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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…

Fox News analyst on immigration reform: ‘Baloney,’ just focus on white people

Fox News analyst Brit Hume said Monday that the Republican Party’s tepid embrace of immigration reform is part of a “baloney” political strategy to curry favor with Latinos, who Hume said are unimportant to future presidential elections, hence his conclusion that Republicans should just keep the party’s focus on white…

Topless ‘whores from hell’ arrested in Swedish mosque after shedding burkas

Female activists who are fighting the oppression of women were arrested in Sweden over the weekend after staging a topless protest in a Stockholm mosque. According to the Swedish publication AftonBladet, three women from the activist group Femen entered the mosque at around 11 a.m. and threw off their burkas…

Kentucky 4-year-old fatally shoots 6-year-old sister in the face

A 6-year-old girl died in Kentucky over the weekend after being shot by her 4-year-old brother. According to WSMV, the siblings were at their grandparents’ home in Hopkinsville on Sunday evening while their grandfather was cleaning his .38 caliber handgun. The grandfather told reporters that he thought the gun was…

Bush says ‘civil liberties were guaranteed’ under his NSA Internet surveillance

Former President George W. Bush is insisting that a National Security Agency (NSA) Internet surveillance program started during his administration “guaranteed” civil liberties, and that Edward Snowden “damaged the country” by leaking details about it. In an interview with CNN’s Robyn Curnow published on Monday, Bush was confident that “the…

Gun-maker airlifts 20,000 extended magazines into Colorado ahead of ban

Gun-maker Magpul airlifted thousands of extended assault rifle magazines into a Colorado gun show on Saturday, giving away 1,500 and putting the rest up for sale just 24 hours before a new law takes effect that makes the magazines illegal across the state. The event, “A Farewell to Arms,” attracted…

Andrew Sullivan to Christians: If you can live with divorce, you can live with gay marriage

Gay commentator Andrew Sullivan on Sunday explained why same-sex marriage did not violate the religious liberty of Catholics. Sullivan, a practicing Roman Catholic, told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria that Christianity wasn’t fundamentally at odds with rights for LGBT individuals. “I would say the religious arguments are more based in fear than…

Wendy Davis: Texas GOP anti-abortion law is ‘big government intrusion’

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) continued her public sparring with Gov. Rick Perry (R) over both a state bill that would close all but five of the state’s abortion providers and Perry’s recent criticism of the filibuster she initiated that led to the bill failing to pass on June…

Maddow to Ohio women: ‘Welcome to your mandatory vaginal probe’ under new state budget

On Friday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow took a hard look at some of the draconian rape and abortion measures that could be enacted if Republican Governor John Kasich signs the state budget currently on his desk. Under new laws contained in the budget, abortion…

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