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Reid to Romney: Tell Republicans that opposing fair pay is ‘shameful’

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) on Tuesday called out presumptive Republican presidential nominee for refusing to support the Paycheck Fairness Act, a measure that Republicans eventually blocked by filibuster. “For many families in Nevada and across the country, a woman is the only income generator in that family,” Reid…

More than 72,000 Kias being recalled due to airbag concerns

South Korean car maker Kia is recalling around 72,600 of its small Rio models due to a fault that could lead to an airbag being dangerously deployed on a child, US safety officials said Tuesday. Rio cars made between 2006 and 2008 are affected by the recall, the National Highway…

National debt due to double, says Congressional Budget Office

US debt is on track to double the size of the entire economy in the next 25 years, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office reported Tuesday in its grim view of America’s fiscal future. The CBO said that under present policy, in which current tax rates are upheld and lawmakers do…

Nobel-winning economist predicts Romney recession

Economist Joseph Stiglitz is hitting the media circuit to promote his new book. And as with any good book tour, he’s also throwing out a few political bombshells. Primary example: Speaking to reporters in New York on Monday, the Nobel Prize-winner and former World Bank chief claimed that if former…

Republican candidate’s machine gun video vows to ‘take Linda Sanchez out’

A Republican candidate and law enforcement officer in California is promising to “take Linda Sanchez out” in a campaign ad against the incumbent Democratic representative that features an animated machine gun. In the 5-minute commercial posted to YouTube on Monday, a machine is seen blasting away at a wall to…

Early lines in Wisconsin recall election suggest tight race

Eighteen months of acrimony that made Wisconsin a national political battleground climaxed on Tuesday as voters lined up from dawn to cast ballots in the recall election. Polling centres across the state reported lines of people waiting for centres to open at 7am, suggesting a high turnout will decide whether…

Analysis: Top CEO pay skyrocketed more than 20 percent in 2011

America’s best paid executives received raises of more than 20 percent in 2011 over the prior year, according to an analysis of CEO pay published by Bloomberg News. Bloomberg’s list, which examined Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) data on the compensation of the 50 top earners in corporate America, found…

9th Circuit Court refuses to take up Prop 8 case

The 9th Circuit Court of appeals declined to take up the case of the constitutionality of California’s Proposition Eight Tuesday morning, suggesting that the same-sex marriage ban could possibly go to the Supreme Court. The full court of the 9th Circuit refused to hear the case but did place a…

Gay-baiting author tells Fox Radio: Hillary Clinton ‘overweight’ and ‘not looking good’

A controversial author, who once insinuated that Hillary Clinton was a lesbian, on Tuesday said that the current secretary of state wasn’t fit for another White House run because she was “looking overweight.” “At this very moment that we’re speaking right now, Brian, [the Clintons] are already thinking seriously about…

Louisiana Republican claims Obama giving TSA waivers to Muslims

Appearing on conservative talk radio Monday, Rep. Jeff Landry (R-LA) made up a startling claim about the Obama administration that appears to have gone a bit further than just wading through the political fever swamp. Instead, it seems he completely imagined a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) program that lets Muslim…

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