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ESPN writer destroys Hannity for defending ‘homophobic slurs’ at Rutgers

ESPN senior writer Andy Katz on Sunday blasted Fox News hosts Sean Hannity and Eric Bolling after they defended Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice, who was caught on camera physically abusing players and using anti-LGBT slurs. Last week, Rutgers announced that the school had fired Rice after ESPN aired video…

Krugman clashes with Van Susteren: ‘No correlation’ between regulation and hiring

Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman on Sunday clashed with Fox News host Greta Van Susteren after she asserted that President Barack Obama’s administration was strangling small businesses with “laughable” regulations. “No one’s paying much attention to these small businesses,” Van Susteren opined during an ABC panel discussion. “The regulations that…

Connecticut governor: LaPierre and NRA are ‘clowns at the circus’

Democratic Connecticut Gov. Dan Mallow on Sunday lashed out at National Rifle Association (NRA) CEO Wayne LaPierre and other gun control opponents as “clowns at the circus” who were just trying to sell more guns. After Connecticut responded to the December mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School by enacting…

Amy Goodman: Corporate media is ‘an extreme media beating the drums for war’

Journalist Amy Goodman made the case for independent media at the National Conference for Media Reform in Denver on Saturday, saying the pro-war views of the corporate media networks were firmly entrenched. “This is no longer a mainstream media, it’s an extreme media beating the drums for war,” she said…

Lindsey Graham: Obama is ‘showing a little bit of leg’ with Social Security cuts

Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham on Sunday praised President Barack Obama’s budget that reportedly cuts future increases to earned benefits programs like Social Security and Medicare. Several media outlets reported last week that the White House would adopt chained CPI, a less generous way of calculating Social Security cost-of-living…

NRA’s Hutchinson bucks LaPierre: Background checks at gun shows ‘would seem appropriate’

The chairman of the National Rifle Association-funded National School Shield Task Force on Sunday shrugged off traditional talking points used by pro-gun lobbyists and insisted that requiring background checks at gun shows “would seem appropriate.” Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday asked Asa Hutchinson if he could support background…

Tucker Carlson: Hiring blacks and Latinos is ‘same rationale that propped up Jim Crow’

Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Saturday asserted that a Phoenix program to hire more black and Latino lifeguards at public pools was the “same rationale that propped up Jim Crow for 80 years.” NPR last month reported that the city of Phoenix had set out to hire more minorities…

Motorist captures bloody ‘road rage’ brawl in Australia

A 24-year-old man was arrested on Friday in connection with a “road rage” incident in Australia that degenerated into a bloody fistfight. The Australian reported on Saturday that the unidentified man was charged with assaulting a 50-year-old driver near the Chevron Island Bridge on the country’s Gold Coast on March…

Florida police believe missing brothers were taken by ‘anti-government’ parents

Authorities in Florida believe two missing boys are being held on a sailboat by their “anti-government” father and mother. WTVJ-TV reported on Friday that 4-year-old Cole Hakken and his 2-year-old brother Chase are believed to have been taken from their maternal grandmother’s home on April 3 by their father, 35-year-old…

Texas Supreme Court bars sentimental value suits from dog owners

The Texas Supreme Court ruled on Friday that bereaved dog owners cannot file lawsuits calling for their pets’ sentimental value. The Dallas Morning News reported on Friday that, per the ruling, dog owners can only be legally compensated for the market cost of their pets. “Under Texas common law, the…

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