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RNC considered charging networks for broadcast rights to presidential debates: report

Facing a gaping $23 million debt, the Republican National Committee (RNC) is in search of innovative ways to not only close the gap but stay competitive in 2012. Newly elected chairman Reince Priebus has his work cut out for him. So what’s a nearly bankrupt party to do? For one,…

Rep. Jim McGovern offers amendment to ban federal ad spending on Fox News

Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) offered an amendment Wednesday night that would ban the federal government from spending any money to advertise on Fox News. “Over the past several years, it has become clear that the Fox News channel is wildly biased,” he said. “They continue to employ a talk show…

Weiner mocks GOP bill defunding NPR: ‘Crisis averted! What a relief!’

Liberal firebrand Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) launched a sarcastic tirade on the House floor before a successful Republican-led vote to defund National Public Radio. “Crisis averted, ladies and gentlemen! What a relief!” opened Weiner. “What a relief. I’m glad we got the economy back going, I’m glad we’ve secured our…

Newt Gingrich gave $350,000 to oust Iowa justices that legalized same sex marriage

GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich last year donated at least $350,000 to a social conservative campaign that successfully ousted three Iowa Supreme Court Justices who ruled in favor of same sex marriage in the state. After the Iowa high court unanimously voted in April 2009 to legalize same-sex marriage in…

Government employees left in the dark on shutdown procedure

With a budget showdown in Congress and only a short time left before the latest deadline expires, federal government employees have begun to get anxious about what their managers aren’t telling them. Specifically, public sector employees want to know whether they need to start looking for extra work. And they’re…

Winning: Independent voters say they’d pick Charlie Sheen over Sarah Palin

Charlie Sheen is winning, and he literally didn’t even try. A recent poll found that the more independent voters would vote for the disgraced actor in a presidential matchup against Fox News employee Sarah Palin. While two-thirds of those asked in the PPP survey (.pdf) viewed Sheen unfavorably, independents apparently…

Former Democratic Party officials face charges over a scheme to create fake tea party candidates

Two former county-level Democratic Party officials in Michigan face charges of perjury over a plan to put bogus tea party candidates on the ballot. Salon has more details. This video is from WXYZ, broadcast March 16, 2011.…

US support for nuclear power drops: poll

WASHINGTON (AFP) – An increasing number of Americans have real concerns about the safety of atomic power after a massive earthquake and tsunami sparked fears of a catastrophic meltdown at a Japanese nuclear plant, a poll released Thursday showed. In a USA Today/Gallup poll conducted since the disaster, some 70…

Donald Trump reveals he’s a birther

Donald Trump isn’t even running for president yet, but he is already gearing up for the primaries by pandering to the Republican base. In an interview with ABC News’ Ashleigh Banfield that aired Thursday, Trump said he had some doubts that President Barack Obama was a U.S. citizen. “Everybody that…

St. Patrick’s Day flash mob erupts in Australia

Over a hundred dancers spread St. Patrick’s Day cheer in Sydney, Australia by performing an Irish dance. This video was uploaded to YouTube March 16, 2011.…

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