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Giffords leads Pledge of Allegiance at Democratic National Convention

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) lead the Pledge of Allegiance at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday night. Giffords, who was shot in the head last year, was walked onto the stage by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) and received lively applause before reciting the pledge. Her appearance brought many…

Rep. John Lewis links election to civil rights struggle: ‘I don’t want to go back’

Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) gave a forceful plea during his speech at the Democratic convention for voters to reelect President Obama, equating Republican-sponsored voter ID laws to Jim Crow-era voting restrictions and urging voters to, “march to the polls like never before.” “Brothers and sisters, do you want to…

Rep. Bartlett apologizes for comparing student loans to the Holocaust

Republican Rep. Roscoe Bartlett of Maryland apologized Thursday after video emerged of him comparing student loans to the extermination of Jews in German concentration camps. “While explaining my position on an important Constitutional issue I regrettably used an extreme example as a comparison that was ill-advised and inappropriate,” he said…

Watch from the convention floor: James Taylor rocks the Democratic delegates

Folk singer and guitarist James Taylor helped create a party atmosphere at Democratic National Convention on Thursday afternoon, receiving an enthusiastic response from attendees inside the packed arena. As the headline music act at the convention in Charlotte, the long-time environmental activist took the stage nearly five hours before President…

Creation Museum founder decries ‘vicious secularist attack’ after criticizing Bill Nye

In a video uploaded to YouTube on Thursday, Creation Museum founder Ken Ham complained of “vicious” online attacks by “secularists” after criticizing Bill Nye, commonly know as “Bill Nye the Science Guy.” In late August, Nye urged parents to not teach their children creationism because the United States needed “scientifically…

Fischer brags: Republicans going ‘back to the dawn of creation’ on women’s health

American Family Association radio host Bryan Fischer confirmed Democrats’ worst fears on Wednesday, insisting that standing for equal rights is so evil that America risks “God’s judgement” if it doesn’t join Republicans in their push for a return “to the dawn of creation” when it comes to women’s health care.…

Ex-employee of Bain-managed firm: ‘Personal experience’ tells me Romney likes to fire people

As America enters the final throes of the 2012 presidential election, rife with it’s own unique set of problems and platitudes, the Obama campaign appears determined to party like it’s 1994 by resurrecting a powerful jobs-based platform that crushed Mitt Romney’s first election bid for national office. That’s why former…

Marines arrested in Calif. after beating gay man unconscious

Four U.S. Marines were arrested Sunday after allegedly beating a gay man unconscious outside a Long Island, Calif. bar, according to local media reports. “I remember blacking out,” the victim, who asked not to be named, told CBS Los Angeles on Tuesday. “All I remember is being put next to…

Limbaugh: Obama ‘doesn’t have slave blood’ and isn’t ‘authentically black’

Republican radio host Rush Limbaugh just couldn’t resist going there on Wednesday. Apparently tweaked by First Lady Michelle Obama’s enormously popular speech Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, Limbaugh told his listening audience that she’s lying about having to struggle and take on debt. “Obama did not…

Manager forced to rob bank after gunmen strap ‘bomb’ to her chest

Authorities say that two suspects fled with a “decent amount of money” after they forced a bank manager to rob her own bank by strapping what they claimed was a bomb to her chest. KTLA reported that 32-year-old Aurora Barrera was on her way from Huntington Park home to job…

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