Monthly Archives: March 2017

NEW HAMPSHIRE: House Panel Rejects Ex-Gay Torture Ban Upon Urging Of Rep Who Does Ex-Gay Torture

The Concord Monitor reports: New Hampshire won’t ban gay conversion therapy for minors this year, after a House committee voted this week to hold back the bill. In a 13-8 vote, the House Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs committee retained the legislation Tuesday over concerns that it limits parental rights and counseling for youth working through their sexuality, members ...

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REPORT: Terrorist Groups Are Using Stolen Airport Screening Machines To Test Undetectable Bombs

CNN reports: US intelligence and law enforcement agencies believe that ISIS and other terrorist organizations have developed innovative ways to plant explosives in electronic devices that FBI testing shows can evade some commonly used airport security screening methods, CNN has learned. Heightening the concern is US intelligence suggesting that terrorists have obtained sophisticated airport security equipment to test how to ...

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Former NC Gov. Pat McCrory Mocks LGBT Activists Over Compromise HB2 Repeal: They Lost The Battle

The Charlotte Observer reports: Former Gov. Pat McCrory says North Carolina’s compromise over the controversial “bathroom law” House Bill 2 was not a full repeal, and he counts that as a loss for the left and gay rights advocates with the Human Rights Campaign. Those comments were made during one of two radio interviews McCrory has given since the state ...

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Rainbow Flag Creator Gilbert Baker Dies At Age 65

Cleve Jones breaks the news on his Facebook page: “I am heartbroken. My dearest friend in the world is gone. Gilbert gave the world the Rainbow Flag; he gave me forty years of love and friendship. I can’t stop crying. I love you forever Gilbert Baker.” No cause of death has yet been disclosed. Gilbert suffered a stroke about five ...

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GRAB ‘EM BY THE PUSSY: Donald Trump Declares April To Be National Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Not an April Fools joke: President Trump on Friday proclaimed April 2017 as National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. “My Administration, including the Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services, will do everything in its power to protect women, children, and men from sexual violence,” Trump said in his proclamation released on the final day ...

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Breitbart: We Found The White House Leaker

Via Breitbart: Multiple senior White House sources tell Breitbart News that discussions to replace now former Deputy Chief of Staff Katie Walsh—an ally of Chief of Staff Reince Priebus who was removed from her position on Thursday—center on who has been leaking information out of the White House. Walsh was suspected of being a leaker, White House sources tell Breitbart ...

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Today’s Google Doodle Celebrates Diversity

“This is an outrage!” – Wingnut sites, probably. CNET reports: A Connecticut student gets to share her vision of the future with the world, with a little help from Google. Sarah Harrison, a 10th grader from Bunnell High School in Connecticut, won the annual Doodle 4 Google competition with her drawing showing peace and diversity among people from all walks ...

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CONNECTICUT: Senate Judiciary Committee Advances Bill That Would Allow Police To Arm Drones With Guns

The Associated Press reports: Connecticut lawmakers are considering whether the state should become the first in the country to allow police to use drones outfitted with deadly weapons. The proposal was immediately met with concern by civil rights and liberties advocates. The state legislature’s Judiciary Committee approved the bill Wednesday and sent it to the House of Representatives. It would ...

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Sean Spicer: Trump Wants Michael Flynn To Testify

From the Washington Examiner: White House press secretary Sean Spicer declined on Friday to say whether President Trump believes ousted national security advisor Mike Flynn is guilty of a crime, even though Trump said on Twitter that Flynn should seek immunity from the Senate Intelligence Committee before he testifies about Russia. Spicer was asked if Trump’s tweet means that Flynn ...

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“Mexican” Judge OK’s $25M Trump U Settlement

Politico reports: A federal judge has approved a $25 million settlement President Donald Trump agreed to late last year in a bid to head off a civil fraud trial over his Trump University real estate seminar program. U.S. District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel issued a 31-page ruling Friday deeming the deal fair and overruling claims from some former Trump University ...

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GOP US House Rep On Food Stamps: The Bible Says If You’re Unemployed, You Don’t Get To Eat [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: One lawmaker is citing a godly reference to justify changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Rep. Jodey Arrington (R-Tex.) quoted the New Testament to question the strength of current work requirements. The biblical passage, 2 Thessalonians 3-10, was a rebuttal to one of the hearing’s expert witnesses, a representative of the Jewish anti-hunger group MAZON. ...

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Jason Chaffetz: Congress Should Not Give Immunity To Flynn And Trump Should Shut Up About It [VIDEO]

Politico reports: President Donald Trump shouldn’t talk about whether former national security adviser Michael Flynn should be granted immunity, a top House Republican advised Friday. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) told Fox News he disagrees with the president’s characterization of the Russia investigation, as well as the commander in chief’s decision to comment on it. ...

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Bookmakers Up Impeachment Odds To 56%

Inverse Culture reports: Donald Trump is the President of the United States. But if oddsmakers are right, there’s a good chance that he won’t hold office for that long. There are many reasons Trump could be impeached or resign before his first term ends. As of March 27, Trump’s odds of leaving office before his first term have increased to ...

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Ex-CIA Chief Of Staff: The Only Person Michael Flynn Could Give Up To Get Immunity Is Trump [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: A former top government official said the White House reminds him of a “runaway train” following the latest revelations Thursday about President Donald Trump’s ex-national security adviser. Mike Flynn, who served as the president’s national security adviser for three weeks, says he is willing to be interviewed about the Trump campaign’s possible ties to Russia in return ...

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Nancy Pelosi Suggests Devin Nunes Was “Duped” By Trump: I’ve Never Seen Behavior This Bizarre [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi believes that House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes may have been set up as a White House patsy. During a Friday morning appearance on Today, Pelosi called Nunes “a dupe,” for reportedly receiving intelligence about incidental collection of Trump team communications with the help of two White House staffers. “He was a dupe. He ...

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Seth Meyers Tees Off On Devin Nunes [VIDEO]

The Week recaps: House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) “has basically done everything he can to delay or interfere with his own investigation, raising the question of whether he’s investigating Trump or working for Trump.” Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) answered that earlier Thursday, telling MSNBC that Nunes “works for the president, answers to the president.” Meyers suggested that Yoho ...

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MICHIGAN: Former Assistant Attorney General Finally Disbarred Over 2010 Harassment Of Gay Student

Remember this tool? The Associated Press reports: A former lawyer with the state of Michigan has lost his law license in a misconduct case related to his public hostility for a gay student leader at the University of Michigan. Andrew Shirvell’s disbarment was ordered Thursday by a panel at the Attorney Discipline Board. He can appeal to the full board. ...

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BRUSSELS: Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson Gives NATO Allies Two Months To Boost Their Defense Spending

Or else…what? The Associated Press reports: U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned NATO allies Friday to boost defense spending or come up with plans to reach the alliance’s budget guidelines within two months. Tillerson, in his first talks with NATO counterparts in Brussels, said that Washington is spending a “disproportionate share” on defense compared with its 27 partners, and ...

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VIRAL VIDEO: Touching Ad For Vicks Tells True Story Of Orphaned Indian Girl Adopted By Transgender Woman

Creativity reports: Procter & Gamble brand Vicks centers an emotive new Asian campaign around a mother and her adopted daughter — but it’s not until later on in the spot we discover the whole story. Created by Publicis Singapore predominantly for the Indian market, the ad is narrated by the daughter, Gayatri, who describes how was orphaned and then adopted. ...

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Atlanta’s Busiest Interstate Collapses In Fire [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: A massive fire caused a bridge to collapse Thursday night on Interstate 85 in Atlanta, one of the busiest stretches of roadway in America, backing up rush hour traffic for several miles and creating what the mayor called a long-term “transportation crisis.” The huge fire was reported at 6:21 p.m. ET underneath the bridge on the northbound ...

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