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New York woman solves her father’s cold case murder 26 years later

A man arrested in Miami last Thursday who confessed to the killing of a New York restaurant owner 26 years ago was caught thanks to the persistence of a daughter who never forgot the man’s name. Justo Santos was just 16 years old when he shot New York restaurant owner…

Colbert on NSA snooping: We must find the courage ‘to stay scared sh-tless’

Stephen Colbert found himself agreeing with President Barack Obama on Tuesday in welcoming a discussion over the National Security Agency’s (NSA) gathering of phone and internet usage records — in fact, he said, it was well worth having that discussion when it was reported in May 2006. “Folks, the fact…

John Oliver: The Second Amendment has defeated all the other amendments

Tuesday night on The Daily Show, host John Oliver mocked Republicans’ discordant response to news about the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs. While some, like Sen. John McCain (AZ), believed the issue didn’t even need to be discussed, others provided a more hysterical assessment. Oliver also noted that some Republicans…

Rep. Peter King: Punish journalists who report classified information

Representative Peter King (R-NY) on Tuesday night said that journalists who revealed secret government programs should face criminal charges. Discussing the recent news about the National Security Agency, CNN’s Anderson Cooper asked the Republican if he believed journalists should be punished for reporting on leaked information. “Actually, if they willing…

Chris Hayes explains why recent American history shows fear of surveillance is justified

On his show Tuesday night, MSNBC host Chris Hayes provided a brief overview of government surveillance of American citizens during the Cold War. The history lesson was meant to highlight why it was troublesome to provide the government with broad and unchecked power to spy on its own citizens. Though…

Republican: Islamic leaders ‘potentially complicit’ in terrorist attacks

Representative Mike Pompeo (R-KS) on Tuesday informed Muslim leaders they were complicit in terrorism unless they perpetually denounced such acts. “When the most devastating terrorist attacks on America in the last 20 years come overwhelmingly from people of a single faith and are performed in the name of that faith,…

Republican demands Obama apologize for funding climate change research

In a speech on the House floor Tuesday, Representative Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) called on President Barack Obama to apologize to the people of Oklahoma for funding climate change research. The freshman congressman claimed global temperatures stopped rising a decade ago. He said variations in the Earth’s temperature were the result…

Georgia vandals knock over monument to Michelle Obama’s freed slave ancestor

Police in Rex, Georgia are investigating after a monument to one of First Lady Michelle Obama’s ancestors was vandalized. WSB-TV reported on Monday that a heavy stone monument to Melvinia Shields was recently pushed off its foundation block. According to Georgia’s Civil War Sesquicentennial website, Shields was born into slavery…

Robertson: Boy Scouts being destroyed by gay ‘kids who want to do sex with each other’

Televangelist Pat Robertson is accusing LGBT people of trying to destroy “traditional marriage” and the Boy Scouts of America for “a few kids who want to do sex with each other.” The TV preacher told his viewers on Tuesday that it was “a terrible shame” that the Boy Scouts had…

Glenn Beck’s teary-eyed silent monologue: ‘My vocal chords [sic] are paralyzed’

Conservative talker and professional conspiracy theorist Glenn Beck announced Monday that he has temporarily lost his voice. On his web-only The Blaze TV broadcast Monday, he delivered the news over dramatic string music with the help of handwritten flash cards. “Doctors told me Friday,” he said by way of the…

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