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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…

Barney Frank mocks the rantings and ravings of Bill O’Reilly

Former Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank (D) recently described appearing on Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor as a degrading experience. Frank told HuffPost Live that Bill O’Reilly liked to think of himself as a “tough” guy, but the Fox News host was really a “total jerk” who controlled his guests’ microphones.…

Arizona governor: Racial discrimination doesn’t ‘take place any longer’

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) on Tuesday said the Voting Rights Act had “hampered” the state and was pleased to see a key provision of the civil rights law struck down. Under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, the U.S. Department of Justice or a federal court is required…

Texas Republicans pass anti-abortion bill — or do they? Filibuster ends in chaos

Republicans in the Texas Senate halted a filibuster conducted by state Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) on Tuesday night, but Democrats continued to delay a vote on the bill until midnight. Davis had planned a 13-hour filibuster to prevent a final vote on an extreme anti-abortion bill before the legislature’s…

McCain: We’ll make border with Mexico look like ‘the Berlin Wall’

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said Tuesday that the Senate should include an amendment for increased border security in its new bipartisan immigration reform bill. In video featured by Talking Points Memo, McCain said that the amendment, proposed by Sens. Bob Corker (R-TN) and John Hoeven (R-ND) would make the border…

John Lewis: ‘These men’ on the Supreme Court never had to pass a literacy test

Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) on Tuesday blasted conservative justices on the United States Supreme Court after they struck down a part of a law intended to prevent the type of voter suppression that he was fighting against when he had his skull fractured during protests in the 1960s. In a…

TV station recovers Florida man’s zombie drone

An accidental discovery by an Orlando television station employee could lead to changes in a Florida state law regarding voyeurism. WKMG-TV reported on Monday that an employee came across a small unmanned drone after it crashed into a tree, which the station later determined was built by a local student,…

‘Daily Mail’ columnist: Rihanna’s fashion ‘surely invites rape’

A female columnist for British newspaper the Dail Mail has suggested that if singer Rihanna becomes the victim of sexual violence then she deserves it because her fashion sense “surely invites rape.” In a Monday column, Liz Jones argues that Rihanna — who experienced a violent beating at the hands…

Fired teacher to testify on protecting victims of domestic violence

Former Catholic school teacher Carie Charlesworth will testify before California lawmakers on Tuesday urging them to pass a bill that would protect domestic violence victims like her from being fired from their jobs because of it. KNSD-TV reported that Charlesworth will speak before the state Judiciary Committee at 11 a.m.…

Watch live: Obama announces major climate change initiative

President Obama unveils plan for reducing carbon pollution in a speech at Georgetown University. Watch live, broadcast via NBC News on June 25. [US President Barack Obama speaks at the southern site of the Keystone XL pipeline in March 2012 in Cushing, Oklahoma. A Canadian firm has reapplied for a…

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