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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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Top 10 Catalysts for World War III

After the Great War that was Word War I, the people of the globe mourned the substantial loss of life and prayed that history would never repeat itself. Of course, it did. World War II used more horrific weaponry than previous battles, and aroused new strategy in wars to come. Once again, the world was […]

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Sir Mix-A-Lot And CNN’s Jake Tapper Talked About Butts And Honesty On Twitter And It Was Awesome

View this image › It all started when a fan asked CNN’s Jake Tapper what kind of jams he was currently rocking on his iPhone: Nick @whereishawkins Follow @jaketapper I don’t care about news today – tell us what music is on your iphone. BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { if (bfjs.isMobile() || !isIE8()) document.getElementById(“update_tweet_posted_time_2343650”).setAttribute(‘title’, ‘Time posted: ‘ […]

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Rick Santorum Signed Up 3-Year-Old Daughter For A Lifetime NRA Membership

Video available at: http://buzzfeed-video1.s3.amazonaws.com/video/2012/04/13/SantorumBellaNRA-624×350.flv. Speaking at the NRA Convention today: “Karen and I are life members of the NRA and we wanted to announce today that I talked to Chris and now Bella is a life member of the NRA too. And I hope it’s a long life.” Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/rosiegray/rick-santorum-signed-up-3-year-old-daughter-for-a

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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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Meet The Beat-Mixing, Gangsta Rap-Loving Tea Party Congressman

View this image › Trey Radel on Capitol Hill. Via Instagram: @treyradel WASHINGTON — Rep. Trey Radel checks most of the boxes of a standard-issue tea party conservative: hates Obamacare, rails against out-of-control spending, thinks liberal policies are hurting the country, makes national headlines for criticizing the president. But the 37-year-old journalist-turned-congressman differs from his […]

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Team Romney To Obama: You Started The War Over Women

View this image › Romney speaks against a backdrop of women supporters. Spencer Platt / Getty Images After spending 24 hours on the losing end of a toxic battle over which party’s policies are more detrimental to women, Mitt Romney has suddenly found his fortunes improving — and his allies couldn’t resist a little gloating. […]

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Dreams From Their Fathers

View this image › Jack Bohrer’s astounding addition to the historical understanding of Mitt Romney this morning — and the revelation that an oft-repeated family legend is a myth — is just the latest reminder of the degree to which writers telling the stories of both candidates, and of many other politicians, are trapped in […]

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Ben Affleck Is Persona Non Grata In Iran

View this image › Cliff Owen, File / AP WASHINGTON — Iranian state news agency Press TV published a conspiracy theory by a 9/11 truther on Wednesday positing that Ben Affleck is a covert government operative and could be hanged for war crimes because of his movie Argo, which recently won Best Picture at the […]

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Departing Environmental Chief Suggests Obama Has Failed On Climate

View this image › Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images The Administrator of the Environmental Protection Administration announced Thursday that she would step down in a statement that implied inaction on climate change during President Obama’s first term. Jackson mentions climate change just once in her statement, saying that at the time of her nomination, she […]

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How Twitter Ruined Twitter For Chuck Grassley

View this image › Senator Chuck Grassley talks to supporter Allan Frandson before the Republican Party of Iowa’s Regan Dinner in Des Moines, Iowa September 17, 2010. REUTERS/Brian C. Brian C. Frank / Reuters WASHINGTON — Everybody’s favorite senatorial tweeter, Chuck Grassley, is giving up his signature mix of personal observations, misadventures, and politics for […]

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The @CoryBooker Guide To Twitter

View this image › Politicians’ Twitter accounts come in three varieties: There are the plain-vanilla feeds run by a staffer terrified of doing anything interesting; the one-way, sometimes compelling, streams of consciousness maintained by Senator Chuck Grassley and a few others. And then there’s Cory Booker’s Twitter feed, a singular glimpse at the future of […]

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Bill De Blasio Won’t Be Distracted By Anthony Weiner

View this image › Keith Bedford / Reuters As New York City’s mayoral race shuffles around the entrance of former Congressman Anthony Weiner, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio is hanging on to his position at the left end of the Democratic primary field. Though Weiner was, for a national moment, an MSNBC darling and a […]

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American Jihadi In Somalia Is Still Alive

View this image › Farah Abdi Warsameh, File / AP WASHINGTON — Omar Hammami, the Alabama-born jihadi in Somalia who achieved Internet fame through his raps, appears to be safe for now after a series of increasingly desperate tweets yesterday about his standoff with Somali militants. Hammami, also known as Abu Mansour al-Amriki, began tweeting […]

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People Who Look Like Paul Ryan

1. Matthew Morrison View this image › Via feelny.net Or, Mr. Schuster from Glee. 2. Zach Woods View this image › Via oprahforthewinfrey.tumblr.com Or, Gabe from The Office. 3. BJ Novak View this image › Via the-buttalo.tumblr.com Or, Ryan from The Office. 4. All of Mitt Romney’s sons combined View this image › Via abcnews.go.com […]

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16 Moving Images From President Obama’s Visit To Nelson Mandela’s Jail Cell

1. President Obama and the first family visited the apartheid-era prison on Robben Island, South Africa, Sunday where Nelson Mandela and other anti-apartheid leaders were jailed as political prisoners. View this image › SAUL LOEB / Getty Images 2. The trip was Obama’s second and the first with his family. He previously toured the prison […]

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Activist Gives Speech Inside Mitch McConnell’s Office About Unemployment Benefits

WASHINGTON — Activists weaved through the basement of the Capitol, marched up stairs and squeezed through hallways to deliver more than 100,000 petitions to extend unemployment benefits to the offices of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker John Boehner. After a press conference with House and Senate Democrats, more than a dozen activists, […]

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10 Reasons Lincoln Was Secretly A Terrible President

We’ll go out on a limb here and guess you’ve probably heard of Abraham Lincoln. Hero, martyr, vampire hunter—Honest Abe is the president all other presidents want to grow up to be. In his single term, he freed the slaves, held the Union together, and generally showed the world how to run a country like […]

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The Idea For A March On Washington Began In December 1940

View this image › A. Philip Randolph Francis Miller/Time & Life Pictures / Getty Images WASHINGTON — When President Obama takes to the National Mall on Wednesday, he will likely invoke the moment made into history by Martin Luther King Jr. on Aug. 28, 1963. King, however, had taken cues from the example set by […]

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Top 10 Pretenders to the Thrones of Europe

Revolution filled the air at the end of the 1800s and beginning of the 1900s, destroying many ancient monarchies. The majority of the revolting nations replaced their thrones with communist governments. You may be surprised to know that while democracy (now the main political system of most of the nations below) plods on from day […]

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10 Countries With Bizarrely Specific Downsides

Most of us are aware that our home country isn’t perfect; even smug teacher’s pets like Canada and Denmark have areas where they could improve. But it’s one thing to be living in a country suffering everyday problems like a spiraling murder rate or myriad human rights abuses, and quite another to be living in […]

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