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Cantor: ‘The government doesn’t create jobs’

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) on Sunday insisted that the Republicans had not wasted time by repeatedly attempting to repeal Obamacare instead of passing jobs bills because “the government doesn’t create jobs.” During a Sunday morning interview, Fox News host Chris Wallace told Cantor that Republican leadership had talked…

Spectators hurt when power plant demolition goes wrong in California

Flying shrapnel from a power plant demolition injured spectators who were gathered to watch the buildings go down on Saturday in Bakersfield, California. According to the Bakersfield Californian, several bystanders were hurt, including a 43-year-old man who could lose both his legs. Police described the man’s injuries as “one obvious…

Fischer: LGBT activists should back Russia anti-gay laws to ‘celebrate diversity’

American Family Association (AFA) Director of Issues Analysis Bryan Fischer this week called on LGBT activists to “celebrate diversity” by supporting Russia’s law banning “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations.” Earlier this week, the author of the “anti-LGBT propaganda law” told a Moscow radio station that he did not expect that…

Louisiana police: ‘Adults’ gave ‘untruthful statements’ after 5-year-old shoots 3-year-old

Authorities in Louisiana don’t know how a 5-year-old boy managed to shoot a 3-year-old boy, but they are pretty sure that people taking care of the children are lying about the incident. According to The News Star, Monroe Police Sgt. Mark Johnson said officers responded to reports that a 3-year-old…

Texas cop took fan photos before letting Zimmerman off with warning

Officials in a Texas town said on Thursday that they planned to question one of their officers after it was discovered that he took what may have been fan photos of George Zimmerman’s driver’s license during a traffic stop. Earlier this week, the former neighborhood watchmen was stopped for speeding…

O’Reilly: Blacks need ‘peer pressure’ more than sex education and contraception

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly suggested on Friday that many of the problems in the African-American community could be solved by using peer pressure instead of sex education and contraception to prevent unmarried women from having children. In response to protests over the George Zimmerman verdict, O’Reilly has spent recent…

Republican candidate: Obamacare ‘as destructive’ as slavery

Republican congressional candidate Bill O’Brien on Thursday said that the Affordable Care Act was as bad as slavery laws in the United States. “And what is Obamacare?” he said at an Americans for Prosperity event in Concord, New Hampshire. “It is a law as destructive to personal and individual liberty…

Prosecutor: Alabama parents beat son to death for wetting pants

An Alabama couple has been charged with capital murder after a 5-year-old boy was allegedly beaten to death for urinating in his pants. According to WBRC, Anniston police responded on July 26 to a call that said 5-year-old Gregory Caver was having breathing problems. The boy later died after being…

Illinois man pays $150,000 legal settlement in truck full of quarters

A man in Williamson County, Illinois pulled a truckload of bags of quarters up to a law office on Wednesday, delivering his share of a court-ordered payment in a wrongful death suit. When asked why he was paying the $150,000 in quarters, Roger Herrin told WSIL-TV, “Because I couldn’t do…

Assange: Manning verdict ‘a collapse of the rule of law’

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday blasted the United States for finding Army Private First Class Bradley Manning guilty of leaking thousands of diplomatic cables. In an interview with Vice, Assange said he was “not surprised” by the verdict and that “we succeeded” by overcoming the more serious charges, which…

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