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Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown today accused Rupert Murdoch’s newspapers of employing criminals to obtain confidential information about his private life. Brown’s accusations come a day after questions were raised about how The Sun obtained confidential information in 2006 that Brown’s infant son had cystic fibrosis.—-

"This was a culture in both The Sunday Times and in other newspapers in News International where they really exploited people — I'm not talking so much about me here now, I'm talking about people who were at rock bottom — and rock bottom was the rock upon which The Sunday Times founded their reputation, and other newspapers in News International founded their reputation, for purely commercial gain and in some cases to abuse political power," Brown said.

"What about the person, like the family of Milly Dowler, who are in the most desperate of circumstances, the most difficult occasions in their lives, in huge grief and then they find that they are totally defenseless in this moment of greatest grief from people who are employing these ruthless tactics with links to known criminals?"

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann’s hubby Marcus, who has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and owns two Christian counseling centers, has come under scrutiny for his de-gaying therapy and the amount of taxpayer funding his clinics received. The Minnesota counseling centers have received $161,000 in state and federal funding to try and “cure” homosexuality, and as if he couldn’t sound like more of a poop resin, Marcus has publicly stated that gays are “barbarians” who “need to be educated.” Although Marcus hasn’t denied making these claims, he has said his clinic isn’t trying to cure gays, saying “that’s a false statement,” while speaking with the Minneapolis City Pages.

In the vein of Fredrick Ladd Wintle (the guy who threatened to shoot a photographer in a Dunkin Donuts parking lot), Sen. Lori Klein (Ariz.-R) pulled out her “raspberry-pink handgun” just outside the Senate chambers and aimed it at a journalist who was interviewing her about her pro-gun positions. The .380 Ruger was loaded and Klein did not have the safety on, but she told the reporter not to worry, “I just didn’t have my hand on the trigger.”

This is how I feel about gun control

The U.S. women’s soccer team defeated Brazil last week, staging an incredible comeback and will face off against France in the semifinals tomorrow night. Should After they win, they’ll play either Japan or Sweden in Sunday’s final with a chance to become the first team to win three Women’s World Cup titles. Here's a highlight video that for some reason includes a dude playing a fiddle or something. 

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