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GOP says Air Force ‘hostile to religion’

More than 60 Republican lawmakers have signed a letter to U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta accusing the U.S. Air Force of being “hostile to religion,” according to Fox News. The letter, drafted by Reps. Todd Akin (R-MO), Diane Black (R-TN) and Randy Forbes (R-VA), calls on Panetta to investigate a…

Nearly one in five Republicans believe Obama is Muslim: Gallup

Republicans are more likely than Democrats or Independents to incorrectly believe that President Barack Obama adheres to the Muslim faith, according to a recent poll by Gallup. The poll, conducted June 7-10, found that 18 percent of Republicans believed Obama was Muslim, even though the President is a church-going Christian.…

North Carolina bar faces firestorm for alleged racism

“What makes me so undesirable as a patron?” Jonathan Wall is asking. It’s a question that has gotten increasing amounts of attention since his story went online earlier this week. Wall, a 21-year-old grad student, posted his account of an ugly encounter with employees at the Downtown Sports Bar &…

Issa admits no evidence White House involved in Fast and Furious

The Republican chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Sunday said that there was no proof that President Barack Obama’s White House had any involvement in Fast and Furious, a botched gun “walking” program that intended to trace weapon sales to Mexico. Last week, House Speaker John…

Supreme Court poised to rule on health care reform

The imminent US Supreme Court decision on Barack Obama’s signature health care reforms has major implications for November’s presidential election and for the future of the United States. A ruling is expected as early as Monday — two years to the day after Obama signed into law an act to…

Genetically modified grass blamed for mass cattle deaths in Texas

A form of genetically modified grass is being cited as the likely culprit in the sudden death of a herd of cattle in Central Texas, according to CBS News. Preliminary tests revealed that the grass, an altered form of Bermuda grass known as Tifton 85, had mysteriously begun producing cyanide gas. Scientists at…

An almighty Koch app: Democrat Darcy Burner targets billionaire brothers

Darcy Burner developing smartphone app to allow shoppers to avoid brands owned by the Kochs and other rightwingers Mopping up that spilled organic, fair trade coffee with a Brawny kitchen roll? Off to yoga in your Lycra shorts? Serving your kids kale chips on a Dixie paper plate? Did you…

Too many wildfires caused by gun owners, says Utah governor

Too many wildfires caused by gun owners, says Utah governor (+video) (via The Christian Science Monitor) Some of the wildfires scorching the West this year were sparked by unusual culprits: Gun owners. Or, more specifically, gun shooters. As with the Dump fire in Utah, which flared hard enough on Friday…

Ex-principal held without bond after fatal rampage

Former Tampa Bay area middle-school principal Anthony Giancola, 45, is being held without bond after a violent rampage that left two dead and a trail of destruction in its wake, according to the Associated Press. Giancola is charged in the fatal stabbings, as well as with ramming a building with…

Utah girl jailed and strip searched for hair-cutting prank

A 13-year-old girl in Utah had her ponytail cut off, was jailed for 30 days and was forced to undergo a strip search at the hands of juvenile justice officials, all because she allegedly helped a friend cut another little girl’s hair. “I was at McDonald’s with my other friend,”…

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