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Arpaio defiant: Obama’s new immigration policy won’t affect Arizona

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says that President Barack Obama’s decision to offer immunity to younger undocumented immigrants won’t effect his enforcement efforts in Arizona. “We’re going to continue enforcing the illegal immigration laws, including the state laws,” Arpaio told CNN’s Don Lemon on Friday. “Does that mean that you…

McConnell calls Obama ‘thuggish’ over opposition to Citizens United

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Friday accused President Barack Obama’s administration of using “thuggish” tactics to promote campaign finance reform. During a speech to the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference, McConnell said that liberals were using “bullying” and “intimidation” to thwart the free speech rights of conservatives. “The…

Fox News co-host calls for mass deportations

The night before President Barack Obama announced that he would grant immunity to younger undocumented immigrants, “The Five” co-host (and former host of Fox Business Network’s ‘Follow The Money’) Eric Bolling took to the airwaves to suggest that federal officials should conduct a mass deportation campaign, all in the name…

Robert Reich: Romney is the reverse Robin Hood

Berkeley professor and former labor secretary Robert Reich suggested Thursday that Mitt Romney’s economic plan favored the wealthy at the expense of the poor. “Romney has said repeatedly, he wants to cut taxes on the very wealthy,” he said on MSNBC’s The Last Word. “The nonpartisan Tax Policy Center here…

Sen. Sanders: Consumers should know if food is genetically modified

Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA) on Thursday introduced an amendment to the farm bill that would give states the power to label genetically modified food. “I personally believe, and I think most Americans believe, that when a mother goes to the store and purchases food for her…

Jose Antonio Vargas: Americans have profound misunderstanding of immigration

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas on Thursday said the immigration system was fundamentally broken. “Ordinary Americans have such a profound misunderstanding of what this issue is and who we exactly are,” he told CBS News. The Filipino writer — who has has worked for The San Francisco Chronicle, The…

Indonesian man jailed for posting ‘God does not exist’ on Facebook

An Indonesian man who professed his atheism online was sentenced on Thursday to serve two years and six months in prison, according to the Jakarta Post. Thirty-year-old Alexander Aan was assaulted by a mob and arrested after posting “God does not exist” on Facebook earlier this year. He was found…

Washington parent: Sex education is ‘just the same as raping somebody’

Parents in Washington state — and a few conservative websites — are outraged after an elementary school principal described sex acts during a sexual education class last week. According to KCPQ, the principal of Onalaska Elementary School was talking to 11- and 12-year-old students about HIV and sexually transmitted diseases…

Anti-LGBT leader: Same sex adoption is ‘a form of sexual abuse’

The director of issues of the anti-LGBT rights group American Family Association (AFA) on Wednesday claimed that kids were facing “a form of sexual abuse” when they were adopted by same sex couples. During his Wednesday radio program Focal Point, Bryan Fischer pointed to a debunked study that suggested children…

Warren: Americans ‘understand the game is rigged’

Speaking to MSNBC host Chris Matthews on Wednesday evening, Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren (D) said that in her time on the campaign trail, she’s realized that most Americans “understand the game is rigged,” and that “they’re ready for somebody to get out there and talk to them about it.”…

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