SCOTUS Rejects DOJ’s Emergency Request to Ban Texas Voter ID Law
Oct18

SCOTUS Rejects DOJ’s Emergency Request to Ban Texas Voter ID Law

The U.S. Supreme Court says the controversial Texas voter ID law can be used for the November election. Early voting begins on Monday. SCOTUS rejected an emergency appeal from the Department of Justice and civil rights groups to bar the state from requiring voters to produce certain forms of photo identification in order to vote. The law was struck down by a federal judge last week but was upheld by a federal appeals court. The...

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Texas Health Worker Tests Positive for Ebola, Cared for Thomas Eric Duncan
Oct12

Texas Health Worker Tests Positive for Ebola, Cared for Thomas Eric Duncan

A Texas healthcare worker, who provided care for Liberian national Thomas Eric Duncan, tests positive for Ebola virus, Texas’ health agency said. The worker was isolated after presenting on Friday with a low-grade fever. The results were from a preliminary test from the state. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) will now perform a confirmatory test. Dr. David Lakey, commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health...

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Phyllis Schlafly Implies President Obama Bringing in Ebola Virus to America
Oct10

Phyllis Schlafly Implies President Obama Bringing in Ebola Virus to America

Eagle Forum founder and right wingnut Phyllis Schlafly implies that President Obama is intentionally bringing the deadly Ebola virus to America to make us more like Africa. Here’s more from Right Wing Watch: In an interview with WorldNetDaily published today, Eagle Forum founder Phyllis Schlafly weighed in on the unfounded theory gaining traction in the right-wing media that Central American young people are to blame for an...

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Lucas Oil Founder Takes Out Full-Page Ad to Apologize for Wife’s Facebook Rant
Oct10

Lucas Oil Founder Takes Out Full-Page Ad to Apologize for Wife’s Facebook Rant

Lucas Oil founder, Forrest Lucas, takes out a full-page ad in Thursday’s Indianapolis Star apologizing for his wife’s Facebook rant about being “sick and tired of minorities.” He said his wife, Charlotte Lucas, regrets her Facebook post disparaging minority groups and that her words were “harsh and insensitive.” Here’s Charlotte Lucas’ offensive Facebook rant: “I’m sick and tired of...

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Lucas Oil Co-Founder “Sick and Tired of Minorities Running Our Country”
Oct04

Lucas Oil Co-Founder “Sick and Tired of Minorities Running Our Country”

Charlotte Frances, co-founder and vice president of Lucas Oil, went on a sickening Facebook rant about atheists, Muslims and “other minority group[s]” that tell the “majority” what to do, The Indy Channel reports. “I’m sick and tired of minorities running our country!” Lucas wrote. “As far as I’m concerned, I don’t think that atheists (minority), muslims [sic] (minority) nor any other minority group has the...

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GOP GIFT:  SCOTUS Delays Start of Ohio’s Early Voting
Sep30

GOP GIFT: SCOTUS Delays Start of Ohio’s Early Voting

The US Supreme Court granted the Ohio Republican Party its wish by restricting early voting. The 2014 and 2016 elections will be very interesting as the GOP continues its efforts to stymie pro-Democratic Party votes by engaging in shameful voter suppression tactics. So, while Jon Husted managed to get early voting rolled back by one week, it should raise some concerns because it seems we’re picking up where we left off during...

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President Obama “Pleased” With Congress’ Bipartisan Support for ISIS Air Strikes
Sep23

President Obama “Pleased” With Congress’ Bipartisan Support for ISIS Air Strikes

President Obama spoke briefly ahead of his trip to the UN to address the air strikes the U.S. and its partners staged in Syria to disable ISIS (Islamic State) militants. He said he was pleased with the bipartisan support from the U.S. Congress. President Obama singled out members of the coalition who took part in the air strikes last night — Qatar, Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates — saying the US...

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Wisconsin GOP Candidate Jacob Dorsey Drops Out of Race After Offensive Tweets
Sep17

Wisconsin GOP Candidate Jacob Dorsey Drops Out of Race After Offensive Tweets

Wisconsin Republican state assembly candidate Jacob Dorsey, 19, is totally sorry for disparaging blacks and gays on social media, The Gazette reports.  He dropped out of the race after admitting he made offensive comments on social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook. Here’s more from Talking Points Memo: In December 2013, Dorsey tweeted “f*gs need 2 leave my favorite state alone” after a judge decided not to stay the...

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Democratic Georgia Voter Registration Group Slapped with Subpoena Over Fraud Allegations
Sep10

Democratic Georgia Voter Registration Group Slapped with Subpoena Over Fraud Allegations

If you haven’t been paying attention to the Georgia gubernatorial and Senate races, you should. It’s shaping up to be quite interesting. Voter suppression tactics and all. WSB-TV reported late Tuesday night that there are allegations of voter registration fraud against a Democratic group, The New Georgia Project, which is linked to Ebenezer Baptist Church’s Rev. Raphael Warnock. The right wing pounced immediately....

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Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell & Wife Found Guilty of Public Corruption
Sep04

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell & Wife Found Guilty of Public Corruption

Ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were found guilty of public corruption. They face decades in prison. The McDonnells will be sentenced on January 6, the Washington Post reports. A federal jury found Bob McDonnell, a one-time rising star in the Republican Party, guilty on 11 counts, and his wife guilty on nine counts. The couple was accused of taking lavish vacations, gifts, golf outings and $120,000 in sweetheart...

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Comedian Joan Rivers Dies at Age 81
Sep04

Comedian Joan Rivers Dies at Age 81

Award-winning comedian Joan Rivers died at age 81. She was hospitalized last week after going into cardiac arrest during an outpatient procedure on her throat. Rivers daughter, Melissa, said:  “My mother’s greatest joy in life was to make people laugh … I know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon.” Melissa Rivers said her mother died peacefully, surrounded by family and friends, The Wrap...

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Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal Mistakes Hispanic Student for Illegal Immigrant
Aug29

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal Mistakes Hispanic Student for Illegal Immigrant

Gov. Nathan Deal handed his critics a huge gift after he made a statement that a Hispanic student attending a forum on immigration at the University of Georgia was an illegal immigrant, WGCL-TV reports. Yep, the out-of-touch hypocrite who presided over the Snowmaggedon spectacle that left many Atlantans stranded and irate. Gov. Deal: “There’s a fundamental problem that can only be resolved at the Congressional level and...

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Dinesh D’Souza Compares Ferguson Protesters to ISIS Extremists
Aug23

Dinesh D’Souza Compares Ferguson Protesters to ISIS Extremists

Conservative windbag Dinesh D’Souza is comparing what’s going on in Ferguson to ISIS extremists. Really? Can’t recall hearing that any of the Ferguson protesters beheaded anyone, of even abducted women and children. Here’s more from Buzzfeed: “The common thread between ISIS and what’s going in Ferguson is you have these people who basically believe that to correct a perceived injustice, it’s perfectly okay to...

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Report:  Michael Brown Autopsy Finds He Was Shot 6 Times, Twice in the Head
Aug18

Report: Michael Brown Autopsy Finds He Was Shot 6 Times, Twice in the Head

BREAKING NEWS: The New York Times is reporting that Michael Brown was shot six times, twice in the head and four times in the right arm and torso. An indepedent autopsy was performed by Dr. Michael Baden on the family’s behalf. One bullet entered the top of the skull. No bullets were fired into his back. That contradicts what Brown’s friend, Dorian Johnson, said. One of the bullets entered the top of Mr. Brown’s skull,...

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Rep. Steve King:  Racial Profiling Not Factor in Ferguson Protests, All of Continental Origin
Aug14

Rep. Steve King: Racial Profiling Not Factor in Ferguson Protests, All of Continental Origin

Rep. Steve King proved once again why he is a raving lunatic. He was asked by Newsmax TV if the Congressional Black Caucus should investigate what’s occurring in Ferguson over the murder of unarmed black teen Michael Brown and he said it’s not necessary because they are all black. Huh? “This idea of no racial profiling,” King said, “I’ve seen the video. It looks to me like you don’t need to bother with that particular...

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Actor & Comedian Robin Williams Found Dead at Age 63 (Additional Details) UPDATE 2
Aug11

Actor & Comedian Robin Williams Found Dead at Age 63 (Additional Details) UPDATE 2

Oscar-Award winning actor Robin Williams dies at age 63. He was found dead at a home in Marin County. The coroner suspects suicide as the cause of his death. He starred in “Mork & Mindy” and several other movies throughout the years. Here’s a statement from the Marin County Sheriff: On August 11, 2014, at approximately 11:55 am, Marin County Communications received a 9-1-1 telephone call reporting a male adult...

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Leaker Giving Media Classified Docs on Terrorist Screening Database AKA TIDE
Aug05

Leaker Giving Media Classified Docs on Terrorist Screening Database AKA TIDE

Move over Edward Snowden, CNN is reporting that there’s a new leaker who is supplying members of the media with classified documents. The Intercept published a story on Tuesday based on disclosures supplied by an unnamed source concerning the U.S. government’s use of watchlists to monitor known and suspected terrorists. The document leaked is dated August 2013, weeks after Edward Snowden identified himself as the source of...

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Report: Israel’s Spy Agency Eavesdropped on John Kerry’s Telephone Conversations
Aug03

Report: Israel’s Spy Agency Eavesdropped on John Kerry’s Telephone Conversations

Israel’s spy agency has been accused of wiretapping telephone conversations by US Secretary of State John Kerry. Spiegel reports the Israeli government used the information they gleaned from Mossad wire taps during negotiations in the Israeli-Palestinian crisis. In addition to the Israelis, at least one other intelligence service also listened in as Kerry mediated last year between Israel, the Palestinians and the Arab states,...

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Sarah Palin Launches Web TV Network That’s Pricier Than Netflix
Jul28

Sarah Palin Launches Web TV Network That’s Pricier Than Netflix

Half-term Alaska governor and failed vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is taking her sideshow to the web with a focus on American politics via her own network, The Sarah Palin Channel.  Um, this is too funny. The Sarah Palin Channel is a Glenn Beck knock-off.  Palin took to Twitter to peddle for prospective viewers. Only one problem….Netflix is cheaper. You know, I swore off writing about Sarah Palin, but this was too good...

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New Surveillance Whistleblower John Tye Says NSA Violating U.S. Constitution
Jul22

New Surveillance Whistleblower John Tye Says NSA Violating U.S. Constitution

Move over Edward Snowden, there’s a new surveillance whistleblower on the scene. His name is John Napier Tye and he’s warning Americans about illegal spying. John Tye claims he filed a complaint with the State Department before leaving. In other words, he’s no leaker like Edward Snowden. Tye, a former State Department official who served in the Obama administration from 2011 to 2014, said that ongoing surveillance...

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