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Norman Lear: Patriot [CBD]

When you've lost Norman Lear, is there anything left to say? For the youngsters out there, Lear was a hard-core leftist during the culture wars of the 70s and 80s, and founded an organization called "People For The American Way,"...

Donald Brind says: “Thanks Neil – now we need to hear from Gordon”

Brown is well-placed to deal with the Corbyn surge Shortly after Tony Blair was elected Labour leader in 1994 I bumped into my political hero Jack Jones at a book launch. What inspired me about Jones was that he understood that making gains for the working people he cared passionately about could only be done […]

Kasich Makes Quick Rise in Polls

“It could have been embarrassing: The sitting governor of Ohio left off the primetime Fox News debate stage in his home state because of low poll numbers,” The Hill reports. “But in the two weeks since he launched his presidential [...

Corbyn price getting weaker – Burnham price hardening on Betfair

At his peak Corbyn was a 48% chance on Betfair – he’s now edged down to 38%. Mike Smithson Follow @MSmithsonPB Tweet

Walker Still Not Sure Obama Is Christian

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker still isn’t sure President Obama is Christian, Time reports. Said Walker: “I don’t know. I presume he is.” He added: “You’re not going to get a different answer than I said before. As someone who is [...]

RNC Set to Vote on Anti-Gay Resolutions

“In the same week Republican presidential candidates are scheduled to slug it out in their first official debate, the Republican National Committee is set to vote during its summer meeting on resolutions against same-sex marriage and in favor of anti-gay [...]

Quote of the Day

“Let’s all take a deep breath. You know, four years ago, Herman Cain was winning right now. Eight years ago, Rudy Giuliani was winning right now.” — Gov. Chris Christie, in an interview on CNN.

Trump Quote of the Day

“If I’m treated fairly … and don’t win, but if I’m treated fairly by the Republican Party, I would have no interest in doing that. If I’m not treated fairly by the Republican Party, I very well might consider that.” [...]

Trump Leads GOP Field

A new WSJ/NBC News poll finds Donald Trump has jumped to the front of Republicans’ 2016 presidential candidate field nationally, holding that position even after a spate of incendiary comments by the real-estate magnate about Mexican migrants, other GOP candidates [...]

Florida Man Tries to Chew Off His Fingerprints

A Florida man attempted to chew off his fingerprints while in a patrol car to avoid being identified by the police. Kenzo Roberts, stopped by police in a stolen vehicle, was using a fake ID, had a concealed firearm and possessed three fraudulent credit cards, police alleged. Surveillance video shows Roberts unsuccessfully trying to bite off his own fingerprints.

R-Rated Comedies Bomb at Box Office

Raunchy comedy is having a rough run at the box office. Vacation became the fourth R-rated comedy of the summer to receive the cold shoulder from a wide audience, after Entourage, Magic Mike XXL and Ted 2. Brooks Barnes of the New York...Show More Summary

9-Year-Old Bat Boy in Critical After Being Struck by Bat

A 9-year-old bat boy was in critical condition after getting hit in the head with a bat by a baseball player taking practice swings in Kansas. The Liberal Bee Jays, an amateur baseball team, said Kaiser Carlile was wearing a helmet when he was struck during a game against the San Diego Waves in Wichita Saturday afternoon. Show More Summary

'Anaconda' Becomes Protest Song in India

The music of the Nicki Minaj song "Anaconda" has been turned into a protest song in India against toxic mercury contamination caused by a Unilever operated thermometer factory in the country. Rapper Sofia Ashraf of Chennai, India, wrote...Show More Summary

'Do Not Try to Approach the Turkey'

A turkey living on the University of Michigan's North Campus has captured the attention of students, staff and police for the past month. The bird has been spotted roaming the open campus' wooded areas, chasing passers-by and even attempting to board buses. Show More Summary

Men Leave Dead Woman Behind at House Party

Two Michigan men are facing criminal charges after they went to a house party with their friend, woke up to find she was dead and allegedly left her there without telling anybody. Austin C. Carruthers, 22, and another man and woman went to the party on March 25 with Heather Jo Campau, 25. Show More Summary

16-Year-Old Stabbed at Israel Gay Parade Dies

Three days after being critically wounded by an ultra-Orthodox man that went on a stabbing rampage at Jerusalem's Gay Pride Parade, Shira Banki, a 16-year-old Israeli teen succumbed to her wounds Sunday afternoon. Police confirmed that the suspected stabber is Yishai Schlissel, a Haredi man who stabbed three participants in the 2005 Gay Pride march. Show More Summary

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