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Republican: NSA mass spying ‘precisely the way our government ought to operate’

Representative Mike Pompeo (R-KS) on Wednesday defended the National Security Agency’s domestic surveillance program, saying it complied with U.S. law. “I want to make clear to everyone that contrary to the suggestions of some, the NSA has not been acting outside the scope of its authorities,” he said on the…

Alabama agency opens meeting with Christian prayer against same-sex marriage

The Alabama Public Service Commission last week opened a public meeting with an overtly Christian prayer that mentioned abortion and same-sex marriage. In a regulatory meeting on Alabama Power rates, PSC President Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh introduced John Delwin Jordan of East Memorial Baptist Church in Prattville and encouraged the public…

Rescuers called in as man drunkenly swims from Canada to U.S. and back

A Canadian man is sorry for the ruckus he caused after he chugged eight beers and swam across the Detroit River and back, prompting rescue personnel to turn out three boats and a helicopter to search for him. According to the Windsor Star, 47-year-old John Morillo of Windsor, Ontario denied…

Conservative columnist attacks Obama over ‘disgusting’ speech on racism

Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin and NewsMax radio host Steve Malzberg on Monday denied that institutional racism was at all responsible for problems within black communities. Commenting on President Barack Obama’s speech last Friday, Rubin suggested that racial prejudice and discrimination no longer existed. It was, in her words, something…

Virginia paper sorry for printing racist rant about ‘black motherf*ckers’

A newspaper in Virginia on Tuesday said that it would apologize after protesters demonstrated outside of its offices on Monday over anonymous racist comments that were recently printed. In the July 16th edition of the weekly newspaper C-Ville‘s “The Rant” section, editors transcribed an anonymous voicemail that complained about African-Americans…

Fox News rehabilitates Zimmerman with ‘car crash truthers’ report

Fox News on Tuesday extended a story about former neighborhood watchmen George Zimmerman’s rescue of passengers in an overturned truck into a second day by taking on what they called “car crash truthers.” On Monday, the conservative network had broken into regular programming for a “Fox News Alert” that Zimmerman…

D’oh! CNN host says humans ‘hunted the dildo into extinction’

Apparently global warming wasn’t the only thing on CNN host Jonathan Mann’s mind when announced that humans had “hunted the dildo into extinction” during segment last week. A recent study by Professor John Wiens of the University of Arizona found that the speed of climate change was putting species at…

Austin man arrested for burning police horse with cigarette

An Austin, Texas man was arrested Sunday morning and charged with a state jail felony after allegedly burning a police horse with a cigarette. Tyrone Branch Jr., 23, reportedly began interfering with the police animal in the early hours of Sunday morning after drinking alcohol in the hours leading up…

Christian ‘prophet’: I don’t want disasters to punish U.S. for same sex marriage but I’m ‘reporting’

Self-styled “Christian prophet” Cindy Jacobs said on Monday that the wrath of God is coming to the United States because of recent Supreme Court decisions about same sex marriage. Right Wing Watch reported that Jacobs was talking with televangelist Jim Bakker when she described an urgent warning she received from…

Cruz: ‘Gay marriage’ leads to Christianity being defined as ‘hate speech’

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is predicting that tolerance of equal rights for LGBT people will result in Christianity being defined as “hate speech.” In a recent interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network, host David Brody told Cruz that activists saw the opposition to same sex marriage as “hate speech from…

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