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NC’s latest Republican birther candidate says Arpaio is a ‘great American’

A Republican running for U.S. House in North Carolina’s 8th Congressional District is continuing to insist that President Barack Obama is not an American citizen because he has examined the birth certificate of one of his staffers who was born in Hawaii. Speaking to CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Monday, Dr.…

Bullied LGBT Indiana teen expelled for bringing stun gun to school

An Indiana high school has expelled a bullied 17-year-old gay teen for brandishing a stun gun his mother had given to him for protection, according to the Indianapolis Star. Darnell “Dynasty” Young was ruthlessly bullied each day walking to and from school and work. After a recent altercation in which…

Romney mocks Obama’s ‘Julia’ pitch to female voters

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Tuesday chided President Barack Obama for using a cartoon character named “Julia” to explain how his policies benefit women and middle-class voters. “Liberals envision government guiding and providing every need of every citizen,” Romney said, reading from a teleprompter in Lansing, Michigan. “Government…

First grader suspended for singing LMFAO’s ‘I’m Sexy and I Know It’

A six-year-old Colorado boy returned to school Monday following a three-day suspension for quoting the popular song “I’m Sexy and I Know It” from music duo LMFAO twice to a female student. In an interview with HLN, first grader D’Avonte Meadows explained why he sung the ubiquitous track several times…

Asian authorities warn of risks in so-called ‘human flesh pills’

Some people believe that they contain the dried flesh of dead babies or aborted fetuses, others say just placental tissue. Chinese authorities claim they don’t exist, but so-called “human flesh pills” were first seized by authorities in South Korea last August. According to CNN, some 35 cases (approximately 17,000 pills)…

NC governor: Marriage amendment ‘about taking away rights’

North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue (D) on Tuesday insisted that voters should cast their ballots against the state’s discriminatory constitutional amendment restricting marriage to “one man and one woman” because it was “about taking away rights.” While Perdue continues to be against marriage rights for North Carolina’s LGBT population, the…

Hugh Hefner: ‘If we’re not free in our own bedrooms then we’re not free at all’

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner continued his recent castigation of Republicans Monday evening and defended himself from critics who say he has exploited women throughout the years. “I’m on the right side of the sexual revolution too,” Hefner told The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur in an interview. “I know what the world…

Republican Senate candidate in ND can’t name minimum wage

A Republican Senate candidate in North Dakota and his staff found themselves stumped recently by a voter who wanted to know the state’s minimum wage. A video of the exchange between Rep. Nick Berg (R-ND) and a young woman was posted by the North Dakota Democratic Party on Monday. “I…

Activist: Obama ‘losing credibility’ with voters over same-sex marriage stance

Monday on CurrentTV’s “The War Room with Jennifer Granholm,” host Jennifer Granholm was joined by Freedom to Marry activist Marc Solomon. The two discussed Vice President Joe Biden’s remarks from Sunday in support of gay marriage and the president’s reaction to them, or lack thereof. On Sunday’s “Meet the Press,”…

Colbert: TV can make you believe in more than marriage equality

Stephen Colbert poked a little fun on Monday evening at Vice President Joe Biden’s television-inspired decision to support marriage equality Biden said on NBC’s Meet The Press that the sitcom Will & Grace helped him develop his current position and did “more to educate the American public than almost anything…

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