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California man whose dog was shot by police charged with intimidating a witness

The California man involved in a wave of outrage against local police who shot his dog has been charged with intimidating a witness in the case. KTLA-TV reported on Tuesday that 52-year-old Leon Rosby turned himself in after being accused of confronting a woman who filmed the encounter between Rosby…

Maddow searches eBay for Bob ‘Gov. Ultrasound’ McDonnell’s Rolex

Tuesday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow wondered aloud about the current whereabouts of the $6,500 Rolex watch that was among the gifts given to Virginia’s Gov. Bob McDonnell by Johnnie Williams Sr., a dietary supplement tycoon and friend of the McDonnell family. Maddow — who nicknamed…

‘This is hypocrisy’: Sanjay Gupta tells Anderson Cooper about the federal medical marijuana patent

CNN contributor Dr. Sanjay Gupta followed up on his reversal of course regarding medical marijuana in an interview with Anderson Cooper on Tuesday by slamming federal policy regarding medical marijuana. “The U.S. holds a patent [on marijuana] on one hand, and on the other hand, same government says it has…

Colbert defends TSA expansion: They have your safety in their hands — ‘also, your genitals’

Stephen Colbert welcomed the news on Tuesday that the Transportation Security Authority (TSA) was moving beyond airport security into train and bus stations and sporting events. “They have the safety of this nation in the palm of their hands — also, your genitals,” Colbert said. “And they’re finding all sorts…

John Oliver: ‘Stop and frisk’ like catch and release fishing — but all the fish are brown

Tuesday night on The Daily Show, host John Oliver ripped into New York City’s stop-and-frisk policy, which allows police officers to detain and search anyone they suspect of a crime. Oliver noted the vast amount of people subjected to stop-and-frisks were black or Hispanic. Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams —…

CNN puts hate group leader on TV and he predictably insults a transgender man

Randy Thomasson, the head of a group that opposes LGBT rights, made sure to insult a transgender man after being invited on television by CNN. “Thomasson’s attempt to disrespect my own gender identity by referring to me as a ‘lady’ said more about him than me (I’m no lady, and…

California lawmaker blasts Boy Scouts for ‘very vile and sickening assumptions’ about gay men

California has moved one step closer to revoking the Boy Scouts’ tax exemption over their prohibition of openly gay leaders. The California Assembly Committee on Judiciary approved the Youth Equality Act by a 6-3 vote on Monday. The bill, introduced by state Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Long Beach), would prohibit organizations…

Georgia man arrested for beheading and stabbing puppies

A man in Cobb County, Georgia has been arrested for allegedly mutilating two puppies his neighbors gave him to watch. Robert Williams Davis, 38, was arrested just before midnight on Saturday after police officers found the dogs’ dead bodies in a wooded area behind his house. A 14-year-old neighbor of…

Plastic surgeon defends finder’s fee reward for a ‘size 0 or 2′ wife to CNN

The hosts of CNN’s New Day did their journalistic best to investigate a New York City plastic surgeon who has resurfaced after a New York Post report on his exacting dating specifications and the rewards for prospective matchmakers. “Genuinely, I want to get married,” Dr. Emil Chynn said in a…

Florida man stuffs puppies down pants to steal them

Security cameras caught footage of an unknown Florida man stealing two puppies from a pet store by stuffing them into his pants. According to the Miami New Times blog, Orlando Police Department personnel are looking for the man, who stole the two purebred puppies from the Puppy Store on Monday.…

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