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CODEPINK protester crashes Senate hearing on Syria: ‘The American people do not want this’

CODEPINK co-founder and anti-war activist Medea Benjamin interrupted a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the possibility of a U.S. military strike in Syria on Tuesday, prompting a response from Secretary of State John Kerry after she was ejected from the proceedings. Video posted by Talking Points Memo shows Benjamin…

Texas National Guard refuses to offer same sex couples access to benefits at state-owned facilities

Some Texas National Guard troops, who serve under the banner of the Texas Military Services, will face new logistical challenges this week after the head of the state’s forces issued a ruling that same sex couples will not be granted access to their federal military benefits at state-owned facilities. Because…

Watch: Joe Rogan does an amazingly good impression of Alex Jones’ crazy FEMA ranting

Stand-up comedian, television host and mixed martial artist Joe Rogan can add Alex Jones impressions to his repertoire of skills. Monday on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast, skeptic and “debunker” Mick West linked conspiracy theories about the Federal Emergency Management Agency to Americans’ relative unfamiliarity with the mechanics of human…

The preserved ruins of the worst Nazi massacre of civilians in France is slowing disappearing

Robert Hébras stepped carefully through the crumbled ruins of the village where he once lived. “There’s the school bell still hanging up there, reminding me how I was always late,” said the 88-year-old former mechanic. Almost 70 years after this idyllic rural village near Limoges burnt down, there are still…

Christian radio host: Military’s ‘homosexual takeover’ could doom attack on Syria

A Christian radio host warned on Monday that a strike on Syria could be doomed to fail because of a “homosexual takeover” of the U.S. military. The American Family Association’s Sandy Rios told her listeners that she opposed an attack on Syria because it was “the nature” of Secretary of…

John Kerry: This is not the time for armchair isolationism

The United States must “stand up and act” to punish the Syrian regime and cannot resort to isolationism in the face of “slaughter,” Secretary of State John Kerry told lawmakers Tuesday. “This is not the time for armchair isolationism. This is not the time to be spectators to a slaughter,”…

Americans don’t want U.S. military strike against Syria, poll finds

Two new polls out Tuesday have found strong opposition to US military intervention in Syria among a war-weary American public despite increasing support in Washington for punitive strikes. A survey carried out by the Pew Research Center over the weekend found that 48 percent of Americans oppose “conducting military airstrikes”…

Microsoft hopes to burst into the smartphone market with ‘transformational’ Nokia deal

With its deal for Nokia’s handset business, Microsoft is making a bold, risky bet to gain traction in the smartphone market after missing the tech sector’s shift to mobile. The deal worth $7.2 billion (5.44 billion euros) gives Microsoft Nokia’s mobile phone operations along with an array of patents and…

Southern Baptists order their military chaplains not to perform same sex marriages

The North American Mission Board, the domestic arm of the Southern Baptist Convention’s mission outreach programs, has issued guidelines ordering the religion’s military chaplains not to perform, attend or participate in same sex weddings in any way. According to the Baptist Press, the guidelines were issued Friday and go into…

Black pastor wants ‘only white people’ as greeters for Sunday services

A black pastor at a multi-racial church in Charlotte, North Carolina is facing scrutiny for an email she sent in which she requested that all the greeters at Sunday services be white. In the email obtained by WBTV, the executive pastor of operations, Makeda Pennycooke, wrote “we are continuing to…

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