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Video shows Tea Party activist saying ‘We have to kill’ Sen. Claire McCaskill

Sarah Steelman, the Republican Senate candidate running against Missouri’s Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill this election, is facing heavy criticism for her son applauding a tea party activist urging a crowd “to kill” the senator, according to reporting Tuesday by Think Progress. Now, the video (embeded below) has surfaced. At a…

Obama endorses same sex marriage

In an interview with ABC News on Wednesday, President Barack Obama declared that “same sex couples should be able to get married.” The president told ABC’s Robin Roberts that his views on the issue of marriage equality had been “going through an evolution.” “I’ve always been adamant that gay and…

Tony Perkins: My kids won’t be gay because I teach them ‘the right ways’

Family Research Council president and anti-gay advocate Tony Perkins certainly was pleased Tuesday evening after learning that North Carolina voted to pass the controversial Amendment One measure. Appearing on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight on Tuesday, Perkins argued that people become gay because of the “environment they’re raised in” and the high…

Texas school misspells own name for nine years

An elementary school in Fort Worth, Texas was recently forced to give itself a failing grade after realizing it had misspelled its own name for the past nine years. During the 2003-2004 school year, Sunrise Elementary School attempted to honor the first teacher ever hired at the school, Mrs. Mary…

Humane Society video shows Wyoming farm workers abusing pigs

Workers cursed at animals, kicked at their faces, punched them and one even bounced up and down on an animal’s broken leg during the time “Whitney Warrington” worked at Wyoming Premium Farms in Wheatland, Wyoming. And all the while, though, she was recording the abuse for the Humane Society to…

Colbert checks the math on Super PAC negative ads: ‘Arabian Nights’ plus Jay-Z’s problems

Stephen Colbert took another look at the rise of Super PACs Tuesday evening, including how they have contributed to a major increase in negative campaign ads in the current election cycle. “Since 2008, campaign spending by groups like Super PACs have jumped by more than 1100 percent,” Colbert mentioned. “To…

Leno to Santorum: ‘You’re wrong’ on same sex marriage

NBC host Jay Leno on Tuesday told former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum that he was “wrong” to oppose marriage equality for LGBT Americans. “I know you oppose gay marriage,” Leno said during his interview with Santorum. “I’m not going to change your mind on that even though I think…

Orangutans learn to communicate via iPad

Ape trainers at Miami’s Jungle Island are using a unique new approach to communicating with their favorite captives, helping orangutans learn to say what they mean using a special piece of software for Apple’s iPad. Linda Jacobs, a volunteer trainer, told The Associated Press this week that apes enjoy communicating…

Stewart: Obama’s changes on marriage equality isn’t ‘social policy,’ it’s ‘Zen Koan’

In a similar reaction to his buddy Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart also had fun Tuesday evening looking over Vice President Joe Biden admitting that the sitcom Will & Grace shaped his view on marriage equality. “Fictitious gays, fictitious gays, everybody loves fictitious gays,” a delighted Daily Show said. Stewart, however,…

Lugar’s tea party opponent: ‘Compromise’ means Democrats join Republicans

The tea party Republican candidate who defeated Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar (R) after six terms in Tuesday’s GOP primary says that his definition of “compromise” means that Democrats will have to come around the the right’s way of thinking. “What I’ve said about compromise and bipartisanship is I hope to…

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