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West Virginia sheriff fatally gunned down outside courthouse

A West Virginia sheriff was shot and killed outside a courthouse in downtown Williamson on Wednesday. According to WCHS-TV, Mingo County Sheriff Eugene Crum had been shot and killed at around 12:04 p.m. A suspected shooter was also shot before being taken into custody. The condition of the suspect was…

Maher to Kimmel: Christian Bible is ‘insane, bronze age malarkey’

“Real Time with Bill Maher” host Bill Maher appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Tuesday night, where he proceded to tear into some of his favorite topics, including religion, religious holidays like Easter, the Pope and marriage equality. “Are you excited about the new Pope?” Kimmel asked. “I love the new…

Rep. Keith Ellison calls for federal housing director’s firing while protesting homeowner’s eviction

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) slammed the acting Federal Housing Finance Agency director Ed DeMarco during a rally on Tuesday supporting a Minneapolis homeowner in her fight against the foreclosure of her home. “We need to be finding ways to keep people in their homes, not kicking them out,” Ellison said,…

NYPD investigating death threats to Democratic congresswoman over gun bills

The New York City Police Department is investigating calls to Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) threatening her life in response to proposed gun control legislation. Maloney told The New York Daily News that she had canceled an appearance at awards ceremony on Tuesday night after receiving the death threats by phone.…

Colorado gun group leader: ‘There’s a time to hunt deer’ and a ‘time to hunt Democrats’

The founder of a Colorado gun group is looking forward to November’s “hunting season” because it will be “time to hunt Democrats.” Dudley Brown, who serves as the executive director of Rocky Mountain Gun Owners and the executive vice president of the National Association for Gun Rights, used some violent…

Michael Jackson’s doctor sings bizarre jailhouse serenade to Anderson Cooper

In what could charitably be termed an unusual PR move, Dr. Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson’s former personal physician, sang a song to CNN’s Anderson Cooper during a telephone interview Tuesday. Murray, who is currently serving a five year sentence on manslaughter charges stemming from Jackson’s death, introduced the song by…

Arkansas AG vows to Maddow: Exxon Mobil will face justice in pipeline spill

Tuesday night on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow welcomed Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel, who discussed Friday’s rupture of a tar sands pipeline in the city of Mayflower, Arkansas. McDaniel said that he is making every effort to ensure that Exxon Mobil will be held fully accountable…

Mark Sanford reveals he ate the two baby pigs used for ‘pork’ spending protest

Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (R) on Monday admitted that he had eaten two baby pigs after using them as props to make a point about wasteful government spending. After the Republican-controlled South Carolina legislature quickly overrode two of his budget vetoes in 2004, Sanford had walked into the…

‘Fox & Friends’ host mocks AP: Use ‘border jumper’ instead of ‘illegal immigrant’

The language of the American media has just changed for the better, and the hosts of “Fox & Friends” just can’t seem to wrap their heads around it. Reacting Wednesday to a decision by The Associated Press to strike the term “illegal immigrant” from their style guide, the conservative morning…

North Carolina bill allows ‘establishment of religion’ by state government

Republican lawmakers in North Carolina have proposed a bill that they say would allow to the state to establish an official religion and defy the Constitution of the United States. Nine state House members joined with Republican state Reps. Harry Warren and Carl Ford of Rowan County to sponsor House…

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