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Daily Show takes on Chick-fil-A’s ‘million mouth march’

Thursday night on “The Daily Show,” host Jon Stewart examined the controversy around “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.” The national day of fast food consumption, which Stewart called a “million mouth march,” was inspired by former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s decision to support the controversial chicken chain’s stance on LGBT issues. “What…

ACLU lawyer: GOP wants companies to decide privacy rights

Michelle Richardson of the American Civil Liberties Union said Thursday that Senate Republicans killed the Cybersecurity Act because it provided too many online privacy protections. The ACLU had originally opposed the bill, warning that it would give federal agencies easy access to private online communications and other personal Internet data.…

Gohmert: Contraception mandate is like banning communion

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) on Wednesday railed against the Obama administration’s contraception mandate and said the United States could not succeed without God. He said the new Health & Human Services Department rule — which requires most employers to provide free birth control coverage in their health insurance policies —…

Vermont farmer crushes 7 police cars with tractor over pot arrest

A Vermont farmer used his tractor to crush seven Orleans County Sheriff’s Department squad cars on Thursday because he was angry about being arrested on marijuana charges last month. “It’s more than half our fleet,” Chief Deputy Sheriff Phil Brooks explained to the Burlington Free Press. “We have 11 cars.”…

Cain: Chick-fil-A founder is ‘man enough’ to oppose LGBT rights

Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain praising Chick-fil-A founder Dan Cathy for being “man enough” to admit that his company funded organizations that oppose equal rights for LGBT people. Cathy recently told the Baptist Press that his company was “guilty as charged” of working to prevent marriage equality. On Wednesday,…

Chris Wallace: Romney aide a ‘hero’ for saying ‘kiss my a**’

Fox News host Chris Wallace on Thursday said that GOP hopeful Mitt Romney’s traveling press secretary was a “hero” after he told reporters at a holy site in Poland to “kiss my ass.” During a visit to a memorial to Pope John Paul II on Tuesday, the presumptive Republican presidential…

Video catches Taipei man being killed by sinkhole during typhoon

Cameras in Taipei caught remarkable footage of the moment a deadly sinkhole opened and swallowed a man. The man was walking on a sidewalk outside the Temple of Sansha when the ground suddenly collapsed beneath him, according to CNN. Rescuers tried, but were not able to reach the man in…

Mother gets 50 hours punishment over daughter’s chalk drawings

A Virginia mother has agreed to 50 hours of community service after her 4-year-old daughter used chalk to draw on rocks on Belle Isle in Richmond. A judge determined that there was enough evidence to convict Susan Mortensen, 29, on charges of vandalism, but the charges are expected to be…

Three planes nearly collide at D.C. area airport

Three commercial airplanes owned by US Airways nearly collided on Wednesday afternoon during inclement weather at the Ronald Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Virginia. Authorities attribute the near-crash to a “miscommunication between the Tracon and the DCA tower led to a loss of the required separation between two regional jets…

12-year-old girl Tasered in St. Louis Victoria’s Secret

A 12-year-old girl is recovering after being Tasered in a St. Louis Victoria’s Secret while police officers were trying to arrest her mother over warrants for traffic tickets. The mother is now demanding an investigation, even though police insist their actions were appropriate. Dejamon Baker showed KSDK the wounds on…

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