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Libertarian rapper thwacks potential Weiner voters in ‘Blurred Lines’ parody video

Though Weiner is flagging in the polls, which show a majority of New York City’s Democrats want him to pull out, there are at least a few voters who remain unconvinced that compulsive junk-photography might be a disqualifying activity for the city’s next leader. For those voters, Northern Virginia resident-turned-comedy-rapper…

San Diego mayor asks city to pay for defense from sexual harassment suit

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner (D) has asked for city funds to be made available to him to pay for his legal fees in the sexual harassment lawsuit against him, KGTV-TV reported on Monday. The local city council will take up the matter at its Tuesday public meeting before discussing…

Edward Snowden’s father: ‘Absolutely no faith’ son would get fair trial in U.S.

Lon Snowden, the father of National Security Agency (NSA) leaker Edward Snowden, on Monday revealed that he and his legal team had attempted to worth with the U.S. Department of Justice to find a way for his son to come home, but talks had broken down. In a letter to…

Robin Thicke says ‘rapey’ song with ‘I know you want it’ lyric is ‘a feminist movement’

Some have condemned Robin Thicke’s new song “Blurred Lines” as sexist and even “rapey,” but the singer said on Tuesday that the track was actually a feminist manifesto. In her piece last week, PolicyMic’s Elizabeth Plank called out the song’s lyrics and a video filled with naked women to make…

Anti-LGBT Cardinal Dolan: Pope didn’t actually mean to change policy on gay priests

Cardinal Timothy Dolan appeared to be trying to walk back recent comments by Pope Francis regarding gay priests in a CBS News interview Tuesday morning, explaining to hosts Gayle King and Charlie Rose that the pontiff’s refusal to judge them did not signal a change in Catholic Church doctrine. What…

Arkansas school district buying guns for 20 teachers and staff

A school district in Arkansas is responding to last year’s tragic school shooting in Connecticut by arming more than 20 teachers and other employees. The Associated Press reported on Tuesday that Clarksville School District was providing each participant with $1,100 to purchase a firearm and holster. In addition, the district…

Colbert mocks tea partiers’ ‘Vietnam War’-style Obamacare protests

Stephen Colbert gave a shout-out to Tea Party group FreedomWorks on Monday for stepping up its’ efforts against the Affordable Care Act, which organizers have compared to protests against the Vietnam War. “Yeah, people forget that about the Vietnam War,” Colbert explained to his viewers. “Those hippies were just fiscal…

John Oliver lampoons Anthony Weiner’s ‘everlasting gobstopper of embarrassing revelations’

In his ongoing coverage of Anthony Weiner’s bulging junk, The Daily Show host John Oliver on Monday gleefully reported that the New York mayoral candidate was slipping in the polls. Oliver noted that Weiner’s campaign manager had resigned, probably due to the fact he got tired of “sucking on the…

Explosions rock propane plant in central Florida

By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) – Dozens of explosions rocked a propane tank servicing plant in central Florida, northwest of Orlando, late on Monday, injuring seven workers, at least three critically, and prompting the evacuation of nearby homes, authorities said. No one outside the plant was hurt by the…

Rand Paul fires back at New Jersey governor: Chris Christie ‘not very smart’

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) ripped into Christ Christie on Monday night, saying the Republican governor of New Jersey was begging D.C. for money in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Last week Christie criticized libertarians within the Republican Party, claiming they had dangerous ideals that put United States national security at…

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