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New Kansas anti-abortion law orders doctors to lie to their patients

Legislators in Kansas’ Republican-led state House and Senate passed a draconian anti-abortion bill Friday night, including provisions that order physicians to tell their pregnant patients that breast cancer is a risk of abortion, a claim that has been thoroughly debunked. According to the Associated Press, the bill now heads to…

North Carolina Republicans pushing bill to put two-year hold on all divorces

North Carolina Republican lawmakers may have abandoned their plan to declare Christianity as the state’s religion, but conservative legislators in the state are still pushing forward with a plan to require a two-year waiting period on all divorces, a plan that require the couple to attend classes and workshops designed…

Maddow: Republicans still trying to intrude into your bedroom

Friday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow pointed out that in spite of whatever attempts the GOP is making at the national level at rebranding itself, the party is lost without its “bedroom intrusion agenda.” Even as national Republicans like Olympia Snowe come out in favor of…

Former Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe voted ‘yes’ for marriage equality in Maine

Former U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME) said on Friday that her views of same sex marriage have changed along with the majority of the U.S. public’s. In an interview with CNN, the moderate Republican said that she no longer supports the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) — the 1996 law…

Family Research Council’s Boykin: Bachmann and Gohmert on mission from God to hunt Muslims

The Family Research Council’s President Jerry Boykin said this week that U.S. Reps. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) and Louis Gohmert (R-TX) are “standing on the word of God” in their mission to find and punish Muslims and Muslim supporters in the U.S. government. According to Right Wing Watch, Boykin made the…

Florida police arrest state’s biggest alleged distributor of child pornography

Florida Department of Law Enforcement officers arrested 51-year-old John Shearen of Leesberg, Florida on Thursday on charges of possession and distribution of child pornography. According to Orlando’s WFTV Channel 9, police found Shearen to be in possession of between 500,000 and 1 million full-length pornographic films featuring minor children. Police…

North Carolina Republicans drop ‘state religion’ bill

North Carolina Republicans abandoned their attempt to establish Christianity as the official religion of the state on Thursday. According to Raleigh-Durham’s ABC Channel 11, Speaker of the House Thom Tillis’ office said that the bill was withdrawn and proceed no further in the legislative process. Tea Party-affiliated state Reps. Harry…

Hayes: Fast food worker strike is akin to civil rights struggle

On Thursday night’s edition of the new MSNBC show, “All In,” host Chris Hayes saluted the striking fast food workers in New York City. More than 400 employees from 60 restaurants walked off the job in New York City Thursday, demanding better wages and the right to organize. The action…

Colbert to Arkansas: That’s not even real oil sitting in your yards

On Thursday night’s edition of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert talked about the ruptured Exxon-Mobil pipeline in Mayflower, Arkansas. While many residents of the neighborhood where the pipe burst may be unhappy to find themselves driven from their homes by an oil spill, Colbert urged them to take heart,…

Maddow to gun nuts: Violent threats are ‘not how we do things in this country’

Wednesday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow talked about the fact that in certain factions of the American right, the answer to increased concern over gun violence has been to threaten more violence. Many of the people who adamantly support guns, for some reason, can’t seem to…

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