Headlines Du Jour ► Thursday, February 27, 2014

We’re all singing Happy Birthday to National Velvet star Elizabeth Taylor, born on this day in 1932. It was her dying wish we look at the Headlines Du Jour of yesteryear:

1782American Revolutionary War: the House of Commons of Great Britain votes against further war in America.
1801, Washington, D.C. is placed under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Congress.
• 1812 – Poet Lord Byron gives his first address as a member of the House of Lords, in defense of Luddite violence against Industrialism in his home county of Nottinghamshire.
1844 – The Dominican Republic gains independence from Haiti.
1864American Civil War: The first Northern prisoners arrive at the Confederate prison at Andersonville, Georgia.
1900 – The British Labour Party is founded.
1933Reichstag fire: Germany‘s parliament building in Berlin, the Reichstag, is set on fire.
1940Martin Kamen and Sam Ruben discover carbon-14
1963 – The Dominican Republic receives its first democratically elected president, Juan Bosch, since the end of the dictatorship led by Rafael Trujillo.

Let’s get right to today’s Headlines Du Jour:

IN LGBT NEWS:

Arizona Governor Jan
Brewer Vetoes Hatred
That Was Disguised As
Religious Freedom Bill

Arizona governor Brewer
vetoes controversial anti-gay
law, Ohio pulls similar bill
after Brewer’s veto

Texas ban on marriage equality ruled unconstitutional, Rick Perry upset


A NEW, NEW DEAL?

Obama wants to put people to work by fixing
the nation’s crumbling roads and bridges

FREE THE WEED!!!

Police Chief Cites Fake News
Article in His Anti-Pot Testimony


WAIT!!! WHAT???

Man Arrested in Key West: “I Thought Cocaine Wasn’t Illegal in Florida”


TODAY IN RELIGION:

Brent Bozell: American Atheists ‘Devoted To The Hatred Of God’


CRACK MAYOR CORNER:

Rob Ford wraps up day in Ottawa, gets criticized by Quebec mayors


HE AIN’T HEAVY. HE’S MY CRAZY ASS BROTHER:


SPIKE LEE IN THE NEWS AGAIN:

Spike Lee’s epic anti-gentrification speech


IN CLIMATE CHANGE NEWS:

SEE IT: NASA images
capture desperation of
California’s drought

California recorded its driest year on record in 2013. New images capture bone-dry conditions near Sacramento and along the Sierra Nevada mountains.


LOOFAH LAD IN THE NEWS AGAIN:

Stossel: ‘Crotchety Old
Geezers’ Like O’Reilly
Need to Quit Complaining
About ‘The Kids’


THE FALAFEL KING IN THE NEWS AGAIN:


FUCKER CARLSON IN THE NEWS AGAIN:

Tucker Carlson: It’s ‘called fascism’ when laws give LGBT people equal treatment

Tucker Carlson: US Should Stop Entry Of Refugees Because They’ll Vote Democratic -And It’s Not His ‘Moral Obligation’

SEAN HANNITY IN THE NEWS AGAIN:

Fox News guest tells Hannity: ‘Overfed’ non-whites use food stamps as a ‘fat pill’


IN OUTER SPACE:

Bullying black holes force galaxies to stay red and dead

NASA discovers 715 new planets


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