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Jeffrey Toobin and Glenn Greenwald fiercely battle over Bradley Manning

Is Army Private First Class Bradley Manning a whistleblower or a criminal for releasing thousands of secret State Department documents? CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin and Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald debate the topic Tuesday night on CNN. Manning was found guilty in a military court-martial of numerous charges for transferring…

Bernie Sanders debates conservative economist over living wage laws

Tuesday on CNN, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and conservative economist Douglas Holtz-Eakin debated the effects of raising the minimum wage. President Barack Obama has called on Congress to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $9 per hour. The minimum wage was last raised from $5.15 in 2007 to…

Robertson tells viewer with ‘demons’ to ‘burn the house down’ or get exorcism

Televangelist Pat Robertson on Tuesday advised a viewer who he suspected was being tormented by “demons” to “burn the house down,” move or get an exorcism. In a letter to CBN, a person wrote that their house had “moaning coming from the walls, lights turn on and off, the TV…

Fox Business host: Feeding hungry seniors is ‘called buying votes’

Fox Business host Stuart Varney on Tuesday accused the AARP of signing hungry seniors up for food stamps as part of a “buy-the-vote campaign” to benefit President Barack Obama. On Saturday, the Tribune-Democrat reported that the Pennsylvania chapter of the AARP launched an effort to sign more people up for…

Ted Cruz: ‘Why is President Obama threatening to shut down the federal government?’

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Tuesday argued that President Barack Obama and Democrats, not Republicans, were the ones trying to shut down the federal government because he insisted on funding a health care reform law that was passed in 2010. Last week, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) called on Republicans to…

San Diego mayor asks city to pay for defense from sexual harassment suit

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner (D) has asked for city funds to be made available to him to pay for his legal fees in the sexual harassment lawsuit against him, KGTV-TV reported on Monday. The local city council will take up the matter at its Tuesday public meeting before discussing…

Edward Snowden’s father: ‘Absolutely no faith’ son would get fair trial in U.S.

Lon Snowden, the father of National Security Agency (NSA) leaker Edward Snowden, on Monday revealed that he and his legal team had attempted to worth with the U.S. Department of Justice to find a way for his son to come home, but talks had broken down. In a letter to…

Robin Thicke says ‘rapey’ song with ‘I know you want it’ lyric is ‘a feminist movement’

Some have condemned Robin Thicke’s new song “Blurred Lines” as sexist and even “rapey,” but the singer said on Tuesday that the track was actually a feminist manifesto. In her piece last week, PolicyMic’s Elizabeth Plank called out the song’s lyrics and a video filled with naked women to make…

Arkansas school district buying guns for 20 teachers and staff

A school district in Arkansas is responding to last year’s tragic school shooting in Connecticut by arming more than 20 teachers and other employees. The Associated Press reported on Tuesday that Clarksville School District was providing each participant with $1,100 to purchase a firearm and holster. In addition, the district…

Delta offers to put down cardboard while forcing disabled man to crawl on tarmac

A disabled Hawaii man is suing Delta Airlines after he says that the company forced him to crawl across the airport tarmac three times and only offered him cardboard so he would not get his suit dirty. A lawsuit filed last week in U.S. District Court in Hawaii claims that…

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