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Maddow: ‘Unions are not the hated evil empire’

On “The Rachel Maddow” show Tuesday evening, host Rachel Maddow staunchly defended American unions again in the midst of the Wisconsin recalled elections and the Verizon workers strike. The liberal commentator explained to her audience how unions represent the country’s middle class, and how vital a role they play for…

Maddow: ‘Unions are not the hated evil empire’

On “The Rachel Maddow” show Tuesday evening, host Rachel Maddow staunchly defended American unions again in the midst of the Wisconsin recalled elections and the Verizon workers strike. The liberal commentator explained to her audience how unions represent the country’s middle class, and how vital a role they play for…

Bachmann asked for stimulus money days after calling it an ‘orgy of spending’

Though Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has repeatedly trashed the Environmental Protection Agency and vowed to have “its door locked and its lights turned off” if she gets to the White House, new information obtained via the Freedom of Information Act shows that she petitioned the EPA for help and grant…

Poll: Majority wants super committee to tax the rich

Republicans appointed to a congressional deficit panel will have to buck public opinion if they intend to block tax hikes on the rich. A CNN poll (PDF) released Wednesday found that a majority of Americans want Congress to compromise by raising taxes on the rich and cutting government spending. In…

Apple to recycle all computers and displays, free of charge

In a little noticed update to its website, Apple, the world’s largest computer company, said this week that it would begin recycling old Macs, PCs and monitors sent to them through the mail — and they’re even picking up the shipping bill. Apple’s e-waste recycling program was first launched in…

Illinois Tea Partier: ‘The President is like a teenage boy’

Congress’ television ambitious Joe Walsh (R-IL) appeared on the air waves again Tuesday morning, slamming President Obama and the Democrats for blaming the Tea Party Republicans for S&P’s downgrade. Interviewed by Bill Hemmer on Fox’s “America Live,” the Illinois Congressman responded to a report of the DCCC targeting House GOP…

Illinois Tea Partier: ‘The President is like a teenage boy’

Congress’ television ambitious Joe Walsh (R-IL) appeared on the air waves again Tuesday morning, slamming President Obama and the Democrats for blaming the Tea Party Republicans for S&P’s downgrade. Interviewed by Bill Hemmer on Fox’s “America Live,” the Illinois Congressman responded to a report of the DCCC targeting House GOP…

Debt deal could be ‘Katrina’ for incumbents in 2012

Anger at the government is at an all-time high, and voter dissatisfaction over their lawmakers bodes ill for candidates. Though the 15 months until the 2012 election may seem like an eternity to some, the old maxim — those who don’t learn from history are bound to repeat it —…

Wisconsin recall election tests Obama’s foes

MADISON, Wisconsin — Voters tilted in favor of Republicans in Wisconsin recall elections that were closely watched for signs of a backlash against Tea Party conservatives in a presidential battleground state, results showed Wednesday. Republican candidates successfully defended four seats in the Wisconsin state senate in Tuesday’s elections, retaining control…

Tea Party wonders if Rick Perry walks the walk

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Rick Perry has been widely touted as a Republican presidential candidate who could appeal Tea Party voters, but some in the anti-tax movement wonder if his record as Texas governor stacks up to his rhetoric. After all, they say, there are reasons to think he’s a spendthrift. He once…

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