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Charles Rangel rips Gohmert and GOP ‘Confederates’ with ‘hatred in their heart’

Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) on Thursday defended the assertion that race played a role in the treatment of President Barack Obama and other minorities in government, saying that the Republican Party had allowed itself to be taken over by “Confederates” in the Tea Party. Earlier this week, Attorney General Eric…

Fox News host: Obama is ‘giving away’ the Internet in a plot to tax web page clicks

Fox News host Gregg Jarrett asserted on Thursday that President Barack Obama’s plan to “give away” the Internet was the first step in a plot to allow taxation of web page clicks. Last month, the Commerce Department announced that it was moving forward with a 1998 plan to transition the…

Maine moose population ‘walking dead’ after ticks drain blood due to climate change

Researchers in New England say that warmer weather caused by climate change has allowed ticks to thrive, and devastated the moose population by literally draining them of blood. In a segment on PBS Newshour this week, reporter Hari Sreenivasan traveled to New Hampshire and Maine, where teams were tagging moose…

Texas parent complains: Children can’t ‘grow naturally’ unless school fires transgender teacher

A Texas school district has suspended a transgender teacher, and is now trying to decide if she can be legally fired for creating a “distraction” in the classroom with her gender. Laura Jane Klug told KBMT that she worked as a substitute teacher at Lumberton Intermediate School until some parents…

Adviser to Texas GOP’s Greg Abbott: No ‘evidence’ that women are ‘significant thinkers’

An adviser to Greg Abbott, the Republican candidate for Texas governor, said this week that he had found no “evidence” to prove that any woman had been a “significant original thinker in any of the world’s great philosophical traditions.” In audio obtained by the Burnt Orange Report, American Enterprise Institute…

Iowa candidate flashes handgun, and threatens to ‘blow your balls off’ in ad

A fringe independent U.S. candidate from Iowa is encouraging voters to support him by showing off his handgun, and threatening to “blow your balls off.” In campaign advertisement posted to YouTube last week, Bob Quast highlights his support for the Second Amendment. “If you are a sexual predator and sociopath…

Jimmy Carter: Violence against women is ‘the worst human rights abuse on Earth’

Former President Jimmy Carter said this week that violence against women was “the worst human rights abuse on Earth” — and it was happening right here inside the United States. During a discussion at the Lyndon Johnson Presidential Library’s Civil Rights Summit in Austin on Tuesday, Carter explained that the…

Pat Robertson: ‘Fundamentalists’ who say you are going to Hell are ‘such mean people’

Pat Robertson on Wednesday blasted “hard-nosed fundamentalists” for being “mean” and telling people they would go to Hell. A viewer named Robin wrote to the televangelist and explained that her husband had warned that she would “go to Hell” if she didn’t read the Bible. “You have my profound sympathy…

Pro-LGBT church turns tables by using ‘religious freedom’ to save gay Boy Scout leader

A church in Washington state is refusing to back down and fire a gay scout leader after the Boy Scouts of America revoked his membership. Last last month, the Boy Scouts of America banned 49-year-old Geoff McGrath from Troop 98, which meets at Rainier Beach United Methodist Church in Seattle,…

Iowa GOP Senate candidate on impeachment: Obama is lucky he’s black

A Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate from Iowa said this week that President Barack Obama would already be facing impeachment if he were a white man. “I would say there are people in the House of Representatives right now that would very much like to take the opportunity to…

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