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House to use Skype for constituent calls, despite security concerns

Technology experts for the House of Representatives said in a memo Tuesday that House members will now be able to use the free Internet-based phone and videoconferencing service Skype. Security concerns had originally stopped the House from allowing use of Skype, logisticians explained to The Hill. “There’s a concern about…

Woman sprays police with breast milk

CHICAGO (Reuters) – A lactating U.S. woman was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after she sprayed sheriff’s deputies with breast milk as they tried to remove her from a vehicle, police said on Monday. Ohio-resident Stephanie Robinette, 30, was arrested and charged with domestic violence and assault linked to…

Olbermann: Fire TSA’s chief and replace him with ‘a human being’

During his reoccurring “Worst Persons” segment Monday night, Current TV’s liberal host Keith Olbermann called for John Pistole, head of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), to be fired and replaced with “a human being.” Olbermann was reacting to reports that the TSA instructed a woman to remove her 95-year-old mother’s…

How the BET Awards are a symbol for 2011

Infamous YouTube rant-master Jay Smooth explains how the epic blooper at the BET Awards — presenter Tiffany Green was shown two different winners, between her cue card and the teleprompter — changed his life: He now has an iconic image to explain his feelings and symbolize his generation, he said.…

Evacuations as fire threatens Los Alamos nuclear lab

LOS ANGELES — The top US nuclear research lab was ordered to stay closed Tuesday after flames reached it and the local town began evacuating, though all high-risk materials were safe, officials said Monday. The Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) said there had been “no off-site releases of contamination” after…

Rachel Maddow explains the nuclear power plant flood in Nebraska

Rachel Maddow called attention to a problem that’s been brewing at the Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant in Nebraska, on the shores of the Missouri River. The power plant is currently flooding, due to heavy rainfall this season, and errors by plant workers that have broken down the facility’s defenses…

Obama looks to raise $600 billion by cutting corporate subsidies, raising taxes

By Zeke Miller The White House announced today that it is seeking to raise $600 billion in revenue through new taxes and the elimination of corporate subsidies as part of a deal to lower the deficit and raise the debt ceiling. President Barack Obama is trying to ensure that any…

Republican Pawlenty assails Obama on Middle East

Republican White House hopeful Tim Pawlenty charged Tuesday that President Barack Obama has mishandled the “Arab Spring” and that prospects for Middle East peace have dimmed on the Democrat’s watch. “Israeli-Palestinian peace is further away now than the day Barack Obama came to office,” the former Minnesota governor said in…

Filmmaker: Corporations distorted the public’s view of courts

Susan Saladoff, director of the documentary “Hot Coffee,” discussed on MSNBC’s The Dylan Ratigan Show Monday how large corporations used a seemingly “frivolous” lawsuit against McDonalds to push for tort reform laws. “What happens is that if [corporations] can distort the facts and convince the public that the system is…

New Orleans police on trial for post-Katrina killings

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana — Five New Orleans police officers indiscriminately shot unarmed residents during the chaos unleashed by Hurricane Katrina and got colleagues to help cover up the crime, prosecutors said Monday. “Shoot first, and ask questions later,” federal prosecutor Bobbi Bernstein said during opening arguments of a high-profile trial…

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