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Bush daughter supports same-sex marriage

Barbara Bush, daughter of former President George W. Bush, stars in a new campaign in support of same-sex marriage. Jeff Glor reports.…

Exclusive: Wasserman Schultz calls GOP abortion bill ‘a violent act against women’

WASHINGTON – Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) on Monday tore into House Republicans for proposing legislation that would limit access to abortion coverage for some rape victims. The Florida Democrat, a rising star in her party and vice chair of the Democratic National Committee, is a leading voice on women’s…

Lieberman: ‘It’s time to turn the page’

At a press conference Wednesday, Lieberman confirmed prior reports of his intent to retire. He said he was looking forward to a “new chapter” in his life and urged Americans to work together despite their differences. This video is from MSNBC.com, broadcast Jan. 19, 2010.…

Alabama’s new GOP governor: If you’re not a Christian, you’re not my brother

Alabama Republican Governor Robert Bentley was sworn in Monday and wasted no time in offending his constituents. Speaking to Dexter Street King Memorial Baptist Church, a church once led by Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Bentley declared himself to be the governor of all Alabamians, but added that non-Christians were…

Fox pundit: Palin admitted political discourse can cause violence

Fox News contributor Mara Liasson said Sunday that while defending use of gun imagery, Fox News employee Sarah Palin actually admitted that political discourse can cause violence. Following a shooting in Tucson, Arizona that left six dead and Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) in the hospital, Sarah Palin attacked critics who…

Exclusive: America has ‘reached the point of no return,’ Reagan budget director warns

The Obama administration’s $78 billion cut to US defense spending is a mere “pin-prick” to a behemoth military-industrial complex that must drastically shrink for the good of the republic, a former Reagan administration budget director recently told Raw Story. “It amounts to a failed opportunity to recognize that we are…

Fox News graphic labels Holocaust survivor as “Holocaust Winner”

It’s not the first time Fox News has flubbed an on-screen graphic but it may be the worst. When Fox News host Gretchen Carlson interviewed Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel in mid-December, the conservative network made the unfortunate mistake of identifying him as a “Holocaust Winner” on the lower-third portion of…

Kyl warns ‘don’t ask’ repeal could cost lives

The Senate has passed a law repealing the military’s gay ban but one Republican leader is not letting the issue drop. Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl (R-AZ) said Sunday that the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” could actually “cost lives” by disrupting combat units. “From a constitutional stand point,…

Appeal denied: Julian Assange freed on bail

Julian Assange, founder of secrets website WikiLeaks, was released on bail in London Thursday evening. Authorities had held the former hacker in Wandsworth prison since Dec. 7 when he was detained on sex assault charges. “It’s great to smell the fresh air of London again,” he told reporters as he…

Exclusive: I ‘wined and dined’ NYT and WSJ for favorable coverage, health insurance whistleblower says

“It was so easy for me to get my way” A former health insurance insider turned whistleblower says that he was not only surprised at how “easy” it was to manipulate members of the news media over the years, but also reveals that he routinely “wined and dined” reporters from…

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