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Nick Wing
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Atheist Group Calls For DNC CFO To Resign Over Proposed Attack On Bernie Sanders' Faith

(0) Comments | Posted July 25, 2016 | 12:52 PM

One of the nation’s largest atheist groups on Monday called for the resignation of Democratic National Committee CFO Brad Marshall, following revelations that he’d wanted to tarnish Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) by questioning his faith.

“Entertaining such a cynical and bigoted line of attack violates any number...

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Donald Trump Fails To Deliver 'Yuge' RNC Viewership Ratings

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2016 | 4:08 PM

After a week of rather pedestrian viewership numbers, reality TV star-turned-presidential-nominee Donald Trump took the Republican National Convention stage on Thursday hoping to offer some captivating primetime entertainment. After speaking for 76 minutes in the longest nomination acceptance speech in recent history, Trump seemed confident he’d done...

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Donald Trump Achieves Lifelong Dream Of Breaking A Record For Length

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2016 | 11:50 PM

In the first minute of his Republican National Convention speech on Thursday, Donald Trump officially accepted the GOP presidential nomination. An hour and 16 minutes, plenty of...

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A Protester Somehow Managed To Disrupt Donald Trump's RNC Speech

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2016 | 10:47 PM

CLEVELAND ― A demonstrator brought GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s Republican National Convention speech to a brief halt Thursday night, as police attempted to remove her from Quicken...

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The Most Disturbing Part About The Charles Kinsey Police Shooting

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2016 | 2:10 PM

For a moment on Monday afternoon, Charles Kinsey said the gunshot wound to his leg felt like mosquito bites. Then he realized he’d been shot by a North Miami police officer, as he lay unarmed with his back to the ground and his hands in the...

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Come On, Ted Cruz. Nobody Believes You Care About Gay People.

(0) Comments | Posted July 20, 2016 | 10:04 PM

Speaking before a restless crowd at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) said the Bill of Rights protects all people, including members of...

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Can You Imagine Donald Trump Hosting A Town Hall On Race In America?

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2016 | 5:13 PM

On Thursday, President Barack Obama held a “National Conversation” on race, and even though it left much to be desired, his comments about policing and the black community start to look a little better when you consider who might take...

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Top GOP Operative: Mike Pence Once Thought Trump Was 'Unacceptable.' Now He's The VP Pick.

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2016 | 1:13 PM

Dan Senor, a respected Republican strategist who served as a senior adviser to Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign, suggested on Friday that Donald Trump’s vice presidential pick once found...

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Our Bail System Is Leaving Innocent People To Die In Jail Because They're Poor

(0) Comments | Posted July 12, 2016 | 12:48 PM

Jail deaths disproportionately impact poor defendants, according to a months-long investigation published by The Huffington Post this week, which documents more than 800 fatalities in the past year across the nation’s more than 3,000 city and local lockups. These facilities typically hold inmates who are awaiting trial...

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Dallas Officials Say Open Carry Makes Situations More Confusing, Not More Secure

(0) Comments | Posted July 11, 2016 | 12:03 PM

In the wake of a mass shooting that killed five Dallas police officers last week, the city’s mayor and top law enforcement officer are criticizing the state’s permissive gun laws for contributing to the chaos surrounding the incident.

It is legal for firearm owners in Texas,

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Dallas Shooting Eyewitness Says Exactly What We Need To Hear After This Week

(0) Comments | Posted July 8, 2016 | 2:49 PM

We like to criticize cable news networks for offering unhelpful and sometimes just plain awful programming during breaking news events, but sometimes they manage to get it right.


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Pretty Much Anyone In Texas Can Openly Carry A Weapon Of War

(0) Comments | Posted July 8, 2016 | 9:24 AM

Dallas police believed for a few moments early Friday that they’d found a suspect involved in ambushing their officers and shooting five of them to death. 

“This is one of our suspects. Please help us find him!” they wrote in a tweet, along with a photo of...

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UK Silly-Walks Off A Cliff In New Yorker's Monty Python-Inspired Brexit Cover

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2016 | 5:01 PM

The United Kingdom voted Thursday to Brexit the European Union, and now nobody really seems to know exactly what they've done or what to expect next.

The New Yorker has found a way to make light of that frightening uncertainty, with a magazine cover that channels Monty...

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Christian Extremists Praise Anti-LGBT Violence After Orlando Because Every Religion Has Radicals

(0) Comments | Posted June 22, 2016 | 2:12 PM

It's been 10 days since a gunman shot his way into a queer nightclub in Orlando, Florida, where he massacred 49 people and injured dozens of others. And while much of the nation has been trying to heal or push for action to prevent future mass shootings, very few people...

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Muslim Group Invites Islamophobic Congressman To Dinner, And He's A Total Jerk About It

(0) Comments | Posted June 22, 2016 | 9:53 AM

The Alabama Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations on Monday asked Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) to apologize for previously claiming that Muslims want to kill every gay person in the nation. The group also invited the congressman to attend a Ramadan interfaith dinner at a local mosque...

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Donald Trump's New Evangelical Adviser Was Sure God Had Chosen Ted Cruz To Be President

(0) Comments | Posted June 21, 2016 | 2:31 PM

Donald Trump's campaign on Tuesday announced that it had assembled a stable of religious advisers to help the presumptive GOP nominee get his message through to evangelical voters. The list of names includes former Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), high-profile figures like Focus on the Family founder James Dobson and Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr., as well as a televangelist who once claimed God had endorsed Trump's onetime rival, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), for president.

Kenneth Copeland -- who, along with his wife Gloria are members of Trump's new advisory board -- hosted a conference in January in which speakers discussed the topic of "Reclaiming America." Rafael Cruz, the Texas senator's preacher father, was on hand to deliver a sermon. When Copeland introduced Cruz, he told attendees that God had chosen Ted Cruz to win the White House.

"I believe, with all my heart, that his son is called and anointed to be the next president of the United States," said Copeland, in comments first covered by Right Wing Watch.

Cruz dropped out of the race in May, following a string of disappointing finishes in primary contests.

Copeland has met with Trump in the past, though had no official involvement with the reality TV star's presidential campaign. A video from September shows Copeland and other evangelical leaders laying hands on Trump and reciting a prayer. Copeland later clarified that the meeting did not constitute an endorsement.

And just because Copeland is now serving as an adviser to Trump's campaign doesn't mean he's actually changed his mind about the endorsement. As Politico reported on Monday, members of the board were not asked to endorse Trump as a condition for appointment.

But comments like Copeland's underscore a deeper divide in the evangelical community over whether they should vote for Trump in November. While many rank-and-file voters have readily gotten in line behind the businessman, some religious leaders have expressed apprehension about Trump's commitment to Christian values. Recent appearances at events like the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Road to Majority conference suggest Trump is still working to shore up support from this voting bloc.

Here's the full list of Trump's evangelical advisers:

Editor's note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liarrampant xenophoberacistmisogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims -- 1.6 billion members of an entire religion -- from entering the...

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Joe Biden Calls For Assault Weapons Ban, Says Congress Can Do More To Address Gun Violence

(0) Comments | Posted June 17, 2016 | 2:57 PM

Vice President Joe Biden on Friday made an impassioned plea for a renewed assault weapons ban, saying it was just one step Congress could take to reduce the shootings that claim tens of thousands of lives around the U.S. each year.

"The President and I agree with...

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Did Donald Trump Just Out-Stupid Himself?

(0) Comments | Posted June 17, 2016 | 1:34 PM

Donald Trump -- Twitter's resident expert on racist memes, lame insults, terrible dog metaphors and everything "Sad!" -- appeared to lower the bar for himself on Friday by proudly tweeting out a poll that...

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Thousands Of Americans Are Gunned Down Each Year, But Few Die By Assault-Style Rifle

(0) Comments | Posted June 16, 2016 | 4:48 PM

In the aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, the political debate has quickly turned to the weapon a gunman used to massacre 49 people and injure 53 more at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, on Sunday.

Some supporters of stricter gun laws argue...

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Don't Let Donald Trump Get Away With This Sick Lie About The Orlando Shooting

(0) Comments | Posted June 14, 2016 | 10:59 AM

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump wasted no time turning Sunday's mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, into a campaign issue, using the tragedy to push for a crackdown on Muslims both at home and abroad.

As part of that mission, Trump is working to portray gunman Omar Mateen as an...

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