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California lawmaker blasts Boy Scouts for ‘very vile and sickening assumptions’ about gay men

California has moved one step closer to revoking the Boy Scouts’ tax exemption over their prohibition of openly gay leaders. The California Assembly Committee on Judiciary approved the Youth Equality Act by a 6-3 vote on Monday. The bill, introduced by state Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Long Beach), would prohibit organizations…

NC NAACP slams Gov. McCrory for ‘vulgar misuse of political power’ over voter ID law

North Carolina NAACP President Rev. William Barber on Tuesday accused Gov. McCrory (R-NC) of “a vulgar misuse of political power” by signing a photo ID law that opponents say will disenfranchise minority and other voters. At a Tuesday press conference, Barber said the the NAACP would be suing the state…

Gohmert complains about Obama: ‘I thought that we were going to have a post-racial president’

Even while acknowledging a decline in overall violent crime in the U.S., Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) insisted on accusing President Barack Obama’s administration of race-baiting in an interview with conservative radio host Steve Malzberg. “I’m glad somebody in this administration finally admitted because they’re constantly screaming about all the hate…

Fox News hosts shocked by transgender rights: ‘I can’t get my head around this’

Conservative pundit Michelle Malkin and the hosts of Fox & Friends on Tuesday expressed outrage and confusion after California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed a transgender rights law, allowing students to choose which gender identity they prefer. “I don’t know where to start on this, Michelle, because there seems to…

Hillary Clinton slams ‘unseemly rush’ of voter suppression bills since Supreme Court verdict

In the first of an upcoming series of 20 policy speeches, Hillary Clinton took aim at the 80-plus bills introduced in various states in the wake of the Supreme Court decision that gutted the Voter Rights Act. “We’ve seen an unseemly rush by previously-covered jurisdictions to enact or enforce laws…

O’Reilly: Food stamps are ‘encouraging parasites’ to ‘take as much as they want’

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly on Monday declared that President Barack Obama had encouraged “parasites” to take advantage of the food stamp program and other “entitlements.” For the past week, the Fox News Channel has promoted its special, “The Great Food Stamp Binge,” which highlights surfer Jason Greenslate as he…

92-year-old black woman sues just hours after North Carolina gov. signs voter ID law

Just hours after North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) signed a sweeping voter ID measure into law, a 92-year-old African-American woman has sued the state claiming that her constitutional rights had been violated. At a bill signing with no formal ceremony on Monday, McCrory quietly signed the Republican bill that…

Judge refuses to dismiss suit against Feds who arrested former Marine for his controversial Facebook posts

Almost exactly a year ago, former Marine Brandon Raub was taken from his home by federal agents and involuntarily committed to a psychiatric ward, all because of some controversial postings to his Facebook account, including some 9/11 conspiracy-related…  …

Maddow laughs at the ‘cross-current of crazy’ taking over the Republican party

The sight of more fringe conservative elements stepping to the forefront brought a laugh to MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Monday night. “For whatever reason, maybe because it is August, the cross-current of crazy in our national Republican party seems to be surfacing everywhere right now,” Maddow said, before highlighting…

Australian lawmaker knocked for remark on party mate’s ‘sex appeal’

Australia’s opposition leader, accused last year of misogyny in a blistering speech by then-prime minister Julia Gillard, was under fire Tuesday after touting the “sex appeal” of an election candidate. Tony Abbott, currently the frontrunner to become next prime minister in September 7 polls, made the remark while campaigning with…

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