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Limbaugh: NAACP booed ‘simply because Romney’s white’

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh on Wednesday suggested that that the 103rd convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) had booed GOP hopeful Mitt Romney just because he was a white man. Limbaugh blasted President Barack Obama for skipping this year’s convention and instead sending…

Wisconsin Dem slams passage of House ‘Obamacare’ repeal bill

House Republicans voted to repeal what they dub “Obamacare” in a 244-185 vote on Wednesday, even after the Supreme Court affirmed the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act last month. “Same crap, different day,” Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI) told Raw Story. “They’ve always been against Social Security, against Medicare, Medicaid.…

Kim Dotcom offers to extradite himself, for a price

MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom made an especially bold offer this week, telling the Department of Justice that he’s willing to come to the U.S. of his own volition and turn himself in, provided they release his assets so that he can pay his legal bills and mount a proper defense.…

West Virginia man accused of chaining and beating ‘slave’ wife for 10 years

A man in West Virginia man was arrested earlier this month on the suspicion that he had enslaved and beaten his wife over a period of a decade, even forcing her to give birth while in chains. On Tuesday, WSAZ reported that Peter Lizon was charged with malicious wounding after…

$45 million deficit forces San Bernardino, Calif. into bankruptcy

Facing a $45 million deficit, San Bernardino became the third California city in less than two weeks to file for municipal bankruptcy on Tuesday, after it was revealed that the city received falsified budget information for 13 of the past 16 years, according to the San Bernardino Sun. The San…

Pelosi: It would be ‘really important’ to take on medical marijuana in Congress

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi reiterated her support for medical marijuana on Wednesday and indicated Democrats might be interested in taking changes to federal law after the election. “I’ve been very clear on the subject of medical marijuana over time, in committee and on the floor as leader,” Pelosi said…

Melinda Gates defies Vatican to push for access to contraception in Asia, Africa

The billionaire philanthropist Melinda Gates, a practising Catholic, has thrown down the gauntlet to the Vatican and vowed to dedicate the rest of her life to improving access to contraception across the globe. Gates, who with her husband, Bill, the founder of Microsoft, is one of the world’s biggest players…

Pastor: ‘God wants Ron Paul to be president… We must obey’

A California pastor says God has personally told him that Christians must vote for Rep. Ron Paul (R-CA) to be the next president of the United States. “God wants Ron Paul to be President,” USA Christian Ministries Pastor Steven Andrew said in a statement released on Wednesday. “Paul is the…

60 House Democrats refuse to sign federal court brief against DOMA

A group of House Democrats filed a friend-of-the-court brief asking a federal appeals court to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act, according to Buzzfeed’s Chris Geidner. However, 60 Democrats — including 15 who had co-sponsored a bill repealing the DOMA — chose not to sign on to Tuesday’s brief to…

NAACP boos Romney for promising to kill ‘Obamacare’

Attendees at the 103rd convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) loudly booed presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Wednesday after he promised to eliminate President Barack Obama’s health care reform law. “I believe that if you understood who I truly am in my…

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