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Jack and Jill Politics blogger on pay fairness: ‘Transparency is power’

In an interview with The Young Turks‘ Cenk Uygur on Wednesday, Cheryl Contee from JackandJillPolitics.com talks about her own experiences discovering pay discrimination and noted, “transparency is power.” Uygur talked about the proposed Paycheck Fairness Act, which failed in the Senate on Tuesday. Uygur said he agreed with the premise,…

Maddow doubts whether Democrats can survive flood of dark money

On her show Wednesday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow wondered if Democrats would be able to successfully fight back against unlimited and undisclosed contributions. Maddow first illustrated how tobacco companies were able to successfully battle against a California ballot initiative that would have raised funds for cancer research by adding…

Pawlenty: Obama’s drone strikes ‘don’t go far enough’

Wednesday on CNN, former Missouri Gov. Tim Pawlenty suggested that Mitt Romney would further the practice of using unmanned drones to kill suspected terrorists. “If you look at what Mitt Romney has said about President Obama’s presiding over our national security and defense posture, obviously his drone strikes and killing…

14-year-old conservative host says Obama is ‘making kids gay’

A 14-year-old conservative radio host from West Virginia recently claimed that President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were “making kids gay” by supporting LGBT rights. During the May 26 broadcast of his program, Caiden Cowger said it was “sickening” to see other kids subscribe to the “belief” that…

Schultz: Wisconsin unions need to educate members why not to vote Walker

MSNBC host Ed Schultz urged unions in Wisconsin Wednesday afternoon to do better job educating their members, following more than a third of union workers voted for Gov. Scott Walker (R) in his recall election victory over Tom Barrett. Appearing on Now with Alex Wagner, Schultz felt the state’s union…

Palin: Walker win proves austerity ‘will help our nation’

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) says that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s Tuesday win is proof that austerity measures “will help our nation” and that “thugs” in union leadership were the ones that really needed to be recalled. “It’s good and encouraging news,” Palin told Fox News host Greta Van…

Woman slaps Barrett over concession to Walker

A woman was caught on video slapping Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (D) on Tuesday night because she felt that he was too quick to concede to Gov. Scott Walker (R). The woman asked Barrett if she could slap him because she was upset that he conceded while she still believed…

Wisconsin Democrat on recall loss: Money makes a difference

Reacting to news that Republican Gov. Scott Walker had won the recall election, Wisconsin State Senator Jon Erpenbach told MSNBC host Rachel Maddow that “money makes a huge difference.” “Scott Walker was running ads against Tom Barrett even before Tom Barrett was actually in the primary race,” he said Tuesday…

Barbara Mikulski calls for ‘new American revolution’

In this video posted at Think Progress, Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) delivered a passionate appeal to women in the wake of the defeat of the Paycheck Fairness Act Tuesday. The bill was defeated 52-47, falling eight votes short of passing, with every Republican senator voting against it. It would have…

Miami reporter: Hispanics and independents targeted by Florida’s voter purge

In an interview with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell today, Miami Herald reporter Marc Caputo offered more details as to who is being targeted in Florida Governor Rick Scott’s attempt to purge “non-citizens” from the state’s voter rolls. Out of about 2,600 people identified by the Scott administration as non-citizens, Caputo said,…

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