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Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Kleefisch attacks collective bargaining in new ad

Wisconsin’s Lieutenant Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch (R) released a video advertisement on Tuesday attacking collective bargaining rights for public employees. Kleefisch and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker are facing the possibility of a recall for their controversial “budget repair bill,” which stripped nearly all collective bargaining rights from public employees. “Here is…

Santorum: ‘Almost everything’ undocumented immigrants do is illegal

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum told supporters in Spencer, Iowa Tuesday that a young woman who was brought to the U.S. as an undocumented 6-year-old was “repeatedly breaking the law” by staying in the country. “She came when she was probably young and she didn’t consciously break the law,” the…

‘Fastest flying human’ takes camera along for wild ride

The man who claimed the title for “Fastest flying human” in 2010 decided recently to strap on a camera and take a crew of filmmakers along for one wild ride. Espen Fadnes, of Norway, won his title during a Norwegian competition where people don “wing suits” and hurl themselves off…

Skeleton-Santa crucifix defaced in front of courthouse

During a debate about public decorations at a courthouse in Loudoun County, Virginia, someone decided to set up an odd holiday display: A skeleton dressed as Santa Clause, hanging on a cross. But even before it could spark much attention, someone knocked it down and the owner came and took…

Police rip clothes off female ‘Occupy Melbourne’ protester

A female protester has officially complained after police in Melbourne forcibly removed the tent dress she was wearing, leaving her nearly naked on the gound. The woman, named Sarah, was one of several Occupy “tent monsters” who decided to wear their tents as a creative way to keep police from…

Colbert: Cain ‘touched a lot of people’

No one in America was probably more devastated over Herman Cain’s withdrawal from the presidential race than Stephen Colbert, who begged him to re-consider his decision Tuesday night “That is a shame, he touched so many people,” Colbert subtly said. “Now Mr. Cain, I know you’ve dropped out, but please,…

8-year-old to Bachmann: ‘My mommy’s gay but she doesn’t need any fixing’

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann appeared stunned Sunday after an 8-year-old South Carolina boy told her that his gay mother didn’t “need any fixing.” The candidate was signing her memoir Core of Conviction for a scant few supporters at a Myrtle Beach Books-A-Million when 8-year-old Elijah stepped forward with a…

Stewart: Cain used the wrong Pokémon quote

Enamored by Herman Cain’s farewell speech from the presidential campaign, Jon Stewart was keen to analyze it Monday night. The Daily Show host particularly was enthralled by Cain’s bizarre ending to his speech, where the former Godfather’s Pizza CEO quoted the closing song from the first Pokémon movie. “Life can…

White criminals four times more likely to receive presidential pardon

ProPublica’s Dafna Linzer appeared Monday night on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show to discuss her findings regarding racial bias in presidential pardons. According to her report, white criminals were four times more likely to receive a pardon than minorities over the last decade. “Forgiveness is really what a pardon is…

Robert Reich: Obama finally calling out GOP’s hypocrisy on tax cuts

Former U.S. labor secretary and University of California professor Robert Reich on Monday said President Barack Obama was “finally stepping up to the plate” and boldly calling out Republican’s hypocrisy regarding tax cuts. Republicans this year fought to extend the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans, but have opposed…

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