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Jan Brewer <3 Obamacare

06/06/13 06:04PM

A little over a year and a half ago Republican Governor Jan Brewer "greeted" President Obama on the Phoenix tarmac. Her "greeting" yielded a photo that would go on to be a viral sensation and fiery conversation starter. But now there is reason to believe that if the president were to disembark Air Force One in Arizona today, their reunion would be plenty warm. read more


#click3 Are you a 'derp'?

06/05/13 08:42PM

1. Oh good, we can all relax because the term "derp" has entered the lexicon of political pundits. There, there, don't despair if you're not sure of the definition, Urban Dictionary has come to your rescue: "A simple, undefined reply when an ignorant comment or action is made." 2. We're back with another installment of "Rob Ford the mayor of Toronto is bananas." The publication, Gawker, who saw the alleged video of Rob Ford smoking crack, now claims that video may have disappeared. Poof. Gone. read more

Attorney Barry Scheck on taking DNA from suspected criminals

06/05/13 03:40PM

On Monday, the Supreme Court handed down a controversial decision to uphold the sampling of some suspected criminals' DNA, a practice at least 26 states have already implemented. In a 5-4 ruling, conservative Justice Antonin Scalia sided with the liberal justices and wrote the dissenting opinion, citing indiscriminate search as a concern:&#13; “Searching every lawfully stopped car…might turn up information about unsolved crimes the driver had committed, but no one would say that such a search was aimed at ‘identifying’ him, and no court would hold such a search lawful.” &#13; read more


Gillibrand ‘surprised’ with military push to maintain status quo

06/05/13 03:39PM

One of the Senate’s most vocal advocates for victims of military sexual assault said she was unsatisfied with military leaders’ testimony during the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the matter Tuesday. &#13; In a day of fierce testimony on Capitol Hill, top military brass maintained that commanders should still be involved in the investigations and decisions to prosecute sexual assault cases involving servicemembers. read more

Several striking Walmart employee and their supporters hold a rally  before they board a bus on May 30, 2013 in Pico Rivera, California. Striking Walmart employees and their supporters boarded a bus to start a 1,500-mile bus journey titled "Ride for...

Walmart files restraining order against protesting labor groups

06/05/13 01:16PM

This week, labor activists from around the country are converging on Bentonville, Ark. in an attempt to disrupt Walmart's annual shareholder meeting and draw attention to the plight of striking Walmart employees. But if those protesters decide to enter any Walmarts in Arkansas, they'd better be planning on buying something; thanks to a ruling by the state's Benton County Circuit Court, members of the labor group OUR Walmart and the labor union UFCW (United Food and Commercial Workers) are forbidden from doing anything on Walmart property other than shopping. read more


#click3 Rosie the Rivet-ing Cleaner?

06/05/13 01:02AM

1. The working woman's icon, Rosie the Riveter, is being repurposed as a docile house cleaner. The cleaning product company, Swiffer, came out with an ad invoking  the 1942 image of Rosie. Except the flexed muscle representing strength has been replaced with a mop representing...domesticity? (credit: Heather Beschizza) read more