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Scarborough defends RNC’s Priebus: MSNBC ‘exactly the same’ as Fox News

Conservative MSNBC host Joe Scarborough on Wednesday defended Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus’ decision to pull debates off of NBC and CNN if the networks went forward with movies about Hillary Clinton, saying that MSNBC was “exactly the same” as Fox News. Speaking to Fox News host Sean Hannity…

Pennsylvania mayor begins performing same-sex marriages in defiance of state ban

A Pennsylvania mayor began performing same-sex marriages on Monday despite a state ban, as he officiated the vows between a longtime couple from Pittsburgh. KDKA-TV reported that Braddock Mayor John Fetterman served as the officiant for the marriage of Bill Gray and John Kandray after the two men obtained a…

Obama tells Leno: Persecution of LGBT people violates basic morality

President Barack Obama on Tuesday night condemned Russia and some African countries for persecuting gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals. “I’ve been very clear that when it comes to universal rights, when it comes to people’s basic freedoms, that whether you are discriminating on the basis of race, religion, gender…

Maddow: Think NSA spying is just being used against terrorists? Think again

The immense surveillance powers of the U.S. government are not just aimed at foreign terrorists, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow explained on Monday night. Maddow said that, at least politically, the National Security Agency’s domestic surveillance operations seemed far more acceptable when they were being used to stop terrorists. Documents obtained…

Tea partiers get rowdy at town hall after GOP rep. says ‘no’ to govt. shutdown

A Republican lawmaker in North Carolina faced a grilling from a group of tea party members on Monday after he said that he would not force the federal government to be shut down if President Barack Obama’s health care reform law was funded. During a town town hall meeting at…

Virginia group buys land to fly Confederate battle flag over I-95

A group of Virginia residents say that they are purchasing a plot of land and intend to use it to fly a 15-foot Confederate battle flag in the view of motorists driving on Interstate 95 near Richmond. In a message on the Free North Carolina website, Susan Hathaway explained that…

Fugelsang defends Al Jazeera America against ‘right wing insanely fake Christian hate-monkey trolls’

Even though he will not be part of Current TV’s transition into Al Jazeera America, Viewpoint host John Fugelsang still insisted on defending the nascent network against the right-wing trolling that has followed its impending launch. “Even though I work for Current, I was getting called a terrorist on Twitter…

Kentucky gunman ambushes wife at work before turning gun on himself

A Kentucky man killed himself on Tuesday after police say he ambushed his wife at her place of work and shot her multiple times. Fort Thomas Police Lt. Rick Whitford told reporters that officers responded to reports of shots fired shortly after 8:00 a.m. at an office building on at…

Perry mistakenly tells conservative crowd he’s in Florida: ‘You’re in Louisiana!’

Gov. Rick Perry’s (R-TX) memory hasn’t gotten any better. At a conservative conference over the weekend, members of the audience had to remind the Texas governor which state he was in. “We need to fight harder to break through that buzz cloud of misinformation that’s out there, and to demonstrate…

RNC chair complains about Hillary biopics: ‘We have to control the referees’

Republican National Committee chair Reince Priebus decried two upcoming biographical film projects involving former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday, as well as what he and Fox News host Sean Hannity characterized as a “traveling circus” debate schedule involving GOP candidates. “We have to control the referees that we’re…

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