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Idaho Republicans: Void anti-discrimination laws in case ‘gay guy’ works ‘in a tutu’

Cornel Rasor, who chairs the Idaho Republican Party’s resolutions committee, says that he pushed for a resolution to void all local ordinances banning discrimination against LGBT people because he wants to be able to fire any gay man who “comes into work in a tutu.” The Associated Press reported that…

Maddow: Congress hopes Guantanamo inmates will ‘die of their own accord’

On Monday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow tore into Congressional inaction on the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, accusing them of hoping that the prisoners there will all die before elected officials have to take any action on their behalf. Maddow began by discussing some…

Obama cites ‘checks and balances’ in defense of ‘transparent’ spy programs

Appearing on PBS with host Charlie Rose in a 45-minute interview aired Monday night, President Barack Obama gave his most detailed defense yet of the recently-revealed NSA spying programs, saying they are “transparent” because of the “checks and balances” built into them. “If you are a U.S. person, then NSA…

Republican cites masturbating fetuses to support new abortion restrictions

Representative Michael Burgess (R-TX) on Monday asserted that he witnessed male fetuses pleasuring themselves as early as 15-weeks after conception, RH Reality Check reported. His comments came during a House Rules committee debate on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would ban abortions nationwide after 20 weeks of pregnancy.…

Kansas official ready to use ’2nd Amendment’ against ‘illegal alien’ rally

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach said he was prepared to use deadly force over the weekend after hundreds “illegal aliens” paid a visit to his home to rally for immigration reform. According to Sunflower Community Action, about 300 activists traveled to Kobach’s home after holding a prayer vigil and…

Fox News host: Trayvon ‘may have been violent’ because he smoked pot

Fox News host Gregg Jarrett suggested on Monday that George Zimmerman might have been justified in killing Trayvon Martin because the teen “may have been violent” from smoking marijuana. During a break in jury selection for Zimmerman’s trial, Jarrett told viewers of Fox News’ live Internet broadcast that the judge…

Palin writing ‘legalese’ book to fight the ‘War on Christmas’

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) announced on Monday that she was writing a book filled with “legalese” about how to fight what some social conservatives call the “War on Christmas.” In her first appearance on Fox News after once again becoming an employee of the network, Palin was asked…

Utah man shoots father-in-law in head during Catholic mass

A Utah man is in custody after allegedly walking into a Catholic church and shooting his father-in-law in the back of the head on Sunday. Rebecca Hernandez told The Salt Lake Tribune that she was sitting in the back of St. James Catholic Church in Ogden as the priest was…

Greenwald explains how he preempted the Snowden smears and took the media by storm

Appearing Sunday with CNN host Howard Kurtz, Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald discussed his thinking behind releasing a video interview containing explosive revelations about the National Seucirty Agency, saying he wanted to present whistleblower Edward Snowden in his own words to preempt the smear campaign that’s now in high gear, as…

Kurtz: Zimmerman trial ‘media overload’ makes justice system seem unfair to black people

CNN media critic Howard Kurtz worried on Sunday that cable news was already spending too much time covering George Zimmerman’s trial for the killing of Trayvon Martin, and that the “racially inflammatory” coverage was causing people to question whether African-Americans could get a fair trial in the U.S. In an…

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