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Monday, August 10, 2015

Michelle Fields gained notoriety by offending Matt Damon and mostly all educators in this interview. So of course, Fox 'News' scooped her up for her wisdom and insight. Why not ask this genius what she thinks about Social Security? After the crazy talk during Thursday night's Fox News GOP Debate, the Cashin' In crew decided to tackle the nontroversy. But one emerged as the craziest of the crazy. read more


Thursday, August 06, 2015

For 16 years, Jon Stewart has maintained that his only job is making people laugh. As for real-world influence? Well. As far as he's concerned, we're likely just imagining it.
For the most part, he's been right. Despite producing some of the most hilariously incisive television ever committed to air, "The Daily Show" is just a comedy show at the end of the day. And Jon Stewart is just the comedian who hosts it.
Mostly. But not always. read more


A Mennonite couple in Iowa is planning to buy 1,000 billboards to denounce same-sex marriage, according to the Des Moines Register.

Betty and Richard Odgaard decided to promote their religious beliefs on billboards after a couple sued them for refusing to host a same-sex wedding at their restaurant.

The Odgaards decided to stop hosting weddings at their venue, the Gortz Haus Gallery, after a settlement was reached. read more


Saturday, July 25, 2015

Washington pharmacists who have religious objections to abortion or birth control can be sanctioned by the state if they send customers to another store for emergency contraception, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. In a case watched closely by advocates of personal religious freedom and women's rights, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a trial court ruling against a state regulation that pharmacies must make Plan B and other emergency contraception available. A pharmacist with a religious objection to the drug can refuse to fill a prescription only if another pharmacist at the store is available who will, the state had said.


Friday, July 24, 2015

The phase-out brigade is back! But now instead of George W. Bush wanting to phase out Social Security, it's Jeb Bush wanting to phase out Medicare.

The former Florida governor opined Wednesday on the future of Medicare, a program he said "we need to figure out a way to phase out."

As MSNBC reported, the GOP 2016er was speaking at an Americans for Prosperity event in New Hampshire, where he brought up a TV ad in which a Paul Ryan-look-a-like "was pushing an elderly person off the cliff in a wheelchair." The ad was knocking Ryan's Medicare-related budget proposals. read more


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