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San Diego county clerk: Let me ‘enforce state law’ by denying marriage licenses to same sex couples

Ernest “Ernie” Dronenburg, the county clerk in San Diego, California, and his lawyers filed an emergency petition before the California courts this afternoon asking for a temporary stay to state Attorney General Kamala Harris’ (D) recent order to start accepting marriage licenses applications. Her order followed the June U.S. Supreme…

Special police try to keep tourists, indigent people out of miles of Paris’s famous catacombs

Underneath the city of Paris, there are 170 miles of caves and tunnels, mostly remnants of old stone quarries that date back to the Roman era, but also abandoned sewers and even newer tunnels. Like many urban undergrounds, the catacombs are home to indigent Parisians and attractive to graffiti artists,…

Prancercise® inventor Joanna Rohrback’s GIF to the world: Brian Kilmeade Prancercising

If you haven’t heard of Joanna Rohrback or Prancercise®, then first let me welcome you out from the rock under which you’ve been living. While your eyes adjust, read some important background on Rohrbach courtesy of the Miami New Times‘s introduction and its exclusive interview and the more recent New…

WATCH LIVE: House Judiciary Committee investigates the Obama’s use of warrantless surveillance under FISA

Watch live as representatives from the Department of Justice, the National Security Agency, the FBI and the ACLU discuss the revelations about warrantless surveillance — including those reported by The Guardian based on Edward Snowden’s leaks. UPDATE: Apparently Raw Story has been blocked by the broadcaster from carrying the stream.…

Stevie Wonder is boycotting Florida over the Zimmerman verdict. Are you?

On Sunday during a concert in Québec City, Stevie Wonder announced that, like many people, he plans to boycott the state of Florida as a reaction to the not guilty verdict in George Zimmerman’s trial for killing Trayvon Martin. He said: The truth is that, for those that are being…

Listen live at noon ET: Raw Story Managing Director Mike Rogers hosts ‘The Ed Schultz Show’

Mike Rogers, the Managing Director of Raw Story, will be once again hosting Ed Schultz’s radio show for your listening pleasure. You can either listen online, tune into XM Satellite Radio Channel 127 or Sirius Satellite Radio Channel 127 or listen on your smartphone via The Mic 92.1 station in the the I Heart…

In Defense Of Flip-Flops (i.e., no, you are not better off barefoot)

The summer between our sophomore and junior years in college, my friends Jessica* and Colin* lived with this guy Ryan* in a little apartment near Kenmore Square in Boston. Ryan had long hair, smoked a lot of weed and generally wouldn’t have looked out of place at the original Woodstock…

National Domestic Workers Alliance’s Ai-Jen Poo: ‘There’s a lot of cultural resistance to the notion that we’re aging’

This year at Netroots Nation, Raw Story was asking 5 Questions of various panel speakers, exhibitors and attendees about issues you didn’t hear addressed on the main stage. As the director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, Ai-Jen Poo is used to advocating for legal, political and social recognition of…

Drug Policy Alliance: Marijuana reform ‘is not a laughing matter’ in 2013

This year at Netroots Nation, Raw Story was asking 5 Questions of various panel speakers, exhibitors and attendees about issues you didn’t hear addressed on the main stage. Ask a Netroots attendee who is most interested and likely to be affected by marijuana policy reform, and chances are they’ll evoke…

American Atheists’ David Silverman at Netroots: ‘Why do we talk about God when we talk about politics?’

This year at Netroots Nation, Raw Story is asking 5 Questions of various panel speakers, exhibitors and attendees about issues you won’t hear addressed on the main stage. Though many liberals progressives define themselves as non-religious, most candidates they are asked to support nonetheless openly espouse religions views during the…

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