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Lawrence O’Donnell blasts Newsweek ‘puff piece’ on Sarah Palin

MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell blasted the “once noble” Newsweek magazine on Monday night for allowing Sarah Palin to say, “I think I can win” in an interview without contest. O’Donnell noted that nearly every 2012 presidential poll has shown Palin has little chance, adding that she is the most unpopular…

Westboro Baptists to picket funeral of former First Lady Betty Ford

The Westboro Baptists Church has announced plans to picket the funeral services in California and Michigan for former First Lady Betty Ford. The Westboro Baptist Church has gained infamy for picketing the funerals of military families with offensive signs such as “Thank God for Dead Soldiers” and “God Hates America.”…

St. Croix County Republican Party in Wisconsin campaigning for fake Democrat

The St. Croix County Republican Party is encouraging Republicans to vote for a fake Democratic candidate in Tuesday’s 10th Senate District primary election, according to the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel. Isaac Weix is one of six fake Democratic candidates who entered the race to force Democratic primary elections in Wisconsin. County…

New Hampshire Councilman who voted to defund Planned Parenthood: I won’t pay for ‘partying’ women

LITTLETON, New Hampshire (Reuters) – Planned Parenthood has stopped providing birth control pills and other contraception in New Hampshire after the state’s executive council rejected up to $1.8 million in funding for the group, which also provides privately-funded abortions. The move is expected to affect an average of 120 low-income…

Clinton: Syrian President Assad has ‘lost legitimacy’

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hit back Monday after Syrian “thugs” besieged the US embassy in Damascus, saying President Bashar Al-Assad was “not indispensable” and had “lost legitimacy.” Syria’s charge d’affaires was summoned to the foreign ministry in Washington to explain the Assad regime’s “outrageous” failure to meet…

FBI investigating brutal hate crime against Native American family

The FBI is investigating an alleged hate crime against a Native American family after local law enforcement released the three white assailants without charges in May. Indian Country Today reported that three men armed with baseball bats, knives and a crowbar confronted Johnny Bonta and his son-in-law while they were…

Arizona lawmaker points loaded gun at reporter’s chest

A freshman Arizona state Senator may be in need of some gun safety lessons. Richard Ruelas, a reporter for The Arizona Republic, found himself staring down the barrel of Republican state Sen. Lori Klein’s raspberry-pink firearm during a recent interview at the Capitol. “Oh, it’s so cute,” Klein said of…

White House admits marijuana has ‘some’ medical value

Just days after the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) insisted that there is no medical value to marijuana, the White House appeared to contradict the position, saying in a report that there may actually be “some” medical value to “individual components of the cannabis plant” after all. The statement was just…

Ashton Kutcher’s crusade against sex ads rooted in prior anti-prostitution efforts

At the beginning of July, actor Ashton Kutcher brought heaps of publicity to his new anti-trafficking charity by updating his over seven million Twitter followers with the news that he convinced American Airlines to remove their ads from Village Voice Media publications. “Hey @AmericanAir are you aware that you are…

Obama presses Republicans on debt deal

President Barack Obama, aiming to break an impasse in crisis talks on US debt, declared himself ready on Monday to pay the political price of a painful compromise and pressed his Republican foes to do the same. “I do not see a path to a deal if they don’t budge,…

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