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New Yorkers march to memorialize slain gay rights activist

Dozens of New Yorkers took to the streets of Queens on Saturday night to mark the one month anniversary of the murder of Lou Rispoli, a gay rights activist well known in the community. He was reportedly attacked on October 20 by three men, who struck him on the head…

Harris-Perry: Jindal doesn’t ‘give a damn’ about Louisianans

Melissa Harris-Perry said on her Nov. 17 show that she wanted to send a letter to her governor, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. Earlier this week, the state’s secretary of health sent a letter to the Obama administration declining to set up health insurance exchanges. Then New Orleans’ mayor wrote to…

Thousands of Irish protestors call for new abortion laws

Thousands in Dublin marched on Nov. 17 to protest the death of a woman refused an abortion in Ireland while she was miscarrying, reported Al Jazeera English. “Never again!” the protestors chanted while carrying banners bearing the image of Savita Halappanavar, the 31-year-old Indian dentist who died of blood poisoning.…

Australia’s railway produces ‘dumb ways to die’ animated PSA

Australia’s railway operator Metro released an attention-grabbing, three-minute animated video featuring mostly bean-shaped organisms discovering “dumb ways to die,” reported WTVR.com. In an apparent bid to spice up the traditionally somber public service announcement, the cheerful music accompanies upbeat sing-a-long lyrics detailing a number of self-annihilating tactics, which include: “sell…

Maher to Obama: Be an ‘angry black man with a liberal agenda’ like Fox says

Friday night on his weekly “New Rules” segment of “Real Time with Bill Maher,” host Bill Maher offered a bit of advice to President Barack Obama regarding his second term. “Now that he’s been re-elected, President Obama must get back at all those right wing hacks who tried to paint…

Maher to GOP: Prove you’re sane by dropping Benghazi conspiracies

Comedian Bill Maher said Friday night that conservatives could prove their sanity by convincing the Republican Party to stop treating the attacks on a U.S. consulate in Libya as a conspiracy. “The one way I really think [moderate Republicans could have a voice] is to get off this Benghazi thing,”…

Maddow: Republicans beginning to purge ‘the crazy’

On her show Friday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow explained that the Republican Party appeared to be in the process of purging some of its more kooky members. “In trying to figure out who the Republican Party is going to be next, how they are going to bounce back from…

Anderson Cooper rips Rohrabacher on Benghazi: You’re factually not correct

On his show Friday night, CNN host Anderson Cooper question why Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (CA) believed the Obama administration deliberately misled Americans about the attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya. Rohrabacher, the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, alleged that President…

District attorney admits to being 1970′s porn star

A district attorney in central New York on Friday admitted to appearing in a number of pornographic films and apologized for lying to the media, according to The Post Standard. “Recently materials have been circulated alleging that I was involved in the adult film industry 40 years ago in New…

Watch: Cerebral debate on the merits of drug legalization

Supporters of drug legalization on Wednesday faced their opponents in a thoughtful debate hosted by Intelligence Squared. Nick Gillespie, the editor in chief of the libertarian Reason magazine and Professor Paul Butler, a former federal prosecutor, argued in favor of legalizing marijuana and other recreational drugs. Asa Hutchinson, former administrator…

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