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Gallup: Support for Same-Sex Marriage Not Faltering

Gallup: Support for Same-Sex Marriage Not Faltering | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Fifty-three percent of respondents say same-sex marriage should be legal.
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Allen West: IRS Targeting of Tea Party Is Part of Auto Bailout Conspiracy

Allen West: IRS Targeting of Tea Party Is Part of Auto Bailout Conspiracy | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Former Congressman Allen West on Sunday (R-FL) said that an admission by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that it had improperly scrutinized tea party groups was part of a wider conspiracy that included President Barack Obama's administration...
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GOP Senate Nominee Gomez Says Most Efforts To Combat Climate Change Are ‘Not Rational’, Invests In Fossil Fuel

GOP Senate Nominee Gomez Says Most Efforts To Combat Climate Change Are ‘Not Rational’, Invests In Fossil Fuel | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Gabriel Gomez acknowledges that ”science says climate change is real.” But the Republican nominee to fill John Kerry’s open Senate seat in Massachusetts says he is unwilling to take serious steps to combat it, lest it hurt the economy in the short...
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Beck: Failure to Impeach Over IRS Scandal Means America 'Is Already Operating Under Tyranny'

http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/beck-failure-impeach-over-irs-scandal-means-america-already-operating-under-tyranny Glenn Beck says that allegations th...
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Private Prison Profits Skyrocket, As Executives Assure Investors Of ‘Growing Offender Population’

Private Prison Profits Skyrocket, As Executives Assure Investors Of ‘Growing Offender Population’ | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
A major U.S. private prison operator known for inmate abuse, violations, and disregard for the truth reported a 56-percent spike in profit in the first quarter of 2013, due in part to its new strategy for drastically reducing its taxes, the...
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On Benghazi, it's time for Republicans to pee in the cup

On Benghazi, it's time for Republicans to pee in the cup | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
The GOP is so dead set on playing games with the Benghazi consulate deaths, then let's play, and beat them at their own game.
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Why Was The Tea Party Targeted By The IRS? (Op-Ed)

Why Was The Tea Party Targeted By The IRS? (Op-Ed) | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Much of the nation's left-leaning pundits and online publications have spent very little time on the alleged targeting of the Tea Party by the IRS.  To be hone
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America's 10 Worst Prisons

America's 10 Worst Prisons | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

Doing time is not supposed to include being raped by fellow prisoners or staff, beaten by guards for the slightest provocation, driven mad by long-term solitary confinement, or killed off by medical neglect. These, however, are the fates of thousands of prisoners every year—men, women, and children housed in lockups that give Gitmo and Abu Ghraib a run for their money.

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VA Equality Group Gearing Up for Gubernatorial Election

VA Equality Group Gearing Up for Gubernatorial Election | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
The choice of Virginia’s next governor - and lieutenant governor, who would be tasked with breaking ties in an evenly divided Senate - become very important when considering various pieces of anti-gay legislation.
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Pickering Calls Out Issa For Lying About Willingness to Testify

Pickering Calls Out Issa For Lying About Willingness to Testify | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Ambassador Pickering has taken enough of Darrell Issa's politicking of the Benghazi investigation and puts him back on his heels.
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VIEWPOINT: The Radical Economic Experiment That’s Quietly Keeping The Economy Afloat

VIEWPOINT: The Radical Economic Experiment That’s Quietly Keeping The Economy Afloat | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
It hasn’t really made the front pages, but the United States recently began carrying out a massive and nearly unprecedented economic experiment, and 2013 looks to be the year when the results come in.
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Minneapolis Restaurant Wants to Host State's First Gay Wedding

Minneapolis Restaurant Wants to Host State's First Gay Wedding | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

Anticipating that within the next few days, same-sex marriage will finally be signed into Minnesota law, Hell's Kitchen would like to congratulate our beloved GLBT community with a free wedding celebration for one same-sex couple wishing to marry on Thursday, August 1, the very first day it will finally be possible.

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Astronaut Chris Hadfield - Space Oddity

Astronaut Chris Hadfield - Space Oddity | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

In what may be the coolest clip I've ever seen, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield bid farewell to his time on the International Space Station with the below version of David Bowie's classic, Space Oddity.

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Brian Brown's new one: Marriage equality 'damages society'

Brian Brown's new one: Marriage equality 'damages society' | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

He's mad, condemnatory, and already vowing to spend money on efforts to ruin people's careers

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Tea Party Complaints of IRS Audits is Just Gaming the System

Tea Party Complaints of IRS Audits is Just Gaming the System | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Call the tactic for what it is: the tea party/GOP claims of IRS targeting is nothing more than a deflection for a rightful investigation.
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With Record Sales, Tesla Turns A Profit As Consumer Reports Says It ‘Comes Close’ To Being ‘The Best Car Ever’!

With Record Sales, Tesla Turns A Profit As Consumer Reports Says It ‘Comes Close’ To Being ‘The Best Car Ever’! | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Tesla Motors Company is coming off a very good week.
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Poor NOM has another stock photo fail

Poor NOM has another stock photo fail | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Poor NOM has another stock photo fail: Good As You: Gay and Lesbian Activism With a Sense of Humor. News. Politics. Commentary. Irreverence.
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Seven Outlandish Things The Heritage Foundation’s Remaining Employees Believe

Seven Outlandish Things The Heritage Foundation’s Remaining Employees Believe | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Late in the day Friday, the Heritage Foundation announced that Jason Richwine, the co-author of their widely criticized immigration report, was no longer employed by the conservative think tank.
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Our Algorithms Can Predict Future Disasters — Now What?

Our Algorithms Can Predict Future Disasters — Now What? | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Damage from the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake in San Francisco's Marina District. Photo: J.K. Nakata / U.S. Geological Survey California is studded with
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Ronald Reagan: Accessory to Genocide

Ronald Reagan: Accessory to Genocide | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
More than any recent U.S. president, Ronald Reagan has been lavished with honors, including his name attached to Washington’s National Airport. But the conviction of Reagan’s old ally, ex-Guatemalan dictator Rios Montt, for genocide means “Ronnie” must face history’s judgment as an accessory to the crime
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'Violation of Treaties': Berlin Wary of ECB Plan to Help Southern Europe

'Violation of Treaties': Berlin Wary of ECB Plan to Help Southern Europe | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
The European Central Bank would like to encourage banks in Southern Europe to issue more loans. But Berlin is concerned that a planned move to trigger such lending could violate EU treaties.
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NOM’s Brian Brown Gets $500,000 Paycheck, Complains About “Wealthy Gays”

NOM’s Brian Brown Gets $500,000 Paycheck, Complains About “Wealthy Gays” | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
In a glass houses moment, National Organization for Marriage president Brian Brown chucked stones at the gays last week after the Minnesota House passed
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Gates: Benghazi-Obsessed Republicans Have 'Cartoonish' View of Military Capability

Gates: Benghazi-Obsessed Republicans Have 'Cartoonish' View of Military Capability | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Former Secretary of Defense Bob Gates told CBS News that Republican lawmakers who are blasting President Barack Obama's administration for failing to take military action during last September's surprise attacks in Benghazi have a 'cartoonish' view...
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Kristol Shreds Karl Rove's Super PAC for Anti-Hillary Benghazi Attack Ad

Kristol Shreds Karl Rove's Super PAC for Anti-Hillary Benghazi Attack Ad | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Conservative Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol is lashing out at Karl Rove and his American Crossroads super PAC for using last year's attacks in Benghazi to attack former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ahead of the 2016 presidential race.
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The Geography Of Hate Speech On Twitter

The Geography Of Hate Speech On Twitter | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
The map above shows the origins of hate speech, in particular the use of homophobic language used on Twitter. A project by Dr. Monica Stephens of Humboldt State University is to map the locations of hate speech from around the country.
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