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Gov. Perry vows to drug test unemployed Texans

Thursday, November 15, 2012





Gov. Perry vows to drug test unemployed Texans (via Raw Story )

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) said Tuesday that he’s throwing his support to proposals that would require applicants for unemployment benefits and food stamps to submit to a urine analysis drug screening. “We have to remember a core mission that has been trusted to us by the people of the state: to…

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ACLU worries about effects of Obama’s ‘vague’ secret cyber security directive





ACLU worries about effects of ‘vague’ secret cyber security directive (via Raw Story )

President Barack Obama signed a secret policy directive in mid-October that establishes guidelines for using the military to “vet any operations outside government and defense networks,” according to a report published Wednesday in The Washington Post. While the details and exact language of the…

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Atheist group sues IRS for failing to enforce church electioneering ban





Atheist group sues IRS for failing to enforce church electioneering ban (via Raw Story )

The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the IRS for failing to audit thousand of churches that allegedly violated federal tax law by engaging in partisan advocacy. “[T]he Internal Revenue Service, under the direction of the Defendant Shulman, has…

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Study: Obama’s reelection drives racist tweet increase from south





Study: Obama’s reelection drives racist tweet increase from south (via Raw Story )

A study of hate speech on Twitter in the week surrounding President Barack Obama’s reelection this week concluded that most of the racist rhetoric against Obama emanated from southern states, The Atlantic reported Friday. In a blog post earlier this week, Matthew Zook, co-founder of the geo-coded…

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Jon Stewart paraphrases Fox News: Single women are ‘selfish c**ts’





Jon Stewart paraphrases Fox News: Single women are ‘selfish c**ts’ (via Raw Story )

On his show Wednesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart joked that Fox News pundits basically thought single women who voted for President Barack Obama were all “selfish c**ts.” Women’s issues correspondent Kristen Schaal collaborated the pundits’ view, telling Stewart that after she got…

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Myanmar 'to release' prisoners ahead of Obama visit

Myanmar 'to release' prisoners ahead of Obama visit (via AFP)

Myanmar officials on Wednesday announced a prisoner amnesty just days before US President Barack Obama arrives on a visit seen as an endorsement of democratic reforms in the former pariah nation. It was not immediately clear whether scores of political activists still languishing in Myanmar's jails…

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Anti-Austerity Protests Break Out Across Europe

Anti-Austerity Protests Break Out Across Europe (via NewsLook)

Protests have broken out in at least 23 euro zone countries. Workers are angered over austerity measures to control debt.

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