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Sexist strain in coverage of Lara Logan assault?

CNN’s Howard Kurtz talks to journalists about the media’s reactions to the assault of CBS News correspondent Lara Logan. This video is from CNN, broadcast February 20, 2011.…

Cash for Kids: Mom confronts convicted judge

Former judge Mark Ciavarella faces a prison sentence of up to ten years for sending hundreds of children and teenagers to a private prison for minor crimes–in exchange for money by the company that ran the private prison. Some of the children were as young as ten. An enraged mother,…

More states could follow Wisconsin’s budget cuts

Although attention is on Wisconsin, more states, including Nevada and New Jersey, are poised to go head to head with unions. This video is from CBS, broadcast February 21, 2011.…

Rahm Emanuel elected mayor of Chicago

Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel was elected as mayor of Chicago on Tuesday. Emanuel, who will be succeeding the retiring Richard Daley, won over fifty percent of the vote with 86 percent of the precincts reporting. The famously foul-mouthed Emanuel, 51, has been the clear front-runner in…

CNN reviews the politicians who’ve said ‘I’m not running in 2012′

CNN reviews the many different ways that high-profile politicians such as New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have said to the media, “No, I’m not running in 2012.” This video is from CNN, broadcast February 21, 2011.…

Wisc. protesters shout down Fox News

Protesters in Wisconsin shout “Tell the truth” while Fox News tries to interview Brett Healy of the MacIver Institute, a free market think tank. This video is from the MacIver Institute, uploaded to YouTube on February 21, 2011.…

Shirley Phelps-Roper: Lack of spanking to blame for ‘Anonymous’ hackers

Shirley Lynn Phelps-Roper, who acts as a spokeswoman for the Westboro Baptist Church, said that groups like ‘Anonymous’ exist because parents no longer spank their children. The website of the Westboro Baptist Church, which has become infamous for picketing soldier’s funerals and carrying signs declaring that “God hates fags,” was…

Senator Leahy calls on State Dept. to review aid to Bahrain

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on State Department and Foreign Operations, has called on the US State Department to review its aid to the military of Bahrain after it cracked down on anti-government protests. “To a watching world, the vicious and orchestrated attacks on civilian protesters…

City attorney, Pulitzer-winning Seattle paper call for marijuana legalization

Last year, many hopeful drug reform advocates expected California to be the first state to officially overturn the prohibition of marijuana. But after Prop. 19′s failure on the state-wide ballot at the end of 2010, few would have expected the next major push for reform would come from Washington. Yet,…

US weighs ‘appropriate’ response on Libya: official

WASHINGTON – US President Barack Obama is “considering all appropriate actions” on Libya, an administration official said Monday, urging Moamer Kadhafi’s regime not to use force against raging protests. Angry Libyan demonstrators attacked the state broadcaster and set government buildings ablaze on Monday as the leader’s son warned that the…

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