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Donald Trump is ‘destroying the Republican Party’

The Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart and the Huffington Post’s Alex Wagner claimed that Donald Trump was dividing the GOP Monday on MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews. “For someone to rise to the top of more than one poll based on a lie — based on a long disproven contention that…

Journalist Joe Klein to Ron Paul: Things are always more complicated than what you say

TIME magazine’s Joe Klein and Texas Rep. Ron Paul discussed dealing with the trillion dollar federal deficit on MSNBC’s The Dylan Ratigan Show. In typical fashion, the libertarian-leaning congressman advocated rolling back economic regulations and cutting government spending, while Klein retorted that the situation was more complicated than that. Watch…

Republicans hire former solicitor general to defend the Defense of Marriage Act

House Republicans, led by Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), have hired former U.S. solicitor general Paul Clement to defend the ban on federal recognition of same sex marriage. In February, President Barack Obama decided that a key section of the Defense of Marriage Act, legislation passed by Congress in 1996 that…

Oklahoma passes law to restrict Westboro Baptist protests

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed a bill into law Monday that restricts members of the Westboro Baptist Church from protesting at military funerals. The new law, introduced by Republican State Senator Josh Brecheen, prohibits protests two hours before or after a funeral. It also restricts protesters from being within 1,000…

Obama to launch campaign-style budget blitz

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama this week takes his 2012 reelection bid cross-country, to the airwaves and to Facebook, pushing a prescription for long-term US fiscal health that includes tax hikes on the richest Americans. Obama, whose audacious 2008 White House bid leaned heavily on social networking sites, will hype…

Koch Industries buying ads to refute news stories

Koch Industries has launched a website and is buying advertisements on Google and Facebook to counter news stories critical of the politically-active company. Charles and David Koch, owners of Koch Industries, were principle financiers of Wisconsin’s Republican Governor Scott Walker and the tea party movement. They are also supporters of…

Fox News host Shepard Smith praises WikiLeaks

While covering the latest WikiLeaks release in The Washington Post on the United States’ covert support of Syrian opposition groups, the host of Fox Report with Shepard Smith and Studio B said documents released by the secrets outlet seem to be “the only straight answers we get any more.” This…

Former surgeon general ‘could vomit’ from all the ‘vaginal politics’

During an interview on Monday, the first African-American U.S. surgeon general defended the reproductive health center Planned Parenthood and federal Title X funds, both of which have recently come under attack from social conservatives. “Reproductive rights are just an extension of every other kind of justice and right there is,”…

Obamas taxed 26 percent on their $1.7 million income in 2010

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle earned $1.728 million in 2010 and paid about a quarter of it in taxes, according to their federal tax return released Monday. Their total tax bill came to $453,770. The bulk of their earnings, $1.383 million, came from Obama’s book sales. They reported…

Air traffic controllers not paid to nap, LaHood says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood assured the public on Monday that the federal government was implementing new measures to ensure that air traffic controllers do not fall asleep on the job. Several separate incidents have alarmed regulators and safety advocates in recent weeks, including a lone controller at Washington’s Reagan National Airport who…

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