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Oregon GOP candidate for governor: Same-sex marriage is ‘a sin, just the same as murder’

A Republican candidate for the governorship of Oregon said in a meeting with the Oregonian newspaper that she views same-sex marriage as a sin on par with murder. The Oregonian’s Harry Esteve reported that candidate Lorraine Mae Rafferty believes the same about abortion. Rafferty hails from Selma, OR, a tiny…

Alcoholic NYC court reporter’s epic meltdown imperils more than 30 verdicts

A Manhattan court reporter’s struggle with alcoholism has left the verdicts in multiple criminal trials in question due to his illegible transcriptions and passages where he wrote nothing but “I hate my job” over and over. According to the New York Post, Daniel Kochanski, 41, has been fired for his…

Florida sex offender accused of trying to burn lesbian couple and their children to death

A 73-year-old man in northwest Miami is accused of attempting to murder a lesbian couple and their children by setting fire to their home while they slept in what police are calling a hate crime. Miami’s WSVN said that Braulio Valenzuela-Villanueva reportedly set fire to a mattress leaning against the…

AZ Democrat accuses gay state senator of dishonesty and demands he ‘act more gay’

In a move that stunned many in the Arizona state Senate, Democratic Sen. Olivia Cajero Bedford called for a vote to remove openly gay state Sen. Steve Gallardo (D) from his post as Senate minority whip on Tuesday. According to Queerty.com, Cajero Bedford accused Gallardo — who came out as…

Bernie Sanders: Supreme Court is paving the way to an oligarchic society

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) blasted the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Wednesday to abolish overall federal campaign spending limits, meaning that wealthy individuals now have carte blanche to spend as much as they like to affect the outcomes of federal elections. “Freedom of speech, in my view, does not mean…

WATCH: Donald Rumsfeld caught lying about conflating Saddam Hussein and 9/11 attacks

In the video below, former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld was interviewed by documentary filmmaker Errol Morris, who confronted the Iraq War architect with his statements regarding former Iraqi Pres. Saddam Hussein and his putative connection to the 9/11 terror attacks. The Daily Beast reported that Morris’ documentary, “The Unknown Known,”…

Hobby Lobby: Contraceptives are bad for employees, but good for business

Hobby Lobby’s retirement fund invests in makers of contraceptives and the so-called ‘morning after’ pill, even though the company’s chief executives claim they are morally opposed to such drugs. Mother Jones magazine reported Tuesday that Hobby Lobby held more than $73 million in “mutual funds with investments in companies that…

Florida mom finds Ku Klux Klan flyer in bag of candy on her lawn

A Florida woman alerted police and local media when she found a bag containing candy and a Ku Klux Klan recruitment flyer lying on the lawn in front of her home on Monday morning. Orlando’s WFTV Channel 9 reported that the woman — who lives in a mostly black neighborhood…

Attorney laments ‘too handsome to be a rapist’ defense wasn’t pushed harder in assault trial

A jury in Cobb County, GA did not accept an accused rapist and his defense team’s contention that he is “too handsome” to ever have to rape anyone and that the defendant’s late-night encounter with a then-24-year-old woman was consensual. The Journal of the American Bar Association reported Tuesday that…

Rachel Maddow mocks Fox News for wishful thinking over Obamacare ‘death spiral’

On Monday night on her MSNBC show, Rachel Maddow discussed the fact that in spite of everything the Republican Party and Fox News had predicted, millions of people are signing up for new health insurance policies under the Affordable Care Act — also known as “Obamacare.” Maddow played a clip…

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