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Supreme Court posts audio of oral arguments in Prop. 8 case

The Supreme Court posted audio and transcripts on Tuesday of oral arguments heard in the case of Hollingsworth v. Perry, which argues that California’s Proposition 8, which defined marriage as between a man and a woman, is unconstitutional. Proposition 8, which Californians ratified in the 2008 election, has been struck…

Father tweets ‘GOD IS GOOD’ after daughter’s surgery for random stabbing

The father of a Tennessee teenager tweeted “GOD IS GOOD” after his daughter emerged from surgery after a vicious random stabbing by a homeless man in an East Liberty, Pennsylvania Target store. According to Pittsburgh’s WTAE, 16-year-old Allison Meadows was waiting in line with family members when a homeless man…

Kentucky Democrats may overturn governor’s veto of ‘religious freedom’ bill (UPDATED)

Democrats in the Kentucky state House voted on Monday to bring an override of Gov. Steve Beshear (R)’s veto of the state’s controversial Religious Freedom Act to the floor for a vote on Tuesday. According to the Lexington Herald-Reader, the House’s Democratic caucus only arrived at the decision after heated…

Tea Party group boycotting Fox News for becoming ‘too liberal’

A number of Tea Party activists are turning their back on Fox News, claiming the news network is becoming too liberal. According to The Daily Beast, disgruntled conservatives are boycotting the right-leaning news network, their second such action. “Particularly after the election, Fox keeps turning to the left,” said 70-year-old…

Bloomberg on NYC drone program vs. street cameras: ‘What’s the difference?’

New York City’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in an interview on Friday that the city may turn to the use of a drone program for public safety monitoring. According to CBS New York, the mayor believes that the thousands of surveillance cameras already mounted all around the city are not…

Young man in anti-rape PSA: ‘How to treat a drunk girl’

A young woman, Samantha Stendal, made a video in response to justifications of the high school football players who raped, assaulted and urinated on a 16-year-old girl in Steubenville, Ohio, and directed at “any rapists out there.” “Hey, bros,” the video’s star Justin Gotchall said to the camera. “Check who’s…

Touré: Dr. Ben Carson is Republicans’ guilt-easing ‘black friend’

Friday night on “The Cycle,” co-host Touré discussed how African-American conservative Dr. Ben Carson is serving as conservatives’ “black friend” who they keep around because it helps to assuage their feelings of racial guilt. Rather than taking up token minority spokespersons, Touré suggested, the GOP would be better served by…

RNC chair: Mike Huckabee should be Republicans’ LGBT rights ambassador

Republican National Committee chairperson Reince Priebus said on Friday that former Arkansas governor and far-right culture warrior Mike Huckabee (R) should be the example by which all Republicans should abide with regards to LGBT rights and marriage equality. According to Think Progress, Priebus made the remarks in an interview with…

Ted Nugent: ‘No fat chicks’ because they’ll ‘kill you’

In a garrulous internet-radio interview with conspiracy buff Pete Santilli, rock singer and firearms advocate Ted Nugent called President Barack Obama a Nazi, declared that Cuban people don’t know how to wash themselves and decried the life-threatening hazards of “fat chicks.” According to Media Matters, Nugent also bragged about his…

Gingrich and Santorum nearly mounted 2012 ‘Unity Ticket’ coup against Romney

For a brief moment in the 2012 campaign, former Speaker of the House Rep. Newt Gingrich (R-GA) and former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) contemplated forming a “Unity Ticket” in an eleventh hour bid to scuttle the candidacy of former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) and perhaps seize the presidency. According to…

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