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Texas Democrats: Tea party ‘hell bent on disenfranchising poor’

The Democratic Party of Texas blasted the King Street Patriots, a local tea party group based in Houston, for inviting columnist Matthew Vadum to speak at a fundraising event. Vadum has said that registering poor people to vote was “antisocial and un-American” Talking Points Memo reported in October 2010 that…

Michigan Supreme Court upholds controversial foreclosure system

The Michigan Supreme Court on Wednesday reversed an appeals court ruling that held the Mortgage Electronic Registration System (MERS) had illegally foreclosed on thousands of homes last spring, according to Bloomberg. The Michigan Court of Appeals had ruled that MERS, a national system to assist in the sale of mortgage…

Wisc. Lt. Gov. Kleefisch urges voters not to sign ‘expensive’ recall petitions

Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch (R) is urging voters not to sign recall petitions against herself and Gov. Scott Walker (R) because the special election would cost “about 7.7 million dollars.” The Democratic Party of Wisconsin and United Wisconsin PAC launched a recall campaign against Walker and Kleefisch on Tuesday.…

D.C. mayor insists on balance in ‘Occupy’ protests

WASHINGTON — A “delicate balance” between public order and the right to demonstrate has enabled Washington to accept the occupation of two downtown squares, even as other US cities crack down on protest camps, Mayor Vincent Gray said Wednesday. Asked why the US capital has not come down on the…

Survivors demand right to sue over Holocaust trains

WASHINGTON — Aged Holocaust survivors made impassioned pleas to the US Congress Wednesday to allow them to sue France’s state-owned SNCF railway over its role in World War II deportations to Nazi death camps. “We are asking for the right to personally, rightfully claim what is ours,” said Renee Firestone…

Baylor University under fire for ‘Homosexuality as a Gateway Drug’ course

Baylor University, a private Christian school located in Texas, has unexpectedly made headlines for the name of an independent study course offered in the spring. The sociology course was called “Homosexuality as a Gateway Drug.” The name was later changed to “Special Topics in Sociology” after another student complained that…

House stages cheerleading session for Internet censorship bill

A bill that would allow corporations and the U.S. government to create and maintain a massive blacklist of websites accused of copyright infringement got its first serious hearing before a House committee today, but it turned out to be little more than a cheerleading session for sponsors of the legislation.…

Massachusetts legislature passes Transgender Equal Rights Bill

The Massachusetts House and the Senate have approved legislation extending civil rights and hate crimes protections to the state’s approximately 33,000 transgender residents. The Transgender Equal Rights Bill adds protections to the state’s civil rights laws against discrimination in employment, housing, education, and credit based on gender identity or expression.…

Cain comes out for marijuana policy reform

Appearing briefly in Urbandale, Iowa yesterday, Republican presidential candidate and former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain revealed a new caveat of his political platform: he favors removing federal penalties for medical marijuana, placing the decision to ban or regulate squarely in the states’ hands. “If states want to legalize medical…

Man arrested in White House shooting incident: official

WASHINGTON — A 21-year-old man was arrested in Pennsylvania on Wednesday in connection with a shooting in which a White House window was struck by a bullet, the US Secret Service said. Oscar Ortega-Hernandez was arrested by state police at a hotel near Indiana, Pennsylvania, the Secret Service special agent…

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