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Texas state Rep. Wayne Christian: This is a war on birth control

The Republican-led Texas legislature is engaged in a “war on birth control and abortions,” according to Texas state Rep. Wayne Christian (R). Conservative Texas lawmakers have cut tens of millions of dollars of family planning funding for health care providers like Planned Parenthood. The state legislature also passed legislation requiring…

Michael Moore elated by Obama’s speech

Filmmaker and author Michael Moore said on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show that he was delighted by President Barack Obama’s speech on Monday. “I think what happened today was exactly what we’ve been wanting President Obama to do,” he said. “And he has to do more of it.” During his…

‘Birther queen’ may challenge Sen. Feinstein

A dentist, lawyer, and former real estate agent dubbed the “birther queen” for her several lawsuits challenging President Barack Obama’s citizenship may go up against Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein in 2012. Orly Taitz told the Sacramento Bee that running against Feinstein would give her a platform to discuss issues the…

Republican strategist: Ron Paul nothing but a ‘gadfly’ and ‘distraction’

Former Bush senior staff member Bradley Blakeman attacked Ron Paul on Fox Business, after the Texas congressman won a California straw poll by a large margin. “Ron Paul is neither selectable by the party to be nominated or electable by the people,” he said on Monday. “Let’s get real. He’s…

Washington state Democrats back marijuana legalization initiative

Washington state Democrats passed a resolution on Saturday to endorse Initiative 502, which would legalize the production and distribution of marijuana for sale to adults 21 and over through state-licensed stores. The resolution was passed by a 75 to 43 vote. The resolution (PDF) stated that thousands of Washington adults…

Rep. Charlie Rangel crashes Rick Perry event in New York

Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) on Monday inadvertently crashed a fundraiser for Texas Gov. Rick Perry in upper Manhattan. Rangel told reporters he had no idea that the event was a fundraiser for the presidential candidate. “I think Republicans have a major problem with their candidates,” he said, in response to…

Florida County Commissioner: Jail Republicans for destroying country

Palm Beach County Commissioner Burt Aaronson said at a Democratic Party fundraising dinner on Saturday that Republicans deserve to be thrown in jail for trying to destroy the country in hopes of defeating President Barack Obama. “You know, if a ballplayer threw a game and they get caught, they go…

Ron Paul wins 2012 California straw poll

Presidential candidate and Texas Congressman Ron Paul won a California straw poll by a large margin, the state Republican Party announced Saturday night. Paul won with 44.9 percent of the votes, Texas Gov. Rick Perry came in second with 29.3 percent, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney came in third with…

Texas Republican accused of gerrymandering his district

Republican State Representative Aaron Pena lied about his involvement with a redistricting plan that swaps his Democratic district out for a conservative seat, according to Texas Democrats. “We have a Republican member of the redistricting committee caught lying about his role in the drawing of a district so blatantly discriminatory…

Roseanne Barr appears at Occupy Wall Street protest

Actress and TV producer Roseanne Barr made a surprise appearance at the Occupy Wall Street protest, where she called for “a new capitalism.” “I’m talking about a system that rewards hard work and ambition but cares for it’s weakest child,” she said. Watch video, uploaded to YouTube on September 19,…

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