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Grandpa finds marijuana-filled pipe in Burger King Kids Meal

A Michigan man on Tuesday was surprised to find a pipe loaded with marijuana inside a Burger King Kids Meal for his 4-year-old grandson. “He handed the kid’s meal that he had gotten at Burger King to his 4-year-old grandson and when they opened it up they found a loaded…

Trayvon Martin’s mom: Jurors didn’t see my son as human

Trayvon Martin’s mother said Thursday night that she didn’t believe the six women jurors who acquitted George Zimmerman were able to imagine her son as their own son. Sybrina Fulton told CNN’s Anderson Cooper she was shocked when she heard the verdict. “The reason I say that is because I…

Democrat slams inspector general over IRS scandal: Your audit was a ‘smear’

Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) ripped into Treasury Inspector General J. Russell George on Thursday for releasing an audit on the IRS that focused narrowly on tea party groups. Holding up documents at a House Oversight Committee hearing, Maloney said a training manual clearly stated IRS screeners should be on the…

Alcohol-drinking shirtless gunman arrested near White House ‘was only going to fire a couple of shots’

A shirtless man apprehended near the White House told officers he was “only going to fire a couple of shots if no one confronted me,” NBC Washington reported. Secret Service police arrested Christopher Wade Briggs on Tuesday for carrying a pistol and two knives in Lafayette Park, which just north…

Farm organizer to food corporations: ‘The system that you operate is wrong’

Bill Moyers, in a preview of Friday’s show, released a clip of an interview with founder of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee Baldemar Velásquez. Velásquez, a 1989 MacArthur fellow, talked about the ongoing David vs. Goliath struggle most farm workers face when the system is largely run by corporation. “I…

Satanists stage same sex marriages at Westboro Baptist matriarch’s grave

A group of New Yorkers calling themselves The Satanic Temple paid a visit to what appears to be the grave of the mother of Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) founder Fred Phelps on Sunday, staging two same sex commitment ceremonies atop the tombstone in hopes of confronting the hate group in…

Bryan Fischer: Americans have a ‘patriotic duty to worship God’

The director of issues analysis of the fundamentalist American Family Association (AFA) told his radio listeners that they and every American had a “patriotic duty to worship God.” On his Wednesday radio show, Fischer read from the Old Testament Book of Haggai to explain why the U.S. economy was “in…

Issa’s own IRS witnesses deny ‘political motives’ against tea party

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) was told by his own witnesses on Thursday that there was no political motivation behind the scrutiny of tea party groups applying for tax exempt status. In a USA Today op-ed on Wednesday, the California Republican sought to revive the…

Iowa law enforcement agent fired after reporting Republican governor’s car for speeding

An agent of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) claims he was fired from his job after reporting Gov. Terry Branstad (R)’s vehicle for speeding. According to the Des Moines Register, Larry Hedlund, 55, intends to sue the state after being fired at the end of a 2 and…

Colorado town proposes bounty for shooting down federal drones

A small Colorado town is considering whether to issue hunting licenses that would offer residents a bounty for shooting down unnamed drones operated by the U.S. government. Deer Trail resident Phillip Steel told KMGH that he had already collected enough signatures to put his proposed measure on the ballot. “We…

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