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Southern Baptist ‘ethics chief’ reprimanded for racial remarks and plagiarism

Richard Land, the president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, was officially reprimanded twice on Friday and had his radio show canceled following a series of racial remarks and about Trayvon Martin’s slaying and evidence that he had plagiarized conservative publications. “We reprimand Dr. Land for…

Live Action edited key information out of anti-abortion video

Thursday Live Action released a much-touted “gendercide” video that tried to paint Planned Parenthood as an organization that encourages women to “kill girls.” The video was released on the same day the House of Representatives voted on a bill that would ban sex-selective abortion. Democrats defeated the Prenatal Non-Discrimination Act…

CDC denies rumors of zombie apocalypse

A man in Miami chews the face off another man, allegedly while under some kind of drug-induced psychosis. Another man in New Jersey goes insane and slices his belly open, then throws his own intestines at police. Yet another man in Maryland admits to eating his roommate’s heart and brain. A…

Jeb Bush slams Norquist’s tax pledge: Don’t ‘outsource your principles’

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) on Friday suggested that Republicans were outsourcing their “principles and convictions” by signing Grover Norquist’s pledge to never raise taxes. During a House Budget Committee hearing, Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) asked the former governor if he agreed with the Americans for Tax Reform…

CNN host clarifies ‘lifestyle’ comment: ‘Being gay is not a choice’

CNN host Ashleigh Banfield on Friday awkwardly explained that she had misspoken when she said that “homosexuality is a lifestyle choice.” During a Thursday segment about Kansas Pastor Curtis Knapp, who believes that LGBT people should be executed by the government, Banfield attempted to address his comparison between homosexuality and…

Bill Clinton: Romney had a ‘sterling business career’

Former President Bill Clinton has become the latest high-profile Democrat to undermine the Obama campaign’s message that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney would be bad for the economy because he had a record of killing jobs as the CEO of Bain Capital. “I don’t think that we ought to…

High school atheist scores graduation ceremony victory

A Texas high school will not be including a convocation prayer in its graduation ceremony this year, breaking with a 100-year tradition as old as the school itself. Mark Reyes, the valedictorian at Poteet High School in Poteet, Texas, has asked that the school observe the separation of church and…

Barrett to Walker: ‘You should be ashamed’ of ‘dead baby’ commercial

Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate Tom Barrett (D) on Thursday blasted current Gov. Scott Walker (R) for using “Willie Horton” style tactics by running a commercial that includes pictures of a dead toddler. “He’s running a commercial right now that shows a dead baby,” Barrett charged during the final debate before voters…

U.S. adds just 69,000 jobs in May, unemployment rises to 8.2 percent

The US economy added a scant 69,000 jobs in May, the lowest number in a year, and the unemployment rate rose to 8.2 percent, the government said Friday. The dismal report signaled that the much hoped-for recovery in the job market has stalled and fueled speculation that it may prompt…

Democrats deploy Bill Clinton in recall fight against Scott Walker

Bill Clinton will travel to Wisconsin on Friday to campaign in the state’s recall election amid accusations from local activists that the Obama administration has failed to get behind their bid to oust Republican governor Scott Walker. The Democratic National Committee announced the former president’s trip on Thursday in the hope that a…

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