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Blogger demonstrates serious flaw in TSA body scanners

A blogger on Tuesday published a video showing how he had snuck a small metal case through the Transportation and Security Administration’s (TSA) “billion dollar fleet” of so-called nude body scanners. Engineer Jonathan Corbett, who runs the blog TSA Out of Our Pants, explained that the problem lies in how…

Michael Moore: GOP race could ‘go from dog-on-car to man-on-dog’

Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore is warning Democrats not to get too “giddy” over the possibility that Rick Santorum could be the Republican presidential nominee. During the Super Tuesday primaries, GOP hopeful Mitt Romney failed to deliver a knockout punch to Santorum, who won Oklahoma, North Dakota and Tennessee. Moore told…

Kucinich booted from Congress by Kaptur

The most progressive member of the House has left the building. Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) lost a primary election on Tuesday night to Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) by an overwhelming margin — 60 to 36 percent, with 90 percent of the precincts reporting. The primary battle was set up by…

Gingrich looks south to revive White House bid

Newt Gingrich hopes his runaway win in home state Georgia onSuper Tuesday can serve as a launchpad for a southern sweep that can get him right back into the Republican presidential race. “Thank you Georgia! It is gratifying to win my home state so decisively to launch our March Momentum,” the former…

Man kills girlfriend with homemade cannon

A US man accidentally killed his 38-year-old girlfriend with a homemade cannon when the contraption went off and fired a projectile into their mobile home, police said. It was unclear if Richard Dale Fox, 39, fired the cannon deliberately, a spokesman said, adding that the couple’s four-year-old daughter and three…

U.S. promises $107 million more to fight drug crime

TEGUCIGALPA — US Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday pledged $107 million more in aid to Central America under a security initiative to tackle organized crime amid soaring drug violence in the region. “Despite the significant recession … we are sustaining support for the Central American Regional Security Initiative, through…

Bernie Sanders praises Vermont towns for challenging Citizens United ruling

Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders applauded towns in his state Vermont that called for a constitutional amendment to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission on Tuesday. By Tuesday evening, 23 towns had called on Vermont legislators and the state’s congressional delegation to overturn the…

Super Tuesday: Romney wins five states, Santorum trails behind

Former Gov. Mitt Romney narrowly defeated former Sen. Rick Santorum on Tuesday in the battleground state of Ohio, according to the Associated Press. Underscoring the continuing contentious and divided nature of national Republicans, the remaining GOP presidential candidates split the Super Tuesday contests amongst themselves, once again denying Romney the…

Wisconsin GOP calls for investigation after judge halts voter ID law

The Republican Party of Wisconsin said Tuesday that it would seek an investigation of Dane County Judge David Flanagan after he temporary barred the enforcement of a voter ID law. Flanagan granted a temporary injunction on Tuesday, preventing a new “extremely broad and largely needless” law from taking effect during…

Native Americans threaten to confiscate Keystone Pipeline trucks

At least five Native Americans were arrested in South Dakota on Monday after a six-hour standoff that temporarily blockaded trucks from moving equipment thought to be destined for the Keystone XL Pipeline. Lakota activist Olowan Martinez told Raw Story that members of the tribe were working to obtain a restraining…

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