Articles by: Rika Christensen
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India Gang Rapist Believes Women Should Put Up And Shut Up When Being Raped

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This man believes that women should allow rape to happen. If they don’t, whatever happens to them, and to other women, is their fault.

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Cops Bust Moron With Container Of Weed Marked ‘Not Weed’

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How could anybody think this would NOT get the attention of the police?

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GOP Crazies May Challenge Boehner’s Job Following DHS Funding Vote

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Speaker Cheeto may be facing rebellion from inside the House…and that’s not necessarily a good thing for us.

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Congress Manages To Pass Bill That Funds DHS…For A Whole Week

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Congress finally decided that passing DHS funding was a good idea. This new funding bill will last…until next Friday. Then we might get to do this all over again.

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USA Today Rips House Republicans To Confetti On DHS Shutdown Maneuver

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USA Today’s editorial board believes Congress is using federal employees as pawns in their antics, and there should be something in place that will make them think twice about playing these games.

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Temporary DHS Funding Measure Fails In The House, Pushing DHS Closer To A Shutdown

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Is holding something hostage that’s as important as funding the Department of Homeland Security really the legacy that Republicans want to leave?

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Scott Walker Flexes Fake Muscle, Says Taking On Protesters Is Like Taking On ISIS

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Did Scott Walker say taking on ISIS is as easy as peaceful protesters, or did he say peaceful protesters are as bad as ISIS?

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The Party Of ‘Small Government’ Tramples Local Governments In Favor Of Big Business

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Republican state lawmakers like to pass laws prohibiting their towns and cities from enacting certain types of regulations. On one hand, this can be just fine, but it also screams hypocrisy.

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Definition Of Obtuse: GOP Rep. Proposes Legalizing Discrimination AGAIN

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It’s only judicial activism when the courts make decisions these people don’t like (like outlawing discrimination). If the decision goes their way, the courts are merely doing their job.

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Senate Republicans Start To Cave On DHS Funding, Obama’s Immigration Order

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Republicans keep trying political brinkmanship with funding bills and budgets, and it keeps not working. Sometimes, it even backfires. Why do they persist?

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Yoga Will Lead To The Devil, According To Catholic Priest In Northern Ireland

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This priest from Northern Ireland echoed many sentiments from the Christian right here; namely, that anything spiritual associated with another culture is the devil.

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Can The Climate Deniers Threaten Our National Security?

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By refusing to do anything about climate change, our climate-denying politicians are helping compromise our national security.

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U.S. District Judge Refuses To Help Shut Down Roy Moore On Issue Of Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

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A federal judge refused to help an Alabama probate judge with settling the matter of whether Roy Moore can legally tell the probate judges not to issue same-sex marriage licenses.

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Right Wing Blowhard Demands We Stop Teaching Immigrant Children

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Conservative Iowa radio host Jan Mickelson says that public education for undocumented children is “a scam.”

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DHS Report: America’s Big Terror Threat Doesn’t Come From ISIS Or Al Qaeda

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When it comes to terrorism in the U.S., a new report from the Department of Homeland Security points the finger at someone much closer to home than either ISIS or Al Qaeda.

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Supreme Tiny-Government Moron Ron Paul Says Secession Is Imminent, And Good News

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“It’s gonna happen! It’s happening!” Ron Paul, the poster child of tiny government, thinks we’re seeing the signs of secession everywhere.

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WATCH: Boehner Comes Perilously Close To Throwing A Tantrum Over DHS Funding On ‘Fox News Sunday’ (VIDEO)

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Speaker Cheeto grew noticeably frustrated with Chris Wallace grilling him over who will be to blame if DHS funding lapses in two weeks.

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Republicans Are Worried About The Beating They’ll Take If DHS Shuts Down

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The GOP’s image was destroyed in the 2013 government shutdown. Now, some Republicans are starting to worry that will happen again if DHS shuts down amid several national security threats.

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BREAKING: Veteran CBS News Correspondent Bob Simon Killed In Car Crash

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Veteran CBS News correspondent Bob Simon was killed in a car crash in New York City.

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Proposed Texas Bill Would Give Legal Representation To Fetuses Inside Brain-Dead Women

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Republicans just love unborn babies, but damn the living, and damn the wishes of grieving families of pregnant women that are legally dead.

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