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Maddow corrects PolitiFact’s ‘half truth’: In 29 states, you can be fired for being LGBT

On Tuesday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow addressed a statement by athlete Martina Navratilova that in 29 U.S. states, employers can fire a worker for being LGBT. The “fact-checking” agency PolitiFact rated Navratilova’s statement as being less than truthful, but in fact, it is true.…

Charles Ramsey: ‘Take that reward and give it to’ the kidnap victims

The man who is being hailed as a hero for rescuing the lives of three women kidnapped for a decade says that he would like any reward money to be turned over to the victims. Charles Ramsey became an instant Internet sensation on Monday when he helped free Amanda Berry,…

Christian metal singer arrested in murder-for-hire plot against wife

The frontman for the Christian heavy metal band As I Lay Dying was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly trying to hire a detective posing as a hitman to kill his estranged wife. According to the Los Angeles Times, 32-year-old Tim Lambesis was arrested in Oceanside, California and charged with one…

Conan tweaks Romney’s commencement address: ‘I don’t think God cares’

Late night talk host Conan O’Brien aired a sketch Tuesday night that tweaked failed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s recent commencement address given to graduates at Southern Virginia University, editing the former Massachusetts governor to show him telling the crowd: “I don’t think God cares.” Of course, that’s not what…

Florida 3-year-old fatally shoots himself with concealed permit holder’s gun

A 3-year-old boy died in Florida on Tuesday after police said he shot himself to death with his uncle’s gun. Detectives for the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said that 3-year-old Jadarrius Speights had found a 9mm gun in a backpack owned by his 29-year-old uncle, Jeffrey Walker. The two shared…

‘Old woman’ Colbert tells Maryland Dem.: Stop Obama from taking my Social Security

Stephen Colbert adopted the persona of a senior citizen on Monday to highlight Rep. Donna Edwards’ (D-MD) disagreement with President Barack Obama on whether to cut Social Security benefits. “Imagine I’m an old woman in your district,” Colbert proposed to Edwards, who represents her state’s 4th congressional district. “What do…

Jon Stewart blasts lack of real punishment for big banks’ wrongful foreclosures

On his show Tuesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart ripped major banks for wrongfully foreclosing on a stunning number of Americans. He noted that although the banks pulled trillions of dollars out of the economy, they had no fear of law enforcement. Their only punishment was paying a…

Comedian rips Mark Sanford: South Carolina has bottomless supply of duplicitous teabags

Comedian and political commentator John Fugelsang viciously mocked Mark Sanford on Tuesday after the former Republican governor was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. In a faux South Carolina Board of Tourism message, Fugelsang proclaimed “our bottomless supply of duplicitous double-talking political teabags” as the state’s top attraction. He…

Arizona man shocked to learn annoying runny nose actually caused by a leaky brain

A man who experienced a nearly constant runny nose was actually leaking brain fluid through his nostrils, according to Fox 10 News. Joe Nagy of Arizona had suffered from a seemingly endless runny nose. Doctors figured it was just a bad case of allergies, but Nagy’s symptoms were unaffected by…

Female senators grill military brass over arrest of sexual assault prevention officer

Female senators lashed out at top military brass on Tuesday following a damning Pentagon report on sexual assault and the arrest of U.S. Air Force sex abuse prevention officer. At a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) pressed the military…

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