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Tucker Carlson: ‘Cheap student loans keep people out of the labor market’

Fox News host Tucker Carlson came to the conclusion on Sunday that low student loan rates were to blame for long-term joblessness. In an interview on Sunday, conservative economics professor Peter Morici explained that President Barack Obama’s health care reform law had caused a “disaster” because only 47 percent of…

Bush suggests he’s evolving on marriage: Republicans should examine ‘your own heart’

The former Republican president who won his second term by taking advantage of excitement about 2004 ballot measures to ban same sex marriage in Ohio recently hinted that his views may now be softening. President George W. Bush (R) was asked about marriage equality by a reporter in Zambia last…

David Brooks slams ‘intellectually weak’ Republican rep. on immigration

Conservative columnist David Brooks on Sunday explained to Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-ID) why he and other House Republicans were making a mistake by opposing comprehensive immigration reform over a path to citizenship. “You know, I’ve seen a lot of intellectually weak cases in this town, and I have rarely seen…

Rick Perry: Attack on Wendy Davis was a ‘compliment’

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) on Sunday asserted that his personal attack against state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) for filibustering an abortion bill even though she had been a teen mother was actually meant to be a “compliment.” In what Slate called “slut-shaming,” Perry had told the National Right to…

BBC reporter shot in the head during Egyptian protests

BBC Middle East bureau editor Jeremy Bowen was shot in the head and leg while covering a demonstration in support of former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi on Friday, the Huffington Post reported. “I think it was a shotgun,” Bowen told the British newspaper the Daily Mirror. “I got two pellets…

Dozens missing after oil train explosion levels Canadian town center

A series of explosions rocked the town of Lac-Mégantic, Quebec late Friday night when a train carrying thousands of tons of crude oil derailed. According to the Canadian Broadcasting Company, the blasts flattened buildings and left at least 60 people missing. Firefighters were still trying to contain the resulting blaze…

Native American rights in play while Iraq vet fights for 3-year-old daughter

An Iraq War veteran who says he mistakenly signed away his parental rights is trying to keep custody of his 3-year-old daughter. According to CBS News, Army National Guardsman Dusten Brown believed that he was signing over custody to his daughter’s mother when he sent a text message and signed…

Fox News host: Not using God to sell beer means ‘the terrorists have won’

A Fox News guest host asserted on Friday that “the terrorists have won” because brewer Samuel Adams was not in invoking God in its television commercials to sell beer. In the “Independence” television spot that began airing last month, an actor in a Samuel Adams Boston Lager commercial quotes from…

Police investigating ex-Marine gun rights activist over armed park video

U.S. Park Police and Washington, D.C. Police are investigating a video posted by gun rights activist Adam Kokesh in which the former U.S. Marine and Iraq veteran is seen loading shells into a pump-action shotgun and promising a “final American Revolution” by “next Independence Day.” According to Talking Points Memo,…

Zimmerman lawyer urges Trayvon’s mom to admit her son ’caused his own death’

Mark O’Mara, the criminal defense attorney representing former neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman, on Friday urged the mother of slain teen Trayvon Martin to admit that her son may have “caused his own death.” O’Mara began his cross-examination of Sabrina Fulton by apologizing for her loss. “You need to ask a…

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