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Falling energy prices ease concerns over inflation

Wholesale prices in the United States fell for the first time this year in April as energy prices tumbled, the government said Friday in a report that eased concerns about inflation. The Labor Department said its producer price index (PPI) fell 0.2 percent due to a large 1.4 percent drop…

Pulitzer Prize-winning Vietnam War photographer Horst Fass dies at 79

Two-time Pulitzer-prize winning German photographer Horst Faas, known for his haunting pictures of the Vietnam war, died on Thursday, his employer for 50 years the Associated Press said. Faas, who was 79, covered the Vietnam war from 1962 to 1974 — longer than any other photographer — and won a…

Allen West on LGBT workplace discrimination: ‘That don’t happen’ in the U.S.

Tea party favorite Rep. Allen West (R-FL) is denying that LGBT people face employment discrimination in the U.S. On Thursday, Think Progress’ Scott Keyes asked West if he would be willing to support a law that bans hiring or firing of people based on their sexual orientation. “That don’t happen…

Civil rights icon shames Republican into dropping anti-voting rights measure

Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) learned a lesson in humility on the floor of the House of Representatives Wednesday night. Reacting to an amendment proposed by Broun that would withhold funding for the enforcement of a key portion of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), who actually…

Geraldo Rivera: I was ‘manually raped’ by the TSA

Fox News host Geraldo Rivera on Friday claimed that an employee of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) had “manually raped” him and “was getting off on it.” During a segment on Fox & Friends about an 18-month-old toddler who was removed from a Jet Blue flight because she accidentally placed…

Trayvon’s mom: Call your governor on Mother’s Day

RELATED: ‘Trayvon Matin’ gun range targets sold out in two days —- Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Matin, released a public service announcement on Friday timed for Mother’s Day this weekend, asking viewers to “call the governor of your state” and encourage them to reconsider “Stand Your Ground” laws like…

Revealed: Walker promised billionaire he would ‘divide and conquer’ unions

Before Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI), who is facing a recall election, introduced legislation to strip some public employees of collective bargaining rights, he promised a billionaire donor that he would use a “divide and conquer” strategy to bust unions, a newly released video reveals. In the video shot by documentary…

Documents show Warren did not rely on ‘minority status’ to advance

Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren (D) did not rely upon affirmative action to get teaching work at universities around the country, documents obtained by several media outlets revealed on Thursday. In separate reports, The Associated Press and The Boston Globe both noted that Warren did not claim minority status at the…

Romney challenges Obama to waterskiing

WASHINGTON — Republican Mitt Romney took the White House race into uncharted waters, suggesting he would like to challenge President Barack Obama to a bit of waterskiing. “I don’t think I’ll play the president a round of golf but I’ll be happy to take him through a waterski course,” the…

Romney’s friend: Campaign asked me to counter prank story

The Romney campaign allegedly asked that a friend and former classmate of the presidential candidate offer “supporting remarks” in the wake of a Washington Post article about his past. The article, published on Thursday, described how Romney and his friends pinned down a fellow classmate, John Lauber, and cut his…

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