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Alabama switches execution drug

WASHINGTON — Alabama, one of the US states carrying out the greatest number of executions, has suspended its use of the rapidly dwindling sedative sodium thiopental in favor of another death penalty drug. “Due to the national shortage of sodium thiopental, the Alabama Department of Corrections has amended its execution…

Federal Reserve plans to end stimulus, but leaves door open for more giveaways

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The Federal Reserve on Wednesday signaled it is ready to scale back support for the US economy, despite what it called a “moderate” recovery. Hinting at a second attempt to edge back from crisis-era policies, the Fed said it would complete hundreds of billions of dollars of…

Talk show host Nicole Sandler arrested at tea party Rep’s town hall

Update (below): Finally free, Sandler claims she was ‘maced’ by police while in jail Second update (below): Raw Story obtains probable cause document for Sandler’s arrest At a town hall meeting last night in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., staged by Rep. Allen West (R-FL), liberal talk show host Nicole Sandler was…

Pelosi to Boehner: Let’s vote on cutting oil subsidies!

WASHINGTON – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) pressed Speaker John Boehner to call for a vote on stripping tax breaks for oil companies, after the Ohio Republican signaled openness to the idea. “House Democrats have long advocated eliminating outdated and costly taxpayer subsidies that provide billions of dollars to…

Stewart: Big biz turned Elizabeth Warren into ‘Che Guevara’

On Tuesday night’s Daily Show, host Jon Stewart welcomed consumers’ rights advocate Elizabeth Warran for an extended interview on her push to lead President Obama’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Republicans and other big business advocates have fiercely resisted the potential for her to take the agency’s reins, prompting Stewart to…

U.S. Senator goes after Sony over massive PlayStation Network hack

In the wake of a massive data breach that saw PlayStation Network subscribers’ information stolen by unknown hackers, Sony Computer Entertainment has been scrambling restore their online gaming service — but getting it back online may not be enough, if one U.S. Senator’s demands are to be taken seriously. Responding…

WATCH LIVE: Obama discusses his birth certificate

Watch live video of the President’s press conference, scheduled for 9:45 ET, below, courtesy of MSNBC: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

‘Proud’ Trump takes credit for Obama releasing birth certificate

Donald Trump took credit Wednesday as President Barack Obama released his long-form birth certificate. “Today, I am very proud of myself, because I have accomplished something that nobody else has been able to accomplish,” Trump told reporters. “I was just informed while on the helicopter that our president has finally…

Obama releases long-form birth certificate

WASHINGTON – The White House released President Barack Obama’s long-form birth certificate Wednesday, in an attempt to quiet conspiracies that he’s not a natural-born citizen. In a press gaggle, White House staffers handed out copies of Obama’s long-form birth certificate to reporters. It confirms what his other birth certificate released…

Obama criticizes new Georgia immigration law

ATLANTA (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Tuesday criticized an immigration bill passed by Georgia’s Legislature that would give police authority to question suspects about their immigration status. Obama also defended his administration’s record on securing U.S. borders and repeated his call for comprehensive immigration reform. The Georgia bill is…

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