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Sen. Shaheen: ‘Not fair’ for military women to be denied access to abortion

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) on Thursday said women who are raped while serving in the military should be provided with abortion coverage like other federal employees. She explained to Current TV host Joy Behar that women serving in the military do not have the same rights to reproductive services as…

Krugman explains the gradual march to economic crisis

Thursday on PBS Newshour, Nobel prize-winning economist Paul Krugman explained the relevance of Hyman Minsky’s theory on the current economic crisis. “One of his arguments was exactly that you have, you have a depression, you have a bad scene and everybody gets cautious and that caution gives you several decades…

Rachel Maddow explains what the hell ‘Fast and Furious’ is all about

On Wednesday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow explained exactly what’s going on with “Fast and Furious,” and why House Republicans voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder, Jr. in contempt of Congress. We now live in what Maddow calls a “bifurcated society,” in which conservative…

Romney: I’d make the sole path to citizenship military service

Mitt Romney’s plan to “replace” President Obama’s new immigration policy would only allow immigrants to avoid deportation if they served in the military, according to Talking Points Memo. Romney outlined what he called a “civil but resolute” approach to undocumented immigration in a speech before the National Association of Latino…

Son reveals Romney was obsessed with Will Ferrell poop joke

Appearing on TBS’s Conan on Wednesday night, all five of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s sons attempted to humanize their father by relaying family anecdotes and personal traits most people wouldn’t realize about the former Massachusetts governor. For instance: Craig Romney revealed that his dad became so obsessed with a…

Biden: This election is ‘about who the hell we are’

Vice President Joe Biden painted a bleak picture of a Mitt Romney presidency Wednesday at a gathering of black media professionals, the Huffington Post reports. “Imagine what the Supreme Court will look like after three years of a Romney presidency,” Biden said in a speech at the National Association of…

Grayson: Fast and Furious ‘circus’ will backfire on Republicans

Former Florida Rep. Alan Grayson (D) on Wednesday blasted Republicans in Congress for continuing to grill U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder over the “fast and furious” gun-running scandal. “Why won’t they launch an investigation of why 50 million Americans don’t have health care?” he asked on Current TV. “When are…

Raw Story’s Megan Carpentier: Dems split on Obama’s success

Many Democrats are disappointed that President Barack Obama did not accomplish more when both chambers of Congress were in Democrats’ control, according to Raw Story executive editor Megan Carpentier. “I believe there are number of Democrats who believe that Obama’s presidency has been very good, but I think there are…

ACLU tells U.N.: Targeted drone strikes ‘setting very dangerous precedent’

A representative from the American Civil Liberties Union told the U.N. Human Rights Council on Wednesday that the use of unmanned drones to kill suspected terrorists set a “very dangerous precedent.” Drones operated by the U.S. have been used to kill suspected terrorists in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia. While…

Frank Rich: Romney can’t say the word Mormon

Frank Rich, writer-at-large for New York Magazine, said Wednesday that voters were likely to be turned off by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s secrecy. “People don’t really know where he lives,” Rich told Joy Behar on Current TV. “He can’t say the word Mormon without having a heart attack, won’t…

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