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Exclusive: Rep. Nadler to propose immigration equality for bi-national same sex couples

Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) is fighting for the rights of bi-national gay and lesbian couples who could otherwise be torn apart by deportation proceedings. Nadler Communication Director Ilan Kayatsky told Raw Story Wednesday that the congressman was planning on re-introducing the Uniting American Families Act — legislation that aims to…

Today he opposes the idea, but in 2006 Romney wanted his health care plan to go national

Shortly after he signed a law in 2006 bringing near-universal health care to Massachusetts, then-Gov. Mitt Romney (R) said it would be “wonderful” if his slate of reforms were to be applied on a national level. ”I actually ran with (health care reform) as something that I wanted to do.…

Fox News ups war of words with CNN: ‘This guy has a screw loose!’

Earlier this week, a CNN reporter made a series of very pointed allegations about a peer at Fox News and an over-hyped report that took a simple facilities tour and turned it into Libyan forces using journalists as “human shields.” “Wolf, this [human shields] allegation is outrageous and it’s absolutely…

O’Keefe asks supporters for $50K to pay off his credit card debt

Conservative activist and filmmaker James O’Keefe has racked up about $50,000 in credit card debt and now he wants you to help him pay it off. O’Keefe recently sent an email to supporters claiming that his deceptive ACORN and NPR stings had put him deep in debt. “Up ’til now,…

Poll: Most Americans support health law or think it’s not liberal enough

On the one year anniversary of the enactment of health care reform, a new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll found Wednesday that most Americans either support the law or wish it were more liberal, contradicting the narrative that the the law reflects government overreach. Thirty-seven percent of respondents said they support…

AZ lawmaker in hot water for reading ‘racist’ letter to state Senate

Two Arizona lawmakers set off charges of racism after one instructed the other to read a controversial letter on the state Senate floor last week during a debate over five immigration bills. The letter from Tony Hill, who worked nine days as a substitute teacher in Glendale, said that Hispanic…

Remembering legendary actress Elizabeth Taylor

Legendary actress Elizabeth Taylor has died at 79-years-old, leaving behind a legacy most in Hollywood could never hope to match. Here, actor Paul Newman narrates a special look back on Taylor’s amazing life, work and charitable efforts. This video is from Turner Classic Movies.…

MLK Day bomb suspect indicted on federal charges

SEATTLE (Reuters) – A Washington state man accused of attempting to plant a backpack bomb at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade was indicted on federal charges on Tuesday. Kevin William Harpham, 36, was indicted by a U.S. District Court jury in Spokane on one count of attempting to…

Progressive caucus splits on Libya, abandons joint resolution opposing intervention

WASHINGTON – Soon after President Barack Obama declared last Friday that the U.S. would wage a military intervention in Libya, members of the 75-strong House Progressive Caucus began quietly discussing how to oppose the effort with maximum impact. By the weekend, when the first U.S. missiles struck Libya, a full…

Ed Show reads Raw’s story about what Boehner passes instead of jobs

Last night on The Ed Show, host Ed Schultz read from Raw Story reporter Sahil Kapur’s post Top 6 things Republicans consider more important than job creation. It turns out that Schultz, too, noticed how much then-House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) talked about what a big priority job creation…

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