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Maddow calls out Romney for ‘bald-faced lie’

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Thursday accused Republican president candidate Mitt Romney to telling a “bald-faced lie” on the campaign trail. She noted that Romney’s very first ad attacking Obama, which was released before the Iowa caucuses, made it sound like the President had said, “if we keep talking about…

The House GOP’s Latest Anti-Abortion Bill Fed into Racial Stereotypes About Asians

PRENDA, the latest anti-women bill by the House Republicans did not pass, thankfully (my angry black overlady wrote about it here).  It’s a particularly egregious bill because in it, the Republicans claimed that their concern was for all the fetuses of color and girl fetuses being aborted.  They were so concerned,…

Mitt Romney Wants to Make it Easier for you to Hunt and Shoot Your Family

[This is old news.  It broke on May 10th or so, which in blog years, means the first person to publish it was Johannes Gutenberg. But I don't care.  I love this little nugget of GTFO.  I'm a grammar enthusiast and I can't not address this, so cut me a little slack, wontcha?]…

Former San Francisco mayor: Dept. of Justice has ‘been asleep’ on voter suppression

Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown said Thursday that until very recently the U.S. Department of Justice had not been paying attention to issues of voter suppression. “The Justice Department has frankly been asleep,” Brown told Current TV host Jennifer Granholm. “I maintain that we ought to use every element…

California split on marijuana legalization, most support medical use: poll

A new poll in the heart of the nationwide pro-marijuana movement finds that attitudes have not changed appreciably since California voters defeated a citizen’s initiative to legalize pot in 2010. The University of Southern……

Is John Edwards verdict the last straw for campaign finance?

John Edwards may have committed many sins, as his defense attorney noted, but a North Carolina jury on Thursday did not convict him of any crimes. The jury returned a not guilty verdict on the key charge in the federal campaign corruption……

Victory for voting rights groups as judge blocks key sections of new Florida law

Voting rights groups are celebrating a significant victory against what they claim is the pernicious spread of anti-democratic legislation across America after a federal judge in Florida blocked key sections of a new state law that discourages voter registration drives. Judge Robert Hinkle slapped down two of the most hotly…

Romney wins endorsement of Nancy Reagan

WASHINGTON — Nancy Reagan, the 90-year-old widow of president Ronald Reagan — an icon among Republican Party faithful — announced that she was endorsing Mitt Romney in this year’s contest. Romney and his wife Ann “joined me at my home for some lemonade and cookies and I offered my firm…

WATCH LIVE: Last gubernatorial debate before Wisconsin recall elections

Republican Governor Scott Walker and his Democratic opponent, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, face off in the last televised debate before the June 5 recall elections. Watch live video, courtesy of WISN, below:…

Congress leaders spar, Boehner rejects tax vote

WASHINGTON — US congressional leaders foreshadowed an election-year tax battle Thursday as House Speaker John Boehner nixed a Democrat proposal to vote on extending tax cuts for Americans earning under $1 million per year. Under a proposal laid out last week in a letter to Boehner, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi…

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