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Harry Reid: McConnell ‘tried to make love to the tea party, and they didn’t like it’

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Harry Reid: McConnell ‘tried to make love to the tea party, and they didn’t like it’ (via Raw Story )

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) on Monday told activists that Democrats had a better chance at maintaining a majority in the Senate because Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) had “tried to make love to the tea party, and they didn’t…


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Consumer Reports: Chevy Spark EV Is Better Than Chevy Spark Gasmobile

Consumer Reports: Chevy Spark EV Is Better Than Chevy Spark Gasmobile (via Clean Technica)

This article was first published on EV Obsession. The Chevy Spark EV is a compact electric vehicle with some very unusual characteristics (in a good way). 1. The Chevy Spark EV can recharge in as little as 20 minutes using a special charging accessory…


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Ted Cruz (R-Dipshitington): ‘Gay marriage’ leads to Christianity being defined as ‘hate speech’

Cruz: ‘Gay marriage’ leads to Christianity being defined as ‘hate speech’ (via Raw Story )

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is predicting that tolerance of equal rights for LGBT people will result in Christianity being defined as “hate speech.” In a recent interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network, host David Brody told Cruz that activists…


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Electric Cars Cleaner Than Oil And Gas (Renault & Stanford Studies)

Electric Cars Cleaner Than Oil And Gas (Renault & Stanford Studies) (via Clean Technica)

This article is about a study published by Renault on the emissions of electric vehicles vs that of oil- and CNG-fueled vehicles. The Renault Fluence 4-door, 5-seat sedan product line was used for this study. This car is the: Diesel-fueled 1.5 L dCi…


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Fox News rehabilitates Zimmerman with ‘car crash truthers’ report

Fox News rehabilitates Zimmerman with ‘car crash truthers’ report (via Raw Story )

Fox News on Tuesday extended a story about former neighborhood watchmen George Zimmerman’s rescue of passengers in an overturned truck into a second day by taking on what they called “car crash truthers.” On Monday, the conservative network had…


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Saint Paul gets charged up for electric vehicles with solar-powered EV stations

Saint Paul gets charged up for electric vehicles with solar-powered EV stations (via Clean Technica)

This post originally published on CleanEnergyResourceTeams As the market for electric vehicles (EVs) grows and local dealerships begin stocking more of them, consumers will be thinking about where to find charging stations. While most EV owners charge…


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Virginia paper sorry for printing racist rant about ‘black motherf*ckers’

Virginia paper sorry for printing racist rant about ‘black motherf*ckers’ (via Raw Story )

A newspaper in Virginia on Tuesday said that it would apologize after protesters demonstrated outside of its offices on Monday over anonymous racist comments that were recently printed. In the July 16th edition of the weekly newspaper C-Ville‘s “…


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Elon Musk Hyperloop Details To Be Announced Aug 12 (Best Guess Below)

Elon Musk Hyperloop Details To Be Announced Aug 12 (Best Guess Below) (via Clean Technica)

On Twitter, Elon Musk recently announced that the Alpha design for his Hyperloop high-speed transport concept would be available by August 12, and that suggestions are appreciated. Here’s the tweet: Will publish Hyperloop alpha design by Aug 12. Critical…


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Federal court halts Christian prayers at North Carolina county meetings

Federal court halts Christian prayers at North Carolina county meetings (via Raw Story )

A federal court has ordered the Rowan County Board of Commissioners in North Carolina to stop opening its meetings with overtly Christian prayers. In a news release, the American Civil Liberties Union said the U.S. District Court for the Middle District…


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Obama Focuses on Health Care Law Positives, House GOP Attacks

Obama Focuses on Health Care Law Positives, House GOP Attacks (via PBS News Hour)

By: Terence Burlij and Katelyn Polantz Rep. Phil Gingrey, R-Ga., and Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La., check out a printed version of the Affordable Care Act at a May press conference on Capitol Hill. Photo By Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call.More than three years…


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Pennsylvania county to issue same-sex marriage licenses despite ban

Pennsylvania county to issue same-sex marriage licenses despite ban (via Raw Story )

Officials in Montgomery County have agreed to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, though the state has a ban on same-sex marriage. The county’s register of wills, D. Bruce Hanes, said he wants to come down “on the right side of history…


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Moderate Republicans are marooned in their own party, poll suggests

Moderate Republicans are marooned in their own party, poll suggests (via The Christian Science Monitor)

Stanley Greenberg, chairman of Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research and a founder of Democracy Corps, speaks at a 2011 Monitor breakfast in Washington. He released a new survey about the GOP at a breakfast Tuesday.(Michael Bonfigli/Special to The Christian…


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Judge Orders Ohio to Recognize Gay Couple's Marriage on Death Certificate

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Rep. Doug Collins (R-Dumbfuckistan): Atheists ‘subversively’ trying to undermine military chaplains

Rep. Doug Collins: Atheists ‘subversively’ trying to undermine military chaplains (via Raw Story )

A Republican congressman and chaplain in the United States Air Force Reserves told Fox News on Tuesday that atheists were trying to subvert military chaplains. Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) said he objected to the push for atheist chaplains in the U.S. Armed…


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Federal Judge Blocks 6-Week Abortion Banning Bill

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Obama pledges 'bold' ideas to help US middle class

Obama pledges 'bold' ideas to help US middle class (via AFP)

President Barack Obama pledged to unveil "bold" ideas to help America's struggling middle class as part of a fresh offensive to boost the economy. Speaking to members of the Organizing for Action (OFA) group, the US leader previewed speeches on the…


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Republicans Seek to Slash Funding to EPA, Arts

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Archbishop: Right wing of the church not happy about Pope Francis

Archbishop: Right wing of the church not happy about Pope Francis (via Raw Story )

Conservatives in the Vatican are less than pleased with the election of Pope Francis, according to Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia. In an interview with the National Catholic Reporter published Tuesday, Chaput said right wing officials in…


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The Unemployment Deception (with Steve Clemons)

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US capital flunks honesty tea test

US capital flunks honesty tea test (via AFP)

George Washington famously said he could not tell a lie, but people in the city that bears his name don't seem to feel so conflicted. One in five in the US capital failed to drop a suggested $1 in an honor box when they helped themselves to tea at unmanned…


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Tea Party Leader: Immigration Like Breeding Secretariat With Donkeys!

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Pennsylvania police chief: F*ck all you libtards out there, you take it in the a**

Pennsylvania police chief: F*ck all you libtards out there, you take it in the a** (via Raw Story )

The mayor of Gilberton, Pennsylvania is standing by her city’s police chief despite a series of profanity-laced and threatening videos. In a video that has received wide attention, police chief Mark Kessler repeatedly tells those upset by his use…


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New York Post Pushes Racist Welfare Conspiracy

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Via @MajorityFM: Sam Seder & Josh Fox Talk About 'Gasland II'

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Obama kicks off economy tour as new fiscal fight looms

Obama kicks off economy tour as new fiscal fight looms (via AFP)

US President Barack Obama hits the road this week to drum up support for his economic program as rival Republicans warn of a new showdown over the government's debt ceiling. Stymied by hostile Republicans in Congress and faced with the danger of his…


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Feinstein, Chambliss object to proposal to defund NSA mass phone surveillance

Feinstein, Chambliss object to proposal to defund NSA mass phone surveillance (via Raw Story )

The heads of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday voiced their opposition to a proposal that would defund some of the National Security Agency’s domestic surveillance programs. “The FISA business records program has contributed to disrupting…


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Maddow: Republicans’ ‘single most important legislative priority’ on abortion is illegal

Maddow: Republicans’ ‘single most important legislative priority’ on abortion is illegal (via Raw Story )

On Monday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed a federal judge in North Dakota’s decision to overturn the state’s draconian new anti-abortion law. The judge wrote that the ban on abortion after 6 weeks…


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D’oh! CNN host says humans ‘hunted the dildo into extinction’

D’oh! CNN host says humans ‘hunted the dildo into extinction’ (via Raw Story )

Apparently global warming wasn’t the only thing on CNN host Jonathan Mann’s mind when announced that humans had “hunted the dildo into extinction” during segment last week. A recent study by Professor John Wiens of the University of Arizona…


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New Hampshire governor signs medical marijuana bill into law

New Hampshire governor signs medical marijuana bill into law (via Raw Story )

New Hampshire on Tuesday became the 19th state to legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes. “This legislation is long overdue and comes as a relief to the many seriously ill patients throughout New Hampshire who will benefit from safe access…


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Hate the wall-to-wall coverage of the royal baby? Watch John Oliver destroy it

Hate the wall-to-wall coverage of the royal baby? Watch John Oliver destroy it (via Raw Story )

The Daily Show host John Oliver on Tuesday night mocked the media’s coverage of the newly born son of Prince William and Kate Middleton. He said the pomp surrounding the birth was like a “royal f*ck you” to every other baby born that day. Though…


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