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Bachmann, Gohmert and King’s surreal Egyptian presser blames Muslim Brotherhood for 9/11

Tea party-backed Representatives Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Louie Gohmert (R-TX) and Steve King (R-IA) on Saturday held a press conference in Egypt to thank the country’s military for overthrowing the elected government, and at one point even seemed to suggest that the Muslim Brotherhood had been behind the Sept. 11, 2001…

Bush neocon Dan Senor worries that Syria vote means that Congress won’t back Iran strike

Neoconservative Dan Senor, who worked to spin the Iraq war for the Bush administration, said on Sunday that he was worried that if Congress votes against military action in Syria then lawmakers may refuse to use military force against countries like Iran for the rest of President Barack Obama’s term.…

How will Obamacare change your life?

It’s one of the biggest changes in social policy in modern times. In just a matter of weeks, one of the most crucial parts of the new health care reform law — known as the Affordable Care Act and often referred to as Obamacare — will…  …

Ted Cruz opposes Syria attack because ‘we should be focused on’ Benghazi

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) says that one of the best reasons to oppose a U.S. military strike on Syria is that Congress should be focusing on the so-called scandal over last year’s terrorist attacks in Benghazi. In an interview on Sunday, ABC News host George Stephanopoulos asked the Texas Republican…

Bashar Assad tells Charlie Rose no evidence he is responsible for Syria chemical attack

Syrian president gives interview to PBS reporter but refuses to confirm or deny possession of chemical weapons The Syrian president, Bashar Assad, has said there is no evidence he is responsible for the deadly gas attacks the US government claims left 1,429 people dead, including 426 children. In an exclusive…

Juan Williams shuts down Benghazi hype at Fox News: ‘It’s gone, baby. It’s all in your head’

Fox News political analyst Juan Williams on Sunday told conservative colleagues Karl Rove and Brit Hume that their obsession about a so-called scandal over last year’s terrorist attack in Benghazi was “all in your head, baby.” During a Fox News Sunday panel segment devoted to the one year anniversary of…

Texas newspaper refuses to run same sex wedding announcement

A lesbian couple in Texarkana, TX said that their local newspaper refused to run an announcement of their wedding. KSLA reported that Michelle Cooks and her partner Patricia Wrightener were told by the Texarkana Gazette that it’s against company policy to announce wedding that it views as illegal in the…

Texas truck customizer advertises with image of abducted, hog-tied woman

Residents in Waco, TX are angry over a company’s decision to advertise with a realistic depiction of an abducted and hog-tied woman in a truck bed. According to KTEM News, sign-making and marketing firm Hornet Signs designed the truck decal for an employee’s vehicle to advertise its car wrap services.…

Stevie Wonder takes on Texas: Changing education on slavery is ‘unacceptable’

Singer Stevie Wonder took a moment during a panel discussion hosted by MSNBC’s Al Sharpton on Friday to criticize the Texas Board of Education’s attempt to gloss over the U.S. slave trade. “We really have to confront the educational system. Every single American must feel and know that they were…

Benedict Cumberbatch launches defense of Julian Assange

Catherine Shoard, The Guardian Benedict Cumberbatch, the British actor whose high-profile portrayal of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is generating Oscar buzz, has launched a defence of the man he plays in new movie The Fifth Estate. “I think we show his ideas and integrity and self-sacrifice,” said Cumberbatch, the morning…

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