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CPAC attendee defends slavery because slave owners provided ‘food and shelter’

A white attendee at the Conservative Political Action Committee defended slavery by saying that slave owners provided food and shelter for African-Americans on Friday, Think Progress reported. An attendee, 30-year-old Scott Terry of North Carolina asked the panelist that Republicans were reaching out to southern minority voters “at the expense…

Gov. Chris Christie calls African-American man ‘boy’ during town hall meeting

BlueJersey.com reported Friday that during a town hall meeting at a church this week in Paterson, NJ, Governor Chris Christie let a racial slur slip when he called an African-American man a “boy,” a term closely related to the more severe “N” word. Christie has, in the past, touted a…

Texas inmate accidentally hires sheriff as hitman

A Texas man already in jail for assaulting his wife could now spend life in prison for allegedly attempting to hire a local sheriff to kill her. KXAS-TV reported on Thursday that 53-year-old Tab Denny Johnson was indicted on March 7 on two counts of solicitation of capital murder after…

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day: This is how science describes a hangover

With St. Patrick’s Day coming up on Sunday, now’s a good time to rethink the traditional approach to the Irish high holiday and give a second look at what all that boozing really does to your body. The best tips from a recent post to the Bytesize Science YouTube channel:…

Accused Steubenville rapist’s text: Victim was like ‘dead body’ that night

A blizzard of text messages sent and received by Steubenville, Ohio rape suspect and football player and his friends paint a harrowing and horrifying portrait of the night of the alleged gang rape. Yahoo! Sports reported that for more than two hours on Tuesday, forensic specialist JoAnn Gibb read selections…

Ex-Army specialist: I’m still concerned that military won’t address rape culture

A former Army specialist who shared her story about being raped as an 18-year-old servicewoman before a Senate hearing told MSNBC host Richard Lui on Friday she was “still a little bit concerned” about the culture that protected her attacker being addressed. “Going into the testimony, I was not sure…

LaPierre: ‘A violent rapist deserves to face a good woman with a gun’

National Rifle Association (NRA) chief Wayne LaPierre says that a “good woman with a gun” is the best way to deal with violent rapists. Speaking to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Friday, the NRA CEO lashed out at the Obama administration for releasing thousands of undocumented immigrants —…

McConnell: Democrats’ 2016 field looking like ‘a rerun of The Golden Girls’

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) got in a few yucks during his 2013 CPAC speech Friday morning, telling a crowd that he thinks the Democratic Party’s 2016 presidential field is looking like “a rerun of ‘The Golden Girls.’” “Don’t tell me the Democrats are the party of the future…

Mothers of gun victims kicked out of NRA headquarters by armed security

The National Rifle Organization (NRA) on Thursday used armed security to force mothers of victims of gun violence to leave the organization’s headquarters. The groups MomsRising.org and the Reston-Herndon Alliance to End Gun Violence traveled to NRA headquarters in Virginia on Thursday to deliver a petition with over 150,000 signatures…

Sheriff Joe Arpaio ally: Bill to scramble recall elections just ‘respecting the will of the voters’

Confronted by activists on Thursday, Arizona State Rep. John Kavanagh (R) refused to say whether his sponsorship of a bill that would scramble the state’s recall election is meant to defend the embattled Sheriff Joe Arpaio. He defended the bill nonetheless, saying he’s just “respecting the will of the voters.”…

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