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Kentucky Senator Rand Paul: ‘Right to health care’ is slavery

Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul said during a Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing Wednesday that those who believe in a right to health care actually believe in slavery. “With regard to the idea of whether you have a right to health care, you have realize what that implies,”…

GOP Senate hopeful: ’3/5ths clause was an anti-slavery amendment’

WASHINGTON – An African-American pastor running for the U.S. Senate incorrectly argued that the so-called three-fifths clause in the original Constitution was crafted with the intention of abolishing slavery. Bishop E. W. Jackson, who has filed as a Republican candidate for Virginia’s open Senate seat in 2012, argued in a…

American Apparel CEO held teen as sex slave: lawsuit

NEW YORK (Reuters) – American Apparel Inc founder and chief executive Dov Charney is being sued for $250 million by a woman who said he treated her as a sex slave when she was a teenage sales employee at the clothing chain. Irene Morales of Brooklyn, New York, has accused…

Daily Show on censoring Twain: ‘Slave was just a job description’

Last night The Daily Show weighed in on a plan to sanitize Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn. NewSouth Books recently announced that it would release a version of Twain’s classic novel that replaces 219 instances of the word “nigger” with the word “slave.” “Well, congratulations on the promotion, Jim,” Comedy Central’s…

Arrested TSA worker asked girl to be his ‘sex slave’

A Transportation Security Administration employee in Florida is behind bars this weekend after a 15-year-old girl claimed he groped her and asked if she would be his “sex slave,” according to published reports. Charles Henry Bennett, a 57-year-old TSA worker at Orlando International Airport, is being held without bail after…

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