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Married Same-Sex Couples In Utah Sue For State Recognition

by HillaryMDiet
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View this image › JoNell Evans (left) and Stacia Ireland. Courtesy of ACLU WASHINGTON — Four same-sex couples married in Utah during the brief period when the state allowed such marriages are suing Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and Attorney General Sean Reyes, asking a state court to require the state government to recognize the roughly 1,300 marriages entered into during that time. “We’re fairly private people, and we try to live our lives quietly,” JoNell Evans — who, along with her wife, Stacia Ireland, are the lead plaintiffs in the case — told BuzzFeed Monday night. “We enjoy our quiet […]

Bernie Sanders Has The Best Hair In Congress

by Jonathan_B_Dale
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1. This is Sen. Bernie Sanders. He is a self-described democratic socialist from Vermont. View this image › talkingpointsmemo.com 2. And this is what the ESTABLISHMENT wants you to think Bernie’s hair looks like. View this image › en.wikipedia.org 3. But Bernie told them, “I DO WHAT I WANT.” View this image › 4. This is what Sanders’ hair looks like in its natural environment. View this image › theblaze.com 5. It is somewhere between Doc Brown.   6. Mark Twain.   7. Einstein.   8. With a little bit of Caesar thrown in.   9. And when you’re in […]

Official: Between 60% And 70% Of Obamacare Website Still Not Built

by FeliciaM
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Video available at: http://buzzfeed-video1.s3.amazonaws.com/video/2013/11/19/HealthcaregovPercent-476×344.mp4. It’s been several weeks since HealthCare.gov was supposed to be fully up and running, but one official said that between 60 and 70% of the website hasn’t even been built yet. At a congressional hearing Tuesday, Deputy Chief Information Officer of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Henry Chao said while the front end of the site — the part most people actually see, where you can compare plans and apply for enrollment — was finished for the Oct. 1 rollout, the backend is still a long way from completion. “The back office systems, the […]

Obama On Government Snooping Leaks: Nothing To See Here

by DietDevonNavarro
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View this embed › WASHINGTON — President Obama confirmed the existence of two highly classified surveillance programs Friday and told the American people he stands by them — but is open to having his mind changed. Obama confirmed the reported NSA program allowing government agents to monitor the metadata related to millions of phone calls each day. He also confirmed the existence of the PRISM program, which allows the NSA to monitor internet traffic. Reports of both programs caused outrage on both sides of the political aisle. Obama said not to worry. “Nobody is listening to your telephone calls,” Obama […]

Paul Ryan Didn’t Always Shy Away From The Word “Voucher”

by DietBurlCassidy
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1. On Medicare in 2009: “Converting Medicare into defined contribution sort of voucher system.” Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=741pQIIPWuU. youtube.com 2. On Medicaid in 2010: “I would also say to people, look, we are going to you a voucher to get private health insurance to meet you needs.” Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=85E5oZVzWCA. youtube.com Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/paul-ryan-didnt-always-shy-away-from-the-word-vo