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Angry cops throw a hissy fit over Beyonce’s ‘anti-police’ Super Bowl halftime show

Beyoncés dancers in black berets at #SB50 paying homage to the Black Panthers 50 years after their #formation in '66 pic.twitter.com/YXpzBkkm6s — The Dream Defenders (@Dreamdefenders) February 8, 2016 Beyoncés dancers in black berets at... Read More

Donald Trump Can’t Stop Trash-Talking Jeb Bush | Mother Jones

Throughout the campaign, Trump has relished in needling Bush, portraying him as a weak momma’s boy who would struggle to find a job outside of government. But his Bush-bashing has escalated on the eve of... Read More

Federal Court Says North Carolina’s Gerrymandered Maps Are Unconstitutional | ThinkProgress

No state has done more in the post-Jim Crow era to restrict voting rights than North Carolina. Just weeks after the Supreme Court gutted a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, the state enacted... Read More
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Jack Straw’s ministries among worst on freedom of information requests | Politics | The Guardian

Straw’s ministries never ranked higher than 15 out of 21 government departments in terms of releasing information in full, according to a Guardian analysis of government-wide figures.   In 2010, his final year as lord... Read More
Kristin Hughs, right, announces to supporters  the Supreme Court's decision on the Hobby Lobby case in Washington, Monday, June 30, 2014. The Supreme Court says corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Hobby Lobby Is Backing a Surprising Candidate for President | Mother Jones

The Oklahoma-based company, owned by David and Barbara Green and their children, donated $10,000 in September to Conservative Solutions PAC, which supports Marco Rubio’s presidential campaign. Rubio has called for easy access to emergency contraception,... Read More

Scots to revise funding plan after talks with UK government fail | UK news | The Guardian

Greg Hands, the chief secretary to the Treasury, had flown to Edinburgh for talks with John Swinney, the Scottish finance secretary, late on Monday in a renewed effort to agree a new funding formula for... Read More
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What Hillary needs to hear

by Brent Budowsky I hope this column provokes a strong reaction from my brothers and sisters in the Democratic establishment, against whom I dissent in large measure today despite my history of working for Democratic... Read More
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Conservatives face possible inquiry after claims of byelection overspend | Politics | The Guardian

The documents, its reporter Michael Crick said, appear to reveal a pattern of undisclosed spending and link directly to Conservative HQ and senior figures within the party.   Campaign spending in each byelection is subject... Read More

Arabic Social Media Goes Gaga Over Sisi’s Red Carpet | Mother Jones

Nothing says “I care about poor people” like driving to a new housing project on a red carpet 2.5 miles long. Amirite? But this has a secret subtext: When Egyptian president Abdel-Fatah al-Sisi motored his... Read More
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Why Liberals Should Support a Trump Nomination — NYMag

There are three reasons, in descending order of obviousness, for a liberal to earnestly and patriotically support a Trump Republican nomination. The first, of course, is that he would almost certainly lose. Trump’s ability to... Read More
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Clinton weighs staff shake-up after New Hampshire – POLITICO

The talk of shake-up echoes what happened in 2008 – when Hillary Clinton was on the verge of sacking her campaign manager and several top communications officials – before her surprise win here bailed out... Read More

Video: Jamie Oliver indicates he will campaign to kick Tories from office if they fail over childhood obesity – Telegraph

The celebrity chef said he would work to get ministers “out of power as soon as possible” if their proposals – expected within weeks – fail to live up to expectations.   Meanwhile Jeremy Hunt,... Read More
When Bernie Sanders met Larry David (on Saturday Night Live)

When Bernie Sanders met Larry David (on Saturday Night Live)

Continuing a long tradition of hilarity.

Bill Cosby: Here Are All The Cases Plaguing the Comedian

Andrea Constand More than 50 women have accused Cosby of sexual misconduct, however, he has only been criminally charged in one case. The 78-year-old comedian was arrested in December and charged with aggravated indecent assault... Read More
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No, Rubio, Rights are Man-Made

by Tina Dupuy The Iowa caucus brings out the evangelical in all Republican candidates. After all, previous winners include Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum, two candidates who exclusively appealed to evangelical voters (and pretty much... Read More
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North Korea rocket launch: UN security council condemns latest violation | World news | The Guardian

The 15 council members unanimously approved a statement that stressed how any launch of ballistic missile technology, “even if characterised as a satellite launch or space launch vehicle”, contributes to North Korea’s development of systems... Read More

Why the iPad Is Going Extinct | New Republic

This is almost certainly because large smartphones are killing tablets. If the purpose of a tablet is to have a larger screen to consume media with—to watch video, to read, to play games—big screen phones... Read More
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When Walmart Leaves Town – The New Yorker

  One might have expected a stronger backlash, especially here. Two weeks ago, Walmart announced that it would be closing a hundred and fifty-four locations across the country, the majority of them Walmart Expresses—what the... Read More
Possibly the best Super Bowl commercial EVER! Enjoy the game. No. Really. We’ll see you in November!

Possibly the best Super Bowl commercial EVER! Enjoy the game. No. Really. We’ll see you in November!

Technically I am a Super Bowl baby? with a second week in November birth date, problem is I was born 10 years before Super Bowl I. Oh well…
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(Bad George!) Tax credit cuts that escaped Osborne’s U-turn to hit 800,000 | Money | The Guardian

Labour said the scale of those affected by the cut would come as a surprise to those who thought the chancellor had abandoned attempts to reduce tax credits under pressure from the opposition and some... Read More
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Why Homophobic Harlem church building should become LGBT homeless youth shelter

by Rev. Irene Monroe Gentrification of neighborhoods always disrupts existing communities within them. In the past several years, Harlem’s empty lots and burned-out buildings have sprung up luxury condos, upscale restaurants, boutique shops, hotels, B&Bs, and unimaginable improved services in... Read More
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It Takes a Movement

by Robert Reich In 2008, when then-Senator Barack Obama promised progressive change if elected President, his primary opponent, then-Senator Hillary Clinton, derided him. “The skies will open, the light will come down, celestial choirs will... Read More
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Labour challenges Cameron over release of Thatcher archive papers | UK news | The Guardian

The shadow home secretary said the prime minister appeared to be placing barriers in the way of studying a “divisive period” in British politics which included the aftermath of the miners’ strike and the preparations... Read More

“Migration” as a weapon of war

With war raging on in the Middle East, millions of people were forced to flee before the advances of terror. Trapped in a conflict which was not of their making, and hunted by armies which... Read More

Watch a Very Smug Martin Shkreli Invoke the Fifth Amendment | Mother Jones

https://youtu.be/MwHnqtqO2b4 He instead let his smug smile speak for itself, while Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md) described the struggles of his constituents to pay for their medicine.   At one point, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) asked... Read More

New York Daily News trolls Donald Trump with hilarious ‘loser’ front page

The newspaper — which painted the erstwhile GOP front-runner as an Islamic State member late last year — called him a “dead clown walking” in its Tuesday cover story, which it unveiled Monday night on... Read More

(She’s baa-aack!) Michele Bachmann warns Obama will take over the United Nations — and then reveal he’s the Antichrist

Bachmann predicted world leaders were poised to grant “legitimacy to the Islamic State,” and she said Russian and Iranian military intervention in Syria was establishing grounds for a future invasion of Israel to seize its... Read More

Ukip in double turmoil over candidate selection in Wales – Wales Online

Recent opinion polls have suggested the anti-EU party could win up to nine “top-up” regional seats under the Assembly’s proportional electoral system, which compensates parties whose level of support is not reflected in the number... Read More

Kremlin is ‘prolonging’ war in Syria by bolstering Assad regime with air strikes, says Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond | Middle East | News | The Independent

“The Russians have given the regime another gasp of life and that is bad news for everyone, and they will hold responsibility for prolonging this conflict,” Philip Hammond said on Monday. “It’s a constant source... Read More
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Why The Game’s $1 million pledge to Flint deserves a lot more props

by David A. Love The Game is showing us how it’s done with his $1 million pledge to help the people in Flint, Michigan. This is important, because the rapper is setting a standard for... Read More