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Genetic analysis reveals how wolves evolved into dogs

Genetic sequencing of wolves and domesticated dogs has revealed a key insight into how that evolutionary change happened, finding that it has to do more with human diets than previously expected. To many dog owners, it probably won’t come as a surprise that food motivation has been a key driver…

Colbert salutes Virginia GOP for having ‘biggest balls’ in the U.S.A.

On Wednesday night’s edition of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert awarded the Republicans of the Virginia state senate the “Alpha Dog of the Week” award. Colbert was saluting the power grab the state Republicans pulled off when they drew new state districts while a Democratic leader was at the…

Stewart to Paul Ryan: You built that ‘takers vs makers’ sh*t

On his show Wednesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart ripped apart Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) for claiming President Barack Obama had singled him out with a strawman argument during his inaugural address. The President said that safety net programs like Social Security and Medicare “do not make us…

Maddow warns GOP’s presidential vote rigging plan ‘is gathering steam’

Following up on her Tuesday segment, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow explained how Virginia Republicans planned to set up the presidential election system in favor of the GOP. “We have been documenting over the last few days what appears to be a coordinated effort by Republicans in a number of key…

David Frum: Women in combat will push down military qualifications

Conservative columnist David Frum said Wednesday that it was a bad idea to allow women to fill combat roles in the U.S. military. Frum, an editor at Newsweek and The Daily Beast, explained on CNN that he had three reasons why women shouldn’t be in combat. “The first is, as…

Rand Paul backtracks on Clinton criticism: Iraq war actually worst tragedy since 9/11

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) toned down his criticism of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday afternoon, admitting on CNN that the Iraq war was a greater tragedy than the attack on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. At a hearing on the attack in Benghazi earlier that day, Paul…

Film exposes link between U.S. evangelicals and violent antigay Ugandan movement

Money raised by evangelical Christians in the United States is fueling a violent antigay movement in Uganda, according to the “Gospel of Intolerance” by filmmaker Roger Ross Williams. “American evangelicals are sending millions of dollars in donations to Africa to spread their message by funding Ugandan pastors and sponsoring missionaries,…

Former foreign service member: ‘Asses’ McCain and Paul belong on Ag Committee to ‘dish dirt’

A woman who said she was a former member of the foreign service called C-SPAN on Wednesday to blast Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Rand Paul (R-KY) for being “asses” who deserved to be moved to the Senate Agriculture Committee where they could “dish dirt” after they grilled Secretary of…

Clinton slams Rand Paul in Benghazi hearing: ‘I have taken responsibility’

It seems that Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) was not the only Republican to get an earful from outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at Wednesday’s hearing on the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The former Democratic New York Senator also squared off with tea party darling Sen.…

Distressed dolphin seeks out diver for help

Diving in waters near Hawaii recently, a group of photographers were surprised to see a Bottlenose dolphin swim right up to them seemingly in distress. As they discovered on the night of Jan. 11, the dolphin had a hook embedded in its mouth and fishing line wrapped around one of…

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