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10 Disgusting Non-Stories The Media Shamelessly Flogged

We’ve talked before about the media’s penchant for ruining lives and making stuff up. But they’re so darn good at it that it deserves another look. For every Edward Snowden or Pentagon Papers case, it turns out that there are literally thousands of hacks, churning out articles that are empty trash at best and downright […]

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John Kerry Not Talking About Chechnya Ties To Boston Bombing

View this image › Jason Reed / Reuters WASHINGTON — While the media’s focus turns to the suspected Boston bomber’s Chechen heritage, America’s top diplomat is steering clear. At a press conference Friday, Secretary of State John Kerry deflected questions about Chechnya and the foreign policy implications of the Boston bombings. Kerry was asked directly […]

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10 Advanced Countries With Extremely Primitive Problems

We’ve all heard the expression “first world problems.” It’s a Twitter cliche, a disdainful sniff directed at those who get all worked up because their caramel latte wasn’t foamy enough (or whatever). And while it’s true that most advanced nations have problems that would make your average failing state weep with envy, there are some […]

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Obama To Boston Bomber: “We Will Find You”

View this image › BOSTON — President Obama praised Boston’s spirit and resilience at an interfaith service Thursday honoring the victims of the marathon bombings. “For millions of us, what happened on Monday is personal,” the president said from the city’s historic Cathedral of the Holy Cross, adding a promise to find those responsible for […]

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10 Strange Supreme Court Cases With Lasting Impacts

Probably no American government institution has had more controversy and discussion associated with it than the Supreme Court. Famous rulings, such as Roe v. Wade or Brown v. Board of Education, are still debated and studied to this day due to the profound impact they have had on the American political landscape. However, some lesser-known […]

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Inside The Planning Of A James O’Keefe “Sting”

View this image › images.politico.com Conservative activist James O’Keefe plotted a potential voter fraud sting of the Service Employees International Union in 2010 in Massachusetts — a sting that, had it been carried out, could have been funded by Rick Santorum patron Foster Friess. The plot is elaborated on and eventually ruled out in an […]

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California Gay “Change” Therapy Ban Headed To Appeals Court

View this image › California Gov. Jerry Brown has been sued for trying to enforce the new state law banning the use of reparative therapy on minors. Damian Dovarganes / AP The constitutionality of California’s new law banning mental health professionals from performing “sexual orientation change efforts,” or reparative therapy, on minors reached the Ninth […]

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How Mitt Romney Became The World’s Best Fundraiser

View this image › Romney reaches out to shake a hand while arriving for a private fundraiser in Portland, Ore., Monday, July 11, 2011. Don Ryan / AP Mitt Romney has been raising money like it’s his job. The announcement that he raised a stunning $106 million in June offer a glimpse at the fruit […]

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Small Turnout For Anti-“Amnesty” Leaders In Congress

View this image › Rep. Steve King Pete Marovich / Getty Images As the Senate Judiciary Committee marks up the bipartisan “Gang of Eight’s” attempt to rewrite American immigration law, another gang across the Capitol — striking as much for its small numbers as for the intensity of its views — organized its own effort […]

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