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Did you forget Medicare? Jim DeMint claims ‘federal health care’ can’t work

CNN host Dana Bash offered no fact check on Sunday as Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint (R) falsely claimed that fewer doctors accepted Medicare than private insurance. During a Sunday interview, DeMint explained that Heritage Action had launched a nine-city tour to rally Americans in support of repealing Obamacare because…

Ted Cruz: Republicans repealing Obamacare to help African-Americans and Hispanics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) says that Republicans are working to defund and repeal President Barack Obama’s health care reform law in order to help African-Americans and Hispanics. In an interview with CNN that aired on Sunday, Cruz told host Candy Crowley that he was “not convinced” that the president would…

California wildfire still burning out of control and threatens Yosemite redwoods

Nearly 200 square miles of California is on fire Saturday, with smoke from the Stanislaus National Forest wafting as far as San Francisco, 200 miles west. Firefighters estimate that they’ve only contained about 5 percent of the fire, and is large enough to create its own weather patterns, making it…

South Carolina restaurant ejected African-American customers when white person felt ‘threatened’

A group of customers at a Wild Wing restaurant in Charleston, SC were forced to wait two hours for their table and then were ultimately denied service on the basis of their race. According to Charleston’s WNEW Channel 5, the group of 25 African-Americans were asked to leave because a…

Maddow: GOP overreach has re-energized the civil rights movement

In the clip embedded below, Rachel Maddow discussed how Republican attempts to restrict voting access for traditionally Democratic constituencies has re-energized and given new focus to the civil rights movement. As the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom approaches, voting rights organizations and advocates are…

In an Armadggedon-like video, NASA outlines its controversial Asteroid Retrieval Mission

In this NASA concept art, an asteroid is snagged and bagged as part of the agency’s controversial Asteroid Retrie(NASA) NASA has released a new concept video that animates its ambitious plan, called the Asteroid Retrieval Mission, to snag an asteroid…  …

Jerry Brown declares California state of emergency as huge Yosemite wildfire rages

A huge wildfire raged unchecked near California’s famous Yosemite National Park, threatening thousands of homes as officials declared a state of emergency. The blaze — named the “Rim Fire” — erupted last Saturday in the Stanislaus National Forest to the west of Yosemite, one of the most popular tourist attractions…

WATCH LIVE: 50th anniversary of March on Washington

Martin Luther King, III, Rev. Al Sharpton, and others gather five decades after Dr. King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech at the March on Washington in 1963, mounting the same steps at the Lincoln Memorial to lead the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Watch a live…

Chicago billionaire comes out as transgender, backs study of transgender military service with cash

One of the wealthy heirs of the Pritzker hotel fortune — a former lieutenant colonel in the Illinois Army National Guard — came out as transgender Friday. Jennifer Natalya Pritzker — formerly known as James Pritzker — is part of the prominent Chicago Pritzker family that founded the Marmon Group…

WATCH LIVE: Female constituents defend embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner at City Council meeting

Watch live as mostly-female constituents defend San Diego Bob Filner (D) at a San Diego City Council Meeting over charges that he sexually harassed many women during his time as mayor. The below feed is courtesy of NBC News.…

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