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Young Turks host: Louisiana’s sheriffs get a cut of America’s ‘prison capital’

The Young Turks host Ana Kasparian explained Tuesday how Louisiana sheriffs had an incentive to keep the inmate population high. “None violent drug offenders end up in these prisons for very, very long sentences just because these sheriff’s departments profit from it,” she said. Louisiana’s incarceration rate is the highest…

Jane Lynch: Being gay isn’t one of my flaws

Actress Jane Lynch told CNN’s Piers Morgan on Tuesday that she was “blown away” by President Barack Obama’s recent endorsement of same sex marriage. Even though “nothing is going to happen” because of his support for marriage equality, she still appreciated that Obama took the risk of publicly stating his…

GOP Senate candidate ‘proud’ Rush Limbaugh inducted into Hall of Famous Missourians

Republican Senate candidate Sarah Steelman on Tuesday defended Rush Limbaugh’s induction into the Hall of Famous Missourians. “To me it is not controversial,” she told KFNS radio. “He is a famous Missourian. He made a difference in talk radio. I know the family quite well, they are very patriotic and…

Pat Robertson: ‘The union of two men’ brings ‘disease and suffering’

TV preacher Pat Robertson is blasting President Barack Obama as a “shameless panderer” for his support of equal marriage rights for same sex couples. Appearing on ABC’s The View on Tuesday, Obama spoke about his opposition to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which imposes a federal ban on same…

Report: FBI considering hate crime charges for Zimmerman

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) may soon charge George Zimmerman with a hate crime over the killing of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, according to news reports. WFTV recently learned that the FBI is considering charging the former neighborhood watchmen with a hate crime, which could be punished with the…

Pat Buchanan: Obama using ‘coercion’ to impose ‘unnatural’ marriage

Former MSNBC contributor Pat Buchanan on Monday insisted that President Barack Obama was trying impose “unnatural and immoral” same sex marriage on the country “by coercion.” The conservative author asserted to Fox News host Megyn Kelly that Obama’s support for marriage equality would rally the conservative base, who “are right…

Church sues woman for $500,000 after negative Google review

A church in Beaverton, Oregon is suing a woman after she posted a negative Google review calling them a “cult.” Julie Anne Smith revealed on her blog in March that Pastor Chuck O’Neal and Beaverton Grace Bible Church had sued her for $500,000 over negative reviews on Google and DEX…

Maddow: Democrats did not make up the ‘war on women’

On her show Monday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow cataloged a slew of recent Republican bills that aim to roll back women’s access to contraception and abortion. “Slap an anti-abortion label on it and apparently this year’s model of Republican lawmaker will automatically vote for it,” she quipped. Not surprisingly,…

Historian: Sexual fundamentalists became ‘gatekeepers’ of GOP primaries

Historian and author Nancy L. Cohen explained to Reason TV on Monday the powerful influence of “sexual fundamentalists” on the Republican Party. “About forty years ago, everything changed in America,” she said. “Birth control actually used to be illegal, gay sex was illegal, and then you had this sexual revolution.…

Chomsky: Bush kidnapped and tortured, Obama murders

MIT professor Noam Chomsky on Monday decried the use of drones against suspected terrorists, saying that it was murder and violated due process. “If Bush, the Bush Administration, didn’t like somebody, they’d kidnap them and send them to torture chambers,” he said on Democracy Now. “If the Obama Administration decides…

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