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Jeb Bush: George W. Bush deserves ‘tip of the hat’ for Obama’s foreign policy

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) on Thursday said that President Barack Obama owed a debt of gratitude to his brother, George W. Bush, because he seemed to have adopted foreign policies similar to ones the former president put in place. During an interview on CBS, host Charlie Rose noted…

3 State Dept. employees to testify in Manning Wikileaks court-martial

Three State Department employees are due to testify at a preliminary hearing Thursday for US soldier Bradley Manning, who faces a court-martial for allegedly leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents. The employees, whose names and titles were not released, will be asked to provide “State Department evidence” during the…

Hemp legalization added to Senate farm bill

In a last minute addition to the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) has submitted an amendment that would legalize the production of industrial hemp, a potential new bumper crop for U.S. farmers. “Industrial hemp is used in many healthy and sustainable consumer products.…

Eric Bolling: ‘Every terrorist on American soil has been a Muslim’

Fox News co-host Eric Bolling on Wednesday defended the New York Police Department’s spying program that targets Muslims by claiming that “every terrorist on American soil has been a Muslim.” On Fox News’ The Five, Bolling dismissed a lawsuit filed by Muslim Advocates, a legal rights group, because “the people…

‘Fox & Friends’ going to Tampa, Charlotte — ‘AND North Carolina!’

Fox News host Brian Kilmeade on Thursday said that “Fox & Friends” would be going to both Charlotte and North Carolina over the summer. “We’re going to Tampa this summer,” Kilmeade noted during a segment where co-host Steve Doocy was covering the weather. “We are, indeed,” Doocy agreed. “And Charlotte…

Human Rights Campaign survey finds ‘deck stacked’ against LGBT youths

LGBT teens are more than twice as likely as non-LGBT teens to say they’ve been verbally or physically attacked at school, according to a report released today by the Human Rights Campaign, one of the nation’s largest civil rights organization dedicated to LGBT rights. Titled “Growing Up LGBT in America,”…

Miami cannibal Rudy Eugene a ‘church boy’ who was carrying his Bible

Rudy Eugene, the so-called “Miami zombie” who police recently shot and killed as he chewed most of a homeless man’s face off, did not exhibit any “warning signs” that he might ever behave in such a way, according to a woman claiming to be his girlfriend. Yovonka Bryant, a 27-year-old…

Stand Your Ground? Texas man kills teacher over noise complaint

A Texas man says he was justified in killing an elementary school teacher over a noise complaint because he was “standing my ground.” Retired firefighter Raul Rodriguez is hoping that a video that he taped himself will prove that he was acting in self-defense when he gunned down P.E. teacher…

Jack and Jill Politics blogger on pay fairness: ‘Transparency is power’

In an interview with The Young Turks‘ Cenk Uygur on Wednesday, Cheryl Contee from JackandJillPolitics.com talks about her own experiences discovering pay discrimination and noted, “transparency is power.” Uygur talked about the proposed Paycheck Fairness Act, which failed in the Senate on Tuesday. Uygur said he agreed with the premise,…

US running out of patience with Pakistan: Panetta

The United States is running out of patience with Pakistan over safe havens for insurgents who attack US troops across the border in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned Thursday. Panetta was speaking during a brief visit to Kabul overshadowed by Afghan fury over a NATO air strike that allegedly…

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