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Justice Department sues Florida over ‘deliberate indifference’ in treatment of disabled children

The U.S. Justice Department sued the state of Florida on Monday, accusing health officials of violating the Americans with Disabilities act by placing almost 200 handicapped minors in nursing homes usually used for elderly residents, Mother Jones reported. The lawsuit, (PDF) filed after an investigation that began in 2011, charges…

Gillian Anderson disappoints ‘X-Files’ fans: Sex scene with Mulder never happened

Gillian Anderson, former co-star of “The X-Files,” stopped by Jay Leno’s “The Tonight Show” on Monday to quash a rumor she started at Comic-Con last weekend in San Diego, much to the likely disappointment of science fiction fans. Anderson, who played Dana Scully on the show, was reunited with her…

O’Reilly blames unwed black mothers for violent crimes

During a Monday night rant on the conservative Fox News Channel, Republican opinion host Bill O’Reilly personally diagnosed the black community’s problems, lecturing that violent crime rate is due to “personal” choices made by single black mothers and insisting that more parental discipline and increasingly harsh penalties for drug crimes…

Maddow: Republicans’ ‘single most important legislative priority’ on abortion is illegal

On Monday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed a federal judge in North Dakota’s decision to overturn the state’s draconian new anti-abortion law. The judge wrote that the ban on abortion after 6 weeks of pregnancy is a “blatant violation of the constitutional guarantees afforded…

Newsweek editor-in-chief praises Kate Middleton: Giving birth to a boy was ‘the perfect thing’

Tina Brown, editor-in-chief for both Newsweek and The Daily Beast, echoed CNN’s heavily-mocked “royal contributor” on Tuesday, praising the Duchess of Cambridge for giving birth specifically to a boy and her husband, Prince William, for helping redeem the British royal family’s standing. “As soon as William really kind of emerged…

Colbert chides Neil deGrasse Tyson: Maybe ‘ass-tronaut’ aliens like us for our bodies

While Stephen Colbert admitted to being a fan of astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, he still took umbrage at Tyson’s remarks in June 2013 that extraterrestrials may have visited Earth — and decided not to stick around. “Maybe the aliens aren’t interested in us for our minds, Neil,” Colbert said on…

John Oliver verbally lashes CNN contributor for bizarre royal baby remark

Monday night on The Daily Show, host John Oliver mocked CNN’s royal contributor over comments she made about Prince William and his wife Kate’s first child. “This is how brilliant a royal Kate is,” Victoria Arbiter told CNN. “There are women throughout British royal family history that have panicked over…

Parody mocks Google’s support of climate deniers: We’re not evil, just ‘f*cking stupid’

A new parody released Monday by Heavy Crude Video mocks Google for supporting politicians who believe climate change is an international conspiracy of socialist scientists. The video imitates a commercial for Microsoft’s Bing search engine. Various passersby on the street are asked to take the “Google challenge,” where they search…

Cornel West on drone strikes: U.S is the George Zimmerman of the world

Professor Cornel West on Monday compared the Obama administration’s use of drones to neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman. During an interview on CNN, he was asked what he thought of Obama’s criticism of controversial self-defense laws like Florida’s “stand your ground” law. “I was glad to see him bring it in,”…

GOP chairman: I don’t really care for the word tolerance

Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus assured social conservatives on Monday that the GOP was not going to embrace “tolerance” as part of its rebranding efforts. “I don’t know if I’ve used the word ‘tolerance,’ I don’t really care for that word myself,” he told the Christian Broadcasting Network. “I…

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