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Full video: Eric Holder announces drug sentencing reforms

In remarks to the American Bar Association in San Francisco on Monday, Attorney General Eric Holder called for major changes to the nation’s criminal justice system. He warned that mandatory minimum sentences had flooded courts and prisons with low-level drug offenders. Watch his remarks, uploaded to YouTube by PBS Newshour,…

Limbaugh: Christians ‘cannot believe in manmade global warming’

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh advised his religious listeners on Monday that “intellectually you cannot believe in manmade global warming” and also believe in God. At an event on Thursday, Secretary of State John Kerry had said that climate change was “a challenge to our responsibilities as the guardians–safe guarders…

Iowa State Fair ‘Butter Cow’ vandalized with fake blood

Fairgoers in Iowa are once again able to enjoy the iconic “Butter Cow” after animal rights activists vandalized it with fake blood over the weekend. According to a press release obtained by KCRG, Iowans for Animal Liberation said that the red paint they used to deface the statue “represents the…

Rick Santorum: ‘There’s no class in America’

Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum attempted to shame Democrats for using socio-economic barometers like the term “middle class” during an appearance at the Iowa State Fair on Saturday. “When Republicans get up and talk about ‘the middle class,’ we’re buying into their rhetoric of dividing America,” Santorum insisted to…

Republican rep. responds to birther: ‘Probably’ enough votes to impeach Obama

In response to a so-called birther constituent who believed that Barack Obama was not born in the United States, Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) said at a town hall event over the weekend that Republicans “probably” had enough votes to impeach the president. According to BuzzFeed, Farenthold was taking questions at…

Police: Georgia man Skyped rape of boy and molested a dog

A Georgia man was arrested last week after police alleged that he had sex with a boy and a dog, and videotaped the encounters to share online. According to the Effingham Herald, 19-year-old Brandon Fanning was charged on Thursday with aggravated child molestation, child molestation and sexual exploitation of a…

Ted Cruz: Hillary movies will debate if she’s ‘eligible for sainthood now’

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) declined over the weekend to explicitly back a Republican National Committee (RNC) threat pull debates from CNN and NBC unless the networks dropped plans to air shows about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, which he predicted would be “released on Valentine’s Day.” “The RNC will…

Texas man shoots self inside hospital room shortly after wife gives birth

A Texas man fatally shot himself inside a Houston hospital room over the weekend not long after his wife had given birth. KHOU reported that the wife gave birth at the Willowbrook Methodist Hospital on Sunday. And then hours later, the man committed suicide while in that same room with…

Booker’s opponent ‘not apologizing’ and ‘not backing off’ racist tweet

Newark Mayor Corey Booker’s (D) Republican opponent in the New Jersey Senate race said over the weekend that he was “not apologizing” and “not backing off” after a staffer sent a racially-charged tweet. During a televised debate last week, Republican Senate candidate Steve Lonegan’s Twitter account posted a message that…

Republican House Science Committee member: ‘Global warming is a total fraud’

A Republican member of the House Science Committee jovially dismissed global warming as a plot to institute a “global government” in a speech to supporters, The Nation reported on Saturday. “Just so you know, global warming is a total fraud,” Rep. Dana Rohrabacker (R-CA) said in video from a town…

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