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WI Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin: ‘I’m not afraid’

In a conference call with reporters Wednesday, Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) insisted that she did not want her senatorial campaign to revolve around her sexuality but around her capability as a leader. “The people of Wisconsin are looking for someone who will be a fighter for them,” Baldwin said in…

BP finds more oil in US Gulf of Mexico field

British oil giant BP announced Wednesday a major oil find in the US Gulf of Mexico that it said underscores the development potential of the region. An appraisal well drilled in an untested northern segment of the Mad Dog field found “a significant resource extension” for the Mad Dog Field…

Obama jobs speech venue part of election strategy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s use of a rare joint session of Congress to deliver a jobs speech on Thursday reflects a political strategy to try to blame Republicans for an economy at risk of sliding back into recession. The choice of venue — the Republican-controlled House of Representatives…

Wisc. DMV workers ordered to not offer voter IDs

In states where a photo identification is required to vote, Republican lawmakers have been able to avoid legal challenges to the rule by giving away free voter ID cards, thereby ducking the label of a “poll tax.” But in Wisconsin, which recently passed one of the nation’s most restrictive voter…

Pols take paid speaking engagements in support of Iranian terror group

An Iranian political group designated by the State Department as a terrorist organization is offering large payments to orators willing to speak at events on their behalf. Among those with connections to the organization, Mujahideen-e Khalq (MEK), are Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s chief foreign policy adviser and liberal politician…

ACLU sues Florida for drug testing welfare recipients

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is taking Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) to court, forcing him to defend his highly controversial law requiring all welfare recipients to be screened for drugs. The ACLU Tuesday sued the state of Florida on behalf of 35-year-old U.S. Navy veteran Luis Lebron, a…

MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell announces she has breast cancer

MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell made a shocking announcement Monday afternoon, stating that she is suffering from breast cancer. Mitchell joins the one in eight American women who have the disease, but stated that she discovered it in its early stage. “It had not spread, and I’m already back at work…

MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell announces she has breast cancer

MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell made a shocking announcement Monday afternoon, stating that she is suffering from breast cancer. Mitchell joins the one in eight American women who have the disease, but stated that she discovered it in its early stage. “It had not spread, and I’m already back at work…

Hartmann: Privatized prisons are ‘worrisome’

In reaction to John Kasich making Ohio become the first state to sell a state-owned prison to a for-profit corporation, Russia Today’s Thom Hartmann called the move “worrisome.” The liberal host talked with National Progressive PR strategist Cliff Schecter about the story on Monday’s edition of The Big Picture. Hartmann…

Hartmann: Privatized prisons are ‘worrisome’

In reaction to John Kasich making Ohio become the first state to sell a state-owned prison to a for-profit corporation, Russia Today’s Thom Hartmann called the move “worrisome.” The liberal host talked with National Progressive PR strategist Cliff Schecter about the story on Monday’s edition of The Big Picture. Hartmann…

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