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Senate Hearing Will Explore Amazon Drones

View this image › Via amazon.com A Senate committee will hold a hearing early next year to explore the potential economic impact of private companies using drones, including Amazon’s proposed drone delivery program, BuzzFeed has learned. An aide to West Virginia Sen. Jay Rockefeller, the chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation,…

Michele Bachmann Tries To Quote Shakespeare: “Thou Protestest Too Much”

“There were numerous Republicans that voted against the sequestration because we knew all of these calamities were in the future. And so it reminds me of the Shakespeare line: ‘Thou protestest too much.’” — Michele Bachmann http://buzzfeed-video1.s3.amazonaws.com/video/2013/04/26/bachspeare-502×376.mp4Video available at: http://buzzfeed-video1.s3.amazonaws.com/video/2013/04/26/bachspeare-502×376.mp4. Via mediaite.com Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/dorsey/michele-bachmann-tries-to-quote-shakespeare-thou-protestest

Activists’ New Campaign Targets State-Level Marriage Equality Votes

Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=2DdsVCaDNNk. youtube.com Progressives are launching a new social media-based marriage equality campaign aimed at building national support for key state ballot initiatives across the country. The site, TheFour2012.com, is funded in large part by Jason Goldberg, the CEO of Fab.com and targets marriage equality ballot initiatives in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington.…

Cory Booker At The March On Washington: “The Dream Still Demands”

http://buzzfeed-video1.s3.amazonaws.com/video/2013/08/24/booker12-Broadband-320×240.mp4Video available at: http://buzzfeed-video1.s3.amazonaws.com/video/2013/08/24/booker12-Broadband-320×240.mp4. C-SPAN Newark mayor and U.S. Senate candidate Cory Booker gave a stirring address to tens of thousands on the National Mall Saturday at the rally marking the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Booker’s five-minute speech focused on what he called his generation’s responsibility to carry on the commitment to…

Kathleen Sebelius Blames Republicans For Obamacare Rollout Problems

Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=_AIz8vpO66w. youtube.com “In an ideal world there would have been a lot more testing,” Sebelius told reporters about the botched rollout of the HealthCare.gov site where millions of Americans are expected to enroll in President Obama’s signature health care reforms. “We did not have the luxury of that with a law that…

The Rabbis ♥ Joe Biden

Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=_F2AolBZaRI. 2. Biden admits he gets distracted by Rabbi Julie Schonfeld. Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=7STKdOwXaHk. View this image › Rabbi Schonfeld. Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/provincialelitist/the-rabbis-joe-biden

If You Plan On Ever Getting Old And/Or Sick, You Need To See This

So this is the kind of change Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan feel we so desperately need — paying more money for less health care and fewer years of coverage. You know … freedom. If corporations are people, does that mean we can take away their money when they get old too? Read more: http://upworthy.com/if-you-plan-on-ever-getting-old-andor-sick-you-need-to-see-this

Three Times Barack Obama Suggested Terrorism And National Security Shouldn’t Be A Wedge Issue In Politics

1. Obama in 2006: I have had enough of using terrorism as a wedge issue in our politics Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=oIrwgRNCwHo. youtube.com 2. Obama in 2007 on 9/11: A tragedy meant to united us is being used as a political wedge issue used to divide us Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=lLNMi3PneMk. youtube.com 3. Obama in…