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Texas lawmakers cut volunteer firefighters off from $91 million in earmarked funds

Volunteer firefighters in Texas are raising questions about why they are not getting access to more than $90 million worth of earmarked funds for their departments. “The money is earmarked for us, why is it just sitting there?” Capt. Jonathan Reed from the Briar Volunteer Fire Department asked KXAS-TV. According…

Ingraham: Emergency contraception is ‘a good deal for pedophiles’ and child rapists

Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham on Tuesday said that the Obama administration “empowers men who want to abuse women” by complying with a court order to allow over-the-counter emergency contraception sales to women and girls of any age. “It’s a good deal for pedophiles, a good deal for people who…

Boehner: 9 out of 10 people in NSA briefings are lawyers to protect ‘privacy’

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) joined the chorus excoriating National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden in an interview with ABC News on Tuesday. “He’s a traitor,” Boehner told host George Stephanopoulos, according to a transcript released Tuesday morning. “The disclosure of this information puts Americans at risk. It shows…

Ron Paul: Defending the NSA means embracing ‘dictatorship’

Appearing on CNN with host Piers Morgan on Monday, former Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) said that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has embarked on “a heroic effort” in telling the world about the U.S. government’s spying capabilities, and warned that defending this type of unilateral, unchecked power means embracing “dictatorship” moving…

Fox News asks Lou Ferrigno if ‘Hulk’ thinks NSA leaker is a traitor

The hosts of Fox & Friends on Tuesday brought on Lou Ferrigno, the body builder who played “The Incredible Hulk” in the 1970s television series, for some expert analysis on whether NSA leaker Edwards Snowden was a “hero or villain.” “He played one of the most recognizable super heroes,” Fox…

Sen. Bernie Sanders warns of an Orwellian future where everything you do is on file

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Monday warned the United States could face an Orwellian future if it didn’t reign in expansive domestic counterterrorism operations. Sanders told MSNBC host Chris Hayes that former CIA employee Edward Snowden showed that “virtually every phone call in the United States is now on record,…

Rape joke at Microsoft conference: ‘Just let it happen, it’ll be over soon’

Microsoft’s E3 press conference took a dark turn on Monday when a male video game producer was defeating a female employee during a demonstration of a fighting game and told her to “let it happen, it’ll be over soon.” A producer for the Killer Instinct sequel for Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox…

Fox News host: Zimmerman ‘has already been punished’ with weight gain

Fox News host Gregg Jarrett says that George Zimmerman “has already been punished” for the killing of Trayvon Martin because he “looks like he’s put on a hundred pounds.” During Monday’s coverage of jury selection, Jarrett and Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle observed that Zimmerman had gained weight since his…

Robertson: Kids face bulimia, anorexia and suicide caused by ‘demonic games’

Following a Monday 700 Club report about how Frank Page, the president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee, had been devastated when his daughter committed suicide, televangelist Pat Robertson linked the issue to “demonic games” like Dungeons and Dragons. “Our children are at risk, they’re bulimic, there’s anorexia, there’s…

Fox News guest suggests Trayvon was armed: ‘You could kill somebody’ with iced tea

A Fox News guest on Monday suggested that George Zimmerman’s lawyers will be able to argue that their client used reasonable force when he shot and killed Trayvon Martin, who was only carrying Skittles and a can of Arizona Iced Tea, because “you could kill somebody” with iced tea. While…

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