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Ohio Repub surprised to find out he’s responsible for Kim Davis attending State of the Union

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That anti-gay activist Kim Davis would be attending Tuesday’s State of the Union address was news even to the lawmaker who made that possible, the Huffington Post reported.

When asked about Davis attending the event, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) initially said, “I didn’t invite anyone.”

Later, Jordan confirmed that Davis’ ticket was provided through his office while talking to his spokesperson in the Capitol basement.

“So we gave a ticket to — at the request of the Family Research Council — we gave the ticket to Kim Davis’ family,” said Jordan, who chairs the House Freedom Caucus.

After saying he found out about the ticket situation on Tuesday, the Post reported, Jordan defended Davis’ attendance.

[h/t Talking Points Memo]

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Maryland pool stalker says he isn’t racist — he’s autistic

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A Maryland man who called police on two groups of Black women at an apartment complex says that his actions weren't motivated by race, rather it was his autism.

According to WUSA, the man now known as "Poolside Nick," approached the women to complain about using glass bottles, which is against the pool rules at their apartment complex.

Videos were posted by Felecia Soso showing the man telling the women "glassware is not allowed at the pool."

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‘Everyone ultimately prefers their own race’: Morrissey claims he’s not racist because everybody else is

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Former Smiths singer Morrissey explained in an interview that he couldn't possibly be a racist because everyone else is racist.

Morrissey came out for the anti-Islam political party in England, and has run into problems about his political claims ever since. As noted by Consequence of Sound, "it doesn’t help that he says thing like Halal certifiers support ISIS, of course."

He made the comments as part of an interview with his own nephew Sam Etsy Rayner, for Moz’s website.

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‘He should be hospitalized’: Internet stunned after Trump goes off on completely incoherent Mt Rushmore rant

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President Donald Trump was asked on Tuesday whether his face should appear on Mount Rushmore along with other major American presidents.

“If I answer that question yes, I will end up with such bad publicity,” Trump told The Hill, before pivoting to an incoherent rant about fireworks.

The president's rambling shocked many people on Twitter:

Apart from Trump’s apparent inability to string together coherent English sentences on the fly, note also the sheer ignorance and apathy toward the idea that there might be legitimate reasons why fireworks are not detonated around the Black Hills. https://t.co/jja2XD19Mw

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