination ordinance to cover members of the LGBT communities, amid continued objections by conservatives accusing the policy of violating their religious freedom. The San Antonio Express News reported that the council voted 8-3 in favor of the…

LGBT advocates criticize DC Comics for forbidding marriage for lesbian superhero

DC Comics, already criticized earlier this year for hiring noted author Orson Scott Card to write stories featuring flagship character Superman, is being knocked again by LGBT advocates for refusing to depict a same-sex marriage in the award-winning comic Batwoman. Pop culture site IO9 reported that the series’ current creative…

Jon Stewart chastises John McCain: Does a war with Syria interrupt your video poker time?

Jon Stewart took Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) to task on Wednesday over his infamous game of video poker during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, telling him he was better off playing the real thing. “Is this possible global conflagration interrupting your video poker time?” Stewart mockingly asked McCain, pointing…

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