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Man arrested in stolen truck with guns, explosives, body armor

Law enforcement officials in Seattle announced on Thursday that they had arrested a Nevada resident carrying a cache of weapons, explosives and body armor in a stolen truck. University of Washington police first noticed 21-year-old Justin Miles Jasper sleeping in the truck on Tuesday night near campus, according to KIRO.…

Activists converge on Rahm Emanuel’s home for Fourth of July protest

Dozens of activists angry over austerity measures in Chicago used their Fourth of July holiday to demonstrate at the home of Mayor Rahm Emanuel. As of Thursday afternoon, over 400 people had indicated on a Facebook event page that they would be attending the “Block Party to Fight Austerity at…

New Jersey Democrats push to legalize same-sex marriage

Democrats in the New Jersey Senate on Tuesday announced they planned to override Republican Governor Chris Christie’s veto of a marriage equality bill. “This should not be a partisan issue. In fact, rarely are issues so clear and void of middle ground: you either believe everyone should be treated the…

Glenn Beck still pretty sure Obamacare the work of Satan

Appearing on his “Blaze TV” Internet program today, conspiracy host Glenn Beck suggested that the “author of evil” is who Republicans are really fighting, saying the Affordable Care Act’s recent implementation delay and events in Austin, Texas are proof. Beck was touching off on the White House’s announcement Tuesday that…

Frightened customer may have mistakenly gunned down two restaurant workers

An armed customer at a chicken restaurant in Oakland may have become frightened and mistakenly shot and killed two employees. Piedmont Patch reported on Wednesday that Oakland police Capt. Anthony Toribio was meeting with community groups after two restaurant employees, 22-year-old Kenneth Bradley and 26-year-old Jose Santa Maria, were gunned…

Hilarious ‘Skype bombing’ shuts down Zimmerman trial witness testimony

An attempt to allow a witness to offer live video testimony in the murder trial of George Zimmerman ended in failure on Wednesday after Internet pranksters inundated his Skype connection with dozens of call requests. Prosecutors introduced Seminole State College criminal justice professor Gordon Scott Pleasants by displaying a Skype…

E.W. Jackson: I don’t hate gay people, just ‘rabid radical’ gay activists

E.W. Jackson, the Republican nominee for Virginia’s lieutenant governorship, said in an interview on Tuesday that he wasn’t prejudiced against the LGBT community, just its more politically active members. “I don’t treat anybody any differently because of their sexual orientation,” Jackson said in a phone interview with conservative news outlet…

MSNBC host: ‘Republican men’ far too worried about ‘the sanctity of sperm’

During a discussion Wednesday morning about Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) and the state’s highly contested push to shut down nearly every abortion clinic within its borders, “MSNBC Live” host Thomas Roberts exclaimed that “Republican men” are far too worried about “the sanctity of sperm over a woman’s right…

Zimmerman laughs in court at deadly force testimony

In his trial for the murder of slain teen Trayvon Martin on Wednesday, former neighborhood watchmen George Zimmerman found a moment of levity during testimony about when it was appropriate to use deadly force. U.S. Army Capt. Alexis Francisco Carter Jr. told a Florida court that Zimmerman had been “one…

NC lawmaker on adding abortion ban to anti-Sharia bill: Republicans are scarier than Muslims

A North Carolina state senator on Wednesday blasted fellow lawmakers for attaching draconian anti-abortion provisions to an anti-Sharia law bill and insisted that “the North Carolina Republican General Assembly” is “what we have to fear.” In a floor speech on Wednesday, state Sen. Josh Stein (D) said that “the irony”…

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