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Decades later, Elvis still king at Nixon Presidential Library

Rock and roll icon Elvis Presley may have died 34 years ago today at age 42, but his legacy lives on to this day — at the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California. The King didn’t just make waves in music and pop culture, he also had…

Attorney seeks federal investigation into beating death of Kelly Thomas

The lawyer for the family of a homeless man who was allegedly beaten to death by six officers in Fullerton, California is seeking a federal investigation into the matter. Kelly Thomas, 37, died five days after the July 5 beating. In video of the incident uploaded to YouTube last month,…

ACLU files suit against Kansas anti-abortion law

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Tuesday in an attempt to eliminate a recent Kansas law that prevents insurance companies from covering abortion services in regular plans. The suit, ACLU of Kansas and Western Missouri v. Praeger, is the first challenge to the anti-abortion laws that 13 states…

Perry under fire over veiled Bernanke threat

WASHINGTON — Republican White House hopeful and Texas Governor Rick Perry faced disbelieving and angry reactions Tuesday to remarks seen as threats of implied violence against Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke. At a campaign stop in the heartland state of Iowa on Monday, Perry said he would consider any attempt…

Prosser choking tussle gets special prosecutor

A special prosecutor has been assigned to further investigate a June incident in which Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser allegedly grabbed fellow judge Ann Walsh Bradley around the neck in a choke hold while the two argued in chambers. Patricia Barrett, the Republican Sauk County District Attorney, will be…

WATCH LIVE: President Obama speaks at Rural Economic Forum

President Barack Obama was scheduled to speak at the Rural Economic Forum in Peosta, Iowa Tuesday as a part of a his 3-day, 3-state bus tour. Watch this video from The White House, broadcast Aug. 16, 2011. JOIN THE LIVE CHAT VISIT WHITEHOUSE.GOV…

What is ‘corporate personhood’ and why does it matter?

In his broadcast Monday night, Russia Today’s liberal talk show host Thom Hartmann explained the history of how the legal theory of corporate personhood came to exist, and why you should care. “This is what we need to return to: re-regulate the corporations and say, ‘Sorry, you are not people,…

Wisconsin teachers’ union blames Walker’s ‘union-busting’ for massive layoffs

The largest teachers’ union in Wisconsin is blaming Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s “union-busting legislation” for layoffs that will result in a 40 percent reduction in union staff. Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC) executive director Dan Burkhalter told reporters Monday that the staff layoffs were necessary due to a projected loss…

Former S.C. Gov: ‘I Didn’t Properly Love My Wife’

Former South Carolina governor Mark Sanford (R) appeared on CNN Monday night, expressing regret over the affair that ended his marriage. “You don’t want to disappoint anybody,” Sanford told host Piers Morgan. “You know that you’ve let a lot of people down. There’s something sacred about a family unit. Anything…

Former S.C. Gov: ‘I Didn’t Properly Love My Wife’

Former South Carolina governor Mark Sanford (R) appeared on CNN Monday night, expressing regret over the affair that ended his marriage. “You don’t want to disappoint anybody,” Sanford told host Piers Morgan. “You know that you’ve let a lot of people down. There’s something sacred about a family unit. Anything…

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