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Tennessee lawmakers upset by mop sink that could be for Muslim foot washing

Republican lawmakers in Tennessee sprung to action and demanded answers after confusing a mop sink recently installed in the state Capitol for a Muslim foot-washing sink. Members of the state House and Senate contacted state Senate Clerk Russell Humphrey to ask if the floor-level sink had been installed outside the…

Maddow: Republicans don’t want to argue for their unpopular same sex marriage position

On her show Monday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow accused Republicans of hoping their own position regarding same sex marriage would be overlooked. She noted that while same sex marriage had become widely accepted within the Democratic Party, elected Republicans were still by and large opposed to letting same sex…

Ralph Nader explains how voting for the ‘least worst’ candidate corrupts democracy

Consumer advocate Ralph Nader on Monday decried the lack of choices at the ballot box and predicted super rich candidates would run in 2016. Speaking on C-SPAN, Nader said the influence of money on the political process along with the weakening of unions had prevented candidates from addressing certain controversial…

Economics professor smacks down Bill O’Reilly: He has no idea what a ‘nanny state’ is

Appearing Monday on “Democracy Now,” Richard Wolff, an economics professor who taught for 35 years at the University of Massachusetts, said that Fox News host Bill O’Reilly has absolutely no idea what he’s saying when he rants about so-called “nanny states.” Wolff’s comments were a reaction to a clip of…

Albany police: SWAT used poor black neighborhood for training because it’s ‘realistic’

The chief of police in Albany, New York says that his department just wanted a “realistic” setting when it frightened residents in a poor, predominately African-American neighborhood with SWAT training exercises that included firing blank ammunition and exploding flash grenades. On Thursday, Albany’s SWAT team shocked nearby residents when it…

MSNBC contributor: ‘Level of anti-Semitism’ against Bloomberg over gun control

MSNBC contributor Mike Barnicle on Monday said that he had seen a “level of anti-Semitism” against Michael Bloomberg after the Jewish mayor began to push for gun control in response to the December mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. During a panel discussion on Morning Joe, former Romney adviser Dan Senor…

Man fatally shot 10 times with assault rifle outside California Carl’s Jr.

Authorities on Sunday confirmed that a man in California was shot 10 times with a military-style assault rifle while he was standing outside a fast food restaurant. A county Medical Examiner’s office report obtained by KNSD indicated that a 43-year-old victim died after being gunned down in the parking lot…

Gay activist schools Tony Perkins: LGBT people won’t ‘use up all the marriage licenses’

Evan Wolfson, the founder of the one of the country’s top same sex marriage advocacy groups, on Sunday assured Family Research Council President Tony Perkins that “the gay people are not going to use up all the marriage licenses” if the Supreme Court strikes down marriage discrimination. CBS host Bob…

Lesbian pundit smacks down ‘pro-family activist’: Procreation is ‘not the point of marriage!’

In a heated confrontation on Sunday, lesbian Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen shot down Faith and Freedom Coalition Chairman Ralph Reed after he argued that the primary purpose of marriage was procreation. During a NBC panel discussion about the Supreme Court’s decision to consider the federal government’s Defense of Marriage Act…

Karl Rove jokes that black Democratic strategist ‘owes me some fried chicken’

Republican strategist Karl Rove engaged in some friendly — if not tone deaf — banter with Democratic strategist Donna Brazile on Sunday, joking that she owed him some “fried chicken.” During a panel discussion on ABC, Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan noted that many conflicts within the Republican Party…

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