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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

Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA): Justice Thomas 'Worse' Than Snowden

Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) attacked Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on Wednesday over Thomas’ vote in favor of striking Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, stating that Thomas’ offense against the country was worse than NSA leaker Edward Snowden’s. “Comparing it to Snowden,” said Johnson, “I’d say the offense is worse.” Jun 28, 2013 2:32 PM PT

State Sen. Wendy Davis Donned Catheter for Pro-Abortion Filibuster

State Sen. Wendy Davis (D-TX), the woman who gave an 11-hour filibuster to protect late-term abortion against a proposed law in the state of Texas, put on running shoes and a back brace, and inserted a urinary catheter in preparation for her speech. Her filibuster in favor of abortion after 20 weeks (5 months) ended after she went off topic, and was cut of by the Republican majority. “She’s a total fighter,” said Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood. Jun 28, 2013 2:09 PM PT

Prosecution Witness: Trayvon On Top of Zimmerman, Punching 'Ground and Pound' Style

On Friday, in testimony devastating to the prosecution’s case against George Zimmerman in his murder trial for the killing of Trayvon Martin, prosecution witness John Good stated that Martin was on top of Zimmerman, beating him mixed martial arts style – Good used the term “ground and pound” -- before Zimmerman shot him. According to Good, he thought Zimmerman was shouting help as Martin beat him. “That’s what it looked like,” he stated. “It looked like there were strikes being thrown, punches being thrown.” Jun 28, 2013 1:45 PM PT

Chick-Fil-A CEO Tweets on DOMA Decision: 'Sad Day For Our Nation'

Just months after gay activists initiated a nationwide boycott against Chick-Fil-A over CEO Dan Cathy’s support for traditional marriage, Cathy has spoken out again in the aftermath of the Supreme Court decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act. “Sad day for our nation,” he tweeted, “founding fathers would be ashamed of our gen to abandon wisdom of the ages re: cornerstone of strong societies.” Jun 27, 2013 12:53 PM PT

Zimmerman Prosecution Star Witness Can't Read Letter She 'Wrote'

Rachel Jeantel, the prosecution’s star witness in the George Zimmerman trial, admitted on Thursday in court that she could not read a letter she supposedly “wrote” to Trayvon Martin’s mother about the shooting. She was asked to read the letter in open court, and said she couldn’t read it. “Are you able to read that at all?” asked defense attorney Don West. “Some, but not all,” she replied. “I don’t read cursive.” Jun 27, 2013 7:04 AM PT

Trayvon's Mom Sat In with Prosecution Star Witness During Initial Police Interview

Rachel Jeantel, the prosecution’s star witness in the George Zimmerman trial, said on Thursday on the stand that Sabryna Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, sat next to her during her first interview with the state attorney and law enforcement. As Kathi Belich of WFTV tweeted, “That is highly unusual. I have never heard of the alleged victim’s family sitting in on a witness interview in 32 years.” Jun 27, 2013 6:54 AM PT

Zimmerman Prosecution Star Witness: 'Cracker' Not a Racial Term

Prosecution star witness Rachel Jeantel, the 19-year-old to whom Trayvon Martin was reportedly speaking while he was being followed by George Zimmerman, admitted again on the stand on Thursday that she had changed her testimony about Zimmerman’s words. Originally, she told police that after Martin asked Zimmerman why he was following him, Zimmerman answered, “What are you talking about?” Later, she changed that to, “What are you doing around here?” Jun 27, 2013 6:37 AM PT

Star Prosecution Witness Admits Changing Testimony on 911 Call Screams

Testifying at the George Zimmerman trial on Wednesday, the prosecution’s star witness, 19-year-old Rachel Jeantel, who was allegedly on the phone with Trayvon Martin just before he was shot by Zimmerman, admitted on the witness stand that she had changed her testimony on the identity of the man screaming on the 911 call during the scuffle between Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman. Jun 26, 2013 2:16 PM PT

Prosecution Witness: Trayvon on Top During Scuffle

Jane Surdyka, one of the prosecution witnesses in the George Zimmerman trial, testified on Wednesday that it was likely Trayvon Martin on top of George Zimmerman that she saw during the scuffle shortly before Zimmerman shot Martin. She testified that she heard two voices before the shooting, one of which she described as “the boy’s voice.” She then testified she heard three “pop” sounds, even though there was only one gunshot. Jun 26, 2013 12:09 PM PT

Prosecution Witness Admits Media's Young Trayvon Photos Deceived Her

In the George Zimmerman trial on Wednesday, witness Jeannee Manalo testified that she heard “howling” sounds in her living room. Later, she said, she heard cries for help and a struggle, presumably between Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin. She saw two people on the ground, she explained, but didn’t know who was on top. She then testified that she thought based on body size that Zimmerman was on top. Jun 26, 2013 12:04 PM PT

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