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Rep. Weiner calls House GOP’s bluff on ‘Obamacare’

Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) gave his fellow congresspersons, albeit in the GOP, an option on Thursday. If they should happen to openly oppose “government-controlled health care,” then they should immediately relinquish their own government-controlled health care coverage. This video was originally uploaded from CSPAN via Mediaite on Feb. 17, 2011.…

US should prepare for future cyber attacks: NSA chief

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – The US National Security Agency (NSA) chief on Thursday urged top computer security specialists to harden the nation’s critical infrastructure against inevitable destructive cyber attacks. “This is an important time,” NSA and Cyber Command director Gen. Keith Alexander said during a presentation at a premier RSA…

Media futurist: Time to replace the Internet

‘Contact’ summit to study replacing DNS with peer-to-peer, democratic networks How can the stranglehold on humanity’s digital communications be broken? One media studies professor has a revolutionary idea. “If we have a dream of how social media could restore peer-to-peer commerce, culture, and government, and if the current Internet is…

TV’s new Wonder Woman revealed

Adrianne Palicki, the beautiful Friday Nights Lights star, is suiting up to become television’s new Wonder Woman. This video is from E! News, broadcast February 17, 2011.…

Frank mocks GOP ‘orgy of self-congratulation’

House Republicans are gearing to pass legislation that would slash federal spending dramatically over the next six months, and which includes extraneous riders that would diminish many of Obama’s accomplishments. Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) stood up this morning to mock the GOP’s “orgy of self-congratulation.”: “Mr. Speaker, I guess I…

GOP bill ‘the biggest assault on women’s health in 40 years’

Jamie’s story helps explain why the GOP’s proposed prohibition of insurance coverage to end pregnancies would have a disastrous effect on women’s lives. This video is from Progressive Congress, uploaded on February 16, 2011.…

Throwback: Madonna performing ‘Vogue’ at MTV Awards 1990

Madonna’s impressive performance relied on impeccable choreography rather than special effects to wow the audience. This video is from the 1990 MTV Awards, uploaded on YouTube on November 17, 2010.…

Ohio’s turn to revolt: Thousands flood statehouse over anti-union bill

The massive, government-crippling protests in Madison, Wisconsin have now spilled over into Ohio, where over 5,000 rallied Thursday in opposition to a bill that would eliminate collective bargaining rights for state workers. Ohio’s Senate Bill 5 is essentially the same as what Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker proposed, and it seems…

Republicans accuse liberals of hateful rhetoric in Wisconsin

The Republican Party of Wisconsin has released an interesting web video, Rhetoric vs. Reality, which highlights angry rhetoric from the pro-union protesters in Madison. The video shows protesters holding signs comparing Scott Walker, Wisconsin’s governor, to Adolf Hitler and Hosni Mubarak. The video then contrasts the protesters’ angry rhetoric with…

House votes to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON – By a vote of 240 to 185, the House of Representatives approved a measure Friday that would defund the health and abortion services group Planned Parenthood. The measure was attached as an amendment to the appropriations bill funding the government for fiscal 2011. It passed on a largely…

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