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McConnell: Uninsured people are ‘not the issue’

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Sunday pledged to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care reforms and said that the 30 million Americans that the law is likely to cover were “not the issue” for Republicans. During an interview on Fox News, host Chris Wallace asked McConnell how Republicans…

Ex-Israeli Prime Minister Shamir Dies

Yitzhak Shamir, former two-time Prime Minister of Israel, died Saturday after a long illness, according to MSNBC. He was 96. “Yitzhak Shamir belongs to a generation of giants, who founded the State of Israel and fought for the freedom of the Jewish people in its land,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu…

Governors: No Obamacare for Florida and Louisiana

In separate interviews, the governors of Florida and Louisiana said they would defy this week’s Supreme Court decision upholding the Affordable Care Act. “We’re not going to implement Obamacare in Florida,” Florida Governor Rick Scott said Friday, according to The Tampa Bay Times. “We’re not going to expand Medicaid because…

Moyers to Americans: Read the Declaration of Independence this July 4

This week on “Moyers and Company,” host Bill Moyers reminded us that July 4 is approaching and asked Americans to take the time this year to read one of our nation’s founding documents. The moment Congress ratified the Declaration of Independence, messengers on horseback were dispatched to all 13 colonies…

Bill Maher defends racism charge from Allen West

On Friday night’s episode of “Real Time,” host Bill Maher –and a panel that included Amy Goodman, Lizz Winstead, Fareed Zakaria and California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsome– discussed backlash from a column Maher wrote recently that compared the modern-day Republican Party to “The Rise of the Planet of the Apes.”…

House Republican: We could have Attorney General Holder arrested

Appearing on a Friday afternoon Fox News broadcast, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) suggested that House Republicans may direct the House Sergeant at Arms to arrest Attorney General Eric Holder, provided they exhaust all other options for obtaining Justice Department documents that are now protected under executive privilege. “If you actually look…

Michael Savage: Epilepsy medication to blame for Roberts’s health care ruling

Conservative radio host Michael Savage believes he knows why Chief Justice John Roberts joined the liberal justices to uphold President Barack Obama’s health care reform law: “cognitive problems” due to epilepsy medication. “Let’s talk about Roberts,” Savage said on his Thursday evening radio program. “I’m going to tell you something…

Michael Moore: ‘No going back now’ on health reform

Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore, whose documentary “Sicko” turned 5-years-old on Friday, literally had The Last Word on MSNBC last night, explaining that “there’s no going back now” on President Barack Obama’s health care reforms. “This victory really should be a mandate for all of us now to just keep moving…

Kilmeade: Dems ‘playing the race card’ during Holder contempt vote

Fox News host Brian Kilmeade insists that Democrats in Congress were “playing the race” card when they walked as House Republicans were voting to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt. Kilmeade on Friday asked Geraldo Rivera “who looks best” after Republican Representatives — led by House Government and Oversight…

Professor: Roberts betrayed conservative justices at the last moment

There’s a bit of a conspiracy theory emerging from Washington legal circles that points to Supreme Court Justice John Roberts as having switched his vote on health care reform so late in the game that the other conservative justices did not even have a chance to edit their opinions to…

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