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Zero Dark Hurty

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History judges the Bush administration's use of torture.
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I know that most of my posts are either bashing Republicans or building up Democrats...but man, it sure does seem like the Repbulicans are slipping up and making themselves look ridiculous more than the Democrats. If you're going to lie, lie to your dog to make him/her feel better. Don't lie....I don't know....when you're the LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD. C'mon man!

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Andrea Pastorino's comment, April 27, 2013 1:27 PM
It's amazing how John Stewart talks about controversial topics with a smile on his face and making jokes about it. Anyway, it's time to face the truth: it's hard to believe that the US Army never uses torture. Prisons like Guantanamo are famous for their cruelty and there are several reports of American soldiers' abuses on prisoners and civil population in Iraq and Afghanistan. It disgusts me that they still try to hide it.
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Biden: 'The President Is Already Lining Up Some Additional Executive Actions' for Guns

Biden: 'The President Is Already Lining Up Some Additional Executive Actions' for Guns | Gov & Law Political Parties AND Gov & Law Executive Branch | Scoop.it
Joe Biden says the president of the United States is preparing to take 'executive actions' to deal with guns.  BuzzFeed reports: Vice President Biden told White House allies in the gun control fight Thursday that President Obama will be announcing...

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Well, well, well. Looky here. Yet another heated topic about gun control. While I understand that many people don't want any of their gun rights taken away or violated, think about if the situation was the complete opposite. Imagine if all of these shootings still happened but the president just waved them off as a fluke. He didn't even lift a finger to try and stop it. No changes. Just a slap on the wrist and "Off you go, Shooter!" with a smile and a football-esque butt slap. No! If anything, we should be happy that our president, although maybe to the extreme, is trying to bring about change after tragedies.

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Noah Duncan's curator insight, April 22, 2013 12:37 PM

I dont feel that Obama is overstepping his bounds here.  They will do what is best and arent hurting anyone by interfering.

littlebytesnews's comment, April 26, 2013 2:37 AM
We don't need more gun control laws! You can pass a million new laws but criminals will always break them! @Andrew Lawrence and Noah Duncan and in the US we have a right to bear arms that shall not be infringed....and what they are trying to do is control and regulate what law abiding gun owners do. None of their new laws and legislation would have prevented the Newtown shooting nor any other shooting because criminals don't get background checks, etc...they steal their guns or buy them on the black market. More laws won't stop criminals it just makes it harder for law abiding citizens to obtain the protection they need to defend themselves.
littlebytesnews's comment, April 26, 2013 2:38 AM
What Obama is doing is exploiting families who have suffered in tragedy and trying to push his agenda on gun control by appealing to people's emotions rather than common sense!
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Rob Portman fallout: How far is GOP from embracing gay rights?

Rob Portman fallout: How far is GOP from embracing gay rights? | Gov & Law Political Parties AND Gov & Law Executive Branch | Scoop.it

by MARK GUARINO (Christian Science Monitor)

 

As the Republican Party looks in the mirror in the wake of losing the presidential election last year, its assessment includes what to do about gay marriage, an issue the party has traditionally been against.

 

That might be changing somewhat. One of their own, Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio, is pushing the issue to the fore, becoming the highest-profile GOP lawmaker to lend support to gay marriage while in office.

 

His reversal on the issue Friday is significant considering he is one of the original backers of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in the 1990s and a constitutional amendment to define marriage as between one man and one woman in 2004.

 

DOMA is under review this month by the US Supreme Court. Senator Portman says that gay marriage should be an issue for states to decide and that federal law should not prohibit gay couples from receiving the same federal benefits that heterosexual married couples enjoy. MORE

 


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Wow. Good for Rob. It's very hard to change your opinion on something and go against what you originally believe, but I gotta give mad props to Portman. Now I don't know if he's pushing the issue forward so that Republicans can win the next election or not, but it's still the thought that counts I guess.

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Andrea Pastorino's comment, March 23, 2013 6:34 PM
I agree. It's hard to change opinion and sometimes fight against your pride. Hovewer i think he's going in the right direction. Homosexuality was a part of the greek society, almost three thousand years ago, and it wasn't considered weird or something to ban. The arrival of Christianity brought and enlarged this concept. I think that we are finally ready to move forward, to give them the rights they deserve. A couple of thousands of years in late.
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Assault weapons ban passed at heated Senate hearing

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Panel approves most controversial gun-control measure after combative exchange between senators.
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In a battle between most Democrats and pretty much all Republicans, more and more people are heating up and becoming aggressive. Feinstein did have a point in her argument though.Allowing 2,271 weapons to remain legal to use for the public is a HUGE number. I'm not saying that the ban is necessarily smart, but I don't know why people keep complaining that the government is trying to take away their guns. THERE'S STILL 2,000+ MORE. GAHASDKLNBAWOEI.

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Jon Stewart: CNN's 'Exclusive Report' Was Exclusive Because It Was 'Completely F**king Wrong'

Jon Stewart: CNN's 'Exclusive Report' Was Exclusive Because It Was 'Completely F**king Wrong' | Gov & Law Political Parties AND Gov & Law Executive Branch | Scoop.it
This might be the best Daily Show takedown of CNN to date.
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WARNING: I apologize and warn in advance for the vulgar language in this video...but GOSH it does make me so happy. Jon Stewart takes his right to free speech to the limits. It's ridiculous to announce that a domestic terrorist has been caught and then, less than an hour later, be like, ".....duuuuuuuuhhhhhhhhhhh nevermind." You can't do that! Not in an extremely aggressive country such as America. I'm losing faith in the national news stations. FAST.

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Video: Stephen Colbert Tears Up After Being Called a Bully

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‘The Colbert Report’ host learns a lesson in empathy by the author of ‘Sticks & Stones,’ a book about defeating the culture of bullying.

Stephen Colbert may not have known what empathy was at the start of this clip about bullying, but he gets a little taste of it toward the end.

As Colbert interviews Emily Bazelon about her new book, Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy, he stops her with a burning question.

 

“Do you think I’m a bully?” he asks.

 

Her response sets Colbert into an emotional tailspin.

 

 

By Paige Brettingen


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LOL at Colbert. It's about time someone gave him some of his own medicine. Joking. But Emily is right. Bullying has become a bigger problem with the development of social networking sites and such. Cue, "Oh, hold up gurl, hold my earrangs. Imma tweet about this [explicit]."

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Social Republicans vs. Social Democrats: Who’s the Social Media Sinner? | Social Media Today

Social Republicans vs. Social Democrats: Who’s the Social Media Sinner? | Social Media Today | Gov & Law Political Parties AND Gov & Law Executive Branch | Scoop.it
During the 2012 presidential election, many social media experts were speculating about the role of social media in the path and outcome of the race.
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I know the topic is a little in the past, but this is an interesting look on the advertisements and media usages by both Romney and Obama. Check it out!

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