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Paula Deen fights back: I’m prejudiced against ‘thieves and liars’

Disgraced celebrity cook Paula Deen on Wednesday explained her use of racial slurs by saying that she was prejudiced against “thieves and liars.” After skipping out on an interview with NBC’s Today Show on Friday, Deen finally appeared on Wednesday and cried throughout the 14-minute interview, but without a single…

Watch live: George Zimmerman on trial for second-degree murder of Trayvon Martin

George Zimmerman faces charges of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Watch live, broadcast via NBC News on June 26.…

Colbert on voting rights ruling: ‘Let racism go nuts for a few years’

On what he called “the night African-American history ended,” Stephen Colbert defended white people against having to take part on a national conversation on racism in the wake of Tuesday’s Supreme Court ruling gutting the Voting Rights Act. “Doesn’t that make racism worse, because it keeps reinforcing what race everybody…

Julia Gillard ousted as Prime Minister of Australia after party coup

By James Grubel CANBERRA (Reuters) – Kevin Rudd returned as Australian prime minister on Wednesday, executing a stunning party room coup on Julia Gillard almost three years to the day after being ousted by his former deputy and less than three months out from a general election. The reinstatement of…

Watch: Texas state Sen. Leticia Van De Putte sparks 15 minutes of chaos

Update: Davis filibuster succeeds amid chaos as Republicans fail to legally pass anti-abortion bill The Texas Senate was deafened by noise coming from the gallery on Tuesday night as Democrats attempted to block an extreme anti-abortion bill. With about ten minutes until the legislative session ended at midnight, Texas state…

John Oliver: It takes Texas less time to disenfranchise voters than to ‘barbecue a pig’

Daily Show substitute host John Oliver ripped apart the Supreme Court’s decision to overrule landmark civil rights legislation on Tuesday, which now has “a hole in it the shape of John Roberts’ middle finger.” “This was a landmark piece of civil rights legislation,” Oliver said. “I hope that Justice Roberts…

‘Bullsh*t!’ Texas Senate gallery erupts as GOP kills Sen. Wendy Davis’ filibuster

Update: Davis filibuster succeeds amid chaos as Republicans fail to legally pass anti-abortion bill The Texas Senate gallery on Tuesday night made it known they were not happy to witness Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst shut down a 10-hour long filibuster by state Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth). The legislative chamber…

Watch: Texas Republicans gave Sen. Wendy Davis a warning because of this

Update: Wendy Davis filibuster succeeds amid chaos as Republicans fail to legally pass anti-abortion bill Republicans in the Texas Senate voted to sustain a point-of-order against state Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) on Tuesday night because she received help with back-brace. The point-of-order was the second warning she received during…

LGBT group: Sen. Rubio aide tried to get our co-director deported

The LGBT rights group GetEqual on Tuesday alleged a member of Senator Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) staff attempted to get their co-director deported. The incident allegedly occurred during a sit-in at the the Republican senator’s Tampa office to protest his stance on comprehensive immigration reform and employment discrimination. In a news…

Rep. Paul Ryan: IRS practices still cause for outrage

House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) on Tuesday morning said Americans should still be outraged at the Internal Revenue Service. During an appearance on CBS’ This Morning, Ryan said that Congress would continue to seek information about who ordered political “targeting” at the IRS. The Republican congressman said lawmakers…

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