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Olbermann guest asks where the GOP candidates are ‘who are going to stand up to the mob’

Current TV’s Keith Olbermann spoke on Friday with journalist Craig Crawford about the extremism on display at the most recent GOP presidential candidate debate. “Where are the leaders of the party who are going to stand up to the mob?” Crawford asked. “Come November [2012], they’re going to have to…

Olbermann guest asks where the GOP candidates are ‘who are going to stand up to the mob’

Current TV’s Keith Olbermann spoke on Friday with journalist Craig Crawford about the extremism on display at the most recent GOP presidential candidate debate. “Where are the leaders of the party who are going to stand up to the mob?” Crawford asked. “Come November [2012], they’re going to have to…

Scientists discover virus that kills all grades of breast cancer ‘within seven days’

Scientists at the Penn State College of Medicine said this week they have discovered a virus that is capable of killing all grades of breast cancer “within seven days” of first introduction in a laboratory setting. The virus, known as adeno-associated virus type 2 (AAV2), is naturally occurring and carried…

Disaster relief funds hit partisan wall in Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – With aid to disaster victims running out, Congress on Friday ratcheted up a high-stakes confrontation over spending that once again threatens the government’s ability to function smoothly. By a vote of 59 to 36, the Democratic-controlled Senate rejected a broad spending bill that had passed the Republican-controlled House…

WATCH LIVE: GOP candidates speak at CPAC

Watch this live video from the Conservative Political Action Conference, broadcast Sept. 23, 2011.…

Perry wrongly insists he opposed ‘No Child Left Behind’

Republican Texas Governor Rick Perry claimed during last night’s Fox News-Google GOP debate that he was “vocal” in opposing President George W. Bush’s “No Child Left Behind” plan for public education, which many today call a significant drag on the U.S. educational system. Problem is, Perry cheered “No Child Left…

UK lawyers to start News Corp legal action in U.S.: report

LONDON (Reuters) – British lawyers acting for phone-hacking victims are planning to launch legal action in the United States against directors of News Corp, Sky TV said on Friday, quoting sources. They will claim some of the allegations about what went on at the now defunct News of the World…

Porn magnate Flynt funding $1 million dollar quest to embarrass Perry

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Pornographic magazine publisher Larry Flynt offered $1 million on Thursday to anyone with proof of “an illicit sexual liaison” involving leading Republican presidential candidate and Texas Governor Rick Perry. The offer by the politically left-leaning Flynt targeting Perry was similar to past efforts by the Hustler…

Texas to discontinue fancy last-meal requests on death row

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) – The Texas prison system on Thursday abolished the time-honored tradition of offering an opulent last meal to condemned inmates before their executions, saying they would get standard prison fare instead. “Enough is enough,” state Senator John Whitmire wrote on Thursday to prison officials, prompting the move.…

House passes spending bill as showdown looms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans in the House of Representatives regrouped Friday to approve a must-pass spending bill, but the prospect of a government shutdown loomed as Democrats said it would go nowhere in the Senate. Even in the face of rock-bottom approval ratings, the dispute suggested that lawmakers may not…

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