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Hostess threatens to liquidate due to striking bakers

Hostess, maker of the cream-filled treat Twinkies, is threatening to shut its doors and liquidate the company if striking employees don’t return to work, reported Fox News. Hostess filed for bankruptcy in January after the company failed to resolve wage and health care disputes with unions. While Hostess eventually struck…

Deadline extended for state decisions on health care exchanges

The Obama administration has extended the deadline for states to decide whether to set up health care exchanges in accordance with the Affordable Care Act one month, till Dec. 14, reported The Hill. Originally, that deadline was Friday, Nov. 16. However, states that decline to create such exchanges — likely…

World War II love letters discovered on beach after Hurricane Sandy

A New York woman says her 14-year-old son was walking along a beach in Atlantic Highlands the day after Hurricane Sandy devastated the region and found 57 World War II-era love letters. The letters chronicled the love affair of Dorothy Fallon and Lynn Farnham. They spanned from 1942 until the…

Fox News captions illegal border crossings with ‘The Hispanic Vote’

A Fox News segment on Thursday that stereotyped immigrants crossing the border as “The Hispanic Vote” will probable not do much to help reverse the trend that allowed President Barack Obama to win re-election with large percentages of minority voters. During a discussion about what Republicans could do to be…

Jay Smooth: We’ve got to urge Obama to ‘be cool’ with weed legalization

New York hip hop DJ Jay Smooth told viewers of BET’s “Don’t Sleep!” on Wednesday night that just because the presidential election is over doesn’t mean they can sit down and chill out. Thanks to marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado, Smooth said that now is the time for President…

CNN: McCain ditched Benghazi hearing to hold Benghazi press conference

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) says a “scheduling error” is to blame after he missed a Senate hearing on the attacks in Benghazi on Tuesday and instead held a press conference where he called for an investigation into those same attacks. CNN Senior Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash reported on Thursday that…

Occupy debt-relief campaign buys $100,000 worth of debt

Members of a debt relief project borne from the Occupy Wall Street campaign said Wednesday they have purchased more than $100,000 worth of medical debt in a second trial run for their efforts. Thomas Gokey, a spokesperson for the Rolling Jubilee campaign, said the debt was purchased for $5,000. Earlier…

Bon Jovi daughter arrested after heroin OD

Stephanie R. Bongiovi, 19, daughter of New Jersey rock legend Jon Bon Jovi, was hospitalized and arrested on charges of drug possession after she was found unconscious and unresponsive in a dorm room at New York’s Hamilton College. According to CNY Central, Kirkland, NY police and paramedics found a small…

Maine Republican chair cries voter fraud because ‘dozens of black people’ voted

Charlie Webster, the chairman of Maine’s Republican Party, sees “dozens of black people” voting on Nov. 6 as evidence of voter fraud because “nobody in town knows anyone who’s black.” In an interview with WCSH’s Don Carrigan earlier this week, Webster said that Democrats were winning elections because they blocked…

Maddow: Obama drew ‘line in sand’ over made-up right wing attacks on Rice

Wednesday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed President Barack Obama’s first press conference since the election and the “line in the sand” he drew regarding the possible nomination of Ambassador Susan Rice to the position of Secretary of State. Maddow opened the segment by discussing other…

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