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Employers Slash Hours Thanks to Obamacare

Employers across the country are complaining about the impacts of Obamacare on their businesses, with many slashing employees in order to comply with the dictates of the program. Writing teacher Clint Benjamin, who normally works for the Community College of Alleghany County, saw his hours cut thanks to Obamacare. “I’ve got a kid to raise, bills to pay,” he said. Walmart and Red Lobster are reportedly doing the same thing; part time hires have increased, with full time hires slowing. Jul 3, 2013 9:52 AM PT

Grimes Campaign Spins: Failed Campaign Launch Wasn't a 'Rollout'

On Tuesday, Jonathan Hurt, senior advisor to Kentucky senatorial candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes, admitted that his candidate’s rocky rollout -- which involved no air conditioning, a toilet paper roll holding up a mic, and the wrong backdrop – might not have been ideal. But he said that the campaign launch wasn’t actually a campaign launch. It was just an announcement. Jul 2, 2013 2:15 PM PT

DNI Clapper Admits 'Clearly Erroneous' Testimony on NSA Surveillance

On Tuesday, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper apologized for what he termed a “clearly erroneous” statement he made under oath to Congress regarding the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs. On March 12, Clapper responded in the negative to a question by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) about whether the NSA collected “any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans.” He added, “There are cases where they could inadvertently perhaps collect, but not wittingly.” Jul 2, 2013 2:01 PM PT

Megyn Kelly to Move to Primetime on Fox News

Fox News announced on Tuesday that afternoon host Megyn Kelly, who has anchored the network from 1 to 3 p.m. ET, will be moved to primetime when she returns from her upcoming maternity leave. “Megyn is an exceptional talent who has successfully filled and surpassed each role we have given her at the network,” said Fox News head Roger Ailes in a statement. “Her ability to command the screen, delve into the facts and lead a debate is what makes her one of the most sought-after anchors in the business.” Jul 2, 2013 11:27 AM PT

Abortion Hero Davis Runs Behind Perry Among Women

Despite the media’s attempt to cast Democrat Texas State Senator Wendy Davis as a people’s hero after her 11-hour filibuster over preserving late-term abortion, Davis runs significantly behind Governor Rick Perry, a proponent of the bill at issue, in a prospective gubernatorial race. Jul 2, 2013 9:59 AM PT

Zimmerman Investigating Officer: Medical Examiner Report Backs Zimmerman

On Tuesday, the George Zimmerman trial continued with the prosecution attempting to discredit its own witness, investigating officer Chris Serino, after Serino testified that he found Zimmerman credible in his story. Two police officers have already testified that they found Zimmerman credible. The defense then asked Serino if his questions changed Zimmerman’s story at all. Serino said no. Jul 2, 2013 9:47 AM PT

McConnell Dem Opponent Launches Campaign with Disaster Press Conference

In the highly-publicized race to face up against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes has thrown her hat into the ring – though if her campaign launch is any indicator, there is significantly less enthusiasm for her than there was for prospective Democrat nominee Ashley Judd. Jul 1, 2013 3:38 PM PT

Interviewing Officer: Zimmerman Shocked at News of Martin's Death

Prosecution witness Sanford police officer Doris Singleton, who took George Zimmerman’s initial statement after the killing of Trayvon Martin, testified on Monday that Zimmerman never attempted to stop testimony before police or asked for a lawyer. Jul 1, 2013 11:55 AM PT

Prosecution Witness: No Way to Identify Screaming Voice on 911 Call

Monday marked the beginning of the second week of testimony in the George Zimmerman trial over the killing of Trayvon Martin. The state called Hirotaka Nakasone, an FBI audio expert, who said that identifying the voice on the 911 call screaming for help is impossible. Comparing screaming to normal speaking voices is impossible, Nakasone said, and added that the audio “is not fit for the purpose of voice comparison.” Jul 1, 2013 10:51 AM PT

Maher: Scalia, Palin, Gingrich, Trump 'Real Racists'

On Friday night, HBO host Bill Maher suggested that America’s real racists include Sarah Palin, Donald Trump, Newt Gingrich, and Antonin Scalia. Maher said that all were worse racists than Paula Deen, the Food Network host who recently lost virtually all of her advertisers after it came out in legal proceedings that she used the n-word three decades ago. Jun 30, 2013 9:43 AM PT

Pelosi: 'Crusade' for National Same-Sex Marriage to Conclude Within Five Years

On NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that she hoped gay marriage would be nationalized within five years. “Well, I would certainly hope so,” she stated. “Course I’ve been in this – shall we say – crusade for a long time. And to see the pace with which it has accelerated in the past few years is very encouraging. Let’s hope it’s even sooner than five years.” Jun 30, 2013 8:57 AM PT

CNN: Is Kennedy 'The First Gay Justice'?

On Friday, CNN celebrated the Supreme Court’s lawless decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act by asking whether opinion-writing Justice Anthony Kennedy was “the first gay justice.” Jun 28, 2013 7:08 PM PT

Palin to Rubio: 'Hope It Was Worth 30 Pieces of Silver'

After reports that President Obama called Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) to congratulate him on the passage of the immigration reform bill in the Senate – Rubio did not answer the call – former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) blasted Rubio. Jun 28, 2013 3:03 PM PT

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