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North Carolina Republicans push through anti-renewable energy bill in ‘banana republic’ vote

Democrats in North Carolina say they could have defeated a bill to repeal renewable energy subsidies on Wednesday if Republicans had not pushed it through committee without counting the votes. The state Senate Finance Committee debated the bill to end the state’s 6-year-old renewable energy program for over 40 minutes…

Texas pastor tried to coerce high school girl into stripping for him

Texas pastor Jeffrey Dale Williams of the Church of Corinth was arrested and jailed Wednesday on charges of “attempted sexual performance of a child” for trying to coerce an underaged girl into taking off her clothes. According to Dallas-Ft. Worth’s WFAA, Williams’ attempted seduction of the high schooler was captured…

Bags of urine thrown as White Student Union clashes with May Day protesters

Workers rights demonstrators clashed with white supremacists in the so-called White Student Union during Washington, D.C. May Day protests on Wednesday. According to CNN, “bags of urine and flag poles” were thrown as skirmish broke out in Lafayette Park between the White Student Union protesters and demonstrators from the group…

Fox News guest: Scientific ‘enlightenment and reason’ led to the Holocaust

A Fox News guest on Thursday slammed President Barack Obama’s transportation secretary nominee, connecting him to an 18th century scientific movement that embraced reason, which she said was partially to blame for the Holocaust. Fox News host Steve Doocy asked Penny Nance, CEO of the Christian activist group Concerned Women…

Maddow calls Bush library’s ‘Decision Points’ game ‘a national scandal’

In the newly commissioned George W. Bush Presidential Library on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, a peculiar display has the political world buzzing. In this display, called “Decision Points,” participants play a game where they’re forced to make the same decisions President Bush did. On the…

Youth advocate: Student arrested over science project highlights school to prison pipeline

On MSNBC Wednesday night, a youth advocate explained how the recent arrest of a 16-year-old girl over a science experiment highlighted the so-called school to prison pipeline. Kharry Lazarre-White of The Brotherhood/Sister Sol said the line between a disciplinary infraction and a crime had become blurred in many U.S. schools.…

Larry Flynt promises to ‘stand erect’ in support of ‘sex pioneer’ Mark Sanford

Republican congressional candidate and former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (R), who abandoned his post in 2009 to visit Argentina with his mistress, received an unexpected endorsement from porn publisher Larry Flynt on Tuesday. That might be good grist for his Democratic opponent, Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, but it’s also good for…

Man angry over Boston bombings breaks jaw of ‘f*cking Muslim’ Iraq war veteran

A 39-year-old Muslim cab driver who served in the Iraq war says that an executive from an aviation company accused him of being a jihadist and broke his jaw in what activists are calling a hate crime. Mohamed A. Salim told The Washington Post that Emerald Aviation President Ed Dahlberg…

T-Mobile accused of forcing pregnant woman to clock out to use bathroom

A Tennessee woman who was working at T-Mobile’s Nashville’s call center while pregnant says that she was forced her to clock out to use the bathroom and was eventually fired. Kristi Rifkin, 40, told ABC News that she had been working at the call center for over four years when…

Rep. Lucas suspects Obama gun control ‘conspiracy’ to buy all the ammunition

Oklahoma Rep. Frank Lucas (R) recently told a conservative radio show that President Barack Obama’s administration may be engaged in a “conspiracy” to purchase all available ammunition as a form of gun control. Last week, Republicans on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s National Security Subcommittee caved to conspiracies…

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