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Pennsylvania GOP chairman: Voter ID law helped ‘cut Obama’ during 2012 election

The head of the Republican Party of Pennsylvania said last week that the state’s controversial voter ID law helped suppress Obama voters. Chairman Rob Gleason told PCN in an interview that the voter ID law had an impact on the 2012 elections. “We probably had a better election,” he explained.…

Daily Caller sends 16-year-old intern to question the White House

A conservative publication sent a high school junior to the White House briefing on Wednesday. Gabe Finger, a 16-year-old intern at The Daily Caller, asked White House spokesman Jay Carney if President Barack Obama was providing protection to George Zimmerman and his family. Carney informed the boy that such protection…

IRS inspector general ‘personally’ blocked info on targeting of left-leaning groups

Treasury Inspector General J. Russell George prevented the release of documents proving the IRS treated left-leaning groups the same way it treated tea party groups, acting IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel testified on Wednesday. “We were imminently going to produce a document in an unredacted form that would indicate the identity…

Student activists holding sit-in at Florida Gov. Scott’s office over Zimmerman verdict

Members of a student activist group remained inside the Florida state Capitol Wednesday afternoon, determined to wait until they can ask Gov. Rick Scott (R) in person to revisit several state laws they say endanger youth of color around the state. Ciara Taylor, political director for the Dream Defenders, told…

Rep. John Lewis: Recent Voting Rights Act decision by Supreme Court ‘broke my heart’

At a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, civil rights icon and U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) described to the Senate his reaction to the Supreme Court’s decision to invalidate key components of the historic 1965 Voting Rights Act earlier this summer. According to Huffington Post, Lewis was…

Arizona cop arrested for pointing gun at store clerk while drunk

Pima County Sheriff’s deputies say a 23-year-old off-duty police officer was drunk when he pointed his gun at a convenience store clerk for no apparent reason on Tuesday. According to KVOA, surveillance video showed Kyle James McCartin and a companion entering Giant gas station in Tucson on Tuesday at around…

New York pedophile pleads guilty to raping girl and murdering her mother

New York resident David Renz, 29, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to allegations that he raped a 10-year-old girl and murdered her mother, in a broad-daylight attack that began in a shopping mall parking lot. The attack began after Renz removed an electronic tracking device affixed to his ankle, then reassembled…

Rachel Jeantel schools Limbaugh on the N-word: ‘It is racist for an adult’ to use it

Trayvon Martin’s friend, Rachel Jeantel, has never heard of Rush Limbaugh but she knows a racist when she sees one. In an interview with HuffPost Live on Wednesday, Jeantel said that it felt “racist” after Limbaugh used his Tuesday radio show to announce that he was now allowed to use…

Snoop: Zimmerman prosecution was lacking because Trayvon Martin was black

Reggae artist Snoop Lion, formerly known as rap artist Snoop Dogg, said at a press event for his new film “Turbo” on Wednesday that he felt the prosecution in the Zimmerman murder trial was lacking because the victim, Trayvon Martin, was black. “If that had been a black-on-black crime, it…

Utah lawmaker calls for an end to compulsory education

A Republican lawmaker in Utah is calling on his state to put an end to the requirement that children go to school. On Tuesday, Deseret News flagged a Friday article posted to state Sen. Aaron Osmond’s blog where he says that Utah “should take a close look at repealing compulsory…

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