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If spending cuts kill jobs, ‘so be it’: Boehner

WASHINGTON – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) on Tuesday showed little concern for the federal job losses that could result from the GOP’s proposed spending cuts. “In the last two years, under President Obama, the federal government has added 200,000 new federal jobs. If some of those jobs are lost…

Iraqi defector ‘Curveball’ admits to WMD lies that led to war

Raw Story reports : An Iraqi defector, codenamed Curveball, who allegedly helped convince the Bush administration that Saddam Hussein had a secret stash of biological and chemical weapons, has admitted for the first time that he made it all up. This video is from The Guardian, uploaded Feb. 15, 2011.…

Lawrence O’Donnell calls Bill O’Reilly a ‘joke’

After Bill O’Reilly called MSNBC “anti-American”—like the Muslim Brotherhood—Lawrence O’Donnell responds in the segment, “Rewrite on Fox News.” This video is from MSNBC’s The Last Word, uploaded on February 14, 2011. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Panel casts doubt on FBI scientific evidence in anthrax case

An independent panel of scientists has determined that the FBI did not have enough scientific evidence to produce a conviction in the case of the 2001 anthrax attacks that killed five people. The National Academies of Sciences released a review Tuesday of the science used in the investigation. The $1.1…

Barbara Bush tells crying husband: ‘You could be Speaker of the House’

Former president George H.W. Bush choked up on NBC’s Today show while reading a love letter to his wife Barbara from their 49th wedding anniversary, making Barbara jokingly compare him to the equally emotional John Boehner. “You know what?” Barbara told George. “You could be speaker of the House.” This…

Stewart mocks Fox News for crediting US with Egypt revolution

Jon Stewart takes on Fox News and others in the media over coverage of the Egyptian revolution, particularly those who sought to give the United States credit for what thousands of demonstrators accomplished in their home country. This video is from Comedy Central, broadcast Feb. 14, 2011 The Daily Show…

Obama urges tackling major debt problems

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Tuesday called for reforming the gigantic government pension and healthcare programs, as well as simplifying the tax code — steps that would go far beyond the $3.7 trillion budget he proposed this week. At a White House news conference, Obama tried to quell…

Rand Paul pleads for conservatives to oppose the PATRIOT Act

WASHINGTON – Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) wrote to colleagues Tuesday voicing objections to the PATRIOT Act as it heads to the Senate for reauthorization, warning that it could turn America into a “police state.” Paul, a tea party favorite who was first elected last November, expressed opposition to warrantless searches…

South Dakota GOP pushes bill to legalize ‘homicide’ in defense of the unborn

“Justifiable” homicide is usually claimed in self defense cases, and in particular home invasions that end up with a dead burglar. You could say it’s one of the many things that’s big in Texas. But in South Dakota, a group of Republican state legislators have crafted a bill that would…

House votes to extend provisions of the PATRIOT Act

The US House of Representatives voted Monday to extend controversial provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act. By a vote of 275 to 144, the House passed a 10-month extension of three USA PATRIOT Act surveillance powers that were set to expire at the end of February. An earlier vote failed…

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