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Robocalls spam WI Democrats, telling them not to vote in recall elections

Today marks Wisconsin’s recall election, and polls are expected to be crowded all day. The unusual nature of the election — after all, it’s not often that voters are riled up enough to draw up a petition to recall their lawmakers — has confused some about procedure, and the robocalls…

Ron Paul retiring from Congress to seek presidency

After 24 years of public life, Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) said Tuesday he will resign his post in the U.S. House of Representatives to fully devote himself to a presidential run. “Big news!” a post to Paul’s official Facebook page declared. “I have decided not to seek re-election for my…

Perry touts endorsement of pastor who called Statue of Liberty ‘demonic’

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), who is flirting with a presidential bid, has issued a “call to prayer” for a nation in “historic crisis” due to what he claims is a lack of humility before the Christian deity. To facilitate this, Perry has announced plans to convene a meeting of…

Bachmann claimed ex-nun, lesbian tried to abduct her over gay rights

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann has bragged that she has a “titanium spine,” but an examination of police reports found that the Minnesota congresswoman has been quick to call law enforcement. Bachmann’s complaints have included people egging her house, activists throwing glitter on her and even a claim of false…

Hartmann: Hacking scandals threaten Murdoch’s media empire

On Monday night’s The Big Picture with progressive talk show host Thom Hartmann, Raw Story was invited to discuss the latest on the hacking scandals plaguing Rupert Murdoch’s media conglomerate in the U.K. Though Hartmann suggests that Fox News or The Wall Street Journal could be next, where authorities will…

O’Reilly confronts Nancy Grace over Casey Anthony coverage

Despite sharing her “sense of certainty” about Casey Anthony’s guilt, Bill O’Reilly managed to come off looking much more reasonable than Headline News anchor Nancy Grace in a discussion last night. Confronting her with her critics’ words, she kept insisting that “it doesn’t change the truth.” “I don’t care what…

Undercover video exposes Bachmann anti-gay therapy

ABC News presented undercover video Monday that confirms the clinic owned by Michele Bachmann and her husband Dr. Marcus Bachmann does indeed try to “pray away the gay.” The Nation reported last week that Andrew Ramirez’s mother took him to the clinic in 2004 at the age of 17 because…

Light fight: GOP wants to bring back incandescent light bulbs

In a Tuesday morning Fox News segment, Tennessee Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn made the recent GOP efforts to repeal the ban on incandescent light bulbs a metaphor for the entire Republican point of view. According to Blackburn, the current eco-friendly lightbulbs outsource jobs to China, represent the government in our…

U.S. lays bare concerns on Pakistan army

In suspending aid, the United States is showing it will no longer give the benefit of the doubt to Pakistan’s military after a long debate on how to handle the powerful institution. President Barack Obama’s administration took office with a determination to strengthen Pakistan’s weak democratic leaders and crafted a…

Testy U.S. debt talks set to enter third day

President Barack Obama and his Republican opponents headed Tuesday into a third straight day of talks seeking an elusive deal to avert a potentially ruinous early August default on US debt payments. The 3:45 pm (1935 GMT) discussions at the White House came after Obama Monday scolded Republicans and pressed…

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