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Maher confronts liberal priest: ‘God in the Old Testament is a psychotic mass murderer’

Real Time host and aggressive non-theist Bill Maher grilled a progressive minister on Friday over the litany of contradictions he found between the written word of the Bible and how many people actually interpret its teachings. “It’s pro-slavery, pro-polygamy, it’s homophobic,” Maher told Rev. Jim Wallis. “God in the Old…

‘It was a sea of humanity’: Rep. John Lewis and Bill Moyers revisit the March on Washington

Nearly 50 years after speaking at the Lincoln Memorial during a key moment in the Civil Rights Movement, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) went back to the scene alongside Bill Moyers to recount his memories of the “March on Washington.” “It was unreal, unbelievable,” Lewis told Moyers. “When I got up…

Atheist activist on Ohio Holocaust memorial: ‘It’s important that we not give the Holocaust to just the Jews’

The leader of an atheism activist group clashed with Fox News host Sydney Bream on Friday over a proposed Holocaust memorial for the Ohio Statehouse that would bear a Jewish Star of David, saying it would marginalize other groups affected by genocidal efforts by the Nazis during World War II.…

Christian group tries to force 20-week abortion ban on to Albuquerque ballot

An anti-choice group that calls itself Voices for Family Values claims to have raised enough signatures via petition to have a ban on all abortions after 20 weeks placed on the Albuquerque city ballot this fall. According to KRQE, Voices for Family Values turned in approximately 27,000 signatures to the…

‘Pepper spray cop’ demands pay for ‘psychiatric injury’

A police officer who was caught on camera hosing down a group of student protesters with pepper spray for no apparent reason has filed for worker’s compensation, asking taxpayers to pay him for a “psychiatric injury” he claims to have sustained in the incident’s wake. Officer John Pike was fired…

Christie dismisses Rand Paul and libertarians as ‘dangerous’: I remember Sept. 12, 2001

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) didn’t mince words on Thursday when asked for his thoughts about Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul (R) and the strain of libertarianism that is spreading among some in the Republican Party. According to Salon.com’s Alex Seitz-Wald, Christie slammed Paul and his isolationist foreign policy ideals…

Steve King: I picked up cantaloupe-calved immigrants ‘personally with my hands’

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is doubling down on his assertion that many undocumented immigrants are drug runners with “calves the size of cantaloupes.” In an interview with Newsmax last week, King had said that for every one valedictorian, “there’s another hundred out there who they weigh 130 pounds and they’ve…

Feds probing Arizona school’s ‘Redneck Day’ after student wears Confederate flag

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has said it will open an investigation after a student in Arizona wore a Confederate flag to a school-sponsored “Redneck Day.” Civil rights leaders contacted the ED after a photo emerged of a student wearing a large Confederate Army battle flag as a cape…

Sen. Richard Burr: Republicans shutting down govt. over Obamacare is ‘the dumbest idea’ ever

Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) this week said that a fellow Republican senator’s idea to shut down the federal government to block President Barack Obama’s health care reform law was the “dumbest idea” he had ever heard. Earlier this week, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) told Fox News that he was calling…

Cenk Uygur: ‘It’s over’ if Obama appoints Larry Summers to the Federal Reserve

No one can claim President Barack Obama is a progressive if Larry Summers ends up at the Federal Reserve, Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks said on Thursday. “If he appoints Larry Summers it is over,” he remarked. “There is no one that can make the case that President Obama…

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