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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…

U.S. astronauts set for last spacewalk of shuttle era

Two US astronauts were to step out on the last spacewalk of the shuttle era Tuesday at the International Space Station where Atlantis is docked on the final mission of the 30-year US program. Americans Ron Garan and Mike Fossum were chosen for the six and a half hour spacewalk,…

Strong blast hits Egyptian gas pipeline: report

CAIRO — Saboteurs bombed an Egyptian gas pipeline in the Sinai peninsula for the fourth time since February, cutting supplies to Israel and Jordan, the official MENA news agency reported Tuesday. The blast occurred near the town of al-Arish in the north of the Sinai peninsula, it said, adding that…

Alan Grayson running to regain Congressional seat

Former Democratic U.S. Representative Alan Grayson (FL) announced on MSNBC’s The Ed Show Monday night that he was running for his Congress seat once again. Grayson made a name for himself thanks to an impassioned speech on the House floor defending health care reform. He was defeated by Republican Dan…

Southern Poverty Law Center labels Senator Rand Paul an ‘extremist’

The Southern Poverty Law Center included Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky in a list of “extreme right-wing” candidates in its latest Intelligence Report. The civil rights organization labeled Paul as an extremist because he said that private businesses should not have to follow the Civil Rights Act of 1964…

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