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Detroit cops stage purse snatching for TV and almost get shot by FBI

A television publicity stunt could have ended in tragedy on Wednesday when Detroit police nearly got shot because they unknowingly staged a purse snatching at gas station used by FBI agents. “An FBI agent almost shot a Detroit cop yesterday at this gas station while filling up,” WJBK’s Charlie LeDuff…

Beck: Standing up to heckler confirms Michelle Obama is a ‘monster’

On his Thursday radio show, conservative host Glenn Beck asserted that Michelle Obama’s recent run in with a GetEqual activist who heckled her at a fundraising event proved that the First Lady was a “monster.” Beck said that Michelle Obama had confronted the heckler because she “snapped.” “And then they…

Pro-LGBT kindergarteners perform Cyndi Lauper’s ‘True Colors’ in sign language

A kindergarten class at the Olympic Primary Center in the Los Angeles Unified School District ended their school year by sending a message in support of LGBT rights by performing Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors” using American Sign Language. “Oh. My. God. Conservatives were actually right on this one,” teacher Arturo…

Rep. Michele Bachmann tells Sean Hannity: I’m not going away

Representative Michele Bachmann (R-MN) said Thursday night she plans to stay “in the fight” despite her departure from Congress. Appearing on Fox News, the congresswoman and former Republican presidential candidate said she was proud of her achievements as a lawmaker. “I think that there is just a time when you’ve…

Bernie Sanders on the Patriot Act: ‘What I said turned out to be exactly true’

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Thursday said recent revelations about the U.S. National Security Agency validated his dire concerns about the Patriot Act. “As one of the few members of Congress who consistently voted against the Patriot Act, I expressed concern at the time of passage that it gave the…

Sens. Feinstein and Chambliss defend NSA spying on telephone metadata

Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) on Thursday held a joint press conference to defend the mass collection of telephone metadata. Feinstein said the collection of telephone records from millions of Verizon Communications customers was legal. The U.S. National Security Agency able to obtain a secret court order…

Dallas 911 operator: Black domestic violence victims are ‘like animals’

A Dallas 911 operator was fired on Wednesday after reportedly posting racist messages to Facebook about African-American domestic violence victims and other residents that she was supposed to be helping to protect. In Facebook screen shots obtained by WFAA, then-911 operator April Sims rants about African-Americans and Hispanics. “Black people…

Stridently anti-LGBT candidate announces run for Bachmann seat

A former Minnesota state representative who made a name for himself in 2010 with his stridently anti-gay views announced on Wednesday that he intends to run for the seat currently held by retiring Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN). “It seems like every day we hear about another out-of-control Washington, D.C. power…

Gohmert: Freedom of the press is ‘granted in the Second Amendment’

During a Thursday rant about news that the National Security Agency (NSA) had been collecting phone records from millions of Americans, Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-TX) seemed to be a little confused when he proclaimed that freedom of the press is “granted in the Second Amendment.” Gohmert noted that NSA…

Chicago 9-year-old boy shot in chest: ‘Mommy, I’m shot’

A 9-year-old boy in Chicago was struck in the chest by a stray bullet Wednesday afternoon while riding in his mother’s car. According to the Chicago Tribune, the unknown shooter was aiming at the boyfriend of the boy’s mother, who was riding in the front passenger seat. No one else…

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