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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…

Rep. John Lewis at the March on Washington: ‘I gave a little blood on that bridge in Selma, Alabama for the right to vote’

Invoking the legacy of the bloody assault he endured in Selma, Ala., Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) used the 50th anniversary celebration of the March on Washington to call upon Congress to fix the provisions of the Voting Rights Act invalidated earlier this year by the U.S. Supreme Court. “I gave…

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…

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…

Russian journalist gives a snapshot of gay life in Russia

Russian politicians are beginning to squirm under international scrutiny around their anti-gay legislation, but not enough yet to change, a prominent gay journalist told NBC on Friday. A campaign of anti-gay hate reminiscent of fascist propaganda has been consciously promoted by the Kremlin in the last couple of years, and…

U.S. preparing missile strike on Syria as evidence mounts of chemical weapons use

The Pentagon is reportedly preparing for a possible order to strike Syrian targets with cruise missiles, as evidence mounts of the use of chemical weapons emerges from an attack on a Damascus suburb earlier this week, CBS News reported Friday. Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff,…

Republican Rep. Joyce: Unemployment caused by drunk, high workforce not lack of jobs

Add to the many reasons people can’t find jobs — a weak economy, offshoring, technology disruption, employer uncertainty — this rationale, from Republican Rep. Dave Joyce: too many of us are just too drunk or high to get a job. Joyce (R-OH), spoke with the Stow-Munroe Falls Chamber of Commerce…

Fox News host defiantly refers to Chelsea Manning as ‘Bradley’

On Fox News’ American Newsroom today, host Gregg Jarrett invited former prosecutor Annemarie McAvoy on to discuss the possibility that Chelsea Manning might sue the federal government if not provided access to hormone therapy. Jarrett continued to refer to Manning, who announced yesterday that she would be living as a…

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