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Bernie Sanders: Poverty is a death sentence

During the “Brunch with Bernie” segment of The Thom Hartmann Show Thursday, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) discussed a recent congressional hearing he held on poverty in the United States. “We now have some 46 million Americans living in poverty,” he said. “And what a lot of people think about poverty…

Parody: Bachmann’s not a witch, but she could be

As media coverage of Michele Bachmann drops off, the Republican presidential candidate has been forced to go to extreme lengths to get the country’s attention again. “Hello, I’m Michele Bachmann. I’m not a witch, but I could be. Would that be the sort of thing you’d write a newspaper article…

More than one-third of Senate urges debt panel to cut $4 trillion

Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) announced Thursday that he had organized a coalition of 36 senators to encourage the congressional “super committee” to seek the broadest possible agreement to address the nation’s spending and debt. The coalition — made up of 18 Republicans, 17 Democrats and one Independent — represents more…

Lawrence O’Donnell: GOP could be lost to reality forever

MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell attacked the idea that the government was incapable of creating jobs during his ‘Rewrite’ segment. “It has become a matter of religious belief for Republicans that government does not create jobs,” he said. “The Republican grip on reality has been loosening every day for years now.…

Rep. Louie Gohmert proposes bill to eliminate corporate taxes

Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert of Texas introduced legislation to the House of Representatives on Wednesday that would drop the corporate tax rate to all the way down to zero. The two-paged bill, called the American Jobs Act of 2011 — the same name President Barack Obama gave to his jobs…

Elizabeth Warren: Washington rigged for big corporations

Harvard professor and consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren announced Wednesday that she would challenge Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown (R) as a Democrat in 2012. “I’m going to do this, I’m going to run for the United States Senate,” she said in an announcement uploaded to YouTube. “And the reason is straightforward.…

Judge rules against Rep. Joe Walsh in child support case

A Chicago judge has ordered the tea party congressman branded a “deadbeat dad” by his critics to explain why he has not paid more than $100,00 in child support to his ex-wife over the past five years. Cook County Circuit Judge Raul Vega on Wednesday issued a “rule to show…

Bernie Sanders on U.S. economy: It’s a horror show

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) appeared Wednesday on MSNBC to discuss the U.S. Census Bureau’s annual report on poverty, where he described the report as a “horror show.” The report found that 46.2 million Americans were living in poverty, the highest amount since the Census began recording the statistic 52 years…

WATCH LIVE: Al Gore’s 24 hours of climate reality

Watch former Vice President Al Gore’s climate change project “24 Hours of Reality” below:…

Sen. Gillibrand calls for tougher sanctions on Syria

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand urged her colleagues on Wednesday to support tougher sanctions against Syria and hold President Bashar al-Assad’s regime accountable for its human rights abuses. “Syrian President Assad has killed over 2000 of his own people, in an alarming torrent of violence from one of the worlds most oppressive…

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