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Rep. Louie Gohmert proposes bill to eliminate corporate taxes

Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert of Texas introduced legislation to the House of Representatives on Wednesday that would drop the corporate tax rate to all the way down to zero. The two-paged bill, called the American Jobs Act of 2011 — the same name President Barack Obama gave to his jobs…

Elizabeth Warren: Washington rigged for big corporations

Harvard professor and consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren announced Wednesday that she would challenge Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown (R) as a Democrat in 2012. “I’m going to do this, I’m going to run for the United States Senate,” she said in an announcement uploaded to YouTube. “And the reason is straightforward.…

Underwear bomber shouts ‘Osama’s alive’ in court

CHICAGO — A Nigerian man dubbed the “underwear bomber” who is accused of trying to blow up a packed transatlantic airliner over the US shouted out “Osama’s alive” at a pre-trial hearing, it was reported Wednesday. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, a self-proclaimed Al-Qaeda operative, became unruly while watching 250 prospective jurors…

Judge rules against Rep. Joe Walsh in child support case

A Chicago judge has ordered the tea party congressman branded a “deadbeat dad” by his critics to explain why he has not paid more than $100,00 in child support to his ex-wife over the past five years. Cook County Circuit Judge Raul Vega on Wednesday issued a “rule to show…

WATCH LIVE: Al Gore’s 24 hours of climate reality

Watch former Vice President Al Gore’s climate change project “24 Hours of Reality” below:…

‘Let him die’ incident used for pro-health care ad campaign

A Democrat-affiliated group has turned the “let him die” incident during the CNN/Tea Party debate into an online ad campaign targeting eight Republican presidential candidates. During the debate on Monday night, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer asked Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) if society should just let a man die if he was…

Rep. Jackie Speier calls on Congress to address military rapes

Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) on the House floor Wednesday called on Congress to do something about the pervasive problem of sexual harassment and rape that in the U.S. military. “I rise today, as I have done virtually every week, to tell a story of a man or woman in the…

Las Vegas woman wins world record for longest finger nails

NEW YORK — If Chris Walton ever started biting her nails, she’d probably wear her teeth out: the Las Vegas resident was declared Wednesday to be the woman with the longest nails in the world. The professional singer with a combined total of nearly 20 feet (six meters) of nails…

Obama: If you love me, pass my jobs bill

RALEIGH, North Carolina — US President Barack Obama told fired up supporters Wednesday that if they loved him, they must help pass his jobs bill, injecting more urgency into his push for key legislation. Obama hit another key 2012 electoral swing state, North Carolina, to hike pressure on Republicans over…

Plane with Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg evacuated

WASHINGTON — A plane carrying 179 passengers including US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was evacuated Wednesday after an engine problem that led the pilot to deploy emergency chutes, officials said. Ginsburg, 78, was “fine” after sliding down the chute in the evacuation at Dulles International Airport outside Washington,…

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