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Indiana Democrats flee state to protest anti-union bill

Indiana Democrats are reportedly joining their Wisconsin counterparts in staging an exodus from their state to protest a new union-busting Republican measure. Only two of Indiana’s 40 House Democrats showed up for a session Tuesday morning, precluding Republicans from attaining the votes needed to proceed on motions. The rest are…

Huckabee: Government shutdown won’t be that bad

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee thinks that the government will eventually have to shut down but it won’t be that bad this time around. “It’s a very different environment this time, he told CBS Tuesday. “I think first of all, a lot of the things that were shut down were…

‘We vote! We work!’ Indiana statehouse flooded with protesters

Union revolts aren’t just for Wisconsin, Ohio and Tennessee: union workers are also taking to the Indiana statehouse to protest another anti-union bill. After massive protests swamped the statehouse Monday night, sources told local media on Tuesday that Indiana House Democrats would be joining their colleagues from the Wisconsin State…

NYT calls out Rasmussen for conservative bias in Wisconsin poll

The New York Times accused Rasmussen Reports of lacing a recent survey on the Wisconsin protests with conservative bias, elevating longstanding critiques about the polling firm’s credibility. The survey, released Monday, asked four questions about the Wisconsin clash over Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s budget plan, which would strip the collective…

Wisconsin protesters heckle Fox reporter: ‘Tell the truth!’

Fox News correspondent Mike Tobin was nearly drowned out Monday by protesters in Wisconsin chanting “tell the truth!” “Shep, you’re going to have to listen above the hecklers as I answer your question,” he said to Fox News anchor Shepard Smith. While neither Smith or Tobin addressed the demonstrators directly,…

Sen. Lugar on the budget ‘blame game’

Senator Richard Lugar wants Obama to bring the Democrats and Republicans together to sort out the budget battle and prevent a government shutdown. This video is from CNN, broadcast February 20, 2011.…

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…

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