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Florida woman charged with felony battery for kissing cop’s nose

A Florida woman is in jail on Tuesday after being charged with felony battery for allegedly kissing a police officer on the nose. According to a police report obtained by The Smoking Gun, Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to the home of 62-year-old Peggy Hill on Saturday after…

Missouri woman faces jail for recycling tires into flower planters

A Missouri woman says that she is prepared to go to jail after authorities in Sugar Creek threatened her over a recycling project that turns tires into flower planters. Toni “Bones” Shelton told KFVS that she had been repainting old tires to turn them into planters, but the city is…

10-year-old boy and pregnant woman thought dead in Texas triple shooting

A 10-year-old boy, a pregnant woman and at least one other woman were shot on Monday in a triple shooting that left two people dead in Texas. According to KDFW, Fort Worth police confirmed that a 10-year-old boy and a 20-year-old pregnant woman died after a shooting near the 2900…

Ohio Democrat: GOP’s new abortion laws would never have survived public debate

On the first “Rachel Maddow Show” of the week, host Rachel Maddow slammed Ohio Republicans for passing one of the country’s most restrictive and oppressive abortion law packages in the country, and did it by sneaking the measures into their new budget bill. Gov. John Kasich (R) signed the budget…

Planned Parenthood president’s assessment of the fight in Texas: This is far from over

Speaking to MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell, Planned Parenthood Action Fund President Cecile Richards summed up a busy day at the Texas Capitol with a simple message: this is far from over. “Today was an extraordinary day here, Lawrence,” Richards said. “The legislature came back, of course Gov. Perry is trying…

Glenn Greenwald rips Obama on ‘Fox & Friends’ for trying to ‘intimidate’ whistleblowers

The Guardian columnist who broke the story of Edward Snowden’s National Security Agency leaks told Fox & Friends on Tuesday that President Barack Obama was pursuing the leaker to “intimidate future whistleblowers.” Glenn Greenwald explained to Fox News host Eric Bolling that more NSA leaks were coming soon and that…

Watch: Wendy Davis addresses crowd outside Texas State Capitol

Thousands of pro-choice activists gathered at the Texas State Capitol on Monday to kick off the state legislature’s special session. They were joined by Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth), who received national attention last week for her 11-hour filibuster against an anti-abortion bill. At the rally, she thanked…

Jury hears Zimmerman claim Trayvon said ‘you got me’ after being shot in lung

In an audio statement played in Florida court on Monday, jurors heard former neighborhood watchmen George Zimmerman tell police that slain teen Trayvon Martin said “you got me” after a bullet pierced his lung and heart. Sanford Police Officer Doris Singleton testified that Zimmerman had provided her with the audio…

Warren asks why Sallie Mae is ripping off taxpayers to screw over students

As the deadline for student loan rates to double steadily approached last week, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) was on the warpath against the nation’s largest student lender, doggedly pursuing information that would explain why Sallie Mae took cheap, taxpayer-backed loans from a federal bank and used it to fund extremely…

James Dobson: Marriage equality will destroy ‘entire superstructure’ of society

Evangelical radio host James Dobson on Monday warned his listeners that last week’s Supreme Court rulings in favor of same sex marriage could cause the “entire superstructure” of society to “come down.” “That’s the foundation of the relationship, a man and a woman,” he told Family Research Council President Tony…

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