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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…

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…

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