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Republican congresswoman upset Violence Against Women Act included ‘other different groups’

Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee said Monday that she voted against the Violence Against Women Act because it protected “other different groups.” During an appearance on MSNBC, Blackburn said the Violence Against Women Act had become “diluted” and “unfocused” due to new provisions added to the bill. “I didn’t…

Chris Christie slams ‘hyper-partisanship’ while defending Medicaid expansion

Republican Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey on Monday defended his plan to expand Medicaid coverage in the state, a move that defied conservatives opposed to Obamacare. “This government in Trenton is about trying to change this hyper-partisan activity that we have all over the country and asking some very…

Indiana probing teacher’s threatening meltdown to students: ‘The guns are loaded!!!’

School officials in Lake Station, Indiana on Monday said that they were investigating a business instructor for allegedly threatening students with a chalkboard message that said his “guns are loaded.” Lake Station police confirmed to WLS that students at Edison Junior-Senior High School had shared photos of a chalkboard message…

Six-year-old breakdancing girl wows crowd at international competition

A 6-year-old breakdancing phenom is on the verge of becoming an online star after video of her performance at an international competition was posted on YouTube on Sunday. The girl, identified as “Bgirl Terra,” was filmed competing in the “Baby Battle” division of the Chelles Battle Pro tournament in Paris…

Limbaugh: Scalia’s ‘well-endowed intellect’ should be ‘honored’ to be compared to me

Rush Limbaugh says that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia should be “honored” to be compared to be compared to him over the justice’s recent suggestion that voting rights were a “racial entitlement.” During oral arguments about the constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act last week, Scalia had pointed out that…

NRA leader Wayne LaPierre: Background checks wouldn’t stop ‘mental defectives’ from mass shootings

National Rifle Association executive vice president Wayne LaPierre trashed the mentally ill on Monday while suggesting it is a gateway to government-mandated weapons confiscation. “It’s a speed bump for the law-abiding,” he said in an interview with Fox Business Network host Stuart Varney. “It has no effect in the real…

‘Batman’ turns in criminal to British police

A man dressed as comic book hero Batman showed up in a British police station last week to hand over a burglary suspect, officers revealed Monday. The caped crusader was looking a little pudgy adorned in gear resembling Adam West’s 1960s Batman outfit, which looks decidedly more old-school than Christian…

AR-15 assault rifle stolen from unmarked San Francisco police car

Authorities in San Francisco are working to recover an AR-15 military-style rifle that was stolen from an unmarked police car over the weekend. Police spokesperson Sgt. Michael Andraychak on Monday said that the semiautomatic assault rifle was stolen from the parked car while officers were conducting an investigation at a…

Tony Perkins: Tolerating LGBT students means ‘boys invading girls’ locker rooms’

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins on Monday warned that school policies baring discrimination against LGBT students could result in “teenage boys invading girls’ locker rooms.” In his Washington Watch Daily Radio Commentary, Perkins said that recent Massachusetts Department of Education guidelines protecting transgender students meant “rolling out the welcome…

Florida company building life-sized ‘Noah’s Ark’ turns heads with elephant statue

A company in Hialeah, Florida has embarked on a crusade of biblical proportions: they’re building a full-size version of “Noah’s Ark” from the book of Genesis, according to NBC Miami. That probably wasn’t apparent to motorists cruising down the Florida Turnpike on Sunday, who likely noticed a life-sized elephant statue…

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