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Rand Paul Slammed By WSJ Editorial Page Over Epic Filibuster On Drones

David Smothers March 7, 2013

  The conservative Wall Street Journal editorial board slammed Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) Thursday for his almost 13-hour filibuster against John Brennan, the nominee for CIA director, over the fact that Attorney General Eric Holder said the U.S. government had the legal authority to kill an American citizen on U.S. soil. “Calm down, Senator,” wrote the editors. “Mr…. Continue Reading »

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Watch the Canadian Parliament Hilariously Debate the Zombie Apocalypse

David Smothers February 14, 2013

That’s it, I’m moving to Canada. They know how to have fun. Even in politics! In Canada’s House of Commons today, there was an incredible ‘debate’ about creating an international zombie strategy “so that a zombie invasion does not turn into a zombie apocalypse.” Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird told everyone that there… Continue Reading »

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US Politician Questions Microsoft and Ballmer’s Involvement in NBA

David Smothers January 23, 2013

Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer is leading a group of investors who want to purchase the NBA basketball team Sacramento Kings and relocate it to Seattle, just in time for the 2013 season. Even though some sources have indicated that the deal was almost completed, California Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg raised some questions regarding Ballmer’s… Continue Reading »

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Obama pledges to defend democracy in Africa

David Smothers January 21, 2013

  President Barack Obama pledged in his inauguration address on Monday that the United States will support democracy in Africa. “America will remain the anchor of strong alliances in every corner of the globe,” Mr Obama told the throng gathered at the US Capitol building to hear the address marking the start of his second term…. Continue Reading »

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Gamers Start Petition to Ban Region Locking in the U.S.

David Smothers January 21, 2013

A group of gamers has started a special petition designed to attract the White House’s attention to the practice of region locking in the video game industry as well as in the entertainment one as a whole. Devices like home consoles can sometimes be region locked by manufacturers, meaning the devices sold in one country or territory… Continue Reading »

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Senate Dems hesitant on Obama gun control plan

David Smothers January 18, 2013

President Obama’s gun-control package was always going to be a tough sell in the Republican-led House — but the plan is already running into resistance, or at least hesitation, from moderate Democrats in the Senate. The lukewarm response in the Senate to Obama’s highly anticipated anti-gun violence plan portends an uphill climb for the legislation…. Continue Reading »

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Some Americans believed to be among hostages who escaped from terrorists in Algeria

David Smothers January 17, 2013

At least 20 foreign hostages, including some Americans, escaped Thursday from an Al Qaeda-linked group who had taken over an Algerian natural gas complex in the Sahara desert, a security official reported. But the militant group said 35 hostages and 15 of their members have been killed after Algerian helicopters attacked the facility in a… Continue Reading »

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A connection between video games and real-world violence?

David Smothers January 16, 2013

During a press conference earlier today unveiling his proposals for new gun-control regulations, President Obama said he will ask Congress for $10 million to fund a study by the Centers for Disease Control on the impact of video games and “media images.” It’s a reasonable enough request. Gaming industry groups have said they’d welcome serious scientific research… Continue Reading »

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