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Fox guest slams the minimum wage: Abolish the ‘Black Teenage Unemployment Act’

A Fox News guest on Wednesday said that Congress should repeal the federal minimum wage because it was serving as the “Black Teenage Unemployment Act.” “The minimum wage makes no sense whatsoever to me,” former Reagan economist Art Laffer told Fox News host Jenna Lee. “Honestly it’s just the teenage…

Lawmaker fires handgun in Kentucky Capitol: ‘I am a gun owner… It happens’

A Kentucky lawmaker has confirmed that she accidentally discharged a handgun in her Capitol office on Tuesday. State Rep. Leslie Combs (D) told WHAS that she was unloading the gun in her Capitol annex office when it discharged. A bookcase was struck by a bullet after it ricocheted off the…

Christian Broadcasting Network: Pat Robertson can pray viewers’ toothaches away over the TV

The Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) suggested on Wednesday that televangelist Pat Robertson and another host had cured a viewer’s toothache because he watched them pray on television. In a video titled “Jaw Infection Healed by Miracle Prayer,” a man name Darren said that a dentist told him that he had…

Suspect’s lawyer blames rape victim’s family for ‘setting in motion’ her suicide

The lawyer for a teen accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl who killed herself in 2012 said this week that the victim’s family was to blame for her suicide. The parents of Audrie Pott have filed a wrongful death suit against the families of three boys who were accused…

Fox News contributor Ben Carson: Marijuana causes flashbacks years after use

Marijuana should not be legalized because it causes flashbacks and other impairments, according to retired neurosurgeon and Fox News contributor Ben Carson. “We have known for a long time that people who engage in such activities can have flashbacks months and years after usage,” he told Newsmax’s Steve Malzberg during…

Texas Boy Scout leader: Use ‘Christian love’ and treat gay scouts like criminals

A Boy Scout troop leader in Texas has come under fire after telling a local paper that he would — “in Christian love” — treat gay Boy Scouts like criminals and send them to counseling. Marble Falls Troop 284 leader Thom Fairleigh explained to The Highlander that he had reached…

Audio: Judge says women 150 miles from Texas abortion clinic can just drive faster

A conservative judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit argued on Monday that women who were 150 miles from the nearest abortion clinic because of new restrictions passed by the state last year could drive at least 75 miles an hour and their rights would not…

Pat Robertson: Global warming is a scam because there are no SUVs on Jupiter

Televangelist Pat Robertson pointed to the cold U.S. weather on Tuesday — and the fact that there were no “SUVs driving around in Jupiter” — to assert that global warming was a scam created by scientists. “The inconvenient truth is it’s getting cold,” Robertson said, riffing off the title of…

Study: Racism may speed cell aging and premature death in black men

A study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine this week found that aging was accelerated at the cellular level in African-American men who reported experiencing racial discrimination and who internalized anti-black attitudes. Although it is well-known that African-Americans have a shorter life span than whites, researchers from the…

Mitch McConnell to Dems: Kill Obamacare if you want unemployment benefits

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Tuesday moved to hold long-term unemployment insurance benefits hostage in an effort to delay President Barack Obama’s health care reform law. As the Senate was set to vote on breaking a Republican filibuster and extend the benefits that had been cut off last…

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