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Fox News host jokes about network’s strategy: ‘We’ll make something up’

Fox News host Bill Hemmer on Monday said that his network would “make something up” if there was no other news, a joke in which many critics will find more truth than humor. Following Monday’s Supreme Court decision to send an affirmative action case back to the lower court, Hemmer…

5-year-old shoots self in head after being locked alone in home

A New Orleans mother is facing murder charges after her 5-year-old daughter, who was locked their home alone, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Investigators told WWLTV that 28-year-old Laderika Smth admitted that a gun was in the home where she had left her daughter while she…

Texas Republicans ram through anti-abortion legislation in dead of night

Update: The Texas House rushed through final approval of the bill on Monday morning. It now heads to the Senate for reconciliation before final passage. Republicans in the Texas House of Representatives voted in the wee hours of Monday morning to cut off a marathon 15-hour debate over a bill…

Paul Ryan: ‘I didn’t support the farm bill’ but Democrats are to blame for its defeat

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) on Monday admitted that he voted against the farm bill, but insisted that Democrats were to blame for the bill’s surprise failure. “I didn’t support the farm bill,” Ryan told MSNBC’s Morning Joe. “The Democrats promised 40 votes and they didn’t deliver the votes that they…

Texas lawmakers debate closing nearly all the state’s abortion clinics

The Texas House of Representatives spent Sunday night debating debating legislation that will close all but five of the state’s abortion clinics and prohibit abortions beyond 20 weeks of pregnancy. Sunday’s debate is expected to progress into the night, following days of protests kicked off by the Senate voting 20-10…

Rand Paul: History will judge Snowden if he ‘cozies up’ to ‘enemies’

Libertarian-leaning Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Sunday warned National Security Agency (NSA) leaker Edward Snowden that he would be judged harshly by history if he became friendly with “enemies” of the United States. Media reports on Sunday said that Snowden had fled Hong Kong with the ultimate intention of reaching…

Greenwald shames David Gregory for asking if he should be prosecuted for helping Snowden

Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald blasted NBC host David Gregory on Sunday for publicly entertaining the idea that he should be prosecuted for publishing secret National Security Agency (NSA) documents leaked by former U.S. government contractor Edward Snowden. “To the extent that you have aided and abetted Snowden, even in his…

Sen. Lindsey Graham: Immigration bill ‘practically militarized the border’

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Sunday encouraged Republicans to support comprehensive immigration reform because a recent amendment “practically militarized the border.” According to Roll Call, a so-called “border surge” amendment would double the number of border agents to 40,000, complete 700 miles of new border fencing, deploy drones and other…

Edward Snowden flees Hong Kong for Venezuela — via Russia and Cuba

National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden has fled Hong Kong with the ultimate intentions of reaching Venezuela, a Russian airline source told Reuters on Sunday. The South China Morning Post reported on Sunday that Snowden had left Hong Kong on a commercial flight to Moscow. From there, he is expected…

Pelosi booed at Netroots while defending espionage charges against Snowden

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) drew boos and heckling from members of the crowd at a progressive conference on Saturday while defending President Barack Obama’s administration and the recently-discovered surveillance policies by the National Security Agency (NSA). About 47 minutes into Pelosi’s speech at Netroots in San Jose, California,…

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