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‘Fox and Friends’ hosts compare Granholm speech to ‘Dean scream’

Friday on the Fox News morning show “Fox and Friends,” hosts Steve Doocy, Brian Kilmeade and Gretchen Carlson asserted to viewers that former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm’s Democratic National Convention speech was the same sort of career-harpooning moment as the infamous “Dean scream” from the 2004 Democratic primary. After Kilmeade…

TV and radio stations drop Todd Akin ads over failure to pay

Missouri candidate for U.S. Senate Rep. Todd Akin (R)’s campaign coffers may have begun to feel the consequences of getting frozen out of his party’s fundraising. Talking Points Memo is reporting that TV and radio stations are dropping Akin’s ads because the campaign has failed to pay its bills. According…

Colbert: ‘Human weather balloon’ Limbaugh thinks Obama controls the weather

Thursday on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert talked about the Democratic National Convention’s decision to move President Barack Obama’s speech accepting his party’s nomination indoors because of the threat of severe weather. “Folks, tonight is the last night of the ‘Democratic National Stroke-Fest,’” joked Colbert. “The highlight tonight, of…

Five questions for: ‘Take the Money Out’ activist Paul Davis about disrupting a National Journal event

Paul Davis and fellow activist Peter Tridish were arrested on Tuesday at a panel on energy hosted by The National Journal at the 2012 Democratic National Convention. The two men, representing the anti-corruption group “Take the Money Out,” unfurled a banner that read “Corporate cash nukes this election. @TakeTheMoneyOut,” and…

Five questions for: Transgender Democrat Mara Keisling

Raw Story has spoken to Mara Keisling before, but our first face-to-fact meeting happened on Thursday morning at the DNC. Kiesling, who is the Executive Director of the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE), but insisted that she was appearing at the DNC “just as a Democrat,” not in an…

Colbert: Michelle Obama only got DNC speaking gig because of who her husband is

Wednesday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert dissected First Lady Michelle Obama’s widely praised 2012 Democratic National Convention speech.  Rock-ribbed conservative pundit Colbert was not drinking the Obama-ade, however. “Oh, I wonder how she got that gig,” he mused.  ”Crony capitalism!  Solyndra!” The First Lady, he said, spoke…

Girl found alive under bodies of her slain family in France

The father of a family slain in the French Alps was identified Thursday as Saad al-Hilli, a 50-year-old born in Baghdad, a French police source said. The father, mother and grandmother from the same family were found dead on Wednesday following a shooting in which another man also died. Two…

Five questions for a young activist fighting AIDS globally

On Tuesday, Raw Story met 22-year-old AIDS activist Amirah Sequeira at a screening of the film “How to Survive a Plague.” We caught up with her again on Wednesday to talk about her path to activism, her work as national coordinator of the Student Global AIDS Campaign and the definition…

‘Survive a Plague’ filmmaker hopes to inspire new generation of AIDS activism

Filmmaker David France’s film “How to Survive a Plague” tells the story of the protest group, the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP), and its offshoot, the Treatment Action Group (TAG). France, a longtime print journalist and author, hopes that the film presents an accurate history of ACT UP’s…

Robber tries 3 police stations before turning himself in

A bank robber in Tucson, Arizona had to go to three different police stations before he was finally able to turn himself in for his crime, according to CNN. William David Leverett knew that it was only a matter of time before he was caught when TV stations all over…

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