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Whoopi Goldberg furiously denounces Family Leader pledge signed by Bachmann

Whoopi Goldberg blasted Rep. Michele Bachmann for signing a “pro-marriage” pledge that claimed, among other things, that African American children were better off under slavery than they are today. “I am starting to feel like there is some kind of racial thing going around,” Goldberg said Monday on ABC’s The…

U.N. says U.S. broke torture rule in denying access to Manning

On the same day that a major human rights organization issued a scathing report on Bush-era prisoner abuses, the United Nations alleged that the United States had violated a “long-standing” rule meant to prevent the torture of prisoners, by denying an official access to Pvt. Bradley Manning, the lone soldier…

New York clerk quits over same sex marriage

by On Top Magazine Laura Fotusky has quit her job as town clerk of Barker, New York rather than sign marriage licenses for gay and lesbian couples, POLITICO.com reported. New York last month became the sixth – and most populous – state to legalize gay marriage after Governor Andrew Cuomo…

Human rights group calls for Bush, top officials to be prosecuted for torture

A leading human rights group said Tuesday that former U.S. President George W. Bush and much of his cabinet should be thoroughly investigated for war crimes. The 107-page Human Rights Watch (HRW) report, “Getting Away with Torture: The Bush Administration and Mistreatment of Detainees,” presented evidence that top U.S. officials…

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…

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