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‘Large amount’ of weapons seized from blogger who cheered Tucson shooting

A Boston-area blogger who declared “one down, 534 to go” after the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has had his gun license pulled and a “large amount” of weapons removed his home. Travis Corcoran, a comic book retailer in Arlington, Massachusetts, made the comment in a blog posting on January…

Alaska Senate candidate’s guards handcuff editor

Update below: Editor responds to arrest: The editor of an online Alaska news site says he was handcuffed and detained by private security guards working for Republican Senate candidate at a town hall meeting. Watch: Tony Hopfinger, editor of the online Alaska Dispatch, tells KTUU-TV that security pushed him as…

Ciao: RNC cancels Breitbart fundraiser after edited video scandal

Update: Event was “rescheduled, not canceled,” Breitbart to get invitation “The Republican National Committee will invite Andrew Breitbart to its rescheduled “big donor” fundraiser in Southern California, which had been set to feature the conservative columnist and online-media mogul, along with numerous California Republican politicians,” Ralph Z. Hallow reports for…

Ousted USDA employee Sherrod plans to sue Breitbart

Ousted USDA employee Shirley Sherrod says she will sue conservative blogger over edited video Ousted Agriculture Department employee Shirley Sherrod said Thursday she will sue a conservative blogger who posted an edited video of her making racially tinged remarks last week. Sherrod made the announcement in San Diego at the…

Exclusive: Washington Post fails to disclose blogger’s ties to White House

UPDATE: Washington Post responds, promises it will require full disclosure from all “Leadership” contributors Kris Coratti, Communications Director of The Washington Post, issued this statement in response to Raw Story’s report. Our original story follows. “On Leadership panelists are not employees of The Post, nor are they paid by The…

EU voices concern over Egyptian blogger’s death

CAIRO (AFP) – The European Union on Monday expressed concern over the death of a 28-year-old man allegedly killed at the hands of Egyptian police, and called for an impartial inquiry into the matter. “The EU Heads of Mission express their concern about the circumstances of the death of Khaled…

Colbert makes a point of not talking about Kagan’s sexuality

Blogs on the left and the right have questioned the sexuality of President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court pick with hopes that the mainstream media would pick up the issue. Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert was tempted to fall into the trap Tuesday but instead made a point of repeatedly not talking…

Jon Stewart to Apple: ‘Microsoft was supposed to be the evil one’

Apple promised to save the world from conformity in its famous 1984 advertisement. Following the raid of a blogger that obtained a next generation iPhone, the technology company may now be turning into Big Brother. Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart says Microsoft was supposed to be “the evil one” but Apple…

Right-wing group fears Sen. Graham’s ‘stealth gayness’

According to the right-wing political action committee Americans for Legal Immigration (ALIPAC), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) needs to “make his homosexual lifestyle public knowledge in the interest of political integrity and national security.” Or, in the words of one blogger, Graham’s “stealth gayness” might pose a danger to us all.…

Tax Day ‘war’? Tea Partiers promise to meet anarchists with firepower

Update: Conservative blogger objects to being quoted as example of “Anarchist side,” asks for correction It’s war! Or at least that’s the word being employed by the right-wing blogosphere to describe anarchist groups’ plans to “crash” the Tea Party movement’s Tax Day demonstrations on April 15. “Anarchists plan war on…

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