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Watch: Historical montage of presidential attack ads

The Atlantic has created a montage of 22 presidential attack ads, beginning with Eisenhower in 1952 and ending with Obama in 2012. The montage was created using ads from the Museum of the Moving Image, which has compiled a huge collection of presidential campaign commercials from 1952 to 2008. Watch…

Fox News falsely claims unemployment nearly doubled under Obama

The Fox News show Fox & Friends used two separate measurements of unemployment to falsely claim that the unemployment rate had nearly doubled under President Barack Obama. “When you look at the numbers, the numbers are damning,” co-host Steve Doocy said. “These are not good for the President. Jay Carney…

Gloria Steinem: Chicago teachers ‘taking it on the chin for 25 years’

Gloria Steinem, feminist author, activist and co-founder of the Women’s Media Center, said Monday during an interview with progressive talk show host Thom Hartmann that she’s rooting for Chicago’s teachers, who this week embarked on their first major strike in 25 years. “I have no role in this strike,” she…

ACLU security expert: post-9/11 security measures show ‘we took a wrong turn’

A security expert with the American Civil Liberties Union told MSNBC’s Alex Morgan Tuesday that the U.S. “took a wrong turn” in handling civil liberties since the 9-11 attacks. “We have to acknowledge and grapple with the fact that, in the post-9/11 era, we took a wrong turn in this…

Florida sheriff offers to prove pistol prowess by ‘shooting at’ female opponent

The 69-year-old sheriff of Leon County, Florida is offering to prove that he is still a good shot by using his political opponents as target practice. On Tuesday, Think Progress published audio of Sheriff Larry Campbell talking about the importance of “pistol proficiency” during a recent public forum. “I’ve been…

Florida streaker vaults two fences to getaway car and eludes police

We at Raw Story are prepared to give this young Floridian who went streaking at a high school football game the benefit of the doubt and assume he meant this prank as a paean to the lofty ideals of creativity and free expression by way of a masked tribute to…

Watch live: Romney speaks to guardsmen in Nevada

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks to 4,000 National Guard officers and their guests at their general conference in Reno, Nevada. Watch live, broadcast via NBC News on Sept. 11. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

CNBC host calls economists Paul Krugman and Dean Baker ‘co-communists’

On Tuesday, Joe Kernan, host of the the CNBC show “Squawk Box” called Nobel laureate and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman and co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) Dean Baker “co-communists.” Attacking a Huffington Post piece debunking claims Burnett made about Federal Reserve policy, Kernan…

Footage reveals Oak Creek Sikh attacker shot officer 15 times

Police say newly released footage of Wade Michael Page’s shooting rampage at a Wisconsin Sikh temple last month reveals Page shot the first officer he encountered 15 times before he was taken down by a second officer. According to WISN-TV, Oak Creek Police released dashboard camera footage from Page’s encounters…

Immigration decline forces suspension of Arizona flight deportation program

The U.S. government has suspended a $100 million voluntary air deportation program targeting Arizona undocumented immigrants because there aren’t enough people crossing the border to fill flights, the Arizona Republic reports. The Mexican Interior Repatriation Program, which had been operating every summer since 2004 on an agreement between Homeland Security…

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