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Maddow: Forced vaginal probe ultrasound not just a Virginia story

On her show Monday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow noted that lawmakers in Virginia were not the only ones pushing for legislation that would require women to receive an ultrasound before terminating their pregnancy. Alabama, Pennsylvania and Arizona are also considering bills that would require a woman to receive a…

Financier Fred Wilson: Content industry has made everybody a pirate

Fred Wilson, a venture capitalist who has invested in companies like Twitter and Tumblr, said at an event hosted by the Paley Center for Media that virtually everyone had become a media pirate because Internet content wasn’t convenient for consumption. Rather than trying to go after every infringer, he argued,…

Bill Maher defends super PAC donation: Obama’s victory not ‘in the bag’

Comedian Bill Maher on Monday defended his donation to Priorities USA Action, warning liberals that President Barack Obama’s victory in the 2012 elections wasn’t “in the bag.” Maher shocked audiences around the world last week when he announced he’d be donating $1 million to the pro-Obama super PAC. “I promise…

Brownback: ‘Go work somewhere else’ if you want contraception

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) has a simple solution for women who work for religious institutions that refuse to cover birth control: Find a new job. During a call-in show on C-SPAN Monday morning, a woman named Doris from Osawatomie, Kansas told Brownback that she was worried that he wanted…

Utah group sends anti-war message with ‘Bomb Iran’ billboard

A small group of anti-war activists in Utah hopes that a billboard with the words “Bomb Iran” will get people to stop and think twice about waging a new war. Billboard creator Connor Boyack told Raw Story that his group put up the sign in West Valley City last week…

Buffett: High corporate taxes are a ‘myth’

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett says that it’s a “myth” that high taxes are “strangling” U.S. corporations. In a Monday op-ed for The Wall Street Journal, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum called for the corporate tax rate to be halved from 35 percent to 17.5 percent to “[r]estore America’s competitiveness.” CNBC’s…

Romney appeals to racing fans: My friends own NASCAR teams

For decades Republican presidential candidates having been heading to the racetrack to lockdown the “NASCAR dad” vote, but Mitt Romney’s pandering at the Daytona 500 on Sunday may have backfired. A reporter from The Associated Press casually asked the candidate if he followed the sport. “Not as closely as some…

Conservative columnist: ‘Romney is a dork’

While discussing Mitt Romney’s admission of owning multiple cars, Washington Post conservative columnist Kathleen Parker labeled the GOP presidential candidate a “dork” Sunday morning. “You know Mitt Romney has a very hard time connecting, I think we’ve accepted that,” Parker said on Meet The Press. “And I think we can…

Will blasts West for complaining about gas while driving a Hummer

Conservative columnist George Will says it’s “economic nonsense” for tea party favorite Rep. Allen West (R-FL) to blame President Barack Obama for the high cost of putting gas in his Hummer. Writing on his Facebook page last week, West charged that Obama’s energy policy was “insidious political gimmickry.” “Here is…

Gibbs zings Gingrich: We’ll call him for lunar colony advice

Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs on Sunday dismissed foreign policy criticism from Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, quipping that his advice was only valuable “[i]f there’s a problem on a lunar colony.” Last week, Gingrich had blasted President Barack Obama for apologizing to Afghans after U.S. troops reportedly…

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