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732 /hr. Tennessee brings back electric chair during lethal injection drug scarcity

Tennessee has decided how it will respond to a nationwide scarcity of lethal injection drugs for death-row inmates: with the electric chair. - 7 hours, 15 minutes

101 /hr. Officials Cast Wide Net in Monitoring Occupy Protests

Records show federal and state authorities scrutinized a broad range of Occupy protests in 2011 and 2012. - 7 hours, 16 minutes

270 /hr. VIDEO: Al Sharpton Defends Racist Rant: 'It Was Only One Jew’ - Daily Surge

Al Sharpton - 7 hours, 46 minutes

164 /hr. Liberals touted Veterans Affairs hospitals as evidence government-run health care works | WashingtonExaminer.com

As a scandal involving long delays at Veterans Affairs hospitals mounts, it's worth recalling that liberals have long touted the socialized medical system as evidence that government-run health care can work. New York Times columnist Paul Krugman has penned several valentines to the Veterans Health Administration over the years. In a 2006 column, Krugman argued that the system was, “one of the best-kept secrets in the American policy debate.” He explained, “pundits and policy makers don't talk about the veterans' system because they can't handle the cognitive dissonance. ... For the lesson of the V.H.A.'s success story -- that a government agency can deliver better care at lower cost than the private sector -- runs completely counter to the pro-privatization, anti-government conventional wisdom that dominates today's Washington.” - 8 hours, 5 minutes

113 /hr. Tennessee Gov. Signs Bill To Allow Electric Chair

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has decided how it will respond to a nationwide scarcity of lethal injection drugs for death-row inmates: with the electric chair. Republican Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill into law Thursday allowing the state... - 8 hours, 6 minutes

214 /hr. You can be a beneficiary of racism even if you’re not a racist

The benefits white America reaped from slavery and segregation haven't ended. - 8 hours, 24 minutes

1540 /hr. Why Is Dr. Ben Carson Urging Americans to Read Saul Alinsky’s ‘Rules for Radicals’?

World-renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson is encouraging Americans to inform themselves, saying that in order for America to exercise its true power, its citizens must be educated. "We as Americans, as American citizens, need to understand a couple of things," Carson began in an interview with Glenn Beck... - 8 hours, 25 minutes

110 /hr. The VA Scandal Is Rooted In the Delusional Republican Belief That Wars Are Free

Republicans claim that the problem at the VA isn't one of not spending enough -- cover for Congress giving Obama less than he asked for -- because the budget has gone up. - 8 hours, 26 minutes

116 /hr. Allen West rips double-amputee veteran Tammy Duckworth for joining Benghazi panel

8 hours, 35 minutes

742 /hr. Al Qaeda terrorists at Guantanamo treated better than our vets

President Obama needs to refocus his priorities. - 8 hours, 45 minutes

145 /hr. Drug Defendant Spoke Her Mind, Then A Judge Told Her She'd Stay In Jail Until She Told Media She Lied

A Texas woman landed in jail after a DEA raid that she said turned violent. To get out, a federal judge imposed an extraordinary requirement. - 8 hours, 46 minutes

142 /hr. Jacksonville Implements Orwellian Police State, Going to 18,000 Homes Looking for Drugs and Guns

The Free Thought ProjectJohn VibesMay 21, 2014  This week, the Jacksonville Sheriff's office announced that they would be installing new security cameras around the city and knocking on more than 18,000 doors, without warrants, as a part of an initiative called "operation ceasefire". Sheriff John Rutherford, Mayor Alvin Brown and Councilwoman Denise Lee made the… - 9 hours, 26 minutes

182 /hr. Tennessee will use electric chair in lieu of lethal drugs

Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill allowing Tennessee to electrocute death row inmates in cases where the state is unable to obtain lethal injection drugs. - 9 hours, 45 minutes

294 /hr. North Dakota Is Now The Only State With An Unchallenged Gay Marriage Ban

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Six couples filed a federal lawsuit Thursday seeking to block South Dakota's gay marriage ban, leaving North Dakota as the only state in the country with an unchallenged law prohibiting same-sex weddings. The lawsuit... - 11 hours, 6 minutes

128 /hr. WikiLeaks statement on the mass recording of Afghan telephone calls by the NSA

14 hours, 16 minutes

234 /hr. Allen West Says Rep. Tammy Duckworth, Decorated Veteran, Not 'Loyal' To America

WASHINGTON -- Former Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) is raising eyebrows again, this time by accusing decorated veteran and Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) of not being loyal to America. West questioned Duckworth's patriotism because of her role on a new H... - 16 hours, 16 minutes

1041 /hr. House Votes To Deny Climate Science And Ties Pentagon’s Hands On Climate Change

The military understands the realities of climate change and the negative impacts of heavy dependence on fossil fuels. The U.S. House does not. - 16 hours, 53 minutes

301 /hr. Tennessee brings back the electric chair

Gov. Bill Haslam signs bill allowing state to electrocute death row inmates if prisons can't obtain increasingly scare lethal injection drugs - 16 hours, 54 minutes

197 /hr. Utah Governor: States Not Defending Gay Marriage Bans Is 'Next Step To Anarchy'

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert (R), resolute in his quest to defend the state's ban on same-sex marriage, is disappointed that other states don't feel compelled to do the same. At a press conference Monday, Herbert said he's upset by calls for Utah to dr... - 16 hours, 55 minutes

151 /hr. It's Amateur Hour With The Benghazi Select Committee

Over at the New Republic, Brian Beutler gives good gobsmack on a very strange action taken by the post-modern Richelieu, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), on the eve of the new Benghazi Select Committee getting up and rolling. Per ABC News, it seems that... - 16 hours, 56 minutes

185 /hr. Tennessee governor signs electric chair bill

Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill allowing Tennessee to electrocute death row inmates in cases where the state is unable to obtain lethal injection drugs. - 17 hours, 16 minutes

166 /hr. Obama killed this 16-year-old American without trial and Congress doesn’t give a damn

And today, the U.S. senate confirmed the judge who essentially signed his death warrant. - 17 hours, 56 minutes

110 /hr. White House Contacted YouTube During Benghazi Attack, Darrell Issa Says

(ABC News) A still-classified State Department e-mail says that one of the first responses from the White House to the Benghazi attack was to contact YouTube to warn of the “ramifications” of allowing the posting of an anti-Islamic video, according to Rep. Darrell Issa, the Republican chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The memo suggests that even as the attack was still underway — and before the CIA began the process of compiling talking points on its analysis of what happened — the White House believed it was in retaliation for a controversial video. MORE: The Benghazi Emails:… - 18 hours, 56 minutes

136 /hr. Is the world's most powerful military helpless against Big Tobacco?

Cigarettes kill more soldiers and sailors than wars do, and cost taxpayers billions. Yet Congress keeps shooting down the Pentagon's efforts to snuff them out. - 19 hours, 6 minutes

318 /hr. Did The VA Just Call Barack Obama a Liar?

"Heartbreaking..." - 19 hours, 15 minutes

193 /hr. IRS backs off proposal critics warned would 'silence' conservative groups

The IRS has agreed to overhaul a controversial proposal that Republican lawmakers warned would revive the agency's harassment and intimidation of conservative groups, after receiving a record number of comments on the proposed regulation. - 19 hours, 26 minutes

121 /hr. 50 U.S. Senators Demand Change To ‘Redskins’ Name In Letter To NFL

A majority of the U.S. Senate is now on record opposing the continued use of the team's name. - 19 hours, 36 minutes

226 /hr. Group Announces $1 Million Bounty For 'Smoking Gun' In IRS Targeting Scandal

Vigilante justice - or the people trying to hold their government accountable? - 19 hours, 55 minutes

432 /hr. Why the Supreme Court Needs Term Limits

The best solution to the increasingly politicized and unseasoned Court is to limit justices to 18-year terms. - 19 hours, 56 minutes

146 /hr. Congress reaffirms indefinite detention of Americans under NDAA

The US House of Representatives approved an annual defense spending bill early Thursday after rejecting a proposed amendment that would have prevented the United States government from indefinitely detaining American citizens. - 20 hours, 26 minutes