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Convicted fraudster and health care astroturfer runs… for governor

The newest entrant into the Florida governors’ race has a history that he’d probably prefer to keep secret. Rick Scott, former hospital executive and leader of a million-dollar astroturf operation to try and kill health care legislation, has entered the Republican primary and will launch his first television ad this…

Mississippi gov joins in: No need to cite slavery when cheering Confederacy

Gov. Haley Barbour (R-MS) believes there’s no need to mention slavery when honoring the Confederacy because it “goes without saying” that slavery is “bad.” “I don’t know what you would say about slavery,” Barbour said Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union, “but anyone who thinks that you have to…

Obama: McDonnell slavery omission ‘unacceptable’

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell apologized Wednesday for neglecting to include a mention of slavery in a proclamation proclaiming April “Confederate History Month.” President Barack Obama called that “an unacceptable omission” Thursday. “I’m a big history buff. And I think that understanding the history of the Confederacy and understanding the history…

Mom: Son who threatened Pelosi got radical ideas from Fox News

It may not be a story you’ll hear about if you watch America’s “fair and balanced” news network. In an interview on a California ABC News affiliate, the mother of a man arrested for threatening House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) blamed Fox News for exacerbating her son’s mental illness, saying…

Update: Va. governor apologizes for saying slavery not ‘significant’

UPDATE: McDonnell apologizes for excluding slavery from proclamation; group that pushed for Confederate History Month ‘has ties to white supremacists’ Following a public outcry, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell has apologized for saying that he omitted any mention of slavery from his Confederate History Month proclamation because he wanted to focus…

Pro-gun ‘patriot groups’ plan dual rallies in Washington on disputed April anniversary

Update (at bottom): Pro-gun ads appearing in this report not directly linked to RAW STORY The date April 19 seems to have a strange echo in American history. According to the media, a pro-gun group planning a rally in Washington, D.C. on that day is doing so because it is…

GOP Governor: Media gave health reform ‘longest wet kiss’ in history

Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour must not be watching Fox News because he thinks coverage of health care reform has been largely favorable. Barbour says the media has gushed over Democrats’ ideas to improve health care in the US. “Since this thing passed last weekend, we’ve been seeing the longest wet…

Obama signs historic health care reform into law

Making history with a stroke of his pen, US President Barack Obama Tuesday signed into law sweeping reforms that will for the first time ensure health care coverage for almost every American. “It is fitting that Congress passed this historic legislation this week for as we mark the turning of…

Rove denies Bush admin said oil would help pay for war

NBC was the latest stop on Karl Rove’s book tour for ‘Courage and Consequence.’ Revising history has been his main focus recently, and this morning’s interview with Tom Brokaw focused on Iraqi oil revenues. Addressing a Congressional panel, former Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz claimed that Iraqi oil revenues would…

Texas approves radical right-wing history books

Change will impact students across country For the next ten years, millions of students in Texas and across the country will read history textbooks suggesting that the actions of witch-hunt instigator Joseph McCarthy were justified. They will read about religious icon John Calvin instead of Thomas Jefferson. They will read…

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