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Boehner urges Senate to get ‘off their ass’ and do something on sequester

Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) called on President Barack Obama and the Democratically-led U.S. Senate take action to avoid the sequester on Tuesday, asking what it will take for the Senate to “get off their ass” and do something. The sequester is a set of rapidly approaching…

Dr. Oz: Penis is ‘dipstick’ of male health

In an interview with “HuffPost Live” on Monday, Dr. Mehmet Oz said that a man’s erectile function is the “dipstick” of his overall health, that problems with the penis can be early indications of problems in other areas. “The penis is a dipstick for the male health,” said Oz. “If…

Court to determine if Craig’s airport bathroom sexcapade was official Senate business

A federal court is set to rule this week on whether ex-Sen. Larry Craig (R-ID) broke the law when he appropriated $216,000 in campaign funds to defend himself against an arrest for soliciting sex from an undercover police officer in an airport bathroom. According to McClatchy Newspapers, U.S. District Judge…

Colbert: One of these days, the Catholic church will make it 10 days with no sex abuse scandal

On Monday night’s edition of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert took on the sad task of discussing the sex abuse scandals rocking the Catholic church, and updating his work safety-style “Days since the Catholic Church had a Sex Scandal” sign. “Folks, as you may know, on Thursday, Pope Benedict…

House Republicans strip LGBT, Native American protections from Violence Against Women Act

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have answered the Senate’s proposal to renew the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) by presenting their own version of the bill, but with protections of LGBT Americans taken out and a loophole that could exempt Native Americans victims of domestic abuse. According to…

Chris Hayes: I’ll only appear at CPAC if you include GOProud

Saturday morning on MSNBC’s “Up with Chris Hayes,” host Chris Hayes addressed an invitation he received to speak at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Hayes said that he would be happy to appear at the conference if the Republican LGBT group GOProud would be included among the co-sponsors…

Cancer patient sues after hospital removes wrong testicle

An unnamed cancer patient is suing the Salisbury District Hospital in the U.K. after an operation resulted in the amputation of his healthy testicle. According to the Salisbury Journal, the 48-year-old man is taking action against the hospital and the Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust on the grounds that the medical…

Montana legislator introduces bill to give corporations right to vote

A Montana Republican state legislator has introduced a bill that would give corporations the right to vote in municipal elections. According to Think Progress, Rep. Steve Lavin (R-Kalispell) has introduced Montana House Bill No. 486, which would grant to “a firm, partnership, company or corporation” that owns property within a…

‘Birther’ Arpaio supporter’s lawsuit reveals ignorance of election law

“Birther” activist and attorney Larry Klayman is threatening to sue Respect Arizona, the group behind a recall effort aimed at controversial Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. According to the Associated Press, Klayman’s freshly established group, Citizens To Protect Fair Election Results, insists that the recall effort is “unconstitutional” and that it…

Economist to Moyers: Minimum wage hike would benefit millions

On this week’s edition of “Moyers and Co.,” host Bill Moyers spoke with economist Richard Wolff about the U.S. minimum wage, and how raising it would not just benefit workers at the bottom end of the economic spectrum, but rather the entire economy. Moyers opened the segment by saying that…

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