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Tennessee reinstates electric chair due to troubles with lethal injection drugs

By Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) – Tennessee’s electric chair, last used in 2007, is now an option for executions in the state if lethal injection drugs are unavailable, following a bill that was signed by the governor on Thursday. The law was drawn up as various states were encountering…

West Virginia man fatally shoots wife and himself while kids watch

West Virginia State Police were investigating on Thursday after a man reportedly shot and killed his wife and them himself while children were watching. According to WOWK, the shooting occurred in the Comfort area of Boone County on Joe’s Creek Road at around 9 a.m. Investigators believed that the man…

Watch MSNBC host’s epic rant over myths about sluts, anchor babies and LGBT pedophiles

MSNBC host Thomas Roberts on Monday said his network was not doing enough to dispel myths that women who used birth control were “sluts,” immigrants just came to the United States to have “anchor babies” and LGBT people were pedophiles and disease carriers. In the wake of the George Zimmerman…

Chambliss blames military rapes on ‘the hormone level created by nature’

Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) on Tuesday suggested that the “hormone level created by nature” was to blame for rapes in the military and that all pregnant servicewomen should be investigated to make sure their condition was the result of consensual sex. At a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on sexual…

Fox News chief ordered Geraldo Rivera’s mic cut for defending Obama on Benghazi: report

A new report says that Fox News President Roger Ailes ordered the Fox News control room to cut host Geraldo Rivera’s mic just two days before November’s election because he was defending President Barack Obama against the network’s “misinformation” about terrorist attacks in Benghazi. The New York Times reported on…

Former Bush official: Syria chemical weapons could be ‘Israeli false flag operation’

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, the former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell under President George W. Bush, on Thursday warned that the chemical weapons that were reportedly used in Syria could be a “Israeli false flag operation” because Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was running an “inept regime.” During…

Bags of urine thrown as White Student Union clashes with May Day protesters

Workers rights demonstrators clashed with white supremacists in the so-called White Student Union during Washington, D.C. May Day protests on Wednesday. According to CNN, “bags of urine and flag poles” were thrown as skirmish broke out in Lafayette Park between the White Student Union protesters and demonstrators from the group…

Chris Christie: Obama ‘kept every promise’ after Hurricane Sandy

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Monday shrugged off criticism from Republicans who said that he was a traitor for praising President Barack Obama’s handling of Hurricane Sandy just days before the 2012 election. Speaking to MSNBC on the six-month anniversary of the super storm, Christie doubled down by…

McCain refuses to drop immigrant slur: ‘I’ll continue to call it illegal’

Arizona Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Monday vowed to continue to use the slur “illegal” to refer to undocumented immigrants. At a town hall meeting in Phoenix, a 25-year-old dreamer asked the former Republican presidential nominee to “please drop the i-word,” according to The Arizona Republic. “Someone who crosses our…

Rep. Salmon to Tony Perkins: House Republicans are ‘the last bastion of freedom’

An Arizona congressman on Monday told Family Research Council President Tony Perkins that Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives had a duty to stop President Barack Obama because they were “the last bastion of freedom.” “We cannot let President Obama keep advancing his agenda,” Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ) said…

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