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Pakistan’s bin Laden report blames ‘incompetence’ for letting terrorist slip by

Institutional failures across the board and “gross incompetence” in the military led to terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden slipping past Pakistani authorities and allowed the U.S. to carry out an “act of war” against the country, a government report released Monday by Al Jazeera English claims. The Abbottabad Commission’s findings suggest…

Rick Perry not running for 4th term, will ‘pray’ about future plans

Gov. Rick Perry (R) announced on Monday that he would not run for a fourth term, but vowed to pass an abortion ban before leaving office. At an event in San Antonio, the governor quoted Ecclesiastes 3: “For everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven.”…

Robertson’s homophobic chuckle: Gay men kissing ‘makes me want to throw up’

Televangelist Pat Robertson railed against marriage equality in two separate segments of The 700 Club on Monday, laughingly asking the social media site Facebook to install a “Vomit” button to cover his reaction to pictures of same sex couples kissing. “Do you like that?” Robertson asked in response to a…

Former Navy chaplain: Justice Kennedy called Jesus ‘evil’ with marriage ruling

A disgraced former Navy chaplain on Monday accused Justice Anthony Kennedy of calling Jesus “evil” because he had a written a majority opinion for the U.S. Supreme Court that struck down key parts of the federal government’s ban on same sex marriage. In his Monday Pray in the Jesus Name…

Tweet referencing Pink’s song ‘Timebomb’ gets teen arrested at concert

A 16-year-old boy was arrested at a Pink concert in Australia over the weekend after he tweeted a reference to the singer’s “Timebomb” song. According to The Age, the teen was attending the U.S. pop star’s concert at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on Sunday when he tried to express…

State Dept. whistleblower’s lawyers targeted by ‘Watergate-style’ break-ins

Two burglars spent last weekend repeatedly breaking into a Dallas law firm and stealing three computers while leaving other valuables behind. The attorneys said Sunday that this was no ordinary break-in: it may have been politically motivated. The law firm targeted is Schulman & Mathias, which represents State Department whistleblower…

Southern Baptist official: Evangelicals are a ‘minority’ and seem ‘freakish’ to society

Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission President Russell Moore on Monday said that evangelicals needed to realize that they were the minority and may seem “freakish” to the rest of the country. In an interview on C-SPAN, Moore said he was disappointed by recent Supreme Court decisions supporting same…

Former Gov. Spitzer could face ‘Manhattan Madam’ in NYC comptroller election

Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer (D) could encounter at least one familiar face if he campaigns for New York City’s comptroller’s office — the woman who set him up with escorts, precipitating his resignation from office in 2008. Spitzer, who announced his candidacy Sunday night, told WCBS-TV Monday morning…

Yasiin Bey (AKA Mos Def) force-fed under Guantánamo procedure, urges Obama to halt Ramadan plan

Islamic leaders call on administration to rethink policy towards hunger-striking detainees during religious fast Islamic community leaders are calling on the Obama administration to rethink its policy of force-feeding hunger-striking detainees in Guantánamo during the month-long fast of Ramadan that begins on Monday. The US government has said that barring…

Ted Cruz’s dad explains why Obama is ‘just like’ Fidel Castro

Speaking to an audience recently at the “Free the People” conference put on by the industry-financed tea party group FreedomWorks, the father of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) explained how his ultra conservative worldview helped shape his son’s outlook on President Barack Obama’s policies, which the elder Cruz said are “just…

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