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Twitter user arrested for threatening to rape and murder female activist

Scotland Yard said that a 21-year-old man was arrested in London on Sunday for sending rape and murder threats to a female activist on Twitter. Caroline Criado-Perez had become a target on Wednesday after she organized a successful campaign to have author Jane Austen appear on a newly-designed British bank…

Texas pastor shoots nephew dead at church on Sunday

A Texas pastor is being accused of murder for allegedly fatally shooting his nephew on Sunday. The Newton County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to KBMT that Pastor Luther Jones of the Belgrade Baptist Church was being held on a murder charge. Juanita Jones told KJAS that her brother, 34-year-old Curtis Jones,…

George Will links Detroit bankruptcy to ‘cultural’ problems and ‘unmarried mothers’

Conservative columnist George Will on Sunday suggested that “unmarried mothers” had a hand in pushing the city of Detroit into the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. Former Obama White House auto czar Steve Rattner told an ABC News panel on Sunday that the federal government should provide some help…

Rep. King blasts Rand Paul ‘madness’: This is the anti-war left-wing Democrats of the 1960s

Congressman Peter King (R-NY) on Sunday lashed out at Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and other civil libertarians within the GOP, warning they would destroy the Republican Party. King told CNN it was disgraceful that 94 Republicans voted in favor of a proposal by Michigan Reps. Justin Amash (R) and John…

Greenwald: ‘I defy’ NSA officials to deny spying program details under oath

Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald on Sunday revealed that he would be publishing new details that backed up former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edwards Snowden’s claim that low-level analysts could listen to the phone calls of any American or even read President Barack Obama’s emails. “The story that we’ve been…

Paul Begala: Today’s Republican Party is ‘Neanderthals fighting with Cro-Magnons’

Democratic strategist Paul Begala on Sunday asserted that infighting between different factions of Republicans appeared just to be “Neanderthals fighting with Cro-Magnons” as the party lunged further and further to the right. During a panel discussion on CNN, Democratic Pollster Cornell Belcher said that internal arguments about policies like National…

Sen. Mike Lee: Republicans ripping me for govt. shutdown threat is a ‘compliment’

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) on Sunday said that he would consider criticism from fellow Republicans a “compliment” after he threatened to shut down the government in order to stop President Barack Obama’s health care reform law. Last week, Lee had told Fox News that he was calling on Republicans to…

Plague-infected squirrel shuts down L.A. campgrounds

Three campgrounds in the Los Angeles National Forest in California are closed after park personnel caught a flea-ridden squirrel infected with plague. According to ABC News, Los Angeles County Health Department officials say the campground will be closed for at least a week while investigators test squirrels and other animals…

Steve King: I picked up cantaloupe-calved immigrants ‘personally with my hands’

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is doubling down on his assertion that many undocumented immigrants are drug runners with “calves the size of cantaloupes.” In an interview with Newsmax last week, King had said that for every one valedictorian, “there’s another hundred out there who they weigh 130 pounds and they’ve…

Feds probing Arizona school’s ‘Redneck Day’ after student wears Confederate flag

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has said it will open an investigation after a student in Arizona wore a Confederate flag to a school-sponsored “Redneck Day.” Civil rights leaders contacted the ED after a photo emerged of a student wearing a large Confederate Army battle flag as a cape…

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