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Republican candidate pre-celebrates Supreme Court striking down ‘Obamacare’

Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock (R) published a video to his YouTube account this week in which he celebrates the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, which he calls “Obamacare,” and asks viewers to send him money to keep up the fight against a…

Rahm Emanuel: Citizens United is one of the worst Supreme Court decisions in history

Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel has launched a scathing attack on Citizens United, the ruling that opened the floodgates to unlimited political spending by a handful of billionaire donors, calling it one of the “worst decisions of any supreme court in American history”. The mayor of Chicago has added…

The Armed Forces’ response to rape makes ‘military justice’ an oxymoron

Thirty-four women and men appear on camera in the documentary “Invisible War,” which opens in theatres June 22, to discuss being raped in the military. Statistics flash on the screen: 20 percent of women are sexually assaulted while serving in the United States military. An estimated 500,000 women have been…

Arkansas Supreme Court strikes down death penalty law

The state of Arkansas will have to rethink how it puts prisoners to death thanks to the state’s Supreme Court ruling on Friday (PDF) that its current procedures are unconstitutional. In a split decision, the top court’s justices ruled that the legislature had “abdicated its responsibility” by turning over control…

Bachmann: Overturn health care law or it ‘will be the end of our Constitution’

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) believes she has uncovered a plot to convince one Supreme Court justice to uphold President Barack Obama’s landmark health care law, which she warned would be “the end of our Constitution.” Earlier this week, Bachmann told conservative radio host Sandy Rios that a Time magazine profile…

Republican Rep. suggests Pelosi is mentally ill for worrying about voter suppression

A Republican South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy on Thursday suggested that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was “mind-numbingly stupid” and possibly mentally ill after she claimed that his party was attacking Attorney General Eric Holder because he was fighting attempts to suppress minority voters. Pelosi had told reporters that…

Politico suspends black reporter for saying Romney more comfortable around white people

Politico on Thursday suspended their veteran White House correspondent after several conservative websites complained that he had observed that presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney appeared to be more comfortable when he’s around white people. During a Thursday discussion with MSNBC’s Martin Bashir about why Romney was trailing President Barack…

North Carolina Republicans undo Racial Justice Act for death row inmates

North Carolina Republicans have sent a bill to Gov. Bev Perdue (D) that effectively voids a law that allowed death row inmates to have their punishment reduced to life in prison if statistics showed that they were sentenced to die because of racism. The governor vetoed a similar bill last…

Republican boldly fights to ban tiny horses from restaurants

A radical new injustice — tiny horses helping disabled people — is sweeping the nation thanks to the Obama administration, but the forces of evil may have finally met their match in Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), who wants to amend the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to ban the creatures from…

Justice Department sues fundamentalist Mormon sect for discrimination

Justice Department sues fundamentalist Mormon sect for discrimination) Hildale, Utah sits at the base of red rock cliff mountains with its sister city, Colorado City, Ariz. in the foreground. Most residents are members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS) run by the group’s jailed leader…

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