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Texas considering Confederate flag license plate

Texas officials are in the process of deciding whether to offer a specialty license plate featuring the Confederate flag. The Texas Sons of Confederate Veterans designed the plate to honor Texans who fought in the Civil War, but the idea is offensive to many. “It brings back the anger from…

House rejects measure authorizing Libya mission

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – War-fatigued lawmakers in the House of Representatives took a symbolic swipe at President Barack Obama’s Libya policy on Friday, rejecting a resolution that would have authorized his limited military intervention against Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi for a year. The Republican-led House, upset over Obama’s failure to seek…

Schumer: Debt limit deal must include revenues

WASHINGTON – One day after the debt limit negotiations fell into disarray, Sen. Chuck Schumer made it clear that Democrats won’t accept any deal that doesn’t include revenue increases along with spending cuts. “Make no mistake: there needs to be revenues in any deal,” the New York Democrat told reporters…

Van Jones on the deficit: ‘We are not stupid. We can do the math.’

Van Jones, Obama’s former green jobs czar, kicked off a new progressive movement at New York City’s Town Hall last night with an ambitious goal — to build a vocal counterweight to the Tea Party, who he says has monopolized the dialogue on America’s economic woes. “We are trying to…

2012 Republican Gary Johnson defends WikiLeaks

Republican 2012 presidential candidate Gary Johnson defended WikiLeaks as an agent of government transparency Thursday, breaking with a large bipartisan consensus that the group is a threat to the United States. “Government needs to be transparent,” Johnson, a libertarian, told RT’s The Alyona Show on Thursday evening. “The more transparent…

2012 Republican Gary Johnson defends WikiLeaks

Republican 2012 presidential candidate Gary Johnson defended WikiLeaks as an agent of government transparency Thursday, breaking with a large bipartisan consensus that the group is a threat to the United States. “Government needs to be transparent,” Johnson, a libertarian, told RT’s The Alyona Show on Thursday evening. “The more transparent…

2012 Republican Gary Johnson defends WikiLeaks

Republican 2012 presidential candidate Gary Johnson defended WikiLeaks as an agent of government transparency Thursday, breaking with a large bipartisan consensus that the group is a threat to the United States. “Government needs to be transparent,” Johnson, a libertarian, told RT’s The Alyona Show on Thursday evening. “The more transparent…

Rare Billy the Kid photo to go on auction block

SANTA FE, New Mexico — A photograph of a smirking Billy the Kid, taken outside a New Mexico saloon near to where the famed outlaw was shot dead, could fetch up to $1 million at an auction on Saturday. The two-by-three-inch (five-by-eight-centimeter) tintype is the only known adult portrait of…

Christie: Obama should ‘show up’ if he wants debt limit raised

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie appeared on the Today Show Friday to celebrate his state’s cuts to pension benefits and he had some advice for President Barack Obama. The president must personally participate in talks with Republicans if he wants the debt ceiling raised, according to Christie. “First, the president…

Olbermann plays clips from pot movies to discuss legalization

Discussing a new measure by Reps. Ron Paul (R-TX) and Barney Frank (D-MA) to lift the federal ban on marijuana, Current TV’s Keith Olbermann played clips from pot movies and cracked a few jokes. He splashed segments from Reefer Madness (which he called “a great watch if you’re baked”), Easy…

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