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Alan Keyes: Letting gays marry is like granting ‘right to own slaves’

Former three-time Republican presidential candidate Alan Keyes, who has an affinity for conspiracy theories, apparently believes gay marriage is sort of like owning slaves. Keyes, an African-American, wrote on the conspiracy-minded website World Net Daily that “granting homosexuals the right to marry is like granting plantation owners the right to…

Maddow to critics: Being gay doesn’t make me wrong

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow takes on critics who gratuitously commented on her sexual orientation while criticizing her reporting on the Wisconsin clash over unions. “Just because you don’t like the way it sounds when I say it, or you don’t like my haircut, or just because you don’t like that…

Bush cancels keynote speech after learning of invite for WikiLeaks founder

WASHINGTON — Former president George W. Bush scrapped plans to address a summit of young leaders and business executives this weekend because Wikileaks founder Julian Assange would also speak to the group, his office said Friday. “The former president has no desire to share a forum with a man who…

White House announces sanctions against Libya

White House press secretary Jay Carney announced Friday that the US was planning to take “unilateral and multilateral” sanctions against Libya to encourage them not to use violence against their own people. Carney said specifics about the sanctions would be disclosed in the near future. Tripoli, the Libyan capitol, was…

Maryland Senate okays gay marriage

Lawmakers in Maryland’s state senate voted 25 to 21 Thursday for a bill that would legalize gay marriage in the state. This video is from Take Part, broadcast February 25, 2011.  …

30 Rock: TGS hates women

In a new episode of 30 Rock, Liz Lemon is forced to confront sexism at TGS, mirroring accusations that the Daily Show has a “woman problem.” This video is from NBC, broadcast February 25, 2011.…

Exclusive: Non-partisan ‘US Uncut’ group demands corporations pay taxes

Help Raw Story cover Saturday’s nation-wide labor protests: send us your photos and video WASHINGTON – Corporate tax evasion has evolved into a virtual art form. Two-thirds of US corporations didn’t pay so much as a dime in taxes between 1998 and 2005, exploiting a multitude of loopholes, according to…

Wisconsin vote sets up showdown with unions, budget

MADISON, Wisconsin (Reuters) – The Wisconsin state Assembly early on Friday passed a Republican plan to curb public sector union power, setting up a showdown with Senate Democrats who fled the state last week to prevent a vote. Tens of thousands of demonstrators, from inside and outside the state, have…

Feds allegedly spied on New York Times reporter to find intel. leak

A reporter for the New York Times claims that federal investigators harassed him by obtaining his personal bank records, travel records and information about his phone calls while trying to find the source of an intelligence leak. In his 2006 book, “State of War: The Secret History of the CIA…

Insane Alex Jones rant cost Charlie Sheen his job

Actor Charlie Sheen has been fired from his CBS sitcom “Two and a Half Men.” Ironically, the network didn’t pull the plug because of the star’s recent antics involving prostitutes, drugs and multiple hospital visits, or his advocacy of crack cocaine — it was an amazingly insane rant he delivered…

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