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Right-Wing Radio Host Finds Way To Blame McKinney Pool Party On Obama (VIDEO)

Is there NOTHING conservatives won’t blame on President Obama?

by Elisabeth Parker· · News
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Police Murder Yet Another Young Black Man, This Time By Suicide (VIDEO)

In 2010, police locked a 16-year-old boy up in prison without a trial for a crime he says he didn’t commit. Now he’s dead by his own hand.

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Best Graduation Advice Ever: ‘Go Out Into The World And F*ck It Up Beautifully’ (VIDEO)

John Waters’ career and life tips for new grads sound crazy–especially numbers six and 12–but do we really need more ‘successful’ people?

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This Black Child Never Had A Chance, And Here’s Another Reason Why (VIDEO)

Guess what? America’s long legacy of racism isn’t just evil, it’s literally toxic.

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Federal Judges Throw Out Virginia GOP’s Totally-Not-Racist ‘Redistricting’ Map (VIDEO)

How can Republicans get elected when most of us won’t vote for them? Redistricting! But here’s one thing they can’t get away with.

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If We’re At War With ISIS, Why Are We Supplying Their Weapons? (VIDEO)

We’ve accidentally furnished ISIS with at least $219.7 million in weapons, vehicles and other military supplies and gear…So now what?

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This Man Just Dropped A Roofie In Her Drink…And She Thanked Him For It (VIDEO)

This man goes around from bar to bar dropping roofies — ‘date rape drugs’ — into women’s drinks. So why are they THANKING him?

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New Survey Reveals: Capitalism Has Failed Us, And Americans From Both Parties Know It (VIDEO)

Surprise! A huge majority of Americans – even Republicans – think income inequality is a HUGE problem, and want the government to help fix it.

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U.S. Forest Service Poised To Approve Massive Development Project On Edge Of Grand Canyon (VIDEO)

This Grand Canyon fiasco is the height of corporate arrogance: Buy land you shouldn’t build on, and wear everyone down until you get your way.

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10 ‘Radical’ Ideas From Bernie Sanders: Guess Which Ones Most Americans Agree On?

Still think Bernie Sanders is a fringe candidate? A huge majority of us agree with him on 10 major issues. Numbers 6 and 8 may surprise you.

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Photo with Daniel Puff getting evicted from from a three quarter house in New York City:Video screen grab/New York Times.

Greed Turns Privately Run Homes For Recovering Addicts Into Rat-Infested Drug Dens (VIDEO)

Instead of providing a safe place for recovering addicts to build a new life, these corrupt monsters let them live in filth and rot, profitting from misery.

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US Army Finally Admits Women To Elite Ranger School, Then Fails All 20 (VIDEO)

It’s not these badass women demanding gender-neutral standards for the U.S. Army’s Ranger School, it’s the men who’ve fought beside them.

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W.Va. Lawsuit Claims Evolution Is A ‘Religion’ That Violates Students’ Freedumbs (VIDEO)

Here’s a new twist on the religion and education debate: Can teaching evolution jeopardize a child’s future career as a veterinarian?

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If Fox’s Interview With Duggars Takes 6 Minutes, That’ll Double Its Scandal Coverage (VIDEOS)

If the Duggars ever hope to be “forgiven” and get their show back on the air, Fox’s Megan Kelly is the perfect woman for the job.

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Ardent Suitor Offers 50 Cows, 70 Sheep, And 30 Goats For Malia Obama’s Hand In Marriage (VIDEO)

Busy 16-year-old Malia Obama may not have time for dating, but that doesn’t mean she lacks for suitors.

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W. VA GOP Set To Waste More Taxpayer Dollars Defending Unconstitutional Abortion Law (VIDEO)

If the GOP’s all about cost-cutting and small government, why do they keep passing unconstitutional laws bound to face legal challenges?

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Brendan Keefe, investigative reporter, escorted from ALEC event with Georgia lawmakers. Photo: Video screen grab/WXIA.

Police ILLEGALLY ‘Escort’ Reporter From Secretive Right-Wing Lobbyist-Lawmaker Schmoozefest (VIDEO)

‘We can’t show you what’s behind this closed door,’ an investigative reporter explains. What do ALEC and these lawmakers have to hide?

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Top Reagan Staffer: Fox Is A ‘Self-Brainwashing Bubble’ That’s Destroying The GOP (VIDEO)

We know Fox creates a ‘self-brainwashing bubble’ for fact-averse GOPers…But Bruce Bartlett’s the last person we’d expect to say it.

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Fat-Shaming Bullies Skulk In Silence While Hollywood Throws ‘Dancing Man’ The Best Party Ever (VIDEO)

Cyberbullies made Sean O’Brien’s life a nightmare, just for dancing and having fun while fat. This time, the victim got the last laugh.

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Black Business Woman Orders Catfish, Gets Heaping Helping Of Racism (VIDEO, IMAGES)

Seriously, it’s not every day that a black person eats at a restaurant and receives a racist message with their bill. Oh wait, yes it is.

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