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The 5 most shocking revelations about the government’s prosecution of Aaron Swartz you haven’t heard

Internet activist and Reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz’s suicide in January 2013 shocked friends, family and admirers alike. Friends, family and fellow activists blamed an overzealous prosecution by the U.S. Attorney’s office — an allegation prosecutors denied — over Swartz’s efforts to download the entire JSTOR academic database on the Massachusetts…

Libertarian rapper thwacks potential Weiner voters in ‘Blurred Lines’ parody video

Though Weiner is flagging in the polls, which show a majority of New York City’s Democrats want him to pull out, there are at least a few voters who remain unconvinced that compulsive junk-photography might be a disqualifying activity for the city’s next leader. For those voters, Northern Virginia resident-turned-comedy-rapper…

Anthony Weiner doesn’t want individual women to see his penis. He wants all of us to be looking at it.

In the wake of everyone from Larry Craig to Elliot Spitzer, from Jesse James to Ashton Kutcher, it has always seemed to me that it took more than a small measure of self-delusion and heightened sexual satisfaction for former Congressman-cum-mayoral-candidate Anthony Weiner (D) to believe that his online sexual escapades…

The 10 dumbest ideas to defeat Rove & progressives discussed by the conservative Groundswell organization

Groundswell — the group email list and weekly meeting sponsored by “a balance of social conservatives, national security conservatives, and constitutional conservatives” (and, notably, not fiscal conservatives) — was established to attack liberals and progressives, stymy President Barack Obama’s agenda and push Republican leaders to hew more closely to a…

WATCH LIVE: President Obama lays out his economic vision at the University of Central Missouri

Watch as President Barack Obama addresses an audience in Warrensburg, Missouri about his economic reform plans, including the budget negotiations, immigration, education and strengthening the middle class, courtesy of NBC News, below:…

WATCH LIVE: Trayvon Martin’s father addresses the Congressional Black Caucus

Watch Tracy Martin, the father of Trayvon Martin, appear at the Congressional Black Caucus’ hearing on “Black Men on Boys.” He joined Georgetown University sociology professor and radio host Michael Eric Dyson, former Congressional Black Caucus Chair and former NAACP president Kweisi Mfume, and David Johns, the Executive Director of…

WATCH: Mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner addresses new sex chat allegations

Mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner (D) earlier today confirmed the veracity of some of the new explicit online chats that were revealed by an anonymous woman. He called a 5:00 pm press conference to address the allegations that the most recently-revealed chats occurred after his resignation from Congress — while his…

Dear Mrs. Ken Cuccinelli: Please stop asking your husband for oral for the sake of the rest of Virginia

Dear Tiero, Can I call you Teiro? I know this is a really personal thing to ask of you, but I think it’s time you got some real talk. Many men — so I’ve heard, anyway — don’t like “going down” on women. They all have various reasons for that,…

CNN’s Don Lemon schools white conservative: ‘Your privilege does not allow you to see… certain circumstances in society’

CNN anchor, Don Lemon, began his Saturday segment on racial profiling with conservative Ben Ferguson a bit skeptical — after all, it was only yesterday that Ferguson appeared on CNN to accuse President Obama of suggesting that all white women racially profile all black men during his Friday remarks. Lemon…

FAA tells Colorado residents not to shoot at drones or risk fines, jail

The Federal Aviation Administration responded negatively on Friday to a proposal by the Colorado town of Deer Tail to license hunters to shoot down drones. In a statement, it warned that anyone shooting at either a manner or unmanned aircraft “could result in criminal or civil liability,” according to the…

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