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Bill Maher: What Americans ‘know’ about Obamacare doesn’t count as ‘knowledge’

On the first day that the healthcare exchanges were open, Bill Maher sent documentary filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi, daughter of Nancy, out on the streets of New York to learn what citizens know about the law. The answer, not surprisingly, is “not very much.” One man complained that Obama shouldn’t have…

Lockheed Martin furloughs 3,000 workers due to government shutdown

US defense contractor Lockheed Martin said Friday it would put 3,000 workers on unpaid leave Monday due to the government shutdown. Lockheed said the number of employees furloughed was expected to increase weekly in the event of a prolonged shutdown. The furloughs include employees who are unable to work because…

‘Breaking Bad’ anti-hero Walter White gets spoiler-filled obituary in Albuquerque newspaper

A group of die-hard “Breaking Bad” fans have posted an obituary notice for the show’s anti-hero Walter White in a local paper in New Mexico, made famous by the cult series. David Layman, coincidentally a science teacher like White, was among 10.3 million viewers who tuned in to last weekend’s…

‘Essential’ but unpaid National Weather Service employees insert secret message into nightly bulletin

Someone at the National Weather Service’s Alaska bureau has a message for those who have shut down the government: “PLEASE PAY US.” As is evident from the image above — taken directly from the National Weather Service’s bulletin log — someone in the Anchorage office encoded the nightly weather forecast…

Four alleged child pornographers dead in likely murder-suicide plot in Alabama

Police in Alabama believe that four people found shot to death in a car 65 miles northwest of Birmingham were killed in an apparent murder-suicide plot after two of them had been charged, the other two implicated in a Tennessee child pornography investigation. Authorities would not release the names of…

UPDATE: Man dies after setting himself on fire at National Mall

One day after Washington, D.C. was locked down after a woman attempt to ram her car into the White House, Park Police say a man set himself on fire in the middle of the National Mall. Witnesses told NBC’s Washington affiliate that they saw a man “pouring gasoline on himself,…

Anti-LGBT group lies about tax-exempt status in seeking donations against transgender protection law

A high school student and his mother filed a complaint with the California Attorney General’s Office accusing the anti-LGBT group known as the Capitol Resource Institute (CRI) of operating illegally for over three years. According to the complaint filed by Ashton and Catherine Lee, CRI has been soliciting donations to…

Glenn Beck rails against ‘progressive’ washing machines at Lowe’s

Glenn Beck’s attack on all forms of what he deems “progressivism” expanded to the home-improvement front today, as he criticized General Electric’s new “progressive” dishwasher. (Raw Story couldn’t find any information about this new GE dishwasher, but a lack of evidence isn’t proof that it doesn’t exist.) According to Beck,…

Americans United for Life chief accuses the pro-choice movement of being anti-science

Charmaine Yoest, the president & CEO of Americans United for Life, argues that those who don’t think a fetus is a person are “anti-science.” At a panel hosted by the Southern Baptist Convention this week, Youst noted that Nancy Keenan of NARAL Pro-Choice America recently resigned as president of the…

GOP’s Terry Lee: ‘Dang straight’ I’ll collect my paycheck during shutdown

Although some of his congressional colleagues have said they’ll donate or forgo their paychecks during the government shutdown, a Nebraska Republican told his local paper that he’d continue to accept his salary. “Dang straight,” said Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE), adding that the question was irrelevant because the shutdown would soon…

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