ShareThis

Custom Search

Obama to take first major Africa trip in late June

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Obama to take first major Africa trip in late June (via AFP)

President Barack Obama will leave on a first African tour next month, visiting Senegal, Tanzania and South Africa, but his itinerary bypasses Kenya, an ancestral homeland. Obama disappointed many Africans by spending only a few hours in sub-Saharan Africa -- in Ghana -- during his first term, but is…


Read more...

Colbert reminds Virginia grads: Jefferson became known for ‘embracing diversity’

Colbert reminds Virginia grads: Jefferson became known for ‘embracing diversity’ (via Raw Story )

Speaking to graduates at the University of Virginia on Saturday, Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert quipped that the university’s founder and signatory to the U.S. Constitution Thomas Jefferson was known for “embracing diversity,” joking that historians “did the DNA tests” to ensure he’…


Read more...

Federal judge finds probable cause Fox News reporter helped leak classified docs

Federal judge finds probable cause Fox News reporter helped leak classified docs (via Raw Story )

In the wake of reports that the Department of Justice seized phone records from The Associated Press while investigating an intelligence leak, The Washington Post revealed on Monday that a Fox News reporter had been fingered has a “co-conspirator” in a previous leak of classified documents. According…


Read more...

FBI arrests person behind online threat on LGBT activist

FBI arrests person behind online threat on LGBT activist (via Raw Story )

Authorities arrested a Puerto Rico resident after referencing the Boston Marathon bombing in an online threat against an LGBT activist, the Associated Press reported on Monday. A spokesperson for the Federal Bureau of Investigation said agents arrested Joseph Morales Serrano at his home in San Juan…


Read more...

Supreme Court to rule on Christian prayers at government meetings


Supreme Court to rule on Christian prayers at government meetings (via Raw Story )

The Supreme Court of the United States on Monday announced that it would decide whether government meetings can include prayers from Christian clergy. The Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last year that the town of Greece, N.Y. had violated the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment by using…


Read more...

Extreme Political Views Caused By The ‘Illusion of Understanding’

Extreme Political Views Caused By The ‘Illusion of Understanding’ (via Planetsave)

Have you ever tried to engage in a balanced discussion or debate over, say, macro-economics or maybe foreign policy — subjects that are complex and contingent upon many factors — and found yourself frustrated in your attempts by an extreme/unyielding ideological viewpoint? Well, the next time you…


Read more...

5 Green Myths Debunked

5 Green Myths Debunked (via Planetsave)

Going green is a much talked about topic. All kinds of rumors and false ideas are circulating about the environment and the actions we can take to help it. Here are 5 green myths debunked. 1. Going Green is More Expensive Many are under the impression that everything green is expensive. It is quite…


Read more...

Appeals court: Arizona abortion ban is flatly unconstitutional

Appeals court: Arizona abortion ban is flatly unconstitutional (via Raw Story )

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that Arizona’s ban on all abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy is flatly unconstitutional, striking it down without additional comment. The state’s Republican majority passed the law last April, making Arizona one of the most restrictive states…


Read more...

Rand Paul (R-Dumbfuckington) demands Congress ‘apologize’ to Apple for tax avoidance hearing

Rand Paul demands Congress ‘apologize’ to Apple for tax avoidance hearing (via Raw Story )

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Tuesday lashed out at fellow members of Congress for looking into how technology giant Apple is able to avoid paying billions of dollars in taxes. The Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations released a report on Monday detailing how Apple had used a network of offshore…


Read more...

Climate change boosted human development: study

Climate change boosted human development: study (via AFP)

Early humans living in South Africa made cultural and industrial leaps in periods of wetter weather, said a study Tuesday that compared the archaeological record of Man's evolution with that of climate change. Anatomically modern humans, Homo sapiens, first made their appearance in Africa during the…


Read more...

Colbert concludes tea partiers are ‘a bunch of pussies’ after consulting his lawyer


Colbert concludes tea partiers are ‘a bunch of pussies’ after consulting his lawyer (via Raw Story )

Stephen Colbert emerged from a glass case of scandal journalism on Monday to find out there was a perfectly good reason his own super PAC had been “slow-walked” by the Internal Revenue Service. “Why has my application for tax-exempt status never been granted?” he asked his lawyer, Trevor Potter…


Read more...

Sen. Inhofe (R-Hypocrisy): Aid for Oklahoma ‘totally different’ from Sandy relief requests

Sen. Inhofe: Aid for Oklahoma ‘totally different’ from Sandy relief requests (via Raw Story )

Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) seemed to contradict his colleague Sen. Tom Coburn’s (R-OK) stance on Tuesday on federal assistance for victims of the Moore, Oklahoma tornado, suggesting that there will be help coming. But he also differentiated that need from his opposition to aid for victims of Hurricane…


Read more...

Tinfoil Hat Wearing Nutball Alex Jones: Democrats stole election, want to ‘legalize the 30 million illegals’

Alex Jones: Democrats stole election, want to ‘legalize the 30 million illegals’ (via Raw Story )

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones rang some familiar Republican talking points in a phone interview with Gun Owners of America president Larry Pratt, accusing Democrats of widespread voter fraud and speaking of immigration reform in fearful terms. “They stole the election. That’s what I’m worried…


Read more...

Congress grills former IRS boss over tax scandal

US Congress grills former IRS boss over tax scandal (via AFP)

The political appointee who headed the IRS during the US tax agency's abusive treatment of conservative groups insisted on Tuesday that he was not involved in the scandal. US senators grilled retired IRS boss Douglas Shulman about what he readily acknowledged was "inexcusable" behavior by agents who…


Read more...

Apple denies tax 'gimmicks' as criticism mounts

Apple denies tax 'gimmicks' as criticism mounts (via AFP)

Apple chief executive Tim Cook denied Tuesday using "gimmicks" to dodge corporate taxes as the tech giant came under attack from US lawmakers for using "sham" subsidiaries and "convoluted" strategies to shift profits offshore. Cook told a congressional panel he was "proud of our contributions to the…


Read more...

White House condemns Hezbollah role in Syria

White House condemns Hezbollah role in Syria (via AFP)

The White House on Tuesday condemned Hezbollah's direct intervention in the battle for the Syrian rebel stronghold of Qusayr, and slammed President Bashar al-Assad for seeking help from Iran. A day after President Barack Obama called Lebanon's President Michel Sleiman to express concern over the role…


Read more...

Obama mourns victims of huge tornado

Obama mourns victims of huge tornado (via AFP)

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday bemoaned the empty spaces where homes and schools once stood as he vowed to stand with people of Oklahoma, where lives were sliced apart by a huge tornado. Obama said that Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) chief Craig Fugate was on his way to Oklahoma City…


Read more...

Louie Gohmert (R-Dumbfuckistan): IRS ‘would have shot the Boston Tea Party’

Gohmert: IRS ‘would have shot the Boston Tea Party’ (via Raw Story )

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) on Friday declared that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) would have murdered the participants of the original 1773 Boston Tea Party and and would have “killed off” half of the Founding Fathers who signed the Declaration of Independence. In a 30-minute floor speech to…


Read more...

Chick-fil-A donates gift cards to Ohio ‘Biblical Marriage’ event


Chick-fil-A donates gift cards to Ohio ‘Biblical Marriage’ event (via Raw Story )

The fast food restaurant chain Chick-fil-A recently continued its fight against equal marriage rights for same sex couples by donating to a so-called “Biblical Marriage” event in Ohio that only sought “to honor every visiting husband and wife.” A Reddit user on Sunday posted a photo of an advertisement…


Read more...

Donald Rumsfeld Destroyed By Gentle NPR Host (VIDEO)

Donald Rumsfeld went on NPR show Marketplace in attempt to promote his new book, but was met with perhaps the hardest questioning he's ever faced.

Here is the full interview from NPR.

Read more...

Philly police bust libertarian activist Adam Kokesh during ‘smoke down’ pot rally

Philly police bust libertarian activist Adam Kokesh during ‘smoke down’ pot rally (via Raw Story )

Libertarian activist and Iraq veteran Adam Kokesh was arrested Saturday at a “smoke down prohibition” marijuana rally in Philadelphia after police moved in on the crowd at 4:20 p.m. in an apparent show of force. In Philadelphia, marijuana possession under 30 grams is punishable by a small fine…


Read more...

Peggy Noonan So Delusional Even David Gregory Calls Her Out (VIDEO)

Peggy Noonan, who served in the Iran - Contra Reagan administration, thinks the IRS scandal is the worst thing ever and goes on Meet the Press to attack Obama over it. However, even David Gregory won't have any of it.

Read more...

Oregon senator vows to repeal the ‘Monsanto Protection Act’


Oregon senator vows to repeal the ‘Monsanto Protection Act’ (via Raw Story )

Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) on Monday vowed to repeal a measure that prevents federal courts from halting the sale and planting of genetically engineered crops. The Farmer Assurance Provision, dubbed the “Monsanto Protection Act” by critics, was quietly inserted into a short-term funding bill passed…


Read more...

Far Right Misled on Benghazi Thanks to Right Wing Reporter (VIDEO)

Read more...

Secret Service probes right-wing radio host for threatening Hillary Clinton

Secret Service probes right-wing radio host for threatening Hillary Clinton (via Raw Story )

The U.S. Secret Service is eying fringe right-wing radio host Pete Santilli, who recently said he wanted to shoot former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the vagina. Secret Service spokesperson told Talking Points Memo on Monday that the agency was “aware of Mr. Santilli’s comments and will…


Read more...

Time To Prosecute The Climate Criminals

Ring of Fire co-hosts Mike Papantonio and Sam Seder discuss the recent news that atmospheric CO2 levels have reached their highest levels in human history, and they also go after the corporate criminals who help promote dangerous fossil fuels.

Read more...

Secular Coalition: Daily Caller editor sent ‘Here’s a Dick pic’ email to spokeswoman

Secular Coalition: Daily Caller editor sent ‘Here’s a Dick pic’ email to spokeswoman (via Raw Story )

The Secular Coalition for America on Monday dubbed Tucker Carlson’s Daily Caller “the most unethical news publication,” after receiving what it described as “discriminatory and unethical emails” from an employee. “I’ve covered all kinds of stories featuring sources I did not agree with…


Read more...

Via @MajorityFM: New Report: Homeland Security A Racket (w/ Matthew Rothschild)

Part 1


Part 2

Progressive Magazine Editor, Matthew Rothschild explained How counter-terrorism "fusion" centers spied on Occupy activists, the close coordination between corporate interests and law enforcement, why these disclosures are far more concerning than the IRS scandal, how law enforcement intelligence was passed onto corporations and how spying on Occupy undermines detecting real national security threats.

Read more...

Jon Stewart: ‘Yes, we motherf*cking can’ fix Veterans Affairs backlog

Jon Stewart: ‘Yes, we motherf*cking can’ fix Veterans Affairs backlog (via Raw Story )

In a segment titled “Operation Enduring Wait,” The Daily Show host Jon Stewart on Monday night ripped into the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for failing to process a massive number of disability benefits claims. Stewart has repeatedly mocked and criticized the Obama administration for its…


Read more...

Malpractice Lies Fuel Tort Reform Mania (VIDEO)

Medical malpractice insurance premiums for doctors have skyrocketed in recent years, and the industry wants us to believe that it's because of malpractice lawsuits. This couldn't be further from the truth. Ring of Fire host Mike Papantonio speaks with Linda Lipsen from the AAJ about why that claim is completely bogus.

Read more...

Smaller Glaciers Boost Sea Level as Much as the Giants

Smaller Glaciers Boost Sea Level as Much as the Giants (via Climate Central)

By Michael D. Lemonick Follow @MLemonick As the planet warms under the influence of rising greenhouse gases, and melting ice drives sea level higher, scientists have focused mostly on changes in the vast ice sheets that cover Greenland and Antarctica. If either one melts substantially or slides into…


Read more...

President Obama Talks to Pre-K Students

Read more...

The U.S.: A Nation Divided By Drought

The U.S.: A Nation Divided By Drought (via Climate Central)

By Daniel Yawitz Follow @dyawitz What was once a coast-to-coast drought now divides the U.S. into two distinct pieces, pitting those that have water in the Midwest vs. the have-nots in the West. One of those regions is in for a long, hot, dry, and potentially smoky summer. (Hint: It's not the Midwest…


Read more...

President Obama Speaks on Rebuilding Our Nation's Infrastructure

President Obama delivers remarks at Ellicot Dredges about growing the economy, creating jobs, and improving U.S. competitiveness by investing in 21st century infrastructure.

Read more...

Clouds ‘Cool Earth Less Than Once Thought’

Clouds ‘Cool Earth Less Than Once Thought’ (via Climate Central)

By Paul Brown, Climate News Network LONDON – Extra cloud cover caused by emissions of industrial pollutants is known to reduce the effects of global warming, but its impact in reducing temperatures has been over-estimated in the climate models, new research has found. This is particularly significant…


Read more...

President Obama Weekly Address: How to Build a Rising, Thriving Middle Class

Read more...

Rising Temperatures in Europe Leave Ducks Grounded

Rising Temperatures in Europe Leave Ducks Grounded (via Climate Central)

By Kieran Cooke. Climate News Network LONDON – Most birds are acutely sensitive to changes in temperature. Scientists now say that changes in climate and warmer temperatures in parts of Europe have resulted in the migration patterns of certain birds being radically altered. A study looking at the…


Read more...

President Obama Delivers Morehouse College Commencement Address

Read more...

Warming Causing Rockies, Everest to Lose Ice and Snow

Warming Causing Rockies, Everest to Lose Ice and Snow (via Climate Central)

By Tim Radford, Climate News Network LONDON – Around 20 percent of the snow cover in North America’s greatest mountain range has been lost – because of warmer springs in the last three decades. Scientists from the American Geophysical Union and the U.S. Geological Survey report that they had…


Read more...

President Obama and Prime Minister Cameron Hold a Press Conference

President Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron hold a joint press conference in the East Room of the White House. May 13, 2013.

Read more...

MPs set to back gay marriage as rebels lose vote

MPs set to back gay marriage as rebels lose vote (via AFP)

The legalisation of gay marriage is poised for approval by MPs on Tuesday after David Cameron headed off another Conservative rebellion. The opposition Labour Party helped him see off a "wrecking amendment" which had threatened his gay marriage bill. Tory MP Tim Loughton had proposed the amendment…


Read more...

Thousands protest after gay man's murder in New York

Thousands protest after gay man's murder in New York (via AFP)

Thousands of New Yorkers -- including mayoral candidate Christine Quinn -- marched to protest the shooting death of a gay man in the neighborhood that was the cradle of the modern US gay rights movement. "Homophobia's got to go," protesters chanted as they rallied Monday waving signs to honor the memory…


Read more...

Copyright

All material is the copyright of the respective authors. The purveyor of this blog has made and attempt, whenever possible, to credit the appropriate copyright holder.

  © Blogger template Newspaper by Ourblogtemplates.com 2008

Back to TOP