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LAUSD Teacher Suspended After Sending Letter to Parents of Kid Who Called Him 'Faggot'

Last week, Van Nuys High School art teacher Lorcan Kilroy was suspended for 11 days after he sent a letter to a student’s parents criticizing the student’s disrespectful behavior in the classroom. While the Los Angeles Unified School District contends that Kilroy’s suspension and transfer from Van Nuys High School had nothing to do with the letter, Kilroy says, “Abusive teachers, abusive students. It’s abuse. Why are we tolerating that?” Aug 5, 2013 11:09 AM PT

Obama to Join Zillow for Forum to Push Real Estate Plan

On Wednesday, President Obama will be joining Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff to answer Americans’ questions about real estate. Zillow.com states, “Moderated by Spencer, the President will answer questions submitted by YOU, Zillow’s users and social media community. You could shape the discussion! Send your question via video, Twitter or Facebook.” Aug 5, 2013 10:21 AM PT

Happy 25th to Rush Limbaugh, Greatest Conservative Since Reagan

Thursday marked Rush Limbaugh’s 25th anniversary on the air. To label Limbaugh a radio talk show host dramatically underestimates his impact on the political debate, media, and American culture. Limbaugh is truly a transformative figure. When Limbaugh entered the world of talk radio, the AM dial was essentially moribund. He turned it into a weapon for conservatism, and in the process, led the revolution that has ended in the disintegration of the old media monopoly. Limbaugh can rightly be said to be the greatest populist expositor of conservatism in America since Reagan, and the link between the Reagan generation and the so-called Rush Babies. Aug 2, 2013 7:33 AM PT

Report: MLB Set to Suspend A-Rod for Life

According to sources for USA Today, Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig is preparing to ban New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez from the game for life. Jul 31, 2013 5:06 PM PT

House GOP Report: Holder Misled Congress on Journalist Surveillance

A House Republican committee report released Wednesday found that Attorney General Eric Holder misled Congress in May after he said that he had not been involved in any potential prosecution of media members. Holder made those comments after directly signing off in 2010 on a warrant to search the emails of Fox News’ James Rosen; the warrant suggested that Rosen was a probable co-conspirator in a national security leak. Jul 31, 2013 4:29 PM PT

Daily Beast's Tina Brown Likens Ted Cruz to Taliban

On Wednesday, MSNBC faux conservative morning host Joe Scarborough ripped into Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) over Cruz’s attempt to push defunding of Obamacare. “He is attacking Tom Coburn as being a member of the surrender caucus, when Tom Coburn – and yes, Senator Cruz, and I – put our political lives on the line more in six months than Ted Cruz will put his on the line in a lifetime.” Jul 31, 2013 2:13 PM PT

WH: Not Obama's Job to Comment on Weiner, Filner

On Wednesday, White House press secretary Jay Carney explained that President Obama had not commented on the sex scandals involving San Diego Mayor Bob Filner or New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner because “his job is not to comment on those issues, but to focus on what he can do to get this economy growing faster and creating more jobs.” Jul 31, 2013 2:09 PM PT

Obama Congratulates SF Giants on Involvement with 'It Gets Better' Bully Dan Savage

On Monday, President Obama hosted the World Series Champion San Francisco Giants, where he promptly congratulated them on their involvement in the Dan Savage-led “It Gets Better” program. Obama said, “So as the Giants prove every day, baseball can be even bigger than all-stars and Cy Young winners. The Junior Giants program uses baseball to each integrity and leadership and teamwork to more than 20,000 children. The team recently won a national award for their support of the LGBT community. Two years ago, the Giants became the first professional sports franchise to record an ‘It Gets Better’ video to help bullied youth.” Jul 30, 2013 10:25 AM PT

Obama: Keystone XL Won't Create Jobs, Will Raise Gas Prices

In a New York Times interview published Saturday, President Obama came out foursquare against the Keystone XL pipeline, claiming that it would not create jobs. “Republicans have said that this would be a big jobs generator,” Obama said. “There is no evidence that that’s true.” He then blamed Canada for not “doing more” to prevent carbon emissions from oil sands. Obama continued, “I meant what I said; I'm going to evaluate this based on whether or not this is going to significantly contribute to carbon in our atmosphere. And there is no doubt that Canada at the source in those tar sands could potentially be doing more to mitigate carbon release.” Jul 28, 2013 8:22 AM PT

Oops: Kerry Refers to Palestinian Territories as 'Country'

On Thursday, Secretary of State John Kerry spoke at the United Nations, where he gushed over the “courageous decision” by the Israelis and Palestinians to try to restart negotiations. Then Kerry mistakenly referred to the Palestinian territories as a sovereign country: “It’s my hope that that will be able to happen as procedures are put in place by both countries in order to empower that.” Jul 26, 2013 10:20 AM PT

The Lies Never Stopped: The SEXTcapades of the 'Next Mayor of NYC'

As the swirl of events surrounding former disgraced Congressman and current New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner reaches epic proportions, new details are emerging about Weiner’s ambitions and his sexting of young women. Weiner was likely considering a mayoral run as early as March 2011, before he had even resigned from Congress; he likely lied in his recent press conference in which he stated that his sexting had stopped during the summer of 2012; and it is now obvious that Weiner fibbed repeatedly to the press about cleaning up his act between his resignation and his admissions of continued misbehavior this week. Jul 26, 2013 9:48 AM PT

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