Glenn Greenwald Smears & Confronting Power

By |June 27th, 2013|

NSA story causing problems for Glenn Greenwald. THE REPORTER who first interviewed Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, is suddenly getting queries into his past. He wrote a post yesterday outlining his experiences and what can happen when you investigate the government, as Daniel Ellsberg found out. Daniel Ellsberg's sanity was questioned when [...]

Buzzfeed Salutes the “Running of the Interns”

By |June 27th, 2013|

Buzzfeed's 2013 Running of the Interns salute. SOMETIMES, after a very long Supreme Court wait, with news coming of something very, very big, words aren't enough to capture the gravitas of the moment. The importance of getting the story first to your media outlet to make sure they've got the story before anyone [...]

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Sarah Palin: Primary Senators Ayotte and Rubio Over Immigration

By |June 26th, 2013|

Sarah Palin attacks over immigration. AS IF Republicans don't have enough trouble, Sarah Palin decided to go rogue again, this time channeling her immigrant phobia into suggestions that Senators Ayotte and Rubio deserve primary challenges for supporting the Senate's immigration bill. On top of all the hits Republicans and conservatives are taking, this [...]

Emotional Testimony, Rachel Jeantel: “I told him to run”

By |June 26th, 2013|

Rachel Jeantel was talking to Trayvon Martin just moments before he was killed by George Zimmerman. [photo: Global Grind] Jayne Surdyk [photo via HLN] THE FIRST news today was that Circuit Judge Debra Nelson will allow the jury to hear the series of calls George Zimmerman made to the Sanford Police [...]

Paula Deen on “Today”: “I Is what I Is and I’m Not Changin'”

By |June 26th, 2013|

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy "There's someone evil out there that saw what I had worked for and they wanted it." - Paula Deen Paula Deen with Matt Lauer on "Today." [screen capture from "Today" video] CHEF STAR Paula Deen went on the "Today" show on [...]

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CNN’s Crossfire Reboot

By |June 26th, 2013|

Crossfire returns this fall. IT WAS announced today that Van Jones, Newt Gingrich, Stephanie Cutler and S.E. Cupp will be the "Crossfire" team in the fall. From the press release: CNN today announced that Crossfire, previously the longest running political debate program on television, will return to the network this fall. Hosting from [...]

Queer Talk: DOMA Unconstitutional, Prop 8 Struck Down

By |June 26th, 2013|

Prop 8 Victory, from AFER The much anticipated Supreme Court rulings on DOMA and Prop 8 were announced this morning. Here's a quick summary, from SCOTUS Blog. this summary. (emphasis added) Defense of Marriage Act: 5-4 per Kennedy. ... Roberts dissents. Scalia dissents. Equal protection. ... Scalia is joined by Thomas, Chief joins [...]

Feminist Filibuster Stops War on Women Republicans in Texas

By |June 26th, 2013|

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst returned to the Senate floor at 3:01 a.m., banged the gavel and announced that, "regrettably, the constitutional time expired" on the special session. Senate Bill 5 cannot be signed because it passed after midnight, he said. [Statesman] Sen. Wendy David led Texans in a feminist filibuster fight that beat the [...]

BREAKING… DOMA STRUCK DOWN BY SUPREME COURT *Updated*

By |June 26th, 2013|

DOMA struck down by Supreme Court. "It's a wonderful day for America." - David Boies DOMA, the Defense of Marriage Act, has been struck down by the Supreme Court. The 83 year-old woman who brought the case will now get her money back and can declare a huge victory. At age 83, Edith [...]

Wendy Davis, Other Democrats Stop Texas Abortion Bill

By |June 26th, 2013|

Sen. Wendy David led Texans in a feminist filibuster fight that beat the Republicans. Texas State Senator Wendy Davis, other Democratic Senators, with some help from what turned out to be thousands of Texas citizens (those in the Senate Chamber called an "unruly mob" by Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, R), eventually defeated Senate [...]