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Ohio ‘heartbeat bill’ would ban most abortions

Republican lawmakers in Ohio unveiled legislation Wednesday that would ban abortions of any fetus found to have a heartbeat, a move that could ban most abortions in the state. Under legislation sponsored by State Representative Lynn Wachtmann, doctors would be forbidden from performing an abortion the moment a heartbeat is…

CIA officials involved in detainee abuse rarely reprimanded, sometimes promoted

CIA officers who were involved in cases of wrongful imprisonment, mistreatment and even detainee deaths have often avoided serious punishment and in many cases been promoted within the agency, an investigation by the Associated Press has found. Take the case of German citizen Khaled El-Masri, who was kidnapped and transferred…

GOP congressman resigns over failed attempt at extramarital sex

A Republican congressman from western New York announced his resignation Monday after a gossip website published a shirtless photo he sent to a woman who posted a Craigslist personal ad. According to a report at Gawker, Rep. Chris Lee (R-NY) responded to an ad a 34-year-old woman posted to Craigslist’s…

Napolitano warns of ‘heightened’ terror threat

WASHINGTON — The United States is facing “heightened” threats of attacks from extremists, possibly the highest since the attacks of September 11, 2001, the head of US homeland security told lawmakers Wednesday. “There is no question that we have made many important strides in securing our country from terrorism since…

Is Obama too soft on big business?

Rachel Maddow invites Pulitzer-prize winning political analyst Eugene Robinson to discuss Obama’s Monday speech at the Chamber of Commerce. “All of the niceness in [Obama's] speech…wasn’t directed at the people in the hall, it was directed at the folks at home, especially the independent voters,” says Robinson. This video is…

AOL buying Huffington Post for 315 million

For news on what liberals are thinking about this acquisition, read this Raw Story exclusive: “Adbusters: The left built Huffington, and we can tear it down too:. This video is from the Associated Press, uploaded on February 07, 2011.…

Anti-stimulus Republican Allen West endorses stimulus-funded projects

WASHINGTON – Freshman Rep. Allen West (R-FL), who won his House seat partly by bashing the stimulus and government spending, this week hailed stimulus-funded projects for creating jobs and boosting economic growth. “It’s time for incumbent Ron Klein to admit his ideas just don’t work. The stimulus failed to produce…

74 members of Congress file letter questioning impartiality of Justice Thomas

Seventy-four Members of Congress have signed a letter calling for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to recuse himself from cases involving the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act because of his family’s financial ties to groups dedicated to lobbying against it. “The appearance of a conflict of interest merits recusal…

Noam Chomsky on how climate change became a ‘liberal hoax’

Noam Chomsky talks about the Chamber of Commerce, the American Petroleum Institute and other business lobbies’ campaigns “to try and convince the population that global warming is a liberal hoax.” According to Chomsky, this massive campaign has succeeded in convincing a good portion of America’s population to doubt the human…

Sen. Gillibrand: GOP bills show a ‘heinous disregard’ for women

At a GOP press conference yesterday in DC, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand harshly criticized the GOP for failing to address the real concerns of voters–focusing instead on bills to limit women’s choices and health care decisions. This video is from Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, uploaded on February 09, 2011.…

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