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Fox News revives Black Panther conspiracy to smear Obama’s labor nominee

Thomas Perez, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division, is likely going to face some jaw-droppingly dumb questions in the Senate if he is nominated to become President Barack Obama’s next labor secretary. That’s because one of the conservative media’s favorite conspiracy theories is that the Obama Justice Department…

Catholic women call for female priests with ‘pink smoke’ protest

A group of Catholic women took to the streets of New Orleans’ French Quarter over the weekend to call for more female church leaders as all male-cardinals gathered for a conclave in Rome to elect the next pope. The Women’s Ordination Conference told The Times-Picayune that the group would continue…

Ted Cruz asks Republicans to embrace the fictional ’47 percent dependent on government’

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is calling on Republicans to court “the 47 percent who are dependant on government,” a false statistic that may have been one of the reasons former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney lost the 2012 election. Speaking to The Shark Tank’s Javier Manjarres at the Cuba-Democracy PAC…

Soledad O’Brien rips Maryland Republican for bill protecting ‘Pop Tart guns’

CNN host Soledad O’Brien did not have much patience Monday for a Maryland state senator who recently introduced legislation aimed at preventing children from being punished for making gun references in the classroom. Maryland Sen. J.B. Jennings (R) claims his bill was written in reaction to the story about a…

Wisconsin Sen. Johnson: Obamacare will lead to ‘rationing’ and ‘lower-quality care’

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) said on Monday that the Affordable Care Act — popularly known as “Obamacare” — will degrade health care services through “rationing.” I think it’s gonna explode the deficit,” Johnson said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. “It’s gonna lead to rationing. It will lead to rationing, lower-quality care.”…

Half-naked man with assault rifle shoots up bar, killing one in Pennsylvania

A man with at least four weapons — including a military-style M4 assault rifle — is in police custody after he allegedly killed at least one while shooting up a bar in North Fayette, Pennsylvania. Allegheny County police said that the shooter may have been talking on the phone to…

Christians call school ‘hateful’ over gay ‘Adam and Steve’ Bible satire

Christians are threatening to protest over a Massachusetts charter school’s plan to perform a spoof of the Bible’s creation story that features the gay characters “Adam and Steve.” Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) on Sunday reported that Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Public Charter School (PPVA) has been flooded with emails and…

Paul Krugman: ‘Very odd’ for Republicans to oppose drones and support waterboarding

Nobel prize-winning economist Paul Krugman on Sunday said it was “very odd” that Republicans who supported waterboarding would join Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-KY) anti-drone filibuster. Paul began his 13-hour filibuster on Wednesday morning to demand whether the Obama administration believed it could kill a U.S. citizen with a drone strike…

Ingraham turns ‘dove’ and rips Wall Street Journal for beating ‘war drums’

Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham — who once accused opponents of the Iraq invasion of trying to “subvert America” — is now blasting the The Wall Street Journal for beating the “war drums” because the editorial board expressed support for President Barack Obama’s use of drones. Fox News host Chris…

George Will dismisses women with ambition: ‘No one can have it all’

Conservative columnist George Will on Sunday suggested that women shouldn’t complain about the difficulties of juggling a family and a career because “no one can have it all.” During a panel discussion on ABC News, host George Stephanopolous noted that Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg had started a national conversation with…

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