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Tucker Carlson: ‘Cheap student loans keep people out of the labor market’

Fox News host Tucker Carlson came to the conclusion on Sunday that low student loan rates were to blame for long-term joblessness. In an interview on Sunday, conservative economics professor Peter Morici explained that President Barack Obama’s health care reform law had caused a “disaster” because only 47 percent of…

Bush suggests he’s evolving on marriage: Republicans should examine ‘your own heart’

The former Republican president who won his second term by taking advantage of excitement about 2004 ballot measures to ban same sex marriage in Ohio recently hinted that his views may now be softening. President George W. Bush (R) was asked about marriage equality by a reporter in Zambia last…

David Brooks slams ‘intellectually weak’ Republican rep. on immigration

Conservative columnist David Brooks on Sunday explained to Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-ID) why he and other House Republicans were making a mistake by opposing comprehensive immigration reform over a path to citizenship. “You know, I’ve seen a lot of intellectually weak cases in this town, and I have rarely seen…

Rick Perry: Attack on Wendy Davis was a ‘compliment’

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) on Sunday asserted that his personal attack against state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) for filibustering an abortion bill even though she had been a teen mother was actually meant to be a “compliment.” In what Slate called “slut-shaming,” Perry had told the National Right to…

Virginia mom charged with child neglect in 8-month-old boy’s death

A 32-year-old Virginia woman was arrested on Saturday and charged with felony child neglect in the death of her 8-month-old son, WRC-TV reported. Zoraida Magali Conde Hernandez was being held at the Arlington County Detention Facility without bond. Authorities said Hernandez drove the boy to work with her but forgot…

BBC reporter shot in the head during Egyptian protests

BBC Middle East bureau editor Jeremy Bowen was shot in the head and leg while covering a demonstration in support of former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi on Friday, the Huffington Post reported. “I think it was a shotgun,” Bowen told the British newspaper the Daily Mirror. “I got two pellets…

BREAKING: Burning plane ‘literally broke apart’ in crash at San Francisco airport

A plane is burning on the runway at San Francisco International Airport while emergency personnel attempt to evacuate survivors. According to Heavy.com, the plane is a Boeing 777 Asiana flight that was coming in from Seoul, South Korea. Witnesses are saying that the plane’s tail touched the runway as it…

Dozens missing after oil train explosion levels Canadian town center

A series of explosions rocked the town of Lac-Mégantic, Quebec late Friday night when a train carrying thousands of tons of crude oil derailed. According to the Canadian Broadcasting Company, the blasts flattened buildings and left at least 60 people missing. Firefighters were still trying to contain the resulting blaze…

Horny ‘hipster’ toad brawls with his mustache

A species of Chinese toad is unusual among amphibian species, not just because it is unusually aggressive to others of its kind, but because of its horny, barbed “mustache,” which is uses in fights for mating sites and dominance. According to New Scientist, the male Emei mustache toad (Vibrissaphora boringii)…

What does history say about U.S. success in arming rebel movements?

EmbedVideo(’6879′, ’514′, ’320′); MARGARET WARNER: So what does history say about how successful the U.S. has been in arming rebel opposition movements? On that, we get two views, Michael Pillsbury was assistant undersecretary of defense for policy…  …

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