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May 24, 2015

Watch: Fox News host is pissed at racist questions being asked by co-hosts

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Fox News is known as the most racist television network on the air right now. But that doesn’t mean that every host on this show is out of his or her mind. Some people are tipping their hats to Shepherd Smith after he manhandled several of his co-hosts during one of their racist rants as a result of the looting and protesting that took place in Baltimore. Take a look.

PATRIOT Act on life support after Rand Paul stymies renewal efforts

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The Senate plunged into chaos Saturday as Republicans found themselves tangled over the PATRIOT Act, Rand Paul repeatedly stymied his leaders, and senators left town with critical national security programs about to lapse. In a rare early morning Saturday vote, the Senate blocked a popular House bill that would rein in controversial government surveillance programs. The vote was 57-42, and it needed 60 votes to advance. Immediately after that vote,…

McConnell’s floor strategy backfires

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Mitch McConnell tried to use a time-tested tactic to break his fellow senators’ will and get what he wants: the threat of missing their vacation after a grueling, six-week work period. It didn’t work. The majority leader prioritized a fast-track trade bill over renewing three key PATRIOT Act provisions that expire on May 31. McConnell got the trade bill through on Friday evening, but his attempts to exhaust his colleagues…

Ben Carson wins SRLC straw poll

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Ben Carson won the straw poll at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference Saturday, demonstrating his popularity among conservative activists at one of the party’s traditional presidential cattle call events. Carson, a former surgeon who formally launched his underdog campaign this month with an appeal to the GOP’s tea party wing, finished first with 25 percent. He was followed by Scott Walker, who received 20 percent, and Ted…

New video shows soldier’s final moments before dying in police custody

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A 26-year-old active Fort Bliss soldier self-reported to a jail for a two-day DWI sentence in July 2012. He left the jail in a casket. KFOX14 in El Paso, Texas has since been obtainedof the final moments of Sgt. James Brown’s life. Brown checked himself into the jail for the DWI sentence and had reported in writing that he was a soldier who suffered from post-traumatic stress. He contacted his mother shortly…

Virginia cop quits after after using Taser on possible stroke victim

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Fredericksburg Police Officer Shaun Jergens has stepped down after video was released showing him using a Taser and pepper spray on a man who was suffering from a medical emergency. The incident occurred after a hit-and-run that the victim, David Washington, had been involved in after driving through a road sign and passing over the median. It is now believed Washington had suffered a stroke that caused him to drive…

Cleveland officer found not guilty in killing unarmed pair, protestors gather

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CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland police officer has been acquitted in the shooting deaths of two unarmed people in a car following a high-speed chase. Michael Brelo (BREE’-loh) could have faced up to 22 years in prison had the judge convicted him on two counts of voluntary manslaughter. Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County Common Pleas Judge John P. O’Donnell said he could not determine whether Brelo alone fired the fatal shots. The…