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‘Scumbag!’: Judge behind ‘cash for kids’ scheme gets an earful

In the trials of those behind the “kids for cash” scheme discussed in Michael Moore’s film Capitalism: A Love Story, one recently convicted judge, who sentenced countless innocent children to a private juvenile detention center, recently got an earful from a furious mother whose son committed suicide. This video is…

Wisconsin Democratic leader still hopes for GOP compromise

MADISON (Reuters) – A leading Wisconsin Democrat said on Saturday he still hopes Republicans will back away from moves to sharply reduce state workers’ collective bargaining rights, which have sparked mass protests. “My hope is before Tuesday enough Republicans will recognize this proposal is over-reaching and the support for this…

Republicans attack unions to hurt Democrats: analysts

MADISON, Wisconsin — Republican attempts to disband public workers unions in Wisconsin and other key states are part of a broad strategy to undermine US President Barak Obama and his Democrats at the ballot box, analysts said. Unions have been the biggest sources of financial and grass roots, get-out-the-vote organizational…

Live stream: Protesters call for recall of Wisconsin’s GOP senators

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Former CIA officer’s arrest at Clinton talk like ‘Kafka’

Ray McGovern, former US Army and CIA officer, spoke with DemocracyNow! Friday about his arrest after his silent protest during a talk on Internet freedom given by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. He described the event as “like something right out of Franz Kafka.” This video is from DemocracyNow!,…

House cuts federal spending by $61.5 billion

Medicare, Medicaid remain untouched WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The House of Representatives on Saturday approved legislation to cut federal spending deeply through September, a plan that is sure to be stopped by President Barack Obama and his fellow Democrats in the Senate. The Republican-backed bill is a challenge to Obama to…

Cheney’s office misled Colin Powell on Iraq threat, former aide says

Lawrence Wilkerson, the former chief of staff of former Secretary of State Colin Powell, said Friday that former vice president Dick Cheney’s office misled his old boss with bogus information to sell the Iraq War to the American people. This talk with MSNBC’s Cenk Uygur Friday came in the wake…

Bill Maher heckled during talk on women in Muslim world

Dealing with hecklers is nothing new for Bill Maher. In 2007, he went so far as to personally escort one unruly “9/11 truther” off his show’s sound stage. On Saturday, Maher was more reserved when a man interrupted discussion on the treatment of women in the Muslim world. The heckler…

Obama touts education as path to win global competition

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US President Barack Obama highlighted Saturday the importance of improving the US education system as a means of maintaining America’s competitive edge in the modern world. “Over the next 10 years, nearly half of all new jobs will require education beyond high school, many requiring proficiency in…

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.…

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