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Video- Geraldo Rivera Wonders Whether A 'Lesbian Cabal' Runs DHS


"Lesbian cabal"? What world do these people live in? Via TPM.


BREAKING- Gov. Rick Scott: Florida will sue Dep't. of Homeland Security over voter purge


By now you're well aware that Florida Gov. Rick Scott is doing everything he can to disenfranchise voters (read: Democrats) from the rolls. By suppressing mostly Latino, black, elderly, and young voters, he's aiming to suppress enough Democratic votes to throw the election to Willard Romney.

But election supervisors, both Democratic and Republican, are refusing to go along with him.

Think Progress has Scott's statement:

So this afternoon we will file a lawsuit the secretary of State of Florida against the Department of Homeland Security to give us the database. We want to have fair, honest elections in our state and we have been put in a position that we have to sue the federal government to get this information.”

The Justice Department maintains that the purge is against federal law and, per TP, DHS has said that they will not give Florida access to the database while Florida’s dispute with the Justice Department is ongoing.


House passes DHS bill with anti-abortion rider


Jesus, this is so kindergarden. Passing bills for injustices that just don't f'ng exist. In a DHS bill no less?

WASHINGTON -- The House has passed a bill that would bar Immigration and Customs Enforcement form spending agency money on providing abortion services for illegal immigrant detainees.

The measure isn't likely to survive the Democratic-controlled Senate, but it sends a political message in an election year.

The provision - part of a $46 billion Homeland Security spending bill - blocks ICE from using agency funding to provide abortion services for detainees except in the case of rape, incest or if there life of the mother would be endangered. An agency spokeswoman says ICE hasn't provided such services in its nearly 10-year history.

The agency's current policy on abortion services already restricts access to those services except in the case of rape, incest or if the life or the mother is in danger


PhotOH! Rush Limbaugh's dream come true


Via Livewire/TPM

You'll have to go to Livewire for the story, but I love this quote:

[W]hen HSI agents at LAX questioned [71-year-old former Korean law enforcement officer] Lee about whether the medication was for his personal use, he said if he used all of the pills it would kill him because he had a heart condition.

Maybe Limbaugh sent for them... a "Rush" order? Bygones.