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Savage on Thanksgiving lesbian attack: ’2nd Amendment applies to queers, too’

In the wake of a vicious attack on a lesbian woman in Alabama, writer and activist Dan Savage reminded LGBT people, “The Second Amendment applies to queers, too.” Savage spoke to Raw Story about a Thanksgiving Day assault on 23-year-old Mallory Owens, who was severely beaten by her partner’s brother,…

Three arrested as naked protesters storm Boehner’s office over budget cuts

At least three AIDS activists were arrested on Tuesday after they and other naked demonstrators briefly took over House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-OH) to protest budget cuts to health care services. Activists from ACT UP, New York ACT UP, Philadelphia ACT UP, Housing Works and the Student Global AIDS Campaign…

Lindsey Graham suggests Susan Rice opposition is payback for John Bolton

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Tuesday pointed to the example set by Democrats who refused to confirm John Bolton as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations when he was asked if he would be willing to back Ambassador Susan Rice as secretary of state. Speaking to reporters after meeting with…

Watch: ‘Dangling crane’ company sees second collapse in Australia

A construction crane in Sydney, Australia caught fire and collapsed onto a university building Tuesday morning, underscoring workers’ worries over safety on the project, The Sydney Morning Herald reported. “We had a four-day stoppage on the project a number of weeks ago,” said Brian Parker, state secretary for the Construction,…

Ingraham: Obama ‘putting a gun to the head of the American people’

Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham says that President Barack Obama has been “putting a gun to the head of the America people” to force Republicans to pass legislation that they don’t agree with. Fox News co-host Steve Doocy on Tuesday asserted that the White House was accusing Republicans of trying…

Fox contributor: ‘Don’t think that the people in Bangladesh who perished didn’t want or need those jobs’

A Fox Business host said Monday that the 112 Bangladesh workers killed in a factory fire over the weekend were actually thankful just to have jobs, regardless of their working conditions. “It is tragic,” contributor Charles Payne said, appearing on “Your World” with host Neil Cavuto. “I don’t think something…

Norquist: I hope Peter King’s wife knows commitments last ‘longer than two years’

Conservative anti-tax lobbyist Grover Norquist took a potshot at Rep. Peter King’s (R-NY) marriage in an interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan Monday night while accusing him of trying to “weasel out” of the pledge to not raise taxes signed by many GOP lawmakers. “The pledge is not for life,” Norquist…

Texas cop suspended after kneeing teen in the head

A police officer in Hurst, Texas has been place on leave after cell phone video showed him kneeing a teen in the back of the head. Assistant Chief Steve Niekamp said that the department was investigating video in which Officer Disraeli Arnold apparently knees the 17 year old and then…

Colbert: Commercialism is ruining Black Friday

Monday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert asserted that commercialism is ruining the most important retail sales day of the year, Black Friday. The host began his first show back from the Thanksgiving break by explaining that he’s been catching up on the Showtime program, “Homeland.” After quickly…

Grayson: Walmart is ‘the largest recipient of public aid in the country’

Representative-elect Alan Grayson (D-FL) said Monday that he will put mega-retailer Walmart squarely in his sights during the next Congress for the company’s liberal use of public assistance programs to supplement their workers’ wages. Speaking to Current TV host Cenk Uygur on Monday’s episode of “The Young Turks,” Grayson called…

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