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Utah cop faces life in prison after admitting he forced teens to have sex

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

A former Utah police officer, who changed his plea to no contest mid-trial, is facing life in prison for forcing a teenage girl to have sex with multiple teen boys over several years, starting when she was thirteen, the Deseret News is reporting. Cody C. Smith, 40, of Logan, pleaded no contest...

Obama, Dalai Lama due to attend U.S. prayer event February 5

U.S. President Barack Obama and the Dalai Lama are both scheduled to attend the U.S. National Prayer Breakfast in Washington on Thursday, Feb. 5, a congressional aide said on Friday. The Dalai Lama was invited to attend the annual event, and has confirmed he will be there. Show More Summary

New Greek PM Supports Palestinian Rights

The results of the snap elections in Greece, which propelled the leftist Syriza Party to power this week, sent shockwaves to many world capitals. Alexis Tsipras, the new prime minister, has vowed to fulfill his electoral promises, including...Show More Summary

‘Horse Shaped’ UFO Captured hovering Over Mexico’s Volcano Colima

As 2015 gallops along, reports of UFO sightings continue to flood in from around the world. Among the latest is from a literal UFO hot spot – Mexico’s very active Volcano Colima. Many sightings of UFOs hovering around, and flying past,...Show More Summary

Sarah Palin inadvertently becomes co-chair of Hillary PAC after disastrous Iowa speech raises $25K

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Sarah Palin’s rambling, incoherent speech at Iowa’s Freedom Summit proved to be as profitable for a potential Hillary Clinton presidential run as it was detrimental to any future Palin political aspirations, with the former vice-presidential nominee inadvertently raising over $25,000...

Secretary of State Kerry fined for not shoveling by Boston home

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was slapped with a $50 fine for failing to have a side street adjoining his Boston home shoveled following the blizzard that dropped more than 2 feet (60 cm) of snow on Massachusetts this week, a spokesman said on Friday. Show More Summary

After shouting down Texas Muslims, activist dares Franklin Graham to take over a mosque

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

An end times-obsessed Christian activist dared the Rev. Franklin Graham to hold church services at a mosque to defy what she sees as Muslim oppression in America. “They came into our churches and held a call of prayer at the Washington National Cathedral – that was a statement that they made,” said...

The U.S. Is Being Hypocritical on Hostage Exchanges

In late December, 2014, a young Jordanian pilot by the name of Moaz al-Khassasbeh was taken captive by militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant when his aircraft suddenly went down near the Syrian city of Raqqah. Footage...Show More Summary

White House Struggles To Distinguish Between The Islamic State and Taliban Prisoner Swaps

2 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

The White House again seems to be struggling with barriers of both language and logic as many raise comparisons between the controversial Bergdahl swap and the effort this week of Jordan to swap a terrorist for one of its downed pilots with Islamic State. During a week where one of the five Taliban leaders released […]

Must-See Late Night Clip: Conan Plays Mortal Combat X with Marshawn Lynch, Rob Gronkowski

2 days agoNews : Mediaite

For his final show before the big game on Sunday, Conan O'Brien brought the New England Patriots' Rob Gronkowski and the Seattle Seahawks Marshawn Lynch together in one Courtyard Marriott conference room to play out the ultimate Super Bowl proxy battle.

‘Ad hominem’ is not Latin for ‘I cannot rebut your argument’

Cross posted from Pruning Shears. Jonathan Chait’s latest adventure in pointless contrarianism has already been wrestled to the ground and noogied, with Alex Pareene doing an especially delightful job. The short version is this. With the exception of the incident at the top of the article (about which: intimidation, violence and threats of violence are [...]

If you’re worried about censorship or bullying, conservatives are the bigger problem

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

For those who are following the drama of Jonathan Chait’s sloppily argued piece against “political correctness”, I wrote a piece rebutting at Talking Points Memo. Since the discussions around these things tend to get flattened out with people assuming there are two completely...

WATCH LIVE: Super Bowl Coaches Hold Joint Press Conference

2 days agoNews : Mediaite

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll will hold a pre-Super Bowl joint press conference on Friday, January 30 beginning at approximately 10:30 a.m. ET.

Kerry Cancels Plan to Visit Putin in Moscow

MOSCOW – Secretary of State John Kerry has canceled unannounced plans to visit Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow next week, a U.S. official told ABC News. The two were expected to discuss the crisis in Ukraine, where the United States blames Russia for arming...

Lynch schools the wingnuts: How the right tried — and failed — to wound Obama’s AG nominee

Republicans came armed to throw Loretta Lynch off her game. Here's how the president's nominee left them frustrated

Duke’s Belle Knox trades on porn fame to promote libertarians Ayn Rand and Rand Paul

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Duke University porn star Belle Knox is eyeing a possible career in politics. The second-year student, whose real name is Miriam Weeks, has been promoting her libertarian views as campus coordinator of Students for Liberty and helped bring Ayn Rand Institute head Yaron Brook to speak at Duke. “I’m...

Police interview rap mogul Suge Knight after fatal hit-and-run

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was being interviewed by authorities early on Friday morning, officials said, hours after he was named as a suspect in a hit-and-run that killed one person near Los Angeles. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's...Show More Summary

Why Does Washington Still Romanticize Kissinger, Scowcroft, and Brzezinksi?

This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. En route back to Washington at the tail end of his most recent overseas trip, John Kerry, America's peripatetic secretary of state, stopped off in France "to share a hug with allShow More Summary

Stanford swimmer insists he didn’t intend to rape unconscious woman: police

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

A former Stanford University swimmer was charged this week with raping an intoxicated and unconscious woman outside an on-campus fraternity party. Two bicyclists said they spotted 19-year-old Brock Allen Turner on top of the woman, who is not a student, and saw that she was lying on the ground and...

Mosul mood turning against ISIL

Public opinion changing after Sunni majority initially welcomed takeover of the Iraqi city by the armed group.

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