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House Staffers Banned from Wikipedia Over Anti-Transgender Edits - NationalJournal.com

A House staffers edits to a number of Wikipedia entries on transgender people has caused an uproar in the LGBT community and, once again, resulted in Wikipedia banning a House IP address.The staffer, who identifies as a “womyn” in comments on the site, edited the Wikipedia entry for transgender actress Laverne Cox of Orange is the New Black earlier this month to describe her as “a real man pretending to be a woman.” The staffer appears to work in the Rayburn House Office buildingThe staffer, via notes posted to Wikipedia, argues that she is being targeted in a “political witchhunt” by the “trans-lobby.” “I dont see how disagreeing with the concept that transphobia is a negative thing is considered hate speech. 253 more words

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Actor Kevin Sorbo: Ferguson unrest let black protesters be the ‘animals’ they ‘truly are’ - ShredOfTruth.com

Conservative actor Kevin Sorbo ranted on Facebook this week that African-American protesters in Ferguson had shown themselves to be “animals” and “losers” following the death of slain teen Michael Brown.“Ferguson riots have very little to do with the shooting of the young man,” he wrote. 181 more words

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New Information Might Help Send Rick Perry Straight to Prison

By now most people have heard about Texas Governor Rick Perry being indicted on two felonies for abuse of power and coercion of a public servant.If convicted, Perry faces anywhere from 5-99 years for the first count and between two and ten years for the second.Naturally, Perry has denied these allegations. 151 more words

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Flushing Money Down the Tea Party Toilet - The Daily Beast

It’s a scenario that has become all too familiar. You’re frustrated with the gridlock in D.C. You’re sickened by the burgeoning national debt. You think the country has gone to “hell in a handbasket” under the current administration and party leadership.And then you get a direct mail piece, or an email, or see an ad on the web that promises change by supporting candidates who embrace your ideals.Hopeful and excited to learn that there are organizations willing to fight for what you think will “fix this country,” you grab your credit card and fire off a donation, confident you have contributed to a worthwhile cause. 59 more words

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What the Hell Just Happened in Texas, and Why Was Rick Perry Just Indicted? - The Daily Beast

Texas Governor Rick Perry was indicted Friday on charges of abuse of power—a first degree felony—and coercion—a third degree felony. The charges stem from a 2013 scandal that has been quietly rumbling in the Lone Star State as Perry has been floated as a viable contender for the Republican nomination in 2016.This is a complex case, which might be why it has not made national headlines the way other recent, state-level scandals like Bridgegate, in New Jersey have. 41 more words

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry Indicted For Abuse Of Power

AUSTIN, Texas AP — A grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday for abusing the powers of his office by carrying out a threat to veto funding for state prosecutors investigating public corruption — making the possible 2016 presidential hopeful his states first indicted governor in nearly a century.A special prosecutor spent months calling witnesses and presenting evidence that Perry broke the law when he promised publicly to nix $7.5 million over two years for the public integrity unit, which is run by Travis County District Rosemary Lehmbergs office. 40 more words

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Colorado Senator Defends Fracking, Says Burning Water Helped Native Americans - NationalJournal.com

August 13, 2014 A Colorado state legislator has dismissed concerns about hydraulic fracturing polluting water with methane as “propaganda,” saying that its natural to have methane in water.In fact, state Sen. 177 more words

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