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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,…

Tom Barrett: I don’t want Wisconsin to be right-wing experiment

Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett, who is challenging Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in Tuesday’s recall election, said he does not feel ignored by President Barack Obama. “This started as a citizens movement,” the Democratic candidate explained Tuesday on CNN. “There were literally close to a million people who signed their name…

Reid to Romney: Tell Republicans that opposing fair pay is ‘shameful’

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) on Tuesday called out presumptive Republican presidential nominee for refusing to support the Paycheck Fairness Act, a measure that Republicans eventually blocked by filibuster. “For many families in Nevada and across the country, a woman is the only income generator in that family,” Reid…

Mika Brzezinksi to Michael Steele on equal pay for women: ‘You got nothin’!’

Tuesday morning on “Morning Joe,” Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) joined a panel including co-host Mika Brzezinski, NBC’s Chuck Todd and former head of the RNC, Michael Steele. The discussion turned to the fact that the Senate is set to vote Tuesday on the Paycheck Fairness Act, which aims to close…

Republican candidate’s machine gun video vows to ‘take Linda Sanchez out’

A Republican candidate and law enforcement officer in California is promising to “take Linda Sanchez out” in a campaign ad against the incumbent Democratic representative that features an animated machine gun. In the 5-minute commercial posted to YouTube on Monday, a machine is seen blasting away at a wall to…

Gay-baiting author tells Fox Radio: Hillary Clinton ‘overweight’ and ‘not looking good’

A controversial author, who once insinuated that Hillary Clinton was a lesbian, on Tuesday said that the current secretary of state wasn’t fit for another White House run because she was “looking overweight.” “At this very moment that we’re speaking right now, Brian, [the Clintons] are already thinking seriously about…

O’Reilly: ‘Racial profiling’ ban would increase ‘street crime’

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly on Tuesday warned that halting New York City’s controversial “stop-and-frisk” policy, which he called “racial profiling,” will lead to an increase in the city’s crime rate. On Monday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) proposed decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana as a way to cut…

Huckabee: Without Fox News, Americans would assume Obama ‘doing a great job’

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee (R) had an oops moment on his radio show Monday, and this one’s going to leave a mark. Speaking about America’s media landscape in general, Huckabee suggested that without Fox News acting as a counterweight to “mainstream media,” most Americans “will assume that Obama really…

Eliot Spitzer: U.S. needs ‘big, old-fashioned Keynesian stimulus’

Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer said Monday that the United States needed to invest in the public sector, because the country’s current policies clearly were not revving up the economy. “One thing that could help is a big, old-fashioned Keynesian stimulus,” he said on his Current TV show Viewpoint.…

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