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Pussy Riot on 60 Minutes: ‘we’re advocating for a peaceful overthrow’

The Russian punk band Pussy Riot remains defiant against Vladimir Putin’s regime, telling  60 Minutes, “we want the government to leave power, because we consider it illegitimate. But we’re advocating for a peaceful overthrow,” during a segment that aired Sunday night. Pussy Riot made international headlines in March of 2012,…

Gay activist schools Tony Perkins: LGBT people won’t ‘use up all the marriage licenses’

Evan Wolfson, the founder of the one of the country’s top same sex marriage advocacy groups, on Sunday assured Family Research Council President Tony Perkins that “the gay people are not going to use up all the marriage licenses” if the Supreme Court strikes down marriage discrimination. CBS host Bob…

Lesbian pundit smacks down ‘pro-family activist’: Procreation is ‘not the point of marriage!’

In a heated confrontation on Sunday, lesbian Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen shot down Faith and Freedom Coalition Chairman Ralph Reed after he argued that the primary purpose of marriage was procreation. During a NBC panel discussion about the Supreme Court’s decision to consider the federal government’s Defense of Marriage Act…

Karl Rove jokes that black Democratic strategist ‘owes me some fried chicken’

Republican strategist Karl Rove engaged in some friendly — if not tone deaf — banter with Democratic strategist Donna Brazile on Sunday, joking that she owed him some “fried chicken.” During a panel discussion on ABC, Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan noted that many conflicts within the Republican Party…

Chicago now home to nation’s largest vertical farm

An formerly abandoned warehouse in Chicago is now home to the nation’s largest hydroponic vertical farm. FarmedHere LLC opened the 90,000-square-foot farm in Bedford Park on Friday. The facility utilizes aquaponics, a sustainable system that combines raising fish with growing soil-free plants. “The tilapia fertilize our plants. Their primary job…

NBC host confronts LaPierre: NRA ‘thwarting the will of Americans’ on gun control

NBC host David Gregory on Sunday confronted National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre for “thwarting the will” of the public by opposing universal background checks while a vast majority of the public supports them. Following an interview where New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that he planned to use part…

Gary Bauer: ‘Polls are skewed’ if they support marriage equality

The president of a conservative organization which opposes rights for LGBT people on Sunday rejected the notion that public opinion now supports marriage equality because “the polls are skewed.” Speaking to American Values President Gary Bauer, Fox News host Chris Wallace wondered if conservatives should oppose the federal government interfering…

Rand Paul: Give LGBT Americans a flat tax instead of marriage rights

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Sunday suggested that implementing a flat tax could assuage gay and lesbian Americans who want equal marriage rights because straight marriages would not get a tax break. During an interview on Fox News, host Chris Wallace pointed out that the Supreme Court would be hearing…

IRS apologizes for ‘Star Trek’ training video

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) said Friday that training videos parodying the television shows Star Trek and Gilligan’s Island, though “well-intentioned,” were a mistake, the Associated Press reported. “The IRS recognizes and takes seriously our obligation to be good stewards of government resources and taxpayer dollars,” the agency said in…

Lou Dobbs and panelists argue for assault weapons to defend themselves against Syrians

Fox Business host Lou Dobbs and his panelists badgered their way through an argument on Friday that opposed stricter gun safety regulations out of concerns that Americans need assault weapons to defend themselves against attacks from Iran and Syria. “What scares the hell out of me we have a president,…

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