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Shock poll: 46% of Mississippi Republicans think interracial marriage should be illegal

A new poll out of Mississippi finds that in a bastion of America’s south, many Republican voters have tightly held onto the old, hateful views of race as a dividing line in society. A full 46 percent of Mississippi Republicans said they believe interracial marriage should be illegal, according to…

Beck wants host who called for Bush’s indictment to replace him

Shortly after right-wing conspiracy theorist Glenn Beck announced plans to step away from his on-air role on Fox News, Fox Business’s libertarian host Judge Napolitano invited him on to chat about what’s next. Instead of the typical Beck conspiracy narrative, they both took the opportunity to hurl a few rather…

Harry Reid concedes that a shutdown is likely, blaming GOP ideological provisions

WASHINGTON – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) conceded Thursday morning that a government shutdown was likely, less than 12 hours after claiming progress had been made and seeming hopeful about a budget deal. “I am not nearly as optimistic — and that’s an understatement — as I was 11…

Obama admin. says $675,000 is an appropriate punishment for sharing 30 songs

Making good on its earlier promises, the Obama Administration went to court this week to defend the unpopular Copyright Act and what critics call as its extremely high per-song fines. In a recent appeal of a decision that gutted a $675,000 finding against an Internet user who downloaded and shared…

Poll: Majority of Republicans welcome a shutdown

WASHINGTON – A Gallup poll released Wednesday and circulated by Senate Democrats found that Americans decidedly want to see the two parties compromise and reach a budget deal. But a majority of Republicans wanted their leaders to “[h]old out for the basic budget plan they want, even if that means…

Obama friend Dick Titcomb arrested for soliciting sex in Hawaii

A close friend of President Barack Obama was arrested in a prostitution sting Monday in Hawaii. Robert Richard Titcomb, 49, of Waialua was arrested for allegedly soliciting sex from an undercover officer, according to Hawaii News Now. CNN confirmed the arrest with Honolulu Department of Public Safety Wednesday. Obama has…

Ohio bill would allow recall of governor, lawmakers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) – Ohio Democratic legislators are proposing a bill that would allow voters to recall Governor John Kasich, who has signed a controversial bill limiting collective bargaining for public workers. State Representative John Hagen said voters in 17 states, including Wisconsin, where a similar bill was passed, can…

Boehner: ‘There is no daylight between the tea party and me’

House Speaker John Boehner confirmed during an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos Thursday just how close he was to the tea party regarding a government shut down. “There is no daylight between the tea party and me,” he said Watch this video from ABC’s Good Morning America, broadcast April 7,…

Exclusive: Obama has taken a ‘profoundly troubling’ position on assassinations, ACLU tells Raw

Disclosure of government secrets often has little to do with the public’s right to know and has everything to do an official’s need to tell, according to ACLU deputy director Jameel Jaffer. And that’s especially true when it comes to assassinations, which have not traditionally been an openly admitted component…

No deal after Obama’s late-night budget talks

WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama failed to break a budget impasse with Republicans during dramatic late-night talks, though he said the two sides were creeping toward a deal to avert a government shutdown. Obama met Republican House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner and Democratic Senate leader Harry Reid late…

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