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Pennsylvania GOP chairman: Voter ID law helped ‘cut Obama’ during 2012 election

The head of the Republican Party of Pennsylvania said last week that the state’s controversial voter ID law helped suppress Obama voters. Chairman Rob Gleason told PCN in an interview that the voter ID law had an impact on the 2012 elections. “We probably had a better election,” he explained.…

IRS inspector general ‘personally’ blocked info on targeting of left-leaning groups

Treasury Inspector General J. Russell George prevented the release of documents proving the IRS treated left-leaning groups the same way it treated tea party groups, acting IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel testified on Wednesday. “We were imminently going to produce a document in an unredacted form that would indicate the identity…

Rep. John Lewis: Recent Voting Rights Act decision by Supreme Court ‘broke my heart’

At a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, civil rights icon and U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) described to the Senate his reaction to the Supreme Court’s decision to invalidate key components of the historic 1965 Voting Rights Act earlier this summer. According to Huffington Post, Lewis was…

Arizona cop arrested for pointing gun at store clerk while drunk

Pima County Sheriff’s deputies say a 23-year-old off-duty police officer was drunk when he pointed his gun at a convenience store clerk for no apparent reason on Tuesday. According to KVOA, surveillance video showed Kyle James McCartin and a companion entering Giant gas station in Tucson on Tuesday at around…

Rachel Jeantel schools Limbaugh on the N-word: ‘It is racist for an adult’ to use it

Trayvon Martin’s friend, Rachel Jeantel, has never heard of Rush Limbaugh but she knows a racist when she sees one. In an interview with HuffPost Live on Wednesday, Jeantel said that it felt “racist” after Limbaugh used his Tuesday radio show to announce that he was now allowed to use…

Snoop: Zimmerman prosecution was lacking because Trayvon Martin was black

Reggae artist Snoop Lion, formerly known as rap artist Snoop Dogg, said at a press event for his new film “Turbo” on Wednesday that he felt the prosecution in the Zimmerman murder trial was lacking because the victim, Trayvon Martin, was black. “If that had been a black-on-black crime, it…

Utah lawmaker calls for an end to compulsory education

A Republican lawmaker in Utah is calling on his state to put an end to the requirement that children go to school. On Tuesday, Deseret News flagged a Friday article posted to state Sen. Aaron Osmond’s blog where he says that Utah “should take a close look at repealing compulsory…

Nugent’s new racist rant: ‘The blacks’ are to blame for their own oppression

Ex-rocker turned right-wing agitator Ted Nugent called in to Alex Jones’ radio show on Tuesday and unleashed an epic racist tirade, blaming African-Americans for “the black problem” and claiming that all real racism was eliminated from the U.S. in the 1960s. According to Media Matters, the gun and bow-hunting advocate…

Bill O’Reilly: Stevie Wonder boycotting Florida and 21 other states to ‘sell product’

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly on Wednesday accused Stevie Wonder of trying to “sell product” after the musician pledged to boycott Florida and all of the other 21 states with “Stand Your Ground” laws. Following a Florida jury’s decision to find former neighborhood watchmen George Zimmerman not guilty for the…

Video shows white Milwaukee man shooting black teen as mother watches

Surveillance video submitted to a court on Tuesday showed a 76-year-old white Milwaukee man fatally shooting his 13-year-old black neighbor in the chest as the teen’s mother watched. During opening statements in the trial for John Spooner, jurors saw video of 13-year-old Darius Simmons taking the trash bin in from…

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