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Issa: On second thought, I don’t know Rupert Murdoch

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) apparently disagrees with his own memory. The House Oversight Committee Chairman indicated in the past that he trusts News Corp, saying he “personally knows Rupert Murdoch.” But when asked Tuesday morning on C-SPAN if his conflict of interest led to him declining an investigation into News…

Kansas judge recommends letting anti-abortion law stand

A Kansas judge Monday recommended that federal courts deny an American Civil Liberties Union request that would allow abortion clinics in Kansas to operate unhindered by new, restrictive standards, The Wichita Eagle reported. A bill was passed in May that requires women to purchase an add-on to their insurance if…

Poll: Warren takes early lead over Brown

It’s the perfect start that Elizabeth Warren and her supporters wanted. A new poll by the Democrat-affiliated Public Policy Polling group shows the Harvard professor taking an early lead on Sen. Scott Brown in their Massachusetts Senate race for 2012. Warren has erased a 15 point deficit from last June,…

Michael Moore: The media ignores Wall Street occupation

Filmmaker Michael Moore appeared on The Rachel Maddow Show Monday evening to discuss the media’s coverage towards the tea party being notably larger than coverage given to protests from the left. “A thousand people were arrested a couple weeks ago on the Tar Sands environmental issue,” Moore said to Maddow.…

Michael Moore: The media ignores Wall Street occupation

Filmmaker Michael Moore appeared on The Rachel Maddow Show Monday evening to discuss the media’s coverage towards the tea party being notably larger than coverage given to protests from the left. “A thousand people were arrested a couple weeks ago on the Tar Sands environmental issue,” Moore said to Maddow.…

Nader pushes Dems to challenge Obama in 2012 primary

Ralph Nader, the perennial candidate and outspoken political voice, released a letter insisting that a Democrat should challenge sitting President Barack Obama in a primary election. The letter was co-signed by Princeton scholar Cornel West and writer Gore Vidal. West especially has been a critic of Obama’s, calling him “another…

O’Reilly guest compares Chaz Bono to heroin addicts, anorexic people

One person certainly hoping Chaz Bono doesn’t win Dancing with the Stars is Dr. Keith Ablow. The psychiatrist continued his objection towards the transgender child of Sunny and Cher Bono, who is competing on the ABC show, on The O’Reilly Factor Monday evening. Earlier in the month, Ablow wrote on…

O’Reilly guest compares Chaz Bono to heroin addicts, anorexic people

One person certainly hoping Chaz Bono doesn’t win Dancing with the Stars is Dr. Keith Albow. The psychiatrist continued his objection towards the transgender child of Sunny and Cher Bono, who is competing on the ABC show, on The O’Reilly Factor Monday evening. Earlier in the month, Albow wrote on…

Death-row inmate Troy Davis loses clemency appeal

Georgia death-row inmate Troy Davis has lost his final appeal and will face the death sentence on Wednesday, human rights groups said Tuesday morning. Davis was convicted of murdering Georgia police officer Mark MacPhail in 1989. Since his conviction, seven of the nine people who testified against him have recanted…

Tucker Carlson and Greta Van Susteren have epic shouting match

It appears that neither Tucker Carlson or Fox News host Greta Van Susteren are willing to back down in their fight over a report Carlson posted on his website, The Daily Caller. Susteren had called Carlson a “pig” and accused him of promoting violence against women after he reported Mike…

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