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City of Madison police officer speaks out

This powerful testimonial from a Madison police officer demonstrates the determination and defiance of the protesters in Wisconsin. This video was uploaded on YouTube on February 21, 2011.…

Unions launch TV ad campaign backing Wisconsin public employees

In Wisconsin, unions release their first state-wide television ad, criticizing Governor Scott Walker for refusing to drop his assault on public employee bargaining rights. This ad features firefighter Mike DeGarmo proclaiming solidarity between firefighters and other public employees. This video is from The Plum Line, uploaded February 22, 2011.…

Raw video shows JFK on eve of assassination

Silent raw color footage of John F. Kennedy from the eve of his 1963 assassination has surfaced after more than 47 years. The video shows Kennedy and the First Lady at a fundraiser in Houston. This video is from The Associated Press, uploaded on February 22, 2011.…

Obama declares key section of gay marriage ban ‘unconstitutional’

Update (video, below): White House spokesman says Obama still ‘grappling’ with ‘distinct’ feelings on gay marriage In a stunning reversal of policy announced Wednesday, President Barack Obama decided that a key section of the Defense of Marriage Act, a Clinton-era law that restricts the benefits of marriage to a man…

Seattle restaurant puts TSA workers on no-eat list

A restaurant near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is so tired of the way the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has been treating their customers that they’ve actually banned agents from eating at the establishment. KC McLawson, a worker at the restaurant, told journalist Christopher Elliott exactly how far her boss had taken…

House Dem: Wisconsin Gov. Walker like a ‘dictator’

WASHINGTON – Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), the co-chair of the House progressive caucus, said Wednesday that Wisconsin’s Republican Gov. Scott Walker is behaving like a “dictator.” Walker has been “absolutely unreasonable, and is basically taking on the posture of a dictator,” Ellison told reporters on a conference call organized by…

Donald Trump virtually tied with Obama in 2012 poll

A shocking new Newsweek/Daily Beast poll finds billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump a mere 2 points behind President Barack Obama in a hypothetical 2012 head-to-head match-up. Obama had the support of 43 percent of the public, to Trump’s 41 percent — within the poll’s +/-3.5 percent margin of error.…

‘Use live ammunition’ against Wisconsin protesters, Indiana official says

Update (3:15 pm ET): Indiana deputy attorney general loses job The Indiana Attorney General’s office announced Wednesday that the deputy attorney general who called for Wisconsin riot police to use deadly force on protesters is no longer employed by the agency, according to WISH. Update (2:30 pm ET): Indiana official…

Fox reverses poll results to portray public as anti-union

A new poll was released Wednesday showing the public strongly supports union bargaining rights by a two-to-one margin. The Fox News Channel’s “Fox and Friends” program displayed and voiced the results of the poll backwards, in a way that depicts the public as strongly opposed to unions. Could this be…

Americans favor union bargaining rights by 2-1 margin: poll

WASHINGTON – Americans decisively support laws ensuring the collective bargaining rights of public employee unions by a nearly two-to-one margin, according to a new USA Today/Gallup poll. Sixty-one percent said they oppose legislation stripping those rights in their states, as compared to only 33 percent who said they favor such…

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