Jeb Bush tells CNN he admires brother George W. for ‘not having an opinion on anything’ since he left office

Mediaite.com reported Friday night that during CNN's "The Lead," former Florida governor Jeb Bush told the show's host Jake Tapper he's impressed with how tight-lipped his brother, former president George W. Bush, has been over the past four years, which is unlike other former presidents and lawmakers.

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Rhode Island sixth-grader testifies for marriage equality during 12-hour hearing

Twelve-year-old Matthew Lannon, a sixth grader from Providence, RI, took to the stage Thursday night during a 12-hour hearing on the state's proposed marriage equality bill, which happens to be sponsored by Matthew's aunt, Sen. Donna Nesselbush (D-RI).

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Republican senators seek to add anti-abortion amendments to proposed budget bill

Five new anti-abortion amendments have been filed by Republican senators to their proposed budget resolution as part of the marathon voting session known as "vote-a-rama," The Huffington Post reported Friday.

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UPDATE: North Dakota decides to ask voters to pass extreme 'personhood' anti-abortion law

North Dakota lawmakers passed a resolution calling for voters to decide on a “personhood” abortion ban Friday afternoon, which would bestow human rights on fertilized eggs on a par with all the rights of U.S. citizens and effectively outlaw abortion and some forms of birth control, according to ThinkProgress.org.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren pokes fun at GOP, Wall Street during South Boston's annual St. Patrick's Day breakfast

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) took to the stage during South Boston's annual St. Patrick's Day Breakfast, using the opportunity to not only give an update on the Senate race, but also to poke some light-hearted fun at her Republican rival U.S. Senator Scott Brown.

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The top 5 rape apologist reactions to the Steubenville rape verdict

The Steubenville guilty verdict spawned nearly as much rape apology as the original news of the case did, highlighting the point -- made by feminists like Zerlina Maxwell and Jaclyn Friedman -- that America has a long way to go before it gets past blaming victims and sympathizing with rapists.

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Rachel Maddow and Bill Maher: proposed Ryan budget is 'laughable'

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow joined Bill Maher on Real Time Friday night to discuss the two conflicting budgets released by Republicans and Democrats earlier this week.

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Greyhound bus riders terrorized by roach infestation

Riders on a Greyhound bus bound for New York City were terrorized by an infestation of roaches that started to drop from the ceiling and crawl all over the seats and floor just minutes after the bus left Atlantic City, reported NBC 6 South Florida on Friday.

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Texas Sen. Ted Cruz backtracks on the meaning of the Constitution during assault weapons ban hearing

Texas Senator and Tea Party spokesman Ted Cruz has been caught in a huge contradiction regarding the Constitution and the proposed assault weapons ban bill, according to the blog People for the American Way.

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Yale scientist tells Bill Moyers we need to end the silence on climate change

In an interview with veteran journalist Bill Moyers on Friday, scientist Anthony Leiserowitz, director of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication, described the dire need to reinvigorate communities across the globe in the fight against climate change -- a subject Leiserowitz says is as much a communications challenge as it is a scientific one.

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Federal judge bans 'unconstitutional' national security letters

A judge in the 9th Circuit Court ruled on Friday that "ultra-secret" national security letters (NSL) that come with a gag order on the recipient are an unconditional violation of free speech, Wired.com reported on Friday

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Gov. Chris Christie calls African-American man 'boy' during town hall meeting

BlueJersey.com reported Friday that during a town hall meeting at a church this week in Paterson, NJ, Governor Chris Christie let a racial slur slip when he called an African-American man a "boy," a term closely related to the more severe "N" word. Christie has, in the past, touted a morally clean public image and has been quoted as saying "language matters; language is a window into attitude."

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Indiana woman sues Catholic church over banning husband's NASCAR tombstone

The Rev. Jonathan Meyer, a priest at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Indianapolis, is refusing to let the widow of a NASCAR enthusiast use the $9,600 black granite headstone she purchased to honor her late husband, the Associated Press reported Sunday.

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New York Rep. Peter King goes glove-to-glove with kickboxing champ

The 68-year-old Long Island Republican, Rep. Peter King (NY), laced up his boxing gloves last night for a fight that had nothing to do with either budget cuts or charity.

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White House says 'no more tours' until Congress agrees to end sequester

This afternoon, Roll Call reported that the White House will no longer be giving tours to the public due to budget cuts that resulted from the sequester.

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