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Federal Government Begins Extending Employee Benefits To Same-Sex Spouses

View this image › Jason Reed / Reuters WASHINGTON — The Office of Personnel Management on Friday announced that it is implementing the Supreme Court’s marriage-recognition decision quickly, with federal employees’ same-sex spouses being made eligible for the federal employee health insurance program and other key programs. “Today my Administration announced that, for the first […]

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Why Did The Government Spy On Justin Raimondo?

Justin Raimondo @JustinRaimondo Follow FBI memo launching probe of http://t.co/QNAmINHNCX & myself for being “agent of a foreign power.” See page 62: http://t.co/1jteol8mTC BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { if (bfjs.isMobile() || !isIE8()) document.getElementById(“update_tweet_posted_time_1505426”).setAttribute(‘title’, ‘Time posted: ‘ + UI.dateFormat.get_formatted_date(‘Fri Aug 09 20:53:19 +0000 2013’, ‘UTC’) ); }); BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { document.getElementById(“update_tweet_posted_time_1505426”).innerHTML = UI.dateFormat.get_formatted_date(‘Fri Aug 09 20:53:19 +0000 2013’, […]

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United Nations Says $22,000 Internship Up For Auction Isn’t Legitimate

View this image › Via charitybuzz.com WASHINGTON — An internship at the United Nation’s UN-NGO Committee on Human Rights being auctioned online for $22,000 isn’t legitimate and officials have launched an investigation into the advertisement, a spokesman told BuzzFeed on Thursday. “Internships at the United Nations are not for sale and cannot be put up […]

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President Obama: “Life Is Fragile”

Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=4lBWtx4TuaY. youtube.com “If there’s anything to take away from this tragedy, it’s a reminder that life is fragile. Our time here is limited and it is precious. And what matters in the end are not the small and trivial things which often consume our lives. It’s how we choose to treat one […]

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Republican Sen. Tom Coburn To Retire At End Of 2014

View this image › Andrew Burton / Getty Images Sen. Tom Coburn announced late Thursday that he will retire from the Senate at the end of 2014 in a statement released by his office. In a statement, Coburn emphasized that his recent diagnosis of prostate cancer did not play a role in his decision. “This […]

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Young Members Of Congress Team Up To Create “Future Caucus”

View this image › Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Thos Robinson / Getty Images WASHINGTON — Two words often come to mind when people think of Congress: dysfunctional and old. But members of a new bipartisan caucus, spearheaded by Republican Aaron Schock and Democrat Tulsi Gabbard, are hoping to change that. Shock and Gabbard, two of the […]

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Why Is America’s Best Magazine So Bad At The Internet?

View this image › The editor of The New Yorker’s website said Tuesday that the embarassing resignation of a high-profile blogger won’t stop the publication from trying to fix a strange paradox: That America’s best magazine can’t seem to get the Internet right. “We’re proceeding with cautious intent,” said Nicholas Thompson, the recently-installed editor of […]

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Huma Abedin Has Her Own Life

View this image › John Gara It may be shabby, secured with duct tape to the lobby floor of the American Airlines Theatre in Times Square, behind a short rope line and only a handful of reporters and television cameras, but there it is all the same: a red carpet. And no politician at last […]

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White House Warned Not To Delete “Leak” Emails

View this image › AP As the leak investigation into the unauthorized disclosures of classified information enters into its third week, White House staffers have been warned not to delete any emails or destroy other information that could be pertinent to investigators, according to officials familiar with the matter. The warning email was sent internally […]

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Glenn Beck’s New Brand: Prophet Of Love

View this image › Graphics by Chris Ritter for BuzzFeed IRVING, Texas — The spring of 2010 was a dark time for Glenn Beck. He was leaving Fox News amid escalating controversy around his show, a provocative broadcast that proved too hot even for the conservative network. His liberal critics were smugly celebrating his apparent […]

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General David Petraeus’ New Campaign

View this image › Petraeus worked out on Venice Beach with veterans last month. Via Twitter: @TeamRubicon There is a quiet and conventional path from shame to redemption for American political figures brought down by personal sins, and David Petraeus has, just six months after resigning as director of the CIA, followed it with his […]

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A Young Obama Staffer Dies, And A Frantic Campaign Pauses To Mourn

View this image › Twitter: @heyaok Mitt Romney @MittRomney Follow Ann & I were deeply saddened to learn of the death of Alex Okrent. Prayers are with Alex’s loved ones and the entire Obama campaign team. BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { if (bfjs.isMobile() || !isIE8()) document.getElementById(“update_tweet_posted_time_433952”).setAttribute(‘title’, ‘Time posted: ‘ + UI.dateFormat.get_formatted_date(‘Fri, 13 Jul 2012 23:48:08 +0000’, ‘UTC’) […]

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Classic Horror Film Monsters Of Congress

1. Rep. Henry Waxman as The Phantom. en.wikipedia.org politico.com   View this image › Via lonchaneysrmanofathousandfaces.tumblr.com “Someday I will find love.” 2. Sen. Pat Leahy as The Creature from the Black Lagoon. tvweek.com politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com   View this image › Via farzelgaart.deviantart.com “WHEN IS THE NEXT BATMAN MOVIE?” 3. Harry Reid as Count Dracula. en.wikipedia.org AP […]

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Chappaqua Is Ready For President Hillary Clinton

View this image › Mandel Ngan / Getty Images CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. — While the world waits for Hillary Clinton to clear up the most asked and least pressing question in politics — will she or won’t she in 2016? — the answer in this small hamlet, where the former First Family keeps their adopted home, […]

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White House Plays Down LGBT Rights Message Of Sochi Delegation Picks

View this image › Jonathan Ernst / Reuters WASHINGTON — White House Press Secretary Jay Carney on Wednesday downplayed the intended effect of sending one of the first out LGBT athletes in the U.S. to Russia, which implemented anti-LGBT laws over the past year, as part of the presidential delegation to the Winter Olympics. Asked […]

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Top 10 Reasons Why Capitalism Sucks

Now that it’s Christmas season again, it seems like a good opportunity to respond to the list 10 Greatest Benefits of Capitalism with which I believe there were a number of problems. Firstly, it was not clear which form of capitalism was being described, so I would like to begin this list by defining the […]

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Group Defending Proposition 8 Holding “9 Weeks Of Prayer For Marriage”

View this image › Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=_X0-X9tYvyA. WASHINGTON — As the clock ticks down to when the Supreme Court will be considering the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8 on March 26 and 27, the organization working to keep Proposition 8 on the books is organizing a weekly prayer […]

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In The Georgetown Health Care Plan, Space For Exceptions

View this image › In this image made from Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 video provided by C-SPAN, Sandra Fluke, a third-year Georgetown University law student, testifies to Congress in Washington. cache.daylife.com As the public battle over contraception rages on, Rush Limbaugh and his allies are also fighting over a footnote: The Georgetown University health care […]

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The 15 Most Absurd Ways The Pentagon Is Spending Money

Editors’ note This post has been corrected to properly quote and attribute phrasing that was copied from a report produced by Sen. Tom Coburn’s office. BuzzFeed takes its responsibility to readers very seriously, and plagiarism is a major breach of that responsibility. Please read our apology to readers here. BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { document.getElementById(“update_article_correction_time_3472009”).innerHTML = UI.dateFormat.get_formatted_date(‘2014-07-25 […]

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Ahead Of Possible 2016 Bid, Andrew Cuomo Gets A Book Deal

View this image › Mike Groll, File / AP Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York and a possible Democratic candidate for president in 2016, is writing a book that will offer a “full and frank look at his public and private life,” his publisher, HarperCollins, announced Tuesday morning. Cuomo, thought to be an all […]

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Ralph Reed: Forget The Birthers

View this image › WASHINGTON, D.C. — Conservative activist Ralph Reed, who runs the Faith and Freedom Coalition, said on Friday that “it isn’t enough to be anti-Obama,” and dismissed the fringe elements of his party, despite answering a birther question during a breakout session. A Faith and Freedom Conference attendee named Robert Dickstein asked […]

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10 Ways The Private Sector Owned The Government

It might not be entirely surprising that government can be incompetent at times, but at least they have rules set in place that force them to help people. Corporations, on the other hand, are only in it for themselves. They don’t have the time of day to stop and help anyone out. Except sometimes corporations […]

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Marco Rubio Still A Favorite Among Social Conservatives

View this image › Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) addresses the Faith & Freedom Coalition Road to Majority Conference Kickoff Luncheon in Washington June 13, 2013. Gary Cameron / Reuters WASHINGTON— At the kickoff of a three-day conference for social conservatives, Marco Rubio was clearly among friends. Rubio, the Florida Republican who has taken a significant […]

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Who Said It: Ted Cruz Or Kramer?

1. “I’ve never once seen a Hispanic panhandler.” nytimes.com Cruz. seinfeld.tumblr.com Kramer. ✓ X Ted Cruz! “I’ll tell you, in my life I’ve never once have seen a Hispanic panhandler, because in our community, it would be viewed as shameful to be out on the street begging. Those are all conservative values – faith, family, […]

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The 3 Types Of South Carolina 1st District Voters

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Elizabeth Colbert Busch, the Democratic candidate in the special election for Congress in South Carolina’s first district, greeted voters on Saturday morning . Voters here think she’s personable and friendly, but everyone’s mind was pretty much made up as to how they were going to vote on Tuesday. Colbert Busch is running […]

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Cho Takes The Stage To Push For Continued Attention On AIDS

View this image › buzzfeed.com Comedian Margaret Cho pumps up the crowd at the “Keep the Promise” rally on the National Mall, part of this week’s International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C. Discussing North Carolina’s vote this May to ban gay and lesbian couples from marrying, Margaret Cho was not laughing. “You think, ‘How can […]

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Gun Control Legislation Isn’t Going Anywhere

View this image › A police officer stands guard at the front gate of the Washington Naval Yard on Tuesday. Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press / MCT WASHINGTON — If Sen. Dianne Feinstein had any hopes Monday’s mass shooting at the Navy Yard would breath new life into her effort to pass new gun control legislation, they […]

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Anderson Cooper Confronted A Homophobic Politician With Facts. He Responded Like A Politician.

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Republicans in Texas want to pass a law encouraging “reparative therapy,” a 100% unproven form of counseling intended to turn gay people straight — as if homosexuality is a disorder that needs to be cured. Seriously. Not only is it baseless, but it’s also shown to be emotionally harmful. Anderson Cooper had a conversation with […]

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Cory Booker’s Coming Culture Shock In Congress

View this image › U.S. Senate candidate addresses supporters during his campaign’s election night event in Newark after winning the special senate race against Steve Lonegan Wednesday. Eduardo Munoz / Reuters NEWARK — Cory Booker, the 44-year-old mayor who found a spot on the national stage from the unlikely foothold of Newark City Hall, saw […]

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