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Ron Paul ‘money bomb’ rakes in over $700K in one day

Money poured into an online “money bomb” fundraiser for Texas Rep. Ron Paul (R) on Thursday ahead of a Fox News Republican presidential debate. As of 7:00pm EST, the libertarian-leaning congressman had accumulated over $700,000, according to his website. A previous “money bomb” fundraiser in February raised around $700,000 for…

Rep. Paul Ryan blames town hall backlash on ThinkProgress

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) blamed the liberal blog ThinkProgress and others for some of the rowdy town hall meetings he recently faced. “My town halls were phenomenally, overwhelmingly supportive,” the congressman told Bloomberg. “And this was after – you know, it was reported by the media that…

Offshore drilling bill ‘decreases safety, increases Big Oil profits’

As gas prices reach $4 per gallon, the House passed legislation Thursday that would allow offshore drilling to expand, but an environmental watchdog says the bill will not help bring down gas prices and would weaken government oversight. “It’s astounding enough that the House would even consider expanding offshore drilling…

David Koch: ‘Hardcore socialist’ Obama is ‘scary to me’

Oil baron David Koch has made it clear he is no fan of President Barack Obama, but Wednesday night he provided a fresh reason for his anti-Obama views: the president is frightening. Obama is “a hardcore socialist,” Koch told the New York Magazine at a spring ball, “and he’s marvelous…

Gay GOP group denounces gay Republican candidate as ‘a bad joke’

WASHINGTON – The nation’s best-known group representing gay conservatives fiercely denounced and dismissed gay GOP presidential candidate, Fred Karger of California. “Fred Karger’s candidacy is a bad joke. He is not a credible candidate,” GOProud‘s executive director Jimmy LaSalvia told Raw Story in an email. “For one, I’ve never heard…

Democratic lawmaker introduces LGBT-inclusive immigration reform bill

Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA) wants to do something about the nearly 6 million people that have been separated from their spouses, minor children, sisters or brothers for years because of an immigration backlog. The congressman announced Thursday that he was introducing the Reuniting Families Act (H.R. 2709) to reform the…

Republican push to privatize Medicare unraveling

WASHINGTON – Americans concerned about the future of Medicare can breathe a sigh of relief: recent developments on Capitol Hill suggest Republicans are easing up in their push to turn the program into a voucher system. The proposal is a non-starter in the Senate, and unlikely to survive President Barack…

Pam Geller: Obama illegitimate because parents had ‘sham’ marriage

Conservative activist Pam Geller now believes she has insight into the intimate details of President Barack Obama’s parents’ marriage. The anti-Muslim Geller took up the cause of birtherism in a recent World Net Daily article where she claimed Obama was an illegitimate president because he was also an illegitimate child.…

Sony tells Congress Anonymous might be responsible for massive PlayStation hack

Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) does not know who stole data from nearly 75 million customer accounts on their PlayStation and Sony Online services, but they claim to have a hunch. In an open letter to members of the U.S. House Subcomittee on Commerce Manufacturing and Trade, the chairman of…

WATCH LIVE: Obama visits Ground Zero

Watch President Obama visit Ground Zero in New York City, courtesy of MSNBC, below: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

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