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Unions protest Senate Bill 5 in downtown Cleveland

Union members and politicians marched in Public Square in downtown Cleveland on Thursday to protest Senate Bill 5, which would restrict unions’ collective bargaining rights. This video is from Cleveland.com, broadcast February 24, 2011.…

Texas student arrested in bombing plot

Texas college student, Khalid Aldawsari, 20, was arrested Wednesday in a bomb plot targeting former President George W. Bush, nuclear plants and New York City. “After mastering the English language, learning how to build explosives and continuous planning to target the infidel Americans, it is time for Jihad,” Aldawsari wrote…

GOP inquiry finds no evidence that ‘climategate’ scientists misused data

WASHINGTON – A Republican-led federal probe of climate scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration found no evidence that they manipulated data, after leaked e-mails in 2009 sparked the “climategate” controversy. The investigation was conducted by the inspector general of the Commerce Department. It reviewed the 1,073 leaked messages,…

Former president of MADD chapter busted for DUI

Officers in Gainesville, Florida recently arrested a former president of a Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) group, and charged her with driving under the influence of alcohol. Police said Debra Oberlin, 48, failed a field sobriety test, registering .234 and .239 blood-alcohol level. The legal limit for driving in Florida…

‘Who’s going to shoot Obama?’ GOP Rep. asked at town hall

At a recent town hall meeting with constituents, Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) fielded a frightening question: “Who’s going to shoot Obama?” That’s not an exact quote from the unnamed questioner, but it is how local reporter Blake Aued scrawled it down. Aued was also able to confirm the wording of…

Anonymous confronts Westboro Baptist Church during live interview

A source from Anonymous confronts Shirley Phelps-Roper from the Westboro Baptist Church, calling the supposed letter sent to Westboro by Anonymous a hoax, and then proceeds to hack the Westboro Baptist Church website during the interview. This video is from MidweekPolitics, uploaded Feb. 24, 2011.…

Weiner: Abortion is the ‘mother of all government regulation!’

Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY), well-known for his epics rants against Republicans, fumes at the GOP in a hearing about an anti-abortion measure. “You can’t vote for this [bill] and say you’re for less government regulation,” Weiner says. “It’s the mother of all government regulation! It’s the regulation of an individual…

Maryland Senate approves same-sex marriage

HILADELPHIA (Reuters) – The Maryland State Senate passed legislation on Thursday night to allow same-sex marriage. The Civil Marriage Protection Act, approved by the heavily Democratic Senate on a 25-21 vote with strong support from the majority party, would effectively legalize gay marriage without forcing religious clergy to conduct marriages…

Wisconsin Assembly approves plan to curb unions

MADISON, Wisconsin (Reuters) – The Wisconsin state Assembly on Friday passed a Republican plan to curb public sector union power over the fierce objections of protesters, setting the stage for a showdown with Senate Democrats who fled the state last week to prevent a vote in that chamber. After two…

Did Stephen Colbert join ‘Anonymous’?

On his show last night, Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert dug into the protest group “Anonymous” and came away with some wondering if he’d become a member. Speaking to Salon’s Glenn Greenwald, his guest told him, “We’re all Anonymous, is what they say.” Seconds later, a Guy Fawkes mask flashed across…

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