Politics

Mount Sarah Palin: A Petition Not A Porn Title

Not too many names so far. Pity.

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Cosmopolitan: Christian Site Twitchy Is An Organized Racist, Sexist Online Harassment Tool Of The Extreme Right

Cosmopolitan writer Jill Filipovic, herself a frequent target of Twitchy‘s army of far-right extremists, today lays out the truth about the site owned by online Christian powerhouse Salem Media. An excerpt: While Twitchy’s content is tweet aggregation, its purpose seems to be filling insatiable reader rage. Many of the tweets posted to Twitchy are put on there seemingly for the ...

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Julian Bond Dies At Age 75 [VIDEO]

Longtime LGBT ally and former NAACP chairman Julian Bond has died at the age of 75. CNN reports: Bond died Saturday night after a brief illness in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which he served as founding president in the 1970s. “Not only has the country lost a hero today, we’ve lost a great ...

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MICHIGAN: Anti-Gay Christian Teabagger State Rep Won’t Resign After Adultery Scandal Because Jesus [VIDEO]

With her cuckolded husband at her side, today a tearful Michigan state Rep. Cindy Gamrat declared that she was not going to resign just because she got busted having an affair with a fellow representative of Christ Himself in the state legislature. Last week Rep. Todd Courser tried to throw attention off their affair by spreading a rumor that he’d ...

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CUBA: Gay Poet Richard Blanco Reads At Opening Of US Embassy In Havana [VIDEO]

Cuban-American gay poet Richard Blanco is already winning raves for the poem he read today. The new work will be published in English and Spanish by the University of Pittsburgh Press late next month.

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LIVE VIDEO: American Flag Rises Over US Embassy In Havana For First Time In 54 Years

Live US-Cuban history happening right now. The BBC reports: Three marines who lowered the American flag for the last time on 4 January 1961 will raise it again during Friday’s ceremony in Havana. They are now retired and in their late 70s. “I’m gonna love seeing that flag go back up,” said former marine Jim Tracy, 78, in a US ...

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Come Again, Haaretz?

The tweet has already been deleted. As Mediaite says: “If he WERE gay, why would that matter in regards to his support for the Iran deal?” Haaretz is Israel’s oldest daily newspaper.

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Today On Breitbart

A few days ago Buzzfeed reported that Donald Trump is paying for positive coverage at Breitbart, causing the far-right site to fire back with multiple posts claiming that Buzzfeed is “in the bag” for Hillary Clinton. Here’s the latest from raving anti-gay Breitbart columnist John Nolte: On one hand NBCUniversal is telling us it is serious about news objectivity, while ...

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Jimmy Carter Reveals Cancer Diagnosis

Former President Jimmy Carter, 90, revealed today that he has cancer. From his statement: “Recent liver surgery revealed that I have cancer that now is in other parts of my body. I will be rearranging my schedule as necessary so I can undergo treatment by physicians at Emory Healthcare. A more complete public statement will be made when facts are ...

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Aliens, Pot, Dragons, & Lasers: Candidate For Canadian Parliament Goes Viral With Wacky Campaign Ad

TIME Magazine reports: While Donald Trump dominates America’s GOP primary field, Canadians have discovered their own wild card candidate—Wyatt Scott—ahead of their federal election in October. The independent candidate promises to “fight for Canada” while the video shows him perched on a CGI Canadian goose and swinging a sword in the air. Scott—armed with the clever slogan, “think artisan politics, ...

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CUBA: Gay Poet Richard Blanco To Read Work At Opening Of US Embassy In Havana

Openly gay Cuban-American poet Richard Blanco writes today on Facebook: “I’ve had to keep this a secret for months, but it’s finally out: the US Department of State has asked me to write a poem for the re-opening of the US Embassy in Cuba, which I will read at the ceremony on August 14th in Havana! So incredibly emotional for ...

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VIRGINIA: Former Gov. Bob McDonnell To Appeal Corruption Conviction To SCOTUS After Rejection By Fourth Circuit

Yesterday the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals declined to hear a review of former GOP Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s corruption conviction. Lawyers for McDonnell then announced that he will appeal to the Supreme Court. The Hampton Roads Pilot reports: Attorney Henry Asbill declined to say whether McDonnell will have to report to prison to begin serving his two-year sentence. He ...

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Hillary Clinton To Surrender Email Server To FBI, Poll Shows Majority Support Criminal Probe

The Washington Post reports: Hillary Rodham Clinton’s attorney has agreed to provide the FBI with the private server that housed her e-mail during her four years as secretary of state, Clinton’s presidential campaign said Tuesday. Her attorney also has agreed to give agents a thumb drive containing copies of thousands of e-mails that Clinton had previously turned over to the ...

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Trump Reveals Foreign Policy Strategy: I’ll Whine Until I Win

CNN reports: Donald Trump’s plans to make America great again are going to include a lot of whining. Trump on Tuesday morning in an interview on CNN’s “New Day” proclaimed that he is “the most fabulous whiner” when confronted with an opinion piece that criticized him using the same label. “I do whine because I want to win and I’m ...

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FERGUSON: Heavily Armed “Oath Keepers” Show Up Under Guise Of Protecting Crackpot Reporter

They are supposedly there to protect a representative of Info Wars. Reuters reports: Four civilians carrying automatic rifles and sidearms patrolled a riot-torn street in Ferguson, Missouri, early Tuesday, saying they were there to protect a media organization but drawing swift criticism from police and protesters alike. The appearance of the four men, all white, quickly drew stares in the ...

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REPORT: Trump Is Buying Positive Coverage From Breitbart

If true, a massive scoop from Buzzfeed: According to four sources with knowledge of the situation, editors and writers at the outlet have privately complained since at least last year that the company’s top management was allowing Trump to turn Breitbart into his own fan website — using it to hype his political prospects and attack his enemies. One current ...

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Even More Infighting: Trump Vs Fiorina

CNN reports: Add Carly Fiorina to the list of the targets of Donald Trump’s Twitter outbursts. The former Hewlett-Packard executive hit Trump in an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” on Sunday saying that “women understood” he was referring to menstruation when Trump said Megyn Kelly had “blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her — ...

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AUSTRALIA: Network Gets Blowback After Airing Titanic-Themed Anti-Gay Marriage Ad [VIDEO]

Australia’s News Corp outlet reports: Foxtel is facing a backlash from some subscribers after it decided to screen advertisements opposing same-sex marriage. The ads, created by anti-gay marriage group Marriage Alliance, were knocked back by the Seven and Ten networks but have been screened by the pay TV provider. People took to Facebook to vent their anger, with many saying ...

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John Oliver On Sex Education In America [VIDEO]

Via the Week: On Sunday’s Last Week Tonight, John Oliver tackled sex education in American middle and high schools. He started with the basics. “Parental anger over sex ed is as much a staple of the school year as square pizza and one kid coming back from summer vacation with a mustache he’s way too proud of,” said Oliver, who ...

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New GOP Infighting: RedState Vs Ben Carson

Donald Trump wasn’t the only GOP contender that didn’t appear at the RedState convention this weekend and Breitbart is delighted to tell you about it. GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson’s long-time business manager and friend told Breitbart News that Erick Erickson lied about his reasoning for not inviting Carson to the RedState event in Atlanta over the weekend. RedState ...

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