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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…

Political ‘dysfunction’ threatens U.S. security: Panetta

The “dysfunction” in the US Congress, where Republicans and Democrats have failed to compromise on debt reduction, threatens US national security, according to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. “One my greatest concerns as secretary is the dysfunction that we see in Washington,” he said late Thursday at a ceremony in which…

Senate passes huge farm bill, House vote looms

WASHINGTON — The US Senate approved on Thursday a five-year, $500 billion farm bill that’s being described as the most significant agriculture reform in a generation, but it faces an uncertain fate in the House of Representatives. The bill, which sets funding for agriculture and nutrition programs over the next…

Romney lays out immigration plan to ‘supersede’ Obama order

Mitt Romney dismissed as a “stop-gap” measure Barack Obama’s move last week to stop the deportation of 800,000 undocumented young people and pledged that he would implement a long-term solution to immigration reform. Romney was speaking at a convention of National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials on Thursday,…

Senate rejects bid to label genetically modified food

The Senate on Thursday rejected an amendment to the farm bill that would have given states the power to require labels on genetically modified food. “This is the very first time a bill on labeling genetically engineered food has been brought before the Senate,” said Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I),…

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