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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…

‘Let him die’ incident used for pro-health care ad campaign

A Democrat-affiliated group has turned the “let him die” incident during the CNN/Tea Party debate into an online ad campaign targeting eight Republican presidential candidates. During the debate on Monday night, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer asked Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) if society should just let a man die if he was…

Rep. Jackie Speier calls on Congress to address military rapes

Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) on the House floor Wednesday called on Congress to do something about the pervasive problem of sexual harassment and rape that in the U.S. military. “I rise today, as I have done virtually every week, to tell a story of a man or woman in the…

Head of free clinic group slams Ron Paul

Nicole Lamoureux, the executive director of the National Association of Free Clinics, said Tuesday it was “absolutely false” that free and charitable clinics could provide for uninsured Americans. During the CNN/Tea party debate on Monday, Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) suggested that uninsured Americans would be saved by churches or charities…

Mother sues police for shooting unarmed 14-year-old son to death

A mother has filed a federal lawsuit after her 14-year-old son got into a fight at a school bus stop and was later shot to death by a police officer while the her son was hiding in a shed. The lawsuit, filed by Denys Lopez Moreno against the Northside Independent…

Candidate Mike Williams on possible deportation of partner

Mike Williams, a gay Connecticut congressional candidate, appeared Tuesday on MSNBC to discuss the possible deportation of his Dutch domestic partner at the end of the month. Binational same sex couples still aren’t entitled to immigration rights because of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Watch video, courtesy of MSNBC,…

Drunk Ron Paul supporter arrested on National Geographic show

A drunk driver who was arrested on camera and repeatedly told officers to “read your constitution” during a recent episode of National Geographic’s Frontier Force turned out to be a Ron Paul fan. The man had a blood alcohol content of .301, nearly quadruple the legal limit. After being handcuffed…

Arizona Supreme Court allows recall of GOP Senate president Russell Pearce

The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that the recall election of Russell Pearce, the Republican president of the state Senate, could proceed. The recall election was challenged by a supporter of Pearce, who claimed that the recall drive did not collect enough valid voter signatures because of flawed paperwork.…

Perry ‘taken aback’ by debate audience cheering death

Texas Gov. Rick Perry said he was “taken aback” by cheers at the CNN/Tea Party debate Monday at in response to the hypothetical death of a man who did not have health care insurance. “I was a bit taken aback by that myself,” Perry told NBC News after appearing at…

Rep. Steve Cohen to U.S. drug czar: Pot not as dangerous as heroin

Tennessee Congressman Steven Cohen (D) urged Gil Kerlikowske, the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, to reclassify marijuana as a Schedule V substance in a letter sent Monday. Marijuana is currently a Schedule I drug under the federal Control Substances Act. Schedule I is the most restrictive…

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