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Rep. Joaquin Castro rips Issa on Benghazi: He ‘crusaded for over a year on a fairy tale’

Rep. Joaquin Castro rips Issa on Benghazi: He ‘crusaded for over a year on a fairy tale’ | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) lashed out at House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) on Sunday for spending over a year on what he said was a crusade on a “fairy tale” after a New York Times report showed that Al-Qaeda had no role in the 2012 Benghazi attacks.

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Cruz Still Blames Shutdown On Democrats

Cruz Still Blames Shutdown On Democrats | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Sunday placed blame for the government shutdown in October on Democratic leadership.
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Kirk Cameron Attempts to Out-Think Stephen Hawking and Fails Miserably

Kirk Cameron Attempts to Out-Think Stephen Hawking and Fails Miserably | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Rocket scientist and world-renowned unparalleled genius Kirk Cameron - just ask him, he will agree - challenged Stephen Hawking this week in an interview with
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LGBT Group Pokes Fun At Utah Officials' Moves In Marriage Equality Case

LGBT Group Pokes Fun At Utah Officials' Moves In Marriage Equality Case | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
The head of the Human Rights Campaign tweeted "thanks" to the Utah Attorney General's Office — which is defending the state's ban on same-sex couples marrying — on Thu...
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The Christian Evangelical Movement's Ugly Racist Streak

The Christian Evangelical Movement's Ugly Racist Streak | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Many people of faith have rushed to denounce "Duck Dynasty's" Phil Robertson's homophobia — but his racism is a different story.
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"Sherlock" Fans Are Not Emotionally Prepared For This New Mini-Episode

The BBC has just released "Many Happy Returns," which features Anderson, Lestrade, John Watson, and, of course, Sherlock Holmes himself.
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Raw Story’s five biggest anti-LGBT A-holes of 2013

Raw Story’s five biggest anti-LGBT A-holes of 2013 | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

It was a big year for bigots of all stripes, but particularly for anti-LGBT bigots. The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike down 1996′s federal anti-LGBT statute — the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) — and declare California’s Proposition 8 unconstitutional inspired America’s anti-LGBT jerkwads to a whole new level of hateful excellence.

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The Year in Inequality: Lots of words, but will actions follow?

The Year in Inequality: Lots of words, but will actions follow? | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Pope Francis and President Obama contributed talk, but 2013 brought little tangible movement on economic injustice
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Appeals Court Refuses To Halt Utah Marriages For Same-Sex Couples

Appeals Court Refuses To Halt Utah Marriages For Same-Sex Couples | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
A Christmas Eve order from the 10th Circuit.
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Carlos Santana Finds Homeless Ex-Bandmate Thanks to Local News Story

Carlos Santana Finds Homeless Ex-Bandmate Thanks to Local News Story | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
It started with a local news piece about illegal dumping in east Oakland, and ended with the reunion of two musical greats: Carlos Santana and his former Blues Band drummer Marcus "The Magnificent" Malone.
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Rachel Maddow: Charles Koch buying sway over university hires is ‘objectively insane’

Rachel Maddow: Charles Koch buying sway over university hires is ‘objectively insane’ | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

While MSNBC host Rachel Maddow conceded on Monday that it was a sound strategy for conservative billionaire activist Charles Koch to purchase influence over the hiring process at Florida State University (FSU), she still ripped state officials for letting it happen.

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20th Century Fox Gave Him $25,000 To Make A Movie Trailer. Here's What He Did Instead.

20th Century Fox Gave Him $25,000 To Make A Movie Trailer. Here's What He Did Instead. | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
His alternative was so good they're not even mad.
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A Deadly Mix in Benghazi

A Deadly Mix in Benghazi | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
The reality behind the deadly attack on American outposts is murkier and more complex than initially believed.
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The last thing a 3-year-old Syrian said before he died: “I’m gonna tell God everything”

The last thing a 3-year-old Syrian said before he died: “I’m gonna tell God everything” | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
This picture is haunting and it’s been floating around the internet with the sentence: The last sentence a 3-year-old Syrian said before he died: “I’m gonna tell God everything” And that’s equally haunting.
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Apple Makes Huge Deal With Chinese Cell Provider

Apple Makes Huge Deal With Chinese Cell Provider | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
BEIJING (AP) — Apple and China Mobile announced a long-anticipated agreement Monday to bring the iPhone to the world's biggest phone company. The deal might help to boost iPhone sales in a market where Apple Inc.
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Obama Signs Defense Authorization Into Law

Obama Signs Defense Authorization Into Law | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
President Obama signed the $607 billion Defense Authorization bill Thursday in Hawaii. The defense law includes few reforms to the military sexual assault complaint process.
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Grad student proves NSA can link metadata to your identity with ‘marginal effort’

Grad student proves NSA can link metadata to your identity with ‘marginal effort’ | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

A Stanford graduate student has shown just how easily names can be matched with phone records, contradicting some of the legal justification offered by federal authorities for the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of phone data.

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The Gospel according to Fox News — and their cries of holiday persecution — make them look even more foolish

The Gospel according to Fox News — and their cries of holiday persecution — make them look even more foolish | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

The annual “war on Christmas” took an unexpected twist this holiday season, when the UK-based website the Freethinker published the ironic headline “First known casualty in America’s 2013 ‘War on Xmas’ turns out to be a Salvation Army member“. A woman attacked a bell ringer in Phoenix, Arizona because she was angry at being wished a “Happy Holidays” instead of honoring Jesus’ birth by saying “Merry Christmas”.

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10th Circuit won't block Utah marriages

10th Circuit won't block Utah marriages | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
State officials in Utah struck out in a federal district court this week. Their losing streak got worse at the 10th Circuit last night.
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Happy Holidays! Pres. Obama Sets Up Fight For Voters’ Rights

Happy Holidays! Pres. Obama Sets Up Fight For Voters’ Rights | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
A common phrase on the Left is that everybody is playing checkers while President Obama is playing 3-Dimensional Chess.  While Congress takes a much-needed vacation, President Obama has taken the time to make a few changes in who will be defending...
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Here We Come A-Hustling: A Guide To Right-Wing Christmas Gifts

Here We Come A-Hustling: A Guide To Right-Wing Christmas Gifts | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

Conservative media spend a lot of time and energy wringing money out of their followers. Between the conservative publications that use their email lists to scam subscribers with dubious health advice, and the conservative radio hosts who pitch precious metals to their listeners, and the symbiotic relationship that exists between right-wing pundits and conservative non-profits and activist groups, it's all but certain that at any given moment some overly credulous right-leaning Americans are throwing good money at bad investments.

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‘We are winning the culture wars’: Cenk Uygur mocks Bill O’Reilly’s fear of ‘secularist left’

‘We are winning the culture wars’: Cenk Uygur mocks Bill O’Reilly’s fear of ‘secularist left’ | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

The declining popularity of the Catholic Church among the young, Young Turks host Cenk Uygur said on Monday, does allow him to agree, in a way, with Fox News host Bill O’Reilly’s concerns over “the secularist left” gaining public influence.

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Costco Christmas delivery scam email triggers a malicious download if you click the link

Costco Christmas delivery scam email triggers a malicious download if you click the link | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
A holiday-themed email scam claims your order from Costco was cancelled because of an address error, but contains malicious software.
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