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Alabama lawmaker: Fetus is ‘the largest organ in a body’

A Republican state representative in Alabama says that her bill to force new restrictions on abortion clinics is necessary because the fetus is “the largest organ in a body.” In a recent interview, state Rep. Mary Sue McClurkin explained why she was sponsoring House Bill 57 — The Women’s Health…

Maddow: Many in Congress never read Iraq intel briefs before authorizing war

On Monday night, Rachel Maddow presented “Hubris: Selling the Iraq War,” a documentary about the run-up to the invasion of Iraq in 2003, one of the biggest military blunders in U.S. history. In one segment, she reported that members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, who were charged with determining whether…

Journalist rips ‘pro-life’ Republicans for seeking to cut infant nutrition program

While discussing the looming sequestration on MSNBC, journalist David Cay Boyle Johnston slammed Republicans for supporting cuts to a federal program that provides food to the infants of poor mothers. “Six hundred thousand pregnant women and mothers of small children will be cut from the [Women, Infants and Children (WIC)…

‘Invisible War’ director: Reporting rape in U.S. military often worse than the crime itself

Academy Award-nominated director Kirby Dick on Monday decried the epidemic of rape and sexual assault in the military, noting that women were systematically discouraged from reporting sexual crimes. “According to the Department of Defense’s own estimates, more than 19,000 men and women are sexually assaulted each year in the U.S.…

Country star Mindy McCready shot dog before killing herself

Authorities say that country music star Mindy McCready shot her dead boyfriend’s dog on Sunday before using the gun to take her own life in Arkansas. Cleburne County Sheriff Marty Moss on Monday said that the troubled star’s body was found next to David Wilson’s dog. Wilson, who had been…

Alabama man shoots himself, 6-year-old daughter while cleaning gun

An Alabama man was in surgery on Sunday after police said he shot himself and his 6-year-old daughter while cleaning his gun. Homicide Unit commander Capt. Loyd Baker said Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit had been called to the scene by Northport police to investigate a 45-year-old man who reportedly…

Tulsa cop kills suicidal Hispanic man holding BB gun

A police officer in Tulsa is on paid leave after he reportedly killed a suicidal Hispanic man over the weekend. Officer Daniel Madewell and other officers were called to an apartment building on Saturday after a resident reported that he had chased the suspect out of his apartment with a…

Scarborough gushes: I would have supported Mark Sanford in 2012 ‘without a second guess’

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough lavished praise upon former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (R) after watching an ad for Sanford’s bid for a congressional seat. “I would have supported him in 2012 without a second guess,” Scarborough said of Sanford, who was a rising Republican player before being forced out…

Gohmert: Maybe Obama put head in ‘Ostrich Pillow’ to sleep during Benghazi

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) on Monday speculated that President Barack Obama had been using a product called the Ostrich Pillow to sleep while four Americans were killed in Libya last year. In an interview with Gohmert, Fox News morning shot host Steve Doocy wondered if a 2008 Hillary Clinton campaign…

Congressional candidate quits after coming under fire for NRA ‘A’ rating

A Democratic candidate for Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s congressional seat in Illinois has dropped out of the race after she faced an onslaught of advertising about her support for the National Rifle Association (NRA). Illinois state Sen. Toi Hutchinson announced over the weekend that would end her candidacy and endorsed…

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