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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…

Boston-area priest busted with a prostitute in a graveyard

A high-ranking priest with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston was arrested over the weekend for soliciting a prostitute after police observed him paying for sex in a graveyard. Lowell police were in a local neighborhood on Sunday conducting surveillance for prostitution and drug use when they observed a known…

Ezra Klein: Republicans on ‘kamikaze mission’ against Obamacare

Washington Post columnist and MSNBC guest host Ezra Klein on Monday night said the Republican war against the Affordable Care Act has turned into a campaign of self-sacrifice. “This is a weird thing that’s happened to the campaign against Obamacare,” he remarked. “It began as most campaigns do, as a…

Watch: Why you should be very worried about the DEA’s spy program

Matthew Feeney, assistant editor for Reason 24/7, on Monday explained why the Drug Enforcement Administration’s surveillance program violated the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. He argued on RT America that the program robbed defendants of their right to a fair trial. “I think any constitutional system that is supposed…

Lawyers: Illegal body cavity searches of women standard policy at Texas traffic stops

Lawyer representing women who faced “unconstitutional” cavity searches of their genitals at traffic stops in Texas last year have said that the practice is essentially standard practice in many jurisdictions. In two separate cases last year, four women said that they were humiliated with illegal cavity searches on the side…

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