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War Crimes Case Filed In Germany Against Bush Administration By Human Rights Group

I guess we won't see any of these guys vacationing in Germany any time soon. It's shameful they're not facing charges here in the United States instead. From this Friday's Democracy Now: Should Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld & CIA OfficialsShow More Summary

Lawmaker Defends ‘Legitimate Rape’ Bill

“It's a child's life that's taken. The woman's life is not altered.” The post Lawmaker Defends ‘Legitimate Rape’ Bill appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Ben Carson Wants You To Know He Loves Israel More Than Obama Does

Given that former neurosurgeon and conservative icon Ben Carson is visiting Israel and claiming how much he loves the Jews, it’s likely he’s getting ready to announce. In his first visit to Israel, prospective Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said he is in awe of the Jewish state, inspired by its ancient holy sites, impressed [...]

Upbeat Obama in weekly address: 'America's resurgence is real'

The six years since the financial crisis have demanded hard work and sacrifice on everyone’s part. But as a country, we have every right to be proud of what we’ve got to show for it. More jobs. More insured. A growing economy. Shrinking deficits. Show More Summary

Former Fed. Prosecutor: McCulloch Violated Rules Of Conduct

Former Federal Prosecutor Jonathan Shapiro says St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch could face sanctions for putting witnesses on the stand he knew were lying under oath. Shapiro spoke to Ari Melber on MSNBC. MELBER: Why would a prosecutor say that he should put people on the stand in a grand jury that he didn’t [...]

CNN's Ed Lavandera Disappointed In Low-Key Cuba Announcement

Someone needs to explain to cable news talking heads that they don't get to advance spin some things, nor should they expect to. It's not the Cuba policy Ed Lavandera is upset about; it's the way it was announced. Not enough bells and whistles, no falling wall, no shouts of joy at the gates. It was just too low key for him. Show More Summary

St. Louis Prosecutor Says He Knew Ferguson ‘Witness 40? Lied Under Oath And He Will Not Prosecute Her

St. Louis prosecutor Bob McCulloch broke his silence on Friday saying that he knew that witnesses testifying before the grand jury after Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot Michael Brown to death, were lying and he will not prosecute them. McCulloch told radio station KTRS that he allowed witnesses he knew were lying to testify [...]

Congress Snuck New Car Perk in Spending Bill

The Cromnibus budget deal grants members of Congress a lucrative new perk: the ability for each member to spend $1,000 of tax dollars per month on a luxury car allowance. Democratic Rep. Jared Polis of Colorado was the first to alert...Show More Summary

This week in science: possible Martian gift still under wraps

This image illustrates possible ways methane might be added to Mars’ atmosphere (sources) and removed from the atmosphere (sinks). NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover has detected fluctuations in methane concentration in the atmosphere, implying both types of activity occur on modern Mars. Show More Summary

Former Federal Prosecutor: McCulloch Violated Rules Of Professional Conduct In Brown Case

St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch gave an interview to local radio station KTRS following the news that witness 40 invented her testimony and likely perjured herself in front of the grand jury, and as we've come to expect from...Show More Summary

Machine Gun Park For Kids Opening In Orlando

It looks like kids in Florida who have die-hard NRA members for parents can now trade Micky Mouse for machine guns, in what might be the most quintessentially American theme park ever constructed. Located in Orlando, Florida, six miles from Walt Disney World, Machine Gun America promises all sorts of thrill rides, all of them [...]

U.S. Issues Rare Worldwide Travel Warning

The U.S. government issued a rare worldwide travel alert for its citizens Friday, citing the attack this week against civilians in Sydney, Australia, and saying that the country’s interests overseas could be targeted over the upcoming holiday period. “An analysis of past attacks and threat reporting strongly suggests a focus by terrorists not only on [...]

Skeptics: Stop Calling Climate Deniers Skeptics

Committee for Skeptical Inquiry: Public discussion of scientific topics such as global warming is confused by misuse of the term "skeptic." The Nov 10, 2014, New York Times article "Republicans Vow to Fight EPA and Approve Keystone Pipeline" referred to Sen. Show More Summary

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