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Sunday, June 02, 2013

App Offering 'Gay Cure' Sparks Intense Criticism (via NewsLook)

Video News by NewsLook An app by the non-denominational ministry Setting Captives Free is getting a little extra attention... not necessarily for its tech savviness.


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Presidential Push to Stop Sky-High Student Loan Interest Rates

Presidential Push to Stop Sky-High Student Loan Interest Rates (via PBS News Hour)

JEFFREY BROWN: And we turn to a July 1st deadline for interest rates on student loans and the economic consequences of growing student debt. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Now is not the time for us to turn back on young people. JEFFREY BROWN: Flanked by students in the Rose Garden today, President Obama…


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US defense chief accuses China of cyber spying

US defense chief accuses China of cyber spying (via AFP)

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Saturday accused China of waging cyber espionage against the United States, raising pressure on Beijing over the issue ahead of a key summit between their leaders. The Pentagon chief, speaking at a Singapore security forum attended by senior Chinese military officials…


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Tylenol - The Danger In Your Medicine Cabinet?

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Marines Upset Over Reduced Hot Meals

Marines Upset Over Reduced Hot Meals (via NewsLook)

Video News by NewsLook As preparation begins to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, Marines at Camp Leatherneck are feeling the changes and are not happy about it.


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Leader of Free Syrian Army on Civil War's Game Changer and Spillover Effects

Leader of Free Syrian Army on Civil War's Game Changer and Spillover Effects (via PBS News Hour)

JUDY WOODRUFF: And we return to Syria for two looks at the conflict. Ray Suarez has our reports. RAY SUAREZ: As we reported earlier, the top diplomats from Germany and the United States said Russia's supply of advanced air defense systems would only prolong Syria's bloody civil war. Meanwhile, Sen.…


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Yet another 'Daily Caller' #FAIL: Story on IRS director’s many White House visits a bust

‘Daily Caller’ story on IRS director’s many White House visits a bust (via Raw Story )

The Daily Caller story that kicked off the latest round of finger-pointing and blame in the IRS “scandal” currently gripping the right blogosphere and Fox News was actually based on erroneous information. According to the Atlantic, the editorial staff at the Caller overestimated the number of visits…


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Papantonio: Obama - Great Rhetoric, Low Substance

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Starbucks: No Cigarettes Within 25 Feet

Starbucks: No Cigarettes Within 25 Feet (via NewsLook)

Video News by NewsLook The coffee company is placing a ban on smoking within 25 feet of its US and Canadian stores.


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Jordan Struggles with Next Door's Chaos and Influx of Syrian Refugees

Jordan Struggles with Next Door's Chaos and Influx of Syrian Refugees (via PBS News Hour)

RAY SUAREZ: We turn now to another nation struggling to cope with the chaos in next-door Syria, the kingdom of Jordan. The country is now home to roughly a third of Syria's estimated million-and-a-half refugees. The NewsHour's foreign editor, Justin Kenny, traveled to the kingdom last week and produced…


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Google ordered to obey FBI’s warrantless data requests

Google ordered to obey FBI’s warrantless data requests (via Raw Story )

A federal judge has rejected Google’s request to not have to comply with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) warrantless requests for users’ data records, the Associated Press reported on Friday. In a May 28 ruling, U.S. District Court Judge Susan Illston decided that the national security…


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Obama Foreign Policy Echoes Bush

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Arming Syria rebels too risky for Washington

Arming Syria rebels too risky for Washington (via AFP)

Despite welcoming the lifting of a European ban on arming Syrian rebels, Washington is unlikely to follow suit, fearing its weapons could fall into the hands of jihadists or fuel a proxy war with Russia. President Barack Obama has long been under pressure from Republican lawmakers and even officials…


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New caution over municipal bonds

New caution over municipal bonds (via The Christian Science Monitor)

Copyright ImageClick to View The historic Hotel Stockton stands forlorn. A year ago, Stockton, Calif., became the largest city in America to declare bankruptcy, sending a shiver through the municipal bond market.(Ben Margot/AP/File) Municipal bonds have almost always been a go-to place for those who…


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Rep. Luke Messer (R-Dumbfuck Town) on doubling student loan rates: ‘Personal responsibility is pretty cool’

Indiana Rep. on doubling student loan rates: ‘Personal responsibility is pretty cool’ (via Raw Story )

Rep. Luke Messer (R-IN) told MSNBC’s Luke Russet that young people should support the Republicans’ plan to tie student loan interest rates to market rates because “I think personal responsibility is pretty cool.” Messer came on to discuss competing proposals from Democrats and Republicans,…


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Barriers Must Be Lifted For American Voters

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Canada's westernmost province rejects pipeline to Pacific

Canada's westernmost province rejects pipeline to Pacific (via AFP)

Canada's westernmost British Columbia province on Friday rejected a proposed pipeline to move crude from the oil sands of Alberta province to the Pacific coast, citing environmental concerns. In a written submission to a federal review panel, British Columbia said it could not support Enbridge Inc'…


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Social Security and Medicare: time running out to fix them, trustees say

Social Security and Medicare: time running out to fix them, trustees say (via The Christian Science Monitor)

Copyright ImageClick to View Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius (c.) accompanied by Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew (r.) and Acting Labor Secretary Seth Harris speaks about Social Security and Medicare on Friday at the Treasury Department in Washington. The government says Medicare'…


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Teabagger presents "proof" Grover Norquist is a secret Muslim: ‘He has a beard’

Tea party speaker presents proof Grover Norquist is a secret Muslim: ‘He has a beard’ (via Raw Story )

A speaker at a tea party event in Texas recently suggested that that anti-tax lobbyist Grover Norquist was a secret Muslim because “he has a beard.” In a video posted by the Far North Dallas Tea Party on Thursday, Texas Eagle Forum President and former Chairman of the Texas Republican Party Cathie…


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Should The U.S. Government Fund Security Camera Nationwide Surveillance Networks?

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US slams Russia over Syria arms deal

US slams Russia over Syria arms deal (via AFP)

US Secretary of State John Kerry has strongly condemned Russia's pledge to sell an advanced missile system to Damascus, questioning Moscow's commitment to end the Syrian conflict, as concern grew for civilians trapped in the battle for a key Syrian town. Speaking from Washington, Kerry warned that…


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Oklahoma tornado chasers thrown off road as twister rips into fleeing motorists

Oklahoma tornado chasers thrown off road as twister rips into fleeing motorists (+video) (via The Christian Science Monitor)

Copyright ImageClick to View Overturned trucks block a frontage road off I-40 just east of 81 in El Reno, Okla., after a tornado moved through the area on Friday.(Jim Beckel/The Oklahoman/AP) A multiple-vortex tornado rose from the plains and ripped across busy Oklahoma City highways during Friday’…


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Wisconsin GOP pushing law to spy on and seize bank accounts of unemployed

Wisconsin GOP pushing law to spy on and seize bank accounts of unemployed (via Raw Story )

A law is advancing through the Wisconsin state legislature that would double the job-seeking requirements for people collecting unemployment and which would allow the government to peer into their bank accounts and freeze them if they believe the account holder has received overpayments in their benefits…


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Christianist Hate-Merchant, Bryan Fischer, Defends Erick Erickson From "Dragon Lady" Megyn Kelly

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Obama presses for action from lawmakers after recess

Obama presses for action from lawmakers after recess (via AFP)

US President Barack Obama on Saturday used his weekly address to urge lawmakers returning from the post-Memorial Day recess to take action on mortgage refinancing and immigration reform. Highlighting recent improvements in economic indicators, including rising home sales, a rebounding auto sector -- "…


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Justice Department scandal: Will Obama toss Eric Holder?

Justice Department scandal: Will Obama toss Eric Holder? (via The Christian Science Monitor)

Copyright ImageClick to View Attorney General Eric Holder glances back at invited guests while leaving after speaking during the Office of Inspector Generals annual awards ceremony, Wednesday at the Justice Department in Washington. Holder faces increasing calls for his resignation.(Manuel Balce Ceneta…


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Texas ricin letter suspect says actress wife is trying to frame him

Texas ricin letter suspect says actress wife is trying to frame him (via Raw Story )

A Texas man suspected of mailing letters tainted with the neurotoxin ricin to President Barack Obama and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg told federal officials his wife sent the letters and is trying to frame him. According to the New York Post, 33-year-old Nathaniel Richardson was released from…


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Another Coherent Lesson From Glenn Beck: "You Have To Crush The Head Of The Snake"

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China urges US to 'stop interfering' over Tiananmen

China urges US to 'stop interfering' over Tiananmen (via AFP)

China urged the United States to stop interfering in its affairs Saturday after the US called for a full accounting of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown days ahead of the anniversary. "We urge the US side to discard political prejudice, correctly treat China's development, immediately rectify its…


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Asteroid nearly two miles wide sails past Earth

Asteroid nearly two miles wide sails past Earth (via The Christian Science Monitor)

Copyright ImageClick to View NASA Administrator Charles Bolden visits the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., May 23. Bolden inspected a prototype spacecraft engine that could power an audacious mission to lasso an asteroid and tow it closer to Earth for astronauts to explore. (Nick Ut/AP…


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Maher: They’re going to ‘poison’ Pope Francis for being too progressive

Maher: They’re going to ‘poison’ Pope Francis for being too progressive (via Raw Story )

Friday night on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” host Bill Maher said the he thinks newly-appointed Pope Francis and some other Catholic Church leaders may be secret atheists. Maher and a panel made up of Center for American Progress’ President Neera Tanden, actress Brit Marling, “HuffPost…


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Bat Crap Cray Cray Rep. Steve King "Proves" America Is A Christian Nation

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Thousands protest handling of Europe debt crisis

Thousands protest handling of Europe debt crisis (via AFP)

Thousands of people protested Saturday in European cities against the "troika" of international powers whose financial crisis policies they blame for worsening their economic hardship. Police fired tear gas at protesters who marched to the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, while in Spain and Portugal…


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Sexual assault: Women lawmakers push for change in US military

Sexual assault: Women lawmakers push for change in US military (+video) (via The Christian Science Monitor)

Copyright ImageClick to View Sen. Barbara Boxer joins former U.S. Marine and survivor of military sexual assault Stacey Thompson at a news conference at the California Women's Law Center in Los Angeles on Friday. (Richard Vogel/AP) Sexual assault in the US military is accelerating toward likely change…


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Ben "Science is Hard" Stein: Keystone XL protests are about a ‘mental disease or defect’

Ben Stein: Keystone XL protests are about a ‘mental disease or defect’ (via Raw Story )

Conservative economist Ben Stein joined in a joyful disparaging on Saturday of the opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline, telling Fox News host Neil Cavuto that the protests are a sign of psychological issues. “This isn’t really about any policy issues,” Stein said. “it’s about attracting…


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Christianist King of Hyperbole, Fischer: Striking Down DOMA Will Lead To Incest, Pedophilia, Bestiality And The End Of America

Bryan Fischer says that if the Supreme Court strikes down the Defense of Marriage Act, it will lead to incest, bestiality, and pedophilia and will spell the end of America.

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US denies handing 2 ex-Guantanamo detainees to Mauritania

US denies handing 2 ex-Guantanamo detainees to Mauritania (via AFP)

The Pentagon on Saturday denied reports that two former Guantanamo detainees have been returned to their native Mauritania after being cleared of suspected terror-related activities. Hamoud Ould Nebagha, the head of a group that works for the liberation of Mauritanians held at Guantanamo Bay told AFP…


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Rand Paul (R-Crazytown): 'When Republican Party looks like the rest of America, we'll win'

Rand Paul: 'When Republican Party looks like the rest of America, we'll win' (+video) (via The Christian Science Monitor)

Copyright ImageClick to View U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks at the Ronald Reagan Presidential LIbrary in Simi Valley, Calif., Friday.(Reed Saxon/AP) Rand Paul is the latest Republican to tell his party to open up to a wider range of views within its ranks. “The party can be big enough to allow…


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Maher slams George W. Bush for hypocrisy of ‘nauseating’ ride with disabled veterans

Maher slams George W. Bush for hypocrisy of ‘nauseating’ ride with disabled veterans (via Raw Story )

Hearing that former president George W. Bush went on a motorcycle ride with a group of disabled Iraq war veterans did not sit well with Real Time host Bill Maher on Friday. “I found this to be nauseating,” Maher said of Bush’s appearance at the Warrior 100K Ride in Texas. “First he sends them…


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