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Former Gov. Spitzer could face ‘Manhattan Madam’ in NYC comptroller election

Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer (D) could encounter at least one familiar face if he campaigns for New York City’s comptroller’s office — the woman who set him up with escorts, precipitating his resignation from office in 2008. Spitzer, who announced his candidacy Sunday night, told WCBS-TV Monday morning…

Yasiin Bey (AKA Mos Def) force-fed under Guantánamo procedure, urges Obama to halt Ramadan plan

Islamic leaders call on administration to rethink policy towards hunger-striking detainees during religious fast Islamic community leaders are calling on the Obama administration to rethink its policy of force-feeding hunger-striking detainees in Guantánamo during the month-long fast of Ramadan that begins on Monday. The US government has said that barring…

Ted Cruz’s dad explains why Obama is ‘just like’ Fidel Castro

Speaking to an audience recently at the “Free the People” conference put on by the industry-financed tea party group FreedomWorks, the father of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) explained how his ultra conservative worldview helped shape his son’s outlook on President Barack Obama’s policies, which the elder Cruz said are “just…

Farmer uses town’s Fourth of July parade to promote ‘White History Month’

A North Carolina town’s Fourth of July parade featured an unusual float this year: a tractor with a Confederate flag mounted on it, dragging a trailer full of watermelons and a sign proclaiming “White History Month.” The display was part of the Hope Mills, North Carolina Fourth of July parade,…

Bush praises ABC’s Jonathan Karl for never criticizing him

Former President George W. Bush recently commended ABC Senior White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl for never criticizing him while he was in office. In an interview that aired on Sunday, Karl asked Bush if President Barack Obama got a “bad rap” because he had not done enough for Africa. “All…

Tucker Carlson: ‘Cheap student loans keep people out of the labor market’

Fox News host Tucker Carlson came to the conclusion on Sunday that low student loan rates were to blame for long-term joblessness. In an interview on Sunday, conservative economics professor Peter Morici explained that President Barack Obama’s health care reform law had caused a “disaster” because only 47 percent of…

Bush suggests he’s evolving on marriage: Republicans should examine ‘your own heart’

The former Republican president who won his second term by taking advantage of excitement about 2004 ballot measures to ban same sex marriage in Ohio recently hinted that his views may now be softening. President George W. Bush (R) was asked about marriage equality by a reporter in Zambia last…

David Brooks slams ‘intellectually weak’ Republican rep. on immigration

Conservative columnist David Brooks on Sunday explained to Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-ID) why he and other House Republicans were making a mistake by opposing comprehensive immigration reform over a path to citizenship. “You know, I’ve seen a lot of intellectually weak cases in this town, and I have rarely seen…

Rick Perry: Attack on Wendy Davis was a ‘compliment’

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) on Sunday asserted that his personal attack against state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) for filibustering an abortion bill even though she had been a teen mother was actually meant to be a “compliment.” In what Slate called “slut-shaming,” Perry had told the National Right to…

Virginia mom charged with child neglect in 8-month-old boy’s death

A 32-year-old Virginia woman was arrested on Saturday and charged with felony child neglect in the death of her 8-month-old son, WRC-TV reported. Zoraida Magali Conde Hernandez was being held at the Arlington County Detention Facility without bond. Authorities said Hernandez drove the boy to work with her but forgot…

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