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Maddow congratulates Justice Ginsburg on ‘winning the day’ in DOMA arguments

Wednesday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow recounted the back and forth verbal sparring between the justices of the Supreme Court at Wednesday’s oral arguments about the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the 1996 federal law that defined marriage as being between a man and a woman.…

Gun-toting former Republican candidate claims ‘conspiracies’ after shoplifting twice

A former Republican candidate for Agricultural commissioner in Alabama, who once waved a rifle in a campaign ad about “thugs and criminals,” said on Thursday that he had been a victim of “conspiracies” after his second shoplifting arrest in six months. According to the blog Yellow Hammer, Dale Peterson was…

Colbert: Mop sink in Tennessee capitol is really a ‘terrorist foot shower’

Wednesday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert discussed the group of Tennessee legislators who mistook a mop sink in a janitorial closet for an Islamic foot-bath. All over the country, Colbert said, you can see signs of a gradual Muslim takeover of our culture. Brave conservative legislators must…

Jon Stewart outraged U.S. has flying kill bots but can’t fix Veterans Affairs backlog

On his show Wednesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart blasted President Barack Obama for failing to fix the growing backlog at the Department of Veterans Affairs while arguing the government could be a force for good. Though Democrats have argued many of the country’s woes are due to…

Pastor Robert Jeffress calls freedom from religion a ‘perverted idea’

Megachurch Pastor Robert Jeffress on Wednesday night claimed the First Amendment did not protect non-religious Americans in the same way it protected religious Americans. The pastor of the First Baptist Church in Dallas appeared on The O’Reilly Factor to discuss a school in Arkansas that canceled an Easter Egg hunt…

Tesla Motors tech powers Mercedes’ new all-electric luxury car

Mercedes-Benz plans to roll out a fully electric version of the B-Class luxury compact by early 2014, thanks to some help from the California-based start-up Tesla Motors. Tesla, which has found itself in the middle of political controversies due to a $465 million low-interest loan from the U.S. Department of…

Edith Windsor: Case against Defense of Marriage Act ‘went beautifully’

Edith Windsor, the 83-year-old woman challenging the federal Defense of Marriage Act, said Wednesday that her case “went beautifully.” “I am today an out lesbian who just sued the United States of America, which is kind of overwhelming for me,” she said after being heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.…

CNN analyst on Zimmerman brother’s racist rant: Two sides to every story

CNN legal analyst Sunny Hostin on Wednesday offered a rationale for racist messages sent by George Zimmerman’s brother, saying there were “two sides to this story.” “I spoke to him for about 45 minutes,” she said. “And anyone that knows Robert Zimmerman and has spoken to him knows he’s very…

Activist: Kansas HIV quarantine bill lets religious officials justify discrimination

The founder of an organization which advocates for the rights AIDS patients says that a proposed Kansas law which allows HIV people to be quarantined would essentially give cover to religious officials who might want to discriminate against LGBT people. “That rural county health department — and I hate to…

Pat Robertson complains LGBT people just want to flaunt ‘their way of doing sex’

Looking confused and discouraged on Wednesday’s episode of “The 700 Club,” televangelist and former Republican presidential candidate Pat Robertson agreed with others who say the issue of marriage equality is not actually about marriage, and suggested the whole noise is just LGBT people who want to flaunt “their way of…

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