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Texas lesbian couple finds motorcycle covered in urine and feces in hate crime

On Saturday night, partners Claudia Friedman and Christy Stewart came home to their Houston apartment complex to find Stewart’s motorcycle smeared with animal feces and urine. According to the Dallas Voice, the vandal wrote, “Fuck you move your dike (sic) bike now” in paint on the concrete around the bike.…

Maddow: Many in Congress never read Iraq intel briefs before authorizing war

On Monday night, Rachel Maddow presented “Hubris: Selling the Iraq War,” a documentary about the run-up to the invasion of Iraq in 2003, one of the biggest military blunders in U.S. history. In one segment, she reported that members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, who were charged with determining whether…

Mother of slain inaugural performer demands action from Congress

The mother of Hadiya Pendelton, a 15-year-old girl who was shot to death one week after performing at President Barack Obama’s inauguration has made a PSA demanding action on gun safety from Congress. Cleopatra Cowley-Pendelton joined forces with the group Mayors Against Illegal Guns to produce the 30-second ad spot.…

NYC’s Mayor Bloomberg: No more automatic jail time for pot possession

New York City’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced in a speech on Thursday that he is eliminating mandatory jail time for people arrested with small amounts of marijuana. Arrests for marijuana possession have skyrocketed since he took office and the mayor has made it plain that he does not support marijuana…

Tim Tebow to speak at anti-LGBT, anti-semitic Dallas church

NFL player and former University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow is set to appear as a featured speaker at First Baptist Church of Dallas, home to anti-LGBT, antisemitic Pastor Robert Jeffress, who once called President Barack Obama a servant of “the Antichrist.” According to the Daily Mail, Tebow is slated…

Maddow blasts ‘space cadet’ Rand Paul’s conspiracy theories

Friday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed the mainstreaming of paranoid, right-wing conspiracy theories, and how politicians like Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) are taking these wild-eyed fantasies off of the Internet and talk radio and bringing them to bear in national politics. She began by discussing…

Proposed bill would make full benefits to same sex military spouses a federal law

Two Democratic congressmen have co-sponsored H.R. 683, the Military Spouses Equal Treatment Act (MSET) of 2013, a bill that enshrine into law recent changes in Defense Department policy toward same sex spouses of service members. Bill author Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA) and co-sponsor Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) introduced the legislation…

Rep. Steve Cohen reveals recently discovered adult daughter

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) said in a news conference on Thursday that the woman DC gossips assumed was his mistress is actually an adult daughter he only recently came to know. According to the New York Daily News, Cohen said in a news conference on Thursday that a series of…

Maddow on GOP blocking Hagel: ‘This is a fresh hell in American politics’

Thursday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow turned her sights on the unprecedented move by the Republicans to block the nomination of Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) as Secretary of Defense. The level of obstructionism as most recently signified by the act of blocking every move that President…

Colbert: Hope you sacrificed a goat for Valentine’s Day

On Thursday night’s edition of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert enthused about the pleasures of a traditional Lupercalia — the holiday upon which St. Valentine’s Day was originally based — including drinking skins of wine, sacrificing goats and whipping women to make them more fertile. Colbert began the show…

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