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Prop 8 plaintiffs targeted with antigay voice mails

A San Francisco man convicted of making threatening calls to then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi last year has been linked to antigay calls made to two plaintiffs in a case hoping to overturn California’s Proposition 8. Plaintiffs Sandra Stier and Kristin Perry received about 13 harassing messages during the…

After Maine’s governor removes labor mural, feds demand their money back

Whoops: The governor of Maine’s decision to remove a pro-labor mural from the state’s Department of Labor may cost taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars, all because he wanted to “send a message.” Apparently unknown to Maine’s recently elected Republican governor, the mural targeted by his ire was initially paid…

Former Planned Parenthood supporter Mitt Romney seeks to defund the organization

WASHINGTON – Republican 2012 presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, who came out Monday in favor of GOP efforts to defund Planned Parenthood, attended a fundraiser for the abortion provider in 1994. His wife, then a stay-at-home mom, donated to the group from their joint checking account that day. A photo from…

House Republicans propose deep cuts to Medicare

WASHINGTON – House Republicans will Tuesday unveil a long-term budget plan that essentially privatizes Medicare, a move that is sure to draw ire from progressives on Capitol Hill. The proposal, authored by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI), aims to cut $4 trillion in federal spending over ten years,…

With no degree and little expertise, Wisconsin Governor’s appointee pulls in big bucks

It’s good to be born to people who know people. That’s largely the perception many Wisconinites are taking away from this weekend’s revelation that the son of a major political donor to Republican Governor Scott Walker landed a very well-heeled post in the state’s Department of Commerce with apparent ease.…

Holder points finger at Congress for forcing 9/11 military tribunals

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced Monday his decision to try 9/11 suspects in military tribunals at Guantanamo. Holder said that he stood behind his initial decision to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in a criminal court. “Now, unfortunately, since I made that decision, members of Congress have intervened and imposed…

9/11 suspects to be tried at Guantanamo: report

The Obama administration has decided against civilian trials for five men linked to the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Attorney General Eric Holder will announce Monday that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his four alleged co-conspirators will be tried in military tribunals at Guantanamo Bay, according to NBC News. Holder’s press…

Congresswomen vow to fight GOP efforts to defund Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON – With four days left to fund the government, two congresswomen warned Monday that Republican efforts to eliminate grants to Planned Parenthood would strip access to basic health care from “millions” of women across America. On a conference call organized by Planned Parenthood, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), vice…

Family dog reportedly kept lost toddler alive through cold night

When 22-month-old Tyler Jacobson wandered out of his parents’ house into the cold South Carolina night wearing nothing but a diaper, authorities went on full alert trying to find him. After being missing for nearly 13 hours, the baby boy was reportedly found in a neighbor’s back yard safe and…

Ex-State Department spokesman: WikiLeaks, New York Times did the same thing

The former Obama administration official who criticized the military’s treatment of Bradley Manning is now casting doubt on the potential that WikiLeaks will be prosecuted. Former U.S. State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley told Salon’s Justin Elliot that prosecution would be difficult because “it is hard to distinguish what WikiLeaks did…

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