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NSA whistleblower: They’re assembling information on every U.S. citizen

NSA whistleblower William Binney was interviewed by internet journalist Geoff Shively at the HOPE Number 9 hackers conference in New York on Friday. Binney, who resigned from the NSA in 2001 over its domestic surveillance program, had just delivered a keynote speech in which he revealed what Shively called “evidence…

Romney refuses to release earlier tax returns, demands President Obama apologize

Candidate also confirms he has no intention of releasing income tax returns for years prior to 2010 In an interview with ABC News on Friday, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney insisted that he had played “no role whatsoever in the management of Bain Capital after February of 1999″ and…

Frankfurt Zoo trots out new baby gorilla

The Raw Story staff collectively said “Awww” when we saw the baby gorilla cuddling with its 29-year-old mother named Rebecca at the Frankfurt Zoo. Regina Brinkmann, the zoo’s gorilla keeper, said Rebecca “came before us, clean and fully proud and went immediately to show us, ‘Look what I have.’ She…

Geraldo Rivera brags he was ‘right about the hoodie’

Fox News host Geraldo Rivera on Friday insisted that he had been vindicated for suggesting that a hoodie “allowed” Florida neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman to gun down 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. In March, Rivera had faced criticism after he asserted that “the hoodie is as much responsible for Trayvon Martin’s…

Georgia home-schooled girl punished with shock collar because ‘the Bible says’

A Georgia couple was arrested this week on charges of child cruelty and false imprisonment after their 15-year-old daughter told authorities that she was forced to live in a chicken coop and wear a remote-controlled shock collar. The 15-year-old, who was home schooled, reportedly said that her adopted parents, Samuel…

Herman Cain to Fox News: ‘You guys live up to being fair and balanced’

Herman Cain on Friday told Fox & Friends that they were “fair and balanced,” unlike the news outlets that focused on GOP hopeful Mitt Romney being booed at the NAACP convention — which Cain had been specifically invited on Fox News to discuss. “Today, the NAACP has lost its relevance…

Lou Dobbs on U.S. Olympic headgear: Hugo Chavez wears berets too!

Adolf Hitler never wore a beret so Fox Business host Lou Dobbs is linking the U.S. Olympic team’s headgear to the next best villain he can think of: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Earlier this week, the co-hosts of Fox & Friends echoed conservative outrage over the berets that are being…

Maddow: Romney’s primary Bain defense has crumbled

One of the key political defenses former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) has turned to throughout the years — that he left Bain, the equity firm he founded, in 1999 and therefore should not be held accountable for what the company did thereafter — has crumbled into dust thanks to…

Jimmy Kimmel presents crying ‘Boehner Baby’ doll

On “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Thursday, host Jimmy Kimmel paid tribute to our Speaker of the House, the most powerful Republican in the country, Congressman John Boehner (R-OH). Recently, at a reception honoring Italian artist Constantino Brumidi, Boehner welled up with tears, as he frequently does. Kimmel pointed out that, in…

Maddow: Pro-lifers hope partial abortion bans will overturn Roe v. Wade

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Thursday night explained that some pro-life activists believe laws that criminalize virtually all abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy are their best chance of overturning Roe v. Wade. The Supreme Court’s 1973′s ruling in Roe v. Wade upheld a woman’s right to terminate her pregnancy…

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