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Cornyn: Immigrants ‘wearing some form of turban’ crossing Southern border

Texas Sen. John Cornyn (R) on Thursday warned his colleagues in the Senate that people who were “wearing some form of turban” were illegally immigrating into the United States by crossing the Southern border. During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing to consider amendments to the bipartisan immigration reform bill, Cornyn…

Rubio: ‘I just want to congratulate those like Fox News’ for pushing Benghazi

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) on Thursday thanked the Fox News channel for everything they had done to promote the idea that President Barack Obama’s administration deliberately allowed four Americans to die in Benghazi, Libya last year. Following a day of near wall-to-wall Fox News coverage of the House Oversight Committee…

Greenwald: U.S. oligarchs focused on military and surveillance state to put down unrest

Attorney and author Glenn Greenwald confessed Wednesday that he thinks America’s oligarchs appear to be mostly focused right now on consolidating surveillance and military might without regard for discontent across society, risking major civil unrest. Greenwald made the comments during a panel discussion on “The Young Turks,” joined by journalists…

Arkansas school cancels entire graduation after being asked not to pray

A school district in Arkansas has decided to completely cancel 6th grade graduation ceremonies after some parents asked that Christian prayers not be included. According to KAIT, Riverside School district made the decision after being contacted by a parent and receiving a letter from the American Civil Liberties Union. “As…

Maddow: Heritage Foundation immigration study is exercise in Republican racism

On Wednesday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow talked about the futility of attempting to do minority outreach when your party’s platform is openly hostile to non-white Americans. She highlighted a study by the Heritage Foundation that said Latino immigrants should therefore be admitted to the…

Facebook page promoting violence against female Marines reappears, mocking Congress

A Facebook page that glorified violence against women in the military was shut down after Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) publicly called it to the attention of the secretary of defense and the commandant of the Marine Corps. In a letter to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Commandant of the Marine…

Sen. Whitehouse destroys colleague who said God won’t allow climate change

In a nearly 17-minute speech on Wednesday evening, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) blasted an unnamed senator for saying God would protect the Earth from climate change. “I was recently at a Senate hearing where I heard a member of our Senate community say, ‘God won’t allow us to ruin our…

California strawberry pickers fired for walking off job to flee wildfire

A group of agricultural workers in southern California lost their jobs last week when they took shelter to escape the ash-filled air blowing down on them ahead of one of the wildfires currently blazing in that state. According to NBC Los Angeles, 15 workers went inside to escape the smoke,…

Texas 5-year-old shoots 7-year-old brother during boys’ bath time

A 7-year-old boy in Texas is expected to recover after being shot by his 5-year-old brother while the two were taking a bath together on Tuesday. Officials with the Houston Police Department said that both boys were in the bathtub when the mother stepped away for a brief time. Investigators…

Fox News host on Benghazi: ‘We’re getting a little lopsided’ by favoring Republicans

Fox News host Megyn Kelly admitted on Wednesday that the conservative network’s coverage of that day’s Benghazi hearings had been a “little lopsided” after Democratic lawmakers were repeatedly cut off for commercial breaks. Following opening statements, Fox News aired all of the questions House Oversight Committee Chair Darrel Issa (R-CA)…

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