Itay Hod / Facebook:
people always say, no one has the right to out anyone. that coming out is a private matter. i disagree. as you can imagine, not a very popular opinion. but bear with me. — here's a hypothetical: what if you know a certain GOP congressman, let's just say from Illinois, is gay …
Discussion: Liberaland, Mediaite, AMERICAblog News, The Raw Story, Americans Against the …, Riehl World News and Advocate
Dave-Dr-Gonzo / Liberaland: Did Aaron Schock, Young Conservative ‘Superstar’ Congressman, Get Outed on Facebook?
John Aravosis / AMERICAblog News: 2014 looking to be a gay old year for Aaron Schock
David Ferguson / The Raw Story: Journalist Itay Hod alleges that anti-LGBT Republican Rep. Aaron Schock is gay
Michelle Garcia / Advocate: Should Hypocritical Politicians Be Outed? Gay Journo Says Yes
Carol Kuruvilla / NY Daily News:
Utah man is on hunger strike to end gay marriages in his state — Trestin Meacham has already lost 25 pounds after embarking on a fast with ‘no end in sight.’ The man, a devout Mormon, is pledging not to eat anything until Utah stops issuing same-sex marriage licenses.
Dorsey Shaw / BuzzFeed:
MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry Makes Tearful Televised Apology To The Romney Family — “My intention was not malicious, but I broke the ground rule that families are off-limits. For that I am sorry.” — MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry opened her Saturday morning show with an apology …
Discussion: The Democratic Daily, The Hinterland Gazette, Mediaite, American Power, Riehl World News and Fox News
Hart Williams / The Democratic Daily: GOP Bullies 1, Civilization 0
Janet Shan / The Hinterland Gazette: Melissa Harris-Perry Breaks Down on Air While Addressing Kieran Romney Controversy
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite: Melissa Harris-Perry Breaks Down On-Air While Addressing Kieran Romney Controversy
Donald Douglas / American Power: Depraved Melissa Harris-Perry Sheds Crocodile Tears in On-Air Romney Apology to Save Her Job
Dan / Riehl World News: She Lies! Original Video Indicates Melissa Harris-Perry's Tearful Apology Is Bogus
New York Times:
New York State Is Set to Loosen Marijuana Laws — ALBANY — Joining a growing group of states that have loosened restrictions on marijuana, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York plans this week to announce an executive action that would allow limited use of the drug by those with serious illnesses, state officials say.
Discussion: The Verge and Business Insider
Dante D'Orazio / The Verge: New York state prepares to loosen medical marijuana laws
Paul Szoldra / Business Insider: New York State Will Loosen Marijuana Laws
Peter Travers / Rolling Stone:
Five Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For — Guaranteed jobs, universal basic incomes, public finance and more — It's a new year, but one thing hasn't changed: The economy still blows. Five years after Wall Street crashed, America's banker-gamblers have only gotten richer …
Discussion: Washington Monthly, Hullabaloo, ProfessorBainbridge.com, Weasel Zippers, Hit & Run, Daily Kos and Twitchy
Kathleen Geier / Washington Monthly: Jesse Myerson throws down: five ideas that (may?) represent the left wing of the possible
Digby / Hullabaloo: Pulling hard on the left end of the rope makes the ones holding right end trip over themselves
Steve Bainbridge / ProfessorBainbridge.com: Jesse Myerson offers up the dumbest article written to date in 2014
ZIP / Weasel Zippers: Rolling Stone: America Should Replace Capitalism With A Socialist State Where People …
Nick Gillespie / Hit & Run: Rolling Stone's Sad “5 Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For”
NSA statement does not deny ‘spying’ on members of Congress — Spencer Ackerman in Washington and Martin Pengelly in New York — The National Security Agency on Saturday released a statement in answer to questions from a senator about whether it “has spied, or is ... currently spying …
Discussion: New York Times, emptywheel, Washington's Blog, PandoDaily and Hullabaloo
Robert S. Litt / New York Times: Testimony of the National Intelligence Director
David Sirota / PandoDaily: Is the NSA spying on Congress?
Senator Bernie Sanders / Senator Sanders's Feed:
Is the NSA Spying on Congress?
Is the NSA Spying on Congress?
Discussion: Talking Points Memo, The Verge and Guardian
Adi Robertson / The Verge: NSA dodges questions about ‘spying’ on Congress
Joshua Werbicki / clickorlando.com:
Palm Bay man charged for sex acts with family dog, police say — Cops say Papa John's delivery driver caught on video abusing dog — WEST MELBOURNE, Fla. - — A Palm Bay man was arrested after police say home surveillance video caught him in sexual acts involving his family's dog.
Discussion: Liberaland and The Daily Caller
Grae Stafford / The Daily Caller: Pizza delivery boy screws the pooch
Strategists to GOP: Restrain yourselves on debt ceiling — GOP strategists are urging restraint in the upcoming debt-ceiling fight. — They are excited by the prospect of reclaiming the Senate in November's midterms elections but anxious about the party's capacity to snatch defeat …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo, Weasel Zippers, Booman Tribune and The Raw Story
Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo: Republican Strategists To GOP Lawmakers: Please Don't Blow It On The Debt Ceiling
BooMan / Booman Tribune: GOP's Irrational Exuberance
Jon Pareles / New York Times:
Phil Everly, Half of a Pioneer Rock Duo That Inspired Generations, Dies at 74 — Phil Everly, whose hits with his older brother, Don, as the Everly Brothers carried the close fraternal harmonies of country tradition into pioneering rock ‘n’ roll, died on Friday in Burbank, Calif. He was 74.
Discussion: Scared Monkeys, Washington Monthly, Liberaland, Fox News, Los Angeles Times, The Raw Story and BBC
Kathleen Geier / Washington Monthly: Phil Everly, R.I.P.
Alan / Liberaland: RIP Phil Everly, 1939-2014
Randy Lewis / Los Angeles Times: Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers dies at 74
Scott Kaufman / The Raw Story: Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers dead at 74
Glenn Harlan Reynolds / Wall Street Journal:
Degrees of Value: Making College Pay Off — For Too Many Americans, College Today Isn't Worth It … In the field of higher education, reality is outrunning parody. A recent feature on the satire website the Onion proclaimed, “30-Year-Old Has Earned $11 More Than He Would Have Without College Education.”
Discussion: Instapundit and The Right Scoop
Aaron Diamant / WSB-TV:
Couple wants answers after racial slur found on key chain tag — EAST POINT, Ga. — A Georgia couple says they're still in shock after they were the target of racism at a popular local restaurant. — A U.S. Army sergeant major just back from Kuwait and his wife went to Spondivits …
Discussion: Global Grind, Liberaland, ABC News and AL.com
Lindsey India / Global Grind: Seriously? Interracial Couple Receives Valet Ticket With “Jungle Fever” Written On It (VIDEO)
Gillian Mohney / ABC News: Georgia Couple Shocked Over Racial Slur on Valet Ticket
William Bender / Philly.com:
Teens in Muslim garb try, fail to rob gun shop — MOST TEENAGERS do dumb things. But not trying-to-rob-Joe-Galiano dumb. — Galiano is the owner of Suburban Armory, the gun shop on MacDade Boulevard in Collingdale, Delaware County. There is a giant gun-shaped sign on the roof.
Discussion: Scared Monkeys, The Gateway Pundit and Jihad Watch
Scared Monkeys: Two Black Male Teenagers Wearing Muslim Burqas Attempt to Rob a Gun Shop ... Mistake, Big Mistake
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit: Two Philly Teens in Burqas Try to Rob Local Gun Store - Fail Miserably
Robert Spencer / Jihad Watch: Pennsylvania: Teens in Muslim garb try, fail to rob gun shop