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NAACP president: American drug war’s toll on liberty greater than apartheid

Ben Jealous, president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, appeared on Current TV’s “Viewpoint” Tuesday night to explain why he and 174 other celebrities and activists signed an open letter sent to President Barack Obama this week urging him to take decisive action on drug war…

Jon Stewart lampoons anti-sodomy, anti-abortion, anti-welfare Republicans

The Daily Show host Jon Stewart on Tuesday night ripped into Republican across the country amid a game show he dubbed, “Sodomy, zygotes, and welfare.” Stewart began by noting that Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli had fought to revive the state’s anti-sodomy laws. The laws, rendered obsolete by the Supreme…

Bill O’Reilly smears Tesla Motors with 2011 financial data

On his show Tuesday night, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly falsely claimed that the California-based Tesla Motors was $523 million in the hole. The conservative Fox News host was discussing the alleged failure of the Energy Department’s clean-energy loan program, which invested billions of dollars in green companies and start-ups.…

Culture critic Christopher John Farley mocks ‘Accidental Racist’ song: Obviously an epic fail

Christopher John Farley, senior editor of the Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy blog, mocked the new country song “Accidental Racist” on CNN Tuesday, saying it was “obviously an epic fail.” The song by Brad Paisley and LL Cool J was intended to be a frank discussion of race relations in the…

Filmmaker tells California Senate: Show ‘Christian compassion’ by ending drug war

Filmmaker Eugene Jarecki addressed the California Senate for 40 minutes on Monday, describing the war on drugs as an “abject failure” and urging the lawmakers to show “Christian compassion” by ending it. He warned that imprisoning young Americans for drug offenses was increasing crime rather than reducing it. Jarecki said…

Nugent calls Obama ‘the Chicago gangster’ and asks NRA host to ‘help me shoot somebody’

Conservative rocker Ted Nugent on Monday insisted that he had just been using a metaphor when he called President Barack Obama “the Chicago gangster” and then asked a NRA television host to “help me shoot somebody.” In an interview on NRA News, host Cam Edwards explained that the president’s proposed…

15 injured in second Texas community college attack this year

At least 15 people were injured in a mass stabbing attack at a Houston community college before the suspect was allegedly caught by a student, CNN reported on Tuesday. Authorities said one person was in critical condition following the attack at the Cy-Fair campus for Lone Star College, the second…

Pat Robertson: Mass shooters ‘usually under the influence of psychedelic drugs’

Televangelist Pat Robertson says that he opposes President Barack Obama’s efforts to limit high-capacity magazines and require universal background checks because most perpetrators of mass shootings are “usually under the influence of psychedelic drugs.” On Tuesday’s edition of The 700 Club, Robertson noted that the president had traveled to Connecticut…

Watch live: Biden and Holder deliver remarks on gun control

Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder deliver remarks at the White House on measures relating to gun reform. Watch live, broadcast by NBC News on April 9.…

Young immigrants blame high fees as deportation deferral applications drop dramatically

Interest in the two-year deferred-deportation program has flagged heavily in recent months, with some immigrants pointing to high application fees as an obstacle to taking part. Univision News reported on Monday that applications to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative have decreased steadily (PDF) since October 2012, when…

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