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Australian military embroiled in fresh sexual harassment scandal

SYDNEY — The Australian military was embroiled in a new sex scandal Thursday with 17 personnel, including officers, under investigation after hundreds of “explicit and repugnant” emails and images demeaning women were uncovered. Army chief, Lieutenant-General David Morrison, said he was appalled at the revelations, which follow a government report…

LGBT activists arrested at Boehner’s office for peaceful sit-in

Eight activist from states without protections for LGBT workers were reportedly arrested during a peaceful sit-in protest at the offices of House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) on Thursday. In videos posted by BuzzFeed’s Chris Geidner, activists with GetEqual explain to Boehner staffers that they are calling for a floor vote…

Coulter shouts at Hannity over immigration: ‘You are like a liberal… the country is over!’

Conservative columnist Ann Counter is accusing Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) of being like Dr. Jack Kevorkian and helping the Republican Party to perform an assisted suicide by passing an immigration reform bill with “amnesty.” During a Wednesday interview, Fox News host Sean Hannity asked Coulter to explain her recent column…

Larry Flynt ‘never met a Republican who wasn’t… in his heart a racist’

Larry Flynt is sure that there is a Republican who isn’t “in his heart a racist,” but he’s never met one. In an interview with HuffPost Live’s Alyona Minkovsk on Wednesday, the legendary publisher said that people often ask him “why I’m always knocking Republicans.” “I’ve been around for a…

Catholic school fires teacher because she’s a domestic violence victim

A Catholic school in California has fired a teacher who was the victim of domestic violence because they said her presence threatened “the safety of the students, faculty and parents.” Carie Charlesworth told KNSD that she had worked in her school district for 14 years before Holy Trinity School in…

Maddow: Virginia Republicans move too far right and face serious voter backlash

On Wednesday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed the growing unease with which Virginia voters seem to be regarding their Republican elected officials. As the governor’s race begins to take shape in that state, some of Virginia’s one-time conservative stars are losing their shine with…

Scarborough rips NRA for new ad ‘shading’ Obama like O.J. Simpson mug shot

Conservative MSNBC host Joe Scarborough on Thursday paused for seven seconds of silence to shame the National Rifle Association (NRA) after he decided that the lobbying group’s new advertisement had unfairly darkened a photo of President Barack Obama the same way that Time magazine “shaded” O.J. Simpson’s mug shot in…

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on military sexual assault: The victims’ voices aren’t being heard

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) on Wednesday attempted to make the case for her legislation to crack down on military sexual assaults. “The problem is very clear, because the victims have told us what it is,” she said as the Senate Armed Services Committee considered amendments to the annual defense spending…

Texas gun range offers assault rifle practice — from a helicopter

Some residents in Denton, Texas are in fear of ricocheting bullets after discovering that a nearby gun range allows customers to fire their assault rifles from a helicopter. Michael Lauer and his wife told WFAA that Helicoptersniper.com had turned his peaceful neighborhood into a war zone. “The first time they…

Ruckus in Wisconsin Senate: Republicans push through ultrasound bill after silencing Democrats

Republican state senators in Wisconsin on Wednesday silenced Democratic lawmakers while passing a bill requiring women to undergo an ultrasound procedure before being able to receive an abortion. Wednesday’s Senate session began with state Sen. Kathleen Vinehout (D) reading letters from several constituents who opposed the bill. “The idea of…

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