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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…

Crane collapses at National Cathedral

A 500-ton crane collapsed outside the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. Wednesday shortly after 11:00 a.m., damaging two buildings adjacent to the church, the Washington Post reported. Nobody was injured, according to firefighters on the scene. The Post also cited unverified reports that three to five cars were also crushed…

Flash game lets players gun down Palin, Bachmann, Fox News hosts

In a new free-to-play online game that’s sure to worry as many on the left as on the right, players are sent on a mission to kill “tea party zombies,” Fox News anchors, Republican politicians, lobbyists and even activists, using weapons like machine guns, shotguns, crowbars and machetes. Though entirely…

John Edwards’ lawyers ask judge to drop criminal charges

Lawyers for John Edwards, the former Democratic vice presidential nominee who is embroiled in scandal after having an affair with a campaign aide, asked that criminal charges filed against Edwards be dropped. Edwards was indicted on June 3 on six felony charges, facing up to 30 years in prison and…

Grassley challenges DOJ, FBI on findings of anthrax probe

By Greg Gordon, McClatchy Newspapers, Mike Wiser, FRONTLINE, and Stephen Engelberg, ProPublica WASHINGTON — A senior Republican senator has asked the Justice Department to explain why its civil lawyers filed court papers questioning prosecutors’ conclusions that an Army researcher mailed the anthrax-laced letters that killed five people in 2001. In a letter…

Yahoo CEO fired over the phone, rocky run ends

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Yahoo Inc Chairman Roy Bostock fired CEO Carol Bartz over the phone on Tuesday, ending a tumultuous tenure marked by stagnation and a rift with Chinese partner Alibaba. Chief Financial Officer Tim Morse will step in as interim CEO, and the company will search for a…

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