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Lilly Ledbetter: Paul Ryan scares me to death

Thursday on MSNBC, women’s equality activist Lilly Ledbetter blasted Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) for voting against the Fair Pay Act, which was named after her. “Paul Ryan is very pleased with himself that he voted against the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act,” she said. “That’s for families. That’s voting against…

Axelrod blasts Romney’s ‘penchant for secrecy’

David Axelrod, Obama’s senior campaign strategist, continued to hammer Mitt Romney on Thursday for refusing to release more tax returns. “Gov. Romney’s father, George Romney, set a standard back in the ’60s when he was running for president and he released 12 years of tax returns because he said one…

Passing motorists save mother and child trapped in burning SUV

A woman and her disabled teenage daughter were rescued from their burning sport utility vehicle by a group of 15 to 20 strangers on Thursday, according to multiple reports. Passing motorists, including an Associated Press photographer, noticed a plume of smoke rising beside Interstate 10 in Mississippi and pulled over…

Pat Robertson: Don’t adopt sexually abused children that could grow up ‘weird’

Televangelist Pat Robertson on Thursday cautioned his viewers to think twice before adopting disadvantaged children that had been sexually abused or deprived of food because they could grow up “weird.” During Thursday’s edition of The 700 Club co-host Kristi Watts read a letter from a woman who wanted to know…

Stephen Baldwin says politics too nasty and then accuses Obama of ‘pimping’

Conservative actor Stephen Baldwin on Thursday complained that politics had become too divisive and extreme, but then accused President Barack Obama “pimping” to pass health care reform. During an interview on CNN, Baldwin reflected on a recent shooting at the Family Research Council headquarters and called for “common-sense, regular-Joe philosophy.”…

LGBT rights activist charged with shooting Family Research Council guard

A gay rights activist has been charged with shooting and trying to kill a security guard at the Washington headquarters of a Christian conservative organization, judicial officials said Thursday. Floyd Lee Corkins, a former volunteer with gay advocacy group “The DC Center for the LGBT Community,” faces up to 40…

Romney scolds ‘small minded’ people asking for his tax returns

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Thursday insisted that he had paid more than 13 percent of his income in taxes — or more if donations to the Mormon church are included — over the last 10 years, and accused the people who want to see his returns of…

Pennsylvania woman faces $600 a day fine for feeding needy children

A woman in Chester Township, Pennsylvania has been warned that she could be fined as much as $600 a day if she continues to feed needy children in her community. Angela Prattis has been feeding lunch to as many as 60 children a day under a program funded by the…

‘Online firestorm’ erupts after Progressive defends woman’s killer

The insurance company Progressive is facing what “CBS This Morning” called on Thursday an “online firestorm,” after a man’s blog post describing how Progressive defended his sister’s killer sent throngs of angry customers to the company’s social media sites. Appearing on “CBS This Morning” on Thursday, Fisher explained that the…

Romney: My Medicare plan is ‘the same if not identical’ to Ryan’s

After some initial confusion, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is making it clear that his plan for Medicare is “the same if not identical” to a proposal by Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) that Democrats say would end the program as it exists today. After Romney announced on Saturday that…

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