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Sen. Bernie Sanders pushes to allow states to label genetically engineered foods

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Wednesday offered an amendment to the Senate’s major farm bill that would allow states to require labels on genetically engineered foods. “Today we have an opportunity with this amendment to affirm once and for all that states do have the right to label food that…

Beck: ‘The American people have just been raped’ by Benghazi, IRS scandals

Conservative radio host Glenn Beck on Wednesday compared the U.S. government to “rapists” over recent so-called scandals, from the Internal Revenue Service’s practice of scrutinizing conservative groups to last year’s terrorist attacks in Benghazi. In a bizarre rant on his radio show, Beck said that he didn’t know why Congress…

Ted Cruz: ‘I don’t trust the Republicans’

On Wednesday afternoon, while speaking on the Senate floor, Tea Party darling and freshman Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) declared that he does not trust the Republican leadership to properly handle budget negotiations on the next Congressional showdown regarding the budget ceiling, nor does he trust the Democrats. The contentious arch-conservative…

Virginia lt. gov. nominee: Not sorry for hate speech ‘because I’m a Christian’

The Republican nominee for lieutenant governor in Virginia says that he is a Christian and has no reason to apologize for his history against of hate speech against LGBT people, liberals and abortion providers. It was only after African-American minister E.W. Jackson won the nomination at the Virginia Republican Party…

Soldier ‘beheaded’ in London during broad daylight machete attack

An active duty soldier was “beheaded” Wednesday afternoon in London by machete-wielding assailants who were shot by police moments later, British media outlets reported. The man was reportedly stationed at the Royal Artillery Barracks in London, near the location of the attack. Luke Huseyin, who witnessed the attack, told The…

Two dead as mystery illness sickens 7 in Alabama

An unknown flu-like respiratory illness has killed two people and sickened five others in southeastern Alabama. According to the Washington Post, seven patients have been admitted to hospitals in and around Dothan, Alabama with fever, cough and shortness of breath. A press release from Dr. Mary McIntyre, the Director of…

Runaway goat leads New Jersey police on 90-minute highway chase

A runaway goat on a New Jersey highway caused a four-car pileup Tuesday after leading police on an hour-and-a-half chase across a major highway. Now nicknamed “Sky” for the Tuesday’s episode on the Pulaski Skyway, the goat has been turned over to a rescue farm in Wantage, New Jersey, according…

IRS official pleads the Fifth: ‘I have not done anything wrong’

The official who was in charge of Internal Revenue Service division that admitted scrutinizing the tax-exempt status of conservative groups told a House committee on Wednesday that she was refusing to testify even though she had done nothing wrong. In a statement to the House Oversight Committee, IRS Director of…

Alex Jones pushes tornado truther theory: ‘There’s weather weapon stuff going on’

Conspiracy talk show host Alex Jones, increasingly a favorite of conservative media for his extremely vocal support of gun rights, outed himself Tuesday as a tornado truther by telling a caller on his show, “Of course there’s weather weapons stuff going on.” Jones, a longtime proponent of the idea that…

Atheist Arizona lawmaker quotes Carl Sagan for House opening prayer

An atheist state lawmaker in Arizona invoked astronomer Carl Sagan on Tuesday when he was tasked with giving the opening prayer for the state House of Representatives. Democratic state Representative Juan Mendez began by asking members not to bow their heads, explaining that he had a “secular humanist tradition,” according…

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