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Former Bush campaign advisor: Norquist an impediment to good governing

Former Bush campaign advisor Matthew Dowd on Sunday slammed anti-tax activist Grover Norquist, blaming his organization for GOP obstruction in Congress. Dowd said on ABC’s This Week that every member of Congress knew — but refused to admit — that the federal deficit could only be lowered by raising tax…

Jezebel’s Jessica Coen defends ratting out racist teens: They need to learn

Jezebel editor-in-chief Jessica Coen on Sunday defended publicizing the racist tweets of some minors following President Barack Obama’s re-election, saying the story highlighted hateful speech in America. “We were just doing a search for Barack Obama and taking a look at the Twitter reaction, and we saw some unfortunate things,…

Bill Kristol: John Kerry hasn’t supported enough wars to be secretary of state

Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol on Sunday suggested that Republican senators should confirm United States Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice if she is nominated as secretary of state because she is more likely to support going to war than Sen. John Kerry (D-MA). The conservative columnist told Fox…

Sen. Graham: ‘Grover is wrong… I will violate the pledge’

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Sunday said that he was willing to break with anti-tax lobbyist Grover Norquist and find ways to raise additional revenues for the government because he was worried that spending cuts would hurt the military. Norquist recently insisted to The Wall Street Journal that no Republicans…

Barney Frank confronts Hutchinson for ‘weasel words’ linking Obama to Petraeus scandal

In a face to face confrontation that aired on Sunday, Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) called out Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R-TX) for using “weasel words” to suggest that President Barack Obama knew about former CIA Director David Petraeus’ sex scandal prior to the November election. Hutchinson told CNN’s Candy Crowley…

Morgan Freeman narrates new LGBT equality advertisement

Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman narrates a new video advertisement that declares LGBT individuals in the United States are “at the dawn of a new day.” “Freedom, justice and human dignity have always guided our journey toward a more perfect union,” Freeman says in the 30-second ad, which was released on…

McCain on abortion: Republicans should ‘leave the issue alone’

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Sunday said that former Presidential nominee Mitt Romney and other Republicans had made a mistake by trying to change abortion laws and that his party should “leave the issue alone.” During an interview on Fox News, host Chris Wallace noted that the presidential candidate who…

Camel busts loose before California circus performance

A Mexican circus’ visit to Glendale, California took an unusual turn when one of the show’s camels decided to “work out” on her own Friday. According to KCAL-TV, Atula, a 4-year-old camel traveling with the Ramos Brothers Circus, got away from a trainer she “wasn’t too thrilled with” while being…

Death penalty removed from Ugandan ‘Kill the Gays’ bill

Ugandan lawmakers removed the death penalty from an anti-LGBT bill set to be debated by the country’s parliament next week, the BBC reported Saturday. The proposal, called the “Kill The Gays” bill when first introduced three years ago, has undergone other unspecified “revisions,” said MP Medard Segona, who was part…

Attorney: TX teen ostracized for protesting school GPS chip

A Texas teenager’s attorney told RT on Friday that her refusal to wear an ID badges with a GPS tag has led to her being ostracized from all school activities. “She’s not being treated equally,” said John Whitehead, who is representing Andrea Hernandez in an upcoming trial next week. “If…

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