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Thursday, June 06, 2013

Republican candidate: Evolution false because chimps can’t talk (via Raw Story )

The Republican nominee for lieutenant governor in Virginia believes that biological evolution is false because chimpanzees cannot speak like humans do. BuzzFeed revealed on Tuesday that E.W. Jackson made the claim in Ten Commandments to an Extraordinary Life, a book he published in 2008. In the book…


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American Taliban representative pushes ‘license to bully’ gay and lesbian service members

Republican pushes ‘license to bully’ gay and lesbian service members (via Raw Story )

A measure included in an annual defense spending bill on Wednesday night could make it harder for the U.S. military to protect gay and lesbian service members from religious bullying. Rep. John Fleming (R-LA), who proposed the amendment (PDF), said the measure would protect the religious liberties…


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Fox News propagandist: ‘Why is MSNBC devoting time’ to sexual assaults instead of IRS?

Fox News host: ‘Why is MSNBC devoting time’ to sexual assaults instead of IRS? (via Raw Story )

Fox News host Andrea Tantaros wants to know why MSNBC is “prioritizing” sexual assaults in the military over a scandal at the Internal Revenue Service. As competing hearings in the Senate Armed Services Committee and the House Appropriations Committee were underway on Tuesday, Tantaros said on…


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Jon Stewart piercingly mocks Chris Christie’s nakedly political special election decision

Jon Stewart piercingly mocks Chris Christie’s nakedly political special election decision (via Raw Story )

On his show Wednesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart lampooned the “corrupt abuse of power” occurring in his home state of New Jersey. Following the death of New Jersey’s Sen. Frank Lautenburg (D), Gov. Chris Christie had the option of either holding a special election in October or delaying…


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Obama picks Pulitzer-winning writer Samantha Power for UN post

Obama picks Pulitzer-winning writer Samantha Power for UN post: report (via Raw Story )

President Barack Obama will name Pulitzer-winning human rights author Samantha Power to represent the U.S. at the United Nations, according to sources that spoke to The Associated Press. Her appointment comes as Obama is expected to shift Susan Rice, America’s current U.N. ambassador, to lead the…


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Melissa Etheridge Speaks Out to Legalize Marijuana

Melissa Etheridge Speaks Out to Legalize Marijuana (via NewsLook)

Video News by NewsLook Melissa Etheridge wrote an op-ed for CNN.com supporting the responsible legalization of marijuana, saying it helped ease the excruciating side effects of chemotherapy she experienced back in 2005. She said it helped her appetite, depression and gastrointestinal side effects.


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Cenk Uyger loses it over Chris Christie ‘protecting his own fat ass’

Cenk Uyger loses it over Chris Christie ‘protecting his own fat ass’ (via Raw Story )

Young Turks host Cenk Uygur invoked his right as a fellow “fat New Jersey American” to slam Gov. Chris Christie (R) over his decision to hold a special election to determine a successor to deceased Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ). “Chris Christie doesn’t give a damn about the people of New Jersey…


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Legalized Marijuana Raises 'Driving While Stoned' Questions

Legalized Marijuana Raises 'Driving While Stoned' Questions (via NewsLook)

Video News by NewsLook Among challenges facing Colorado and other states, figuring out how to define how high is 'too high to drive.'


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Colbert pays tribute to ‘Valley of the Dolls’ Rep. Bachmann

Colbert pays tribute to ‘Valley of the Dolls’ Rep. Bachmann (via Raw Story )

Stephen Colbert began his show Tuesday with a highlight montage in honor of “conservative giant” Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), who announced on May 29 that she will not seek re-election. “There you have it. No fifth term. A political career over in the blink of an eye,” Colbert said after playing…


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The Night Gay Marriage Died

The Night Gay Marriage Died (via Jive in the [415])

I heard my mama cry I heard her pray the night gay marriage died Brother what a night it really was Brother what a fight it really was, glory be Springfield, Illinois ---Amid excitement and fanfare on Memorial Day, Illinois Representative Greg Harris (D-Chicago)  predicted that by the end of the week…


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Connecticut's GMO Labeling Mandate Must Wait

Connecticut's GMO Labeling Mandate Must Wait (via NewsLook)

Video News by NewsLook Connecticut has to wait on four other states to pass similar regulations for its mandate to go into effect.


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Christie Under Fire From Both Parties After Special Election Announcement

Christie Under Fire From Both Parties After Special Election Announcement (via PBS News Hour)

By: Terence Burlij and Katelyn Polantz New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie outlines plans for a special election to be held to fill the vacant U.S. Senate seat of the late Democratic Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg. By calling for a special election to fill the Senate seat left vacant by Sen. Frank Lautenberg…


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Rand Paul (R-Dipshitington): Promoting Susan Rice undermines Obama’s ‘moral authority’

Rand Paul: Promoting Susan Rice undermines Obama’s ‘moral authority’ (via Raw Story )

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Wednesday said that President Barack Obama was undermining his own “moral authority” by naming United States Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice as the new national security advisor because she had misled the public about last year’s attacks in Benghazi. “You…


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How Do You See Immigration Reform Affecting the Economy?

How Do You See Immigration Reform Affecting the Economy? (via PBS News Hour)

By: Meena Ganesan Inside Immigration Reform is a PBS NewsHour ongoing series. This week on the PBS NewsHour, we look at the economic costs and benefits of the immigration reform bill currently under consideration in the United States Senate. The legislation would provide a pathway to citizenship for…


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Pacers' Hibbert fined for anti-gay remarks

Pacers' Hibbert fined for anti-gay remarks (via AFP)

The NBA slapped Indiana center Roy Hibbert with a $75,000 fine for his post-game tirade after the Pacers' game-six playoff victory over the Miami Heat. Hibbert was disciplined for "inappropriate language" after he used a gay slur in one answer and swore in another during a press conference following…


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Interior Department Approves Up To 4GW Of New Renewable Energy Projects

Interior Department Approves Up To 4GW Of New Renewable Energy Projects (via Clean Technica)

DOE has been considered the catalyst of renewables in America, but two major announcements by the Interior Department may have just served notice it could be the real driver of clean energy growth during President Obama’s second term. Within 24 hours, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell approved…


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