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Moyers guest: Big money’s influence in DC ‘outrageous, offensive and corrosive of democracy’

On Friday, April 27, Bill Moyers welcomed Marty Kaplan to “Moyers and Company” to talk about the influence of big money in politics and how it has resulted in what Kaplan calls a “Disney World of Democracy.” Kaplan would know, as the former Dean of the Annenberg School of Communication…

Maher: Romney is ‘everything the American people hate about a politician’

On Friday night’s edition of “Real Time with Bill Maher,” host Bill Maher and his guests picked apart the many weaknesses of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Gov. Mitt Romney (MA).  The discussion began with both the Obama and Romney campaigns’ attempts this week to reach out to the youth vote,…

Romney advises students to borrow money from their parents to go into business

In his latest effort to prove that he really does inhabit a different world from the rest of us, presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney advised students at a Ohio university on Friday to pursue success by borrowing money from their parents to start their own business. “This kind of…

Spain to persist in ‘suicidal’ austerity policies despite 25% unemployment rate

Figures released by the Spanish government on Friday show that country with an unemployment rate of 24.4%, the highest in Europe, and a rate of over 50% among 16-24 year olds. But despite the bad economic news, that country’s leadership appears determined to stick with the austerity program it has…

Black Congresswoman threatened after Beck website posts edited video

An African-American Congresswoman from New York was forced to call the police on Thursday after she says an edited video posted on Glenn Beck’s website incited threats of violence against her. Judith Kargbo, a spokeswoman for Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY), confirmed to Raw Story that the Congresswoman’s office had asked…

Romney campaign: Obama ‘divides’ America by talking about bin Laden

Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s campaign is accusing President Barack Obama of dividing the country when his campaign talks about killing terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden. In a new web advertisement, President Bill Clinton says that Obama chose the “more honorable path” by ordering the 2011 attack that resulted…

Sandra Fluke chides Fox News’ Monica Crowley for ‘blatantly homophobic’ comment

Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke on Thursday night said Fox News host Monica Crowley should apologize to the LGBT community for a homophobic “joke” made at Fluke’s expense. Crowley responded to news that Fluke had become engaged by tweeting the question, “To a man?” “I’m not going to let…

Michigan Senate Minority Leader ‘embarrassed’ by attack on stem cell research

Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer (D) blasted Republican lawmakers on Thursday for threatening to cut funds for the University of Michigan because of its embryonic stem cell research. “Today for the second time in six months, I rise because I am actually embarrassed by what I see happening here today,”…

Franken cries during VAWA speech recalling Paul and Sheila Wellstone

In a Tuesday speech on the Senate floor, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) was moved to tears as he spoke about the need to pass the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). At the conclusion of his speech, Franken recalled his friends, former Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-MN) and Sheila Wellstone, who died…

Biden: Obama ‘has a big stick, I promise’

In a major speech on Wednesday touting current administration’s foreign policy accomplishments, Vice President Joe Biden drew a contrast with presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and bragged about President Barack Obama’s “big stick.” Speaking to an audience at New York University, Biden recalled that Obama had “made one of…

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