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Bryan Fischer: Weiner running to ‘create an opportunity’ for wife’s jihadism

Evangelical radio host Bryan Fischer inadvertently disagreed with Fox News on his radio show on Tuesday when he said Anthony Weiner’s campaign to become mayor of New York City is part of a plot to bolster what he called “jihadist activity” by his wife, Huma Abedin. “What better way to…

Activists aghast at Oakland law criminalizing possession of some household items at protests

The Oakland City Council moved closer on Tuesday to both expand authorities’ surveillance capabilities and and authorize a ban on common household tools and paints it deemed “tools of violence and vandalism” at public demonstrations, raising concerns from local activists and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). “I appreciate that…

Weiner spokesperson rails against ‘sl-tbag’ former intern: ‘It’s all bullsh-t’

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner’s (D-NY) bid to become New York City’s Mayor was backtracking after another incident on Tuesday, after his press secretary went off on an expeletive-filled rant against former intern Olivia Nuzzi for penning two unflattering accounts of her experience on the campaign. “F*cking sl*tbag. Nice f*cking glamour…

DEA agrees to pay $4.1 milllion to student they locked in a cell for days

A San Diego, California college student was awarded $4.1 million in a settlement with the federal government on Tuesday, ending his lawsuit against the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) for leaving him in a holding cell for five days with no food or water in April 2012. KNSD-TV reported that no…

New Hampshire lawmaker duped by satirical post on bestiality outbreak

A New Hampshire state lawmaker had to be told by a colleague that his concerns over marriage equality had been inflamed by at least two satirical posts online, Miscellany Blue reported on Monday. “When we were discussing same-sex marriage people said talking about multiple partners, animal interactions made those who…

Bradley Manning found not guilty of aiding the enemy

Army Private First Class Bradley Manning was found not guilty on Tuesday morning on charges of knowingly aiding enemies of the U.S. by transferring 750,000 pages of military files to WikiLeaks, the Associated Press reported. Manning was tried on 20 other criminal counts, and offered to plead guilty to most…

San Diego mayor asks city to pay for defense from sexual harassment suit

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner (D) has asked for city funds to be made available to him to pay for his legal fees in the sexual harassment lawsuit against him, KGTV-TV reported on Monday. The local city council will take up the matter at its Tuesday public meeting before discussing…

At least 4 suspected Nazi war criminals still living in the U.S.

Justice Department data shows that at least four suspected Nazi war criminals still reside in the U.S., part of a group of at least 10 suspects who, despite being ordered for deportation, were not taken by another country, the Associated Press reported on Tuesday. The AP identified the four suspects…

Anti-LGBT Cardinal Dolan: Pope didn’t actually mean to change policy on gay priests

Cardinal Timothy Dolan appeared to be trying to walk back recent comments by Pope Francis regarding gay priests in a CBS News interview Tuesday morning, explaining to hosts Gayle King and Charlie Rose that the pontiff’s refusal to judge them did not signal a change in Catholic Church doctrine. What…

Colbert mocks tea partiers’ ‘Vietnam War’-style Obamacare protests

Stephen Colbert gave a shout-out to Tea Party group FreedomWorks on Monday for stepping up its’ efforts against the Affordable Care Act, which organizers have compared to protests against the Vietnam War. “Yeah, people forget that about the Vietnam War,” Colbert explained to his viewers. “Those hippies were just fiscal…

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