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Maryland pastor tells anti-gay group: LGBT people are ‘worthy of death’

Speaking during a panel discussion put on last weekend by the Maryland Marriage Alliance, Pastor Robert J. Anderson quoted from the book of Romans and declared that LGBT people are an abomination “worthy of death.” “The Scriptures in Leviticus 18:22, you know what that says,” he explains in video published…

Ryan: ‘I just don’t understand’ what ‘horses and bayonets’ means

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan says that he can’t figure out what President Barack Obama meant when he mocked Mitt Romney’s complaint about the Navy’s smaller fleet of ships by saying “we also have fewer horses and bayonets.” During the third 2012 presidential debate, Romney had criticized Obama because…

Obama rips Romney’s Navy expansion: ‘We also have fewer horses and bayonets’

President Barack Obama on Monday mocked Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s complaint about having less ships in the U.S. Navy, saying that the country also had “fewer horses and bayonets.” During the third 2012 presidential debate, the GOP hopeful said that he would be able to balance the budget while…

Romney on drones: ‘Use any and all means necessary to take out’ enemies

During the third 2012 presidential debate, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney praised President Barack Obama for his use of unmanned aerial drones to fight terrorism. “I believe we should use any and all means necessary to take out people who pose a threat to us and our friends around the…

Moderator Schieffer slips up, calls bin Laden ‘Obama’

The single letter separating the president’s name from that of America’s former enemy number one has led to many verbal miscues, the latest of which took place during the final presidential debate Monday night. Moderator Bob Schieffer, setting up a question about Pakistan’s loyalty to the U.S., accidentally referred to…

Obama rips Romney on military size: ‘The question is not a game of battleship’

President Barack Obama laughed off Mitt Romney’s argument that he had weakened the military through downsizing by joking that it was only natural for advancements in technology to make obsolete older weapons—such as those from the Civil War. In a discussion about the size of the military, Romney went after…

Press-credentialed man sneakily gives finger to live Fox News broadcast

Fox News inadvertently aired a middle finger salute during their pre-debate coverage when an unidentified man with press credentials crept into the network’s shot and flipped a subtle middle finger to the camera. While host Shepard Smith interviewed Obama surrogate General Wesley Clark at Lynn University prior to Monday’s final…

Rep. Peter King: ‘I think they’re hiding’ even though CIA backs Obama on Libya

President Barack Obama said plainly on Sept. 12 that the attack on America’s embassy in Libya was an act of terrorism, but he refrained from using that word again for about two weeks while the investigation was ongoing — a gap that’s got many Republicans absolutely obsessed. Count Rep. Peter…

‘Copwatch,’ or: How activists are changing police behaviors in New York City

In a unique activism short film, the Waging Nonviolence blog explored how activists in New York City are working to change police behaviors there by organizing “copwatch” patrols that diligently film police encounters. The tactic of copwatching was started in the ’70s by Black Panther activists in San Diego, but…

‘F*ck you, Ohio,’ for hogging presidential race

Satirist Andy Cobb has a message to the one state that seems to suck the most time and attention during presidential races: ‘Fuck you, Ohio.” “Many things divide Americans, but we can unite behind a common enemy — a force making us irrational, weak and stupid,” Cobb says in a…

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