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U.S. calls for political deal in Yemen to avert bloodshed

NEW YORK — The United States called Tuesday for a political solution in Yemen to avert further bloodshed after 76 people were killed in the worst outbreak of violence in months. US State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland also called “upon all parties to exercise restraint and refrain from further violence”…

Obama leads welcome for Libya’s new leaders

UNITED NATIONS — US President Barack Obama led a warm United Nations welcome Tuesday for the Libyan leaders who deposed Moamer Kadhafi, vowing the world would stand with them as they rebuild their country. But he also pledged NATO would carry out air strikes as long as civilians there are…

36% of South Carolina Republicans believe Obama not born in U.S.

Despite the release of his long-form birth certificate, 36 percent of Republicans in South Carolina believe President Barack Obama “probably” or “definitely” was born in another country, according to the latest Winthrop Poll. That number is down 5.2 percent since April. Many so-called “birthers” believe there is persuasive evidence that…

Texas state Rep. Wayne Christian: This is a war on birth control

The Republican-led Texas legislature is engaged in a “war on birth control and abortions,” according to Texas state Rep. Wayne Christian (R). Conservative Texas lawmakers have cut tens of millions of dollars of family planning funding for health care providers like Planned Parenthood. The state legislature also passed legislation requiring…

Santorum claims his ‘filthy’ Google results ‘have an impact on the country’

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum no doubt dislikes that he isn’t topping any recent polls of the 2012 field, but he may dislike the thing that tops search results of his name even more. And now, he’s asking search giant Google to do something about it. Sex columnist Dan Savage…

Georgia Dems call for prison strike to block execution of Troy Davis

With the final hope of clemency now lost, Georgia death-row inmate Troy Davis faces execution tomorrow night – unless, of course, prison staff refuse to carry out his sentence. That’s precisely what State Senator Vincent Fort (D) and U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) want to see. “I am calling for a…

Issa: On second thought, I don’t know Rupert Murdoch

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) apparently disagrees with his own memory. The House Oversight Committee Chairman indicated in the past that he trusts News Corp, saying he “personally knows Rupert Murdoch.” But when asked Tuesday morning on C-SPAN if his conflict of interest led to him declining an investigation into News…

Kansas judge recommends letting anti-abortion law stand

A Kansas judge Monday recommended that federal courts deny an American Civil Liberties Union request that would allow abortion clinics in Kansas to operate unhindered by new, restrictive standards, The Wichita Eagle reported. A bill was passed in May that requires women to purchase an add-on to their insurance if…

Poll: Warren takes early lead over Brown

It’s the perfect start that Elizabeth Warren and her supporters wanted. A new poll by the Democrat-affiliated Public Policy Polling group shows the Harvard professor taking an early lead on Sen. Scott Brown in their Massachusetts Senate race for 2012. Warren has erased a 15 point deficit from last June,…

Michael Moore: The media ignores Wall Street occupation

Filmmaker Michael Moore appeared on The Rachel Maddow Show Monday evening to discuss the media’s coverage towards the tea party being notably larger than coverage given to protests from the left. “A thousand people were arrested a couple weeks ago on the Tar Sands environmental issue,” Moore said to Maddow.…

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