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Although Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) signed into law legislation stripping collective bargaining rights from government workers Friday, the outcry against the widespread effort by Republicans to curtail such rights in many states hasn’t ended. This weekend, people across the country plan to come together yet again in protest —…

Obama responds to questions about treatment of Bradley Manning

With controversy raging — even within the Administration — about the reportedly harsh treatment of Pfc. Bradley Manning, imprisoned at Quantico and facing charges of leaking classified materials, Obama today was asked to respond to the situation during his press conference. Obama said, “With respect to Private Manning, I have…

Town hall attendee calls NJ Governor Chris Christie “hot and sexy”

At the March 3, 2011 town hall with Gov. Chris Christie, a New Jersey resident got a little personal with the governor in a rather unusual way. “I think having a governor that is smart and that has the perseverance to do what’s right is hot and sexy,” she told…

Gibson takes plea deal on domestic violence charges to avoid jail time

Actor Mel Gibson has reportedly negotiated a plea deal with L.A. prosecutors to avoid jail time in his domestic violence case. Gibson’s lawyers say he plans to plead guilty on Wednesday to battery charges, admitting that he hit Oksana Grigorieva, his one-time girlfriend and the mother of his youngest child.…

Colbert fails to conquer Weiner

Last night on the Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert attempted to continue his streak of “winning” interviews by taking on Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY). Despite prepping the audience with a series of clips showing Weiner out-talking a series of Fox News hosts, the famously pugnacious Congressman kept his message clear, his…

Wisconsin Senate leader admits union-busting bill is about defeating Obama

State Sen. Scott Fitzgerald (R), the Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader, must have forgotten his talking points while appearing on Megyn Kelly’s Fox News show. This afternoon he admitted on-air what many liberals have long-suspected: rescinding collective bargaining rights from state workers is Wisconsin is as much about the 2012 presidential…

Ted Williams, newly sober, talks about his latest second chance

Ted Williams, who went from being a homeless man on the streets of Cleveland, Ohio to instant Internet celebrity, stumbled a bit once he got to the top and relapsed into alcoholism. He stopped by the set of Today to answer viewers questions and talk about his “one day at…

Jon Stewart: ‘Wait until Congressman Peter King gets a hold of terrorist sympathizer Peter King!’

Jon Stewart thinks that it’s quite possible that Rep. Peter King (R-NY) might just hold American Muslims to a higher standard of conduct than other Americans — including himself. He pointed out that last year, King called for an investigation of Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, then the face of the…

Jimmy McMillan: ‘The deficit is too damn high’

Former New York gubernatorial candidate and founder of the Rent Is Too Damn High party, Jimmy McMillan, appeared on Sean Hannity’s program to push his new national candidacy and explain why more people should vote Republican. McMillan explained that the Democrats controlled Congress for 40 years, and that President Obama’s…

Cardinal Rigali suspends 21 priests in Philadelphia over abuse allegations

Just in time for Ash Wednesday services, Cardinal Justin Rigali of Philadelphia suspended 21 Philadelphia-area priests in the wake of a grand jury report blasting the Church for covering up allegations of abuse. It’s the largest suspension of priests since allegations against priests began. Watch the video below, which first…

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