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Rosie Perez: Romney would have a better shot as ‘a gay Latina’

The first release from a new “comedy super PAC” features actress Rosie Perez blasting Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for his joke saying that he’d “have a better shot” at winning the election if he were Latino. “Hispanics represent 17 percent of the population and account for less than 2…

Pakistani child activist sent to Britain for treatment

A Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban because she campaigned for the right to education was on Monday sent to Britain for medical treatment, the military said. “Pakistan has arranged with the UAE for a specially equipped air ambulance to transfer Malala to the UK”, it said…

Harris-Perry: Taliban shooting created ‘a thousand Malalas’

Melissa Harris-Perry closed her show Sunday with a statement supporting Malala Yousufzai, the 14-year-old girl who has become a folk hero in Pakistan following her shooting at the hands of the Taliban, directing some of her statements toward the men who tried to kill her. “You may have harmed Malala…

Documentary: America the Gutted –What Happens When the Middle Class Disappears?

America the Gutted: Documentary (via NewsLook) As American jobs move overseas, workers abroad move into the middle class. But a globalized economy makes for a tenuous existence…

Pelosi: On women’s rights ‘Paul Ryan is exactly like Todd Akin’

Tuesday on Current TV’s “The War Room with Jennifer Granholm,” former Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) urged Democrats to stop belly-aching in the wake of President Barack Obama’s poor debate performance last week and get organized. “We don’t agonize, we organize,” Pelosi said of Democrats.  ”Get out…

Meryl Streep speaks out for Bill of Reproductive Rights

The Center for Reproductive Rights is releasing a new set of ads, featuring high profile actors including Meryl Streep, Sarah Silverman and Amy Poehler to warn women about the threats to their reproductive freedoms and urging them to sign the Bill of Reproductive Rights. “Every day the opponents of our…

‘KONY 2012′ founder: I had an out-of-body experience

The man behind the online campaign to oust Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony told Oprah Winfrey he became a whole other person at the time he was filmed naked and belligerent in San Diego after his campaign’s success. “It’s hard to describe to people who have never had an out-of-body experience,…

Actress Daryl Hannah arrested for physically blocking Keystone XL construction

Actress Daryl Hannah, a longtime Texan and star of such films as “Kill Bill,” “Blade Runner” and “Splash,” was arrested Thursday night in the east Texas town of Winnsboro as she helped a neighbor physically block heavy construction equipment from continuing to build the trans-continental Keystone XL pipeline. Hannah, 51,…

Teen denied Eagle Scout for disobeying ‘duty to God’ by being gay

The Boy Scouts of America on Thursday said that they had denied a gay California teen Eagle Scout honors because he had not lived up to the principle of “duty to God” with his sexual orientation. The Scoutmaster for Troop 212 in Moraga decided that Ryan Andresen was “no longer…

Science explains: What actually happens to the brain on marijuana?

It’s a cultural zeitgeist in America that “your brain on drugs” is a brutish, violent experience that produces nothing but euphoria at the moment at the expense of the user’s future. But science is a bit more nuanced than that. The increasingly popular YouTube account AsapSCIENCE has carried some pretty…

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