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Alabama pastor bans Boy Scouts for supporting ‘sinful lifestyle’ of gay scouts

An Alabama pastor says that he is banning Boy Scouts from meeting at his church because they are supporting a “sinful lifestyle” by allowing gay members to join the organization. First Baptist Church of Helena Pastor Greg Walker told WBRC that he was forced to decide that the scouts could…

Arpaio vows to appeal ruling of ‘unconstitutional’ racial profiling

Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio promised on Tuesday to challenge a federal judge’s ruling that found his office to engage in racial profiling against Latinos, KPHO-TV reported. “One hundred of my deputies were authorized and trained by the federal government, ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement], to enforce federal immigration law,” Arpaio…

Glenn Beck sees media conspiracy to label him a ‘conspiracy theorist’

Conspiracy talk radio host Glenn Beck said Tuesday that he isn’t sure why he’s been labeled a conspiracy theorist in the media, but he’s pretty sure it’s the result of a “concentrated effort” somehow coordinated by the White House. Building on his theory that CNN secretly orchestrated an incredibly awkward…

‘Recreational shooting’ sparks 1,000-acre California brush fire

Investigators have determined that a brush fire that has burned almost 1,000 acres near Julian, California since Sunday was started by “recreational shooting.” Cal Fire Capt. Mike Mohler said that the fire — which is called the General Fire due to its proximity to well-known general store — was 85…

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes rips Gov. Chris Christie for dismissing climate change

MSNBC host Chris Hayes sharply criticized New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Tuesday night for dismissing climate change following Hurricane Sandy. “Chris Christie is too busy preparing to serve up red meat to bother with that,” he said. “With his approval rating high and his political strength in New Jersey…

Rio mayor sorry for punching man in face after being called ‘turd’

The mayor of Rio de Janeiro apologized on Monday after punching a constituent in the face for calling him the Portuguese equivalent of “excrement.” According to 247 Brasil, Mayor Eduardo Paes was dining at the Japanese restaurant Yumê in the Jardim Botanico neighborhood when Bernardo Botkay called him a “turd.”…

Police believe North Carolina Marine killed wife before Texas shooting spree

Authorities in North Carolina on Tuesday confirmed that the body of a woman found in a Jacksonville hotel room on Sunday was Rubi Estefania, who had been married to the Marine killed by police during a shooting spree in Texas shortly before her body was discovered. On Monday, Texas Department…

Priebus has ‘good feeling’ Issa will have ‘quite a summer’ investigating Obama

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Tuesday promised that “this is just the beginning” of Republicans in Congress investigating President Barack Obama. Priebus explained to Fox News host Gretchen Carlson that Republicans like Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) would continue their probes into scandals involving Benghazi, the IRS and the…

California Marine veteran shoots two adult daughters and then kills self

A Marine veteran in Orosi, California killed one of his adult daughters and wounded another before turning the gun on himself on Memorial Day. The Tulare Sheriff’s Department said that 63-year old Anthony Alvarez was dead when deputies arrived at the home on Monday, according to KGPE. Authorities believe that he…

Journalist explains how utter lack of expertise in Congress is ruining America

For his new book, journalist Robert Kaiser intensely researched the political maneuvering surrounding the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. His conclusion? Most members of Congress don’t understand what they’re arguing about. Speaking on PBS, Kaiser said Wall Street reform only occurred in the wake of the 2008…

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