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Five military members accused of misconduct in Secret Service scandal

Five members of the U.S. military were allegedly involved in the prostitution scandal in Colombia that saw 12 Secret Service members relieved of duty. The United States Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) said that it would punish the military members for “inappropriate conduct” at the same hotel the service agents were located…

GOP Rep: ‘I have little tolerance’ for those with high student loans

If someone is looking for sympathy for their high student loans, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) would not be among those providing any support. According to audio obtained by Think Progress, the congresswoman appeared on G. Gordon Libby show Friday afternoon, saying she “never borrowed a dime of money” during her…

‘Texts from Hillary’ creator: Always loved ‘the idea of powerful women texting each other’

Stacy Lamb and Adam Smith told Jennifer Granholm on Current’s the War Room Friday about how the genesis of their wildly popular Texts from Hillary meme was thought up at the bar. Lamb told Granholm that they knew they had a hit when Buzzfeed called it the best meme of…

Cow spared after running away from slaughterhouse

A 700-pound cow has been spared and sent to the farm after escaping from the slaughterhouse and running down New Jersey highways. The cow was hit twice by police vehicles during its escape run, then was finally caught after police shot it twice with tranquilizers. The cow is now healthy…

Wyclef Jean drops free ‘Justice’ track dedicated to Trayvon Martin

The Fugees artist Wyclef Jean partnered with Prescribed and J. Williams to create a song called “Justice (If You’re 17)” dedicated to Florida teen Trayvon Martin who was shot and killed in a controversial encounter with neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman in February. The track, available as a free download Saturday,…

Afghan war whistleblower Daniel Davis: ‘I had to speak out – lives are at stake’

Soldier wrote detailed report claiming US generals ‘have so distorted the truth … the truth has become unrecognizable’ “I am – how do you say it? – persona non grata,” said Lieutenant-Colonel Daniel Davis, as he sat sipping a coffee and eating a chocolate sundae in a shopping mall, just…

Obama Secret Service agents sent home from Colombia for ‘misconduct’

In a rare move, some Secret Service agents sent to Colombia to help protect US President Barack Obama at a regional summit have been sent home amid accusations of a sex scandal, officials and reports said on Friday. “There have been allegations of misconduct made against Secret Service personnel in…

Obama urges Congress to pass ‘Buffett Rule’

US President Barack Obama on Saturday urged Congress to pass the so-called “Buffett Rule,” which calls for increasing the tax rate on Americans making more than $1 million a year. “Most Americans support this idea,” Obama said in his weekly radio and Internet address. “One survey found that two-thirds of…

Bill Moyers and Angela Glover Blackwell discuss ‘Occupy,’ race and the American Dream

The latest episode of Moyers & Company featured an interesting discussion between Moyers and activist Angela Glover Blackwell. Blackwell is a “national leader for social justice and equity” and is the author of Uncommon Common Ground: Race and America’s Future. During the exchange, the two discussed the “Occupy” movement, social…

Gingrich renting out his donor list in desperate attempt to raise cash

Things haven’t been going well financially for would-be presidential candidate Newt Gingrich. First his think-tank declared bankruptcy. Then it was revealed that his campaign was so deeply in debt — to the tune of $4.5 million dollars — that it had had bounched a $500 check sent to the state…

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