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Arby’s worker challenges Florida Republican over minimum wage: ‘Take a walk in my shoes’

A Florida GOP congressman faced pushback from his constituents over raising the minimum wage, with one man directly challenging him to work at a local fast food restaurant for a day, Think Progress reported. “Lay your tie and your suit down, just for a day, 24 hours, and take a…

Minnesota minister told girls that ‘God’s word’ made raping them normal

Authorities in Minnesota have launched a manhunt for a minister who is facing 59 counts of first-degree sexual assault in cases against girls — called “Maidens” — as young as 13. The Star Tribune reported that authorities announced on Tuesday that the two women who had come forward with allegations…

Bryan Fischer tells poor people: ‘Kiss the ground’ beneath the richest 1 percent

Bryan Fischer, the director of Issues Analysis for the fundamentalist American Family Association (AFA), said on Tuesday that people who used welfare and other government services needed to “kiss the ground” beneath the richest 1 percent of Americans. On his April 15 broadcast, Fischer opined that President Barack Obama was…

First Amendment doesn’t protect racist bankers who called Indians ‘chimps’: judge

A California judge denied a motion by two executives at Lotus Bank to protect a series of racist emails under the First Amendment. According to Crain’s Detroit, Judge Denise Langford Morris of Oakland County Circuit Court denied a motion filed by the bankers’ attorney in a lawsuit brought by bank…

Alaska Republican wants more women breastfeeding because it’s ‘smart and sexy’

Two Republican lawmakers from Alaska apologized this week after a press release from the House Majority website called breastfeeding “smart and sexy.” “Smart and Sexy: Legislature Encourages Hospitals to Promote Breastfeeding,” read the headline on Tuesday. In a statement obtained by The Huffington Post on Wednesday, Rep. Shelly Hughes (R),…

Rachel Maddow: Why is the U.S. so reluctant to confront its own right-wing terrorists?

Tuesday night on her MSNBC show, Rachel Maddow discussed the real threat of violence from right-wing extremists here in the U.S. as opposed to Islamic terrorism, which most Americans are much more afraid of. She began by detailing the arrests in the late 1980s of several members of the Aryan…

‘Fox & Friends’: Why would NYPD end ‘mature and respectful’ Muslim spying program?

The hosts of Fox & Friends on Wednesday lashed out at New York Mayor Bill de Blasio after the NYPD announced it was ending a program that effectively spied on Muslim residents in the city. The New York Times first reported this week that the decade-long program of tracking Muslims…

‘I think I’m in The Twilight Zone’: Bill O’Reilly clashes with a liberal and a conservative at once

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly said he felt as if were traveling through another dimension after being challenged by guests on both side of the political aisle on Tuesday after he advocated the use of Social Security cards as a form of federal identification for voters. “You’re way out there…

Fox’s Eric Bolling suggests ditching minimum wage and labor laws because China works hard

Fox News host Eric Bolling and most of his colleagues on The Five dismissed seemingly the whole idea of a balance between life and work on Tuesday, with Bolling suggesting that the U.S. look to China, and not Europe, for inspiration. “Some of the economies that are starting to kick…

Alabama woman guns down son’s gay lover at truck stop

An Alabama woman has been charged with murder after allegedly fatally shooting her son’s boyfriend. Tuscaloosa County Deputies said that 51-year-old Anita T. Hill’s son was “involved in a long-term relationship” with 36-year-old Jamie R. Johnson. According to deputies, the three agreed to meet at Love’s Truck Stop in McCalla…

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