The Obama administration just came out against specific breed legislation, which is a triumph to many dogs and their loving owners. Here are some pictures that will make you think differently about pit bulls. Remember: “Judge the deed, not the breed!”
The Senate reached an agreement on Tuesday to keep the rules for filibustering an executive branch nominee the same. To celebrate the speeches that drag on for hours to stop legislation, here are some iconic moments in recent history.
Some of our great states have introduced some pretty crazy legislation so far in 2013. This is just a sampling of what some of them have been up to.
Fox News’ Ed Henry presses White House Press Secretary Jay Carney on possible future abortion legislation in Washington D.C. based on the Gosnell case happening in Philadelphia. “The president does not and cannot take a position on an ongoing trial.”
Gary Trudeau launched a story arc in “Doonesbury” mocking the raft of forced sonogram bills flooding state legislatures around the country, and certain papers aren’t very happy about it. Here’s the first strip, which has either been moved to the editorial pages or removed from some newspapers altogether.
What kind of monster would support such a piece of legislation?
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The PROTECT IP bill proposed in the House of Representatives would give the government the ability to censor the internet while strengthing the entertainment industry’s ability to sue any website for any and all perceived copyright infringements. Not only would it stifle innovation on the web, it would also be a devastating limitation of our First Amendment right to freedom of speech.
Can someone backtrace this for us, please? The Senate is attempting to sneak through the infamous Internet kill switch cybersecurity bill by attaching it to another piece of legislation that is almost guaranteed to pass – the defense authorization bill – in an underhanded ploy to avoid the difficult task of passing cybersecurity on its own.
Rachel Maddow squared off with “totally straight dude” Richard Cohen, whose work has helped fuel the likely passing of a bill in Uganda that would result in the death of gay people. Cohen’s a total p*ssyhound now, so hopefully gay Ugandans will be able to shell out the dough for his merchandise to get on the same page before they’re, y’know, slaughtered. 2009, you guys.
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