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First Gay Marriage License Issued in Arkansas

Submitted by adminx on Sat, 05/10/2014 - 21:59

USA Today May 10, 2014 by Natalie DiBlasio

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Fact-Checking Benghazi: The Rhetoric Hasn't Matched Up With Reality

Submitted by adminx on Sat, 05/10/2014 - 10:53

PolitiFact May 9, 2014 by Angie Drobnic Holan

House Republicans want another investigation of the attacks in Benghazi, specifically whether the White House is withholding information on the attacks.

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(Angie Drobnic Holan, editor of PolitiFact)

Committing To A Clean Energy Future

Submitted by adminx on Sat, 05/10/2014 - 10:27

White House Blog May 9, 2014 by Dan Utech (Special Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change)

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Republicans Do The Climate Change Dance

Submitted by adminx on Sat, 05/10/2014 - 10:10

Los Angeles Times Saturday May 10, 2014 by Doyle McManus

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) argues that President Obama's proposals to regulate carbon emissions "would have a devastating effect on our economy" without solving the climate change problem. (Joe Raedle, Getty Images)

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REPORT: VA'S SHINSEKI SAYS HE'S NOT QUITTING AMID DYING VETERANS CONTROVERSY...

Submitted by nabashalam2 on Thu, 05/08/2014 - 19:17

President Barack Obama takes seriously the allegations that veterans died waiting for care at the Phoenix VA hospital, Carney said, reiterating that the VA's inspector general is conducting an independent probe into the allegations.

"The President remains confident in Secretary Shinseki's ability to lead the department and take appropriate action," Carney said, repeating the White House response this week to two veterans groups' calls for Shinseki's ouster.

Shinseki said Tuesday that is "very sensitive to the allegations" coming from the Phoenix probe.

"I need to let the independent IG (inspector general) complete his investigation," he told the Journal.

A CULT IS TRYING TO RECRUIT BOB DYLAN FANS...

Submitted by nabashalam2 on Thu, 05/08/2014 - 19:06

It seems that the cult's obsession with Bob stems from a rambling, 1985 interview he did with SPIN, which was so fucking crazy I assumed they must have made it up themselves. But I looked into it, and it turns out it's legit. Here's some weird stuff he said about "the messianic thing":

"The messianic thing has to do with the world of mankind, like it is. This world is scheduled to go for 7,000 years. Six thousand years of this, where man has his way, and 1,000 years when God has his way. Just like a week. Six days work, one day rest. The last thousand years is called the Messianic Age. Messiah will rule. He is, was, and will be about God—doing God’s business. Drought, famine, war, murder, theft, earthquake, and all other evil things will be no more. No more disease. That’s all of this world."

Florida Finds Itself in the Eye of the Storm on Climate Change

Submitted by adminx on Thu, 05/08/2014 - 09:15

New York Times May 7, 2014 by Coral Davenport

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Scenes of street flooding, like this one on Alton Road in Miami Beach in November, are becoming increasingly common (Angel Valentin for The New York Times)

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