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August 9, 2014

Dem Gubernatorial Nominee Wants To Send Governor To Electric Chair

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Charlie Brown, a retired engineer with no political experience but interesting views, was chosen Thursday as the Democratic nominee for governor of Tennessee. In an interview with Mother Jones, Brown said his primary goal as governor would be to “put the Bible back in school.” He also said of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam (R) that he would like to “put his butt in that electric chair and turn it on…

A Few Bold Members Of Congress Join Fight Against Long-Standing Anti-Abortion Policy

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Lawmakers who support abortion rights have long fought against policies that restrict women’s access to the procedure, such as gestational limits, mandatory waiting periods and physical building requirements on clinics. But one federal anti-abortion policy has remained virtually untouchable for nearly four decades: the Hyde amendment. The amendment, which prevents federal funds from being used to pay for abortion, has been passed as an attachment to federal budget bills since…

T.I. defends his protégé Iggy Azalea: ‘Racial stereotypes in rap is wack’

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Multi-platinum selling and Grammy-nominated rapper T.I. is winning. Period. The new season of his VH1 reality show, T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle, premieres August 25. His highly anticipated ninth studio album, Paperwork: The Motion Picture, executive produced by Pharrell, will be released this fall. And he’s executive producing Oxygen’s new series, Sisterhood of Hip Hop, which debuts next Tuesday. T.I. is also tied to pop’s biggest breakout star of 2014,…

President Obama authorizes ‘targeted’ airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq

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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. fighters dropped bombs on Islamic militants in Iraq Friday, the Pentagon said, carrying out President Barack Obama‘s promise of military force to counter the advancing militants and confront the threat they pose to Iraqi civilians and Americans still stationed there. Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said that two F/A-18 jets dropped 500-pound bombs on a piece of artillery and the truck towing it. Kirby…

James Brady Death Ruled A Homicide

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The death of James Brady, who survived a gunshot to the head during an assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan 33 years ago, has been ruled a homicide by a Northern Virginia medical examiner, a spokeswoman told The Associated Press. Because the examiner ruled the death the result of Brady’s 1981 injuries, prosecutors could bring charges against the man who shot him, John Hinckley Jr., NBC Washington reported Friday. The…

White House: No End Date On Military Action In Iraq

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WASHINGTON — The White House gave vague assurances on Friday that U.S. military involvement in Iraq will be limited in nature, seeking to ease political and public concern about Americans being drawn back into another war. During his daily briefing, White House press secretary Josh Earnest repeatedly stated that the U.S. would not engage in “prolonged” efforts to beat back the Islamic State, the militant group formerly known as ISIS….