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Voter warns Mary Landrieu on Obama: ‘I don’t vote for black people… They got their place’

An article published by NPR on Tuesday indicated that Sen. Mary Landrieu’s (D-LA) tough re-election battle in Louisiana could be less about her vote for health care reform, and more about her decision to support the country’s first black president. For weeks, groups like Koch brothers-funded Americans for Prosperity have…

Senate votes 68-31 to break filibuster and debate gun safety bill

The U.S. Senate voted 68-31 on Thursday to cut off a filibuster by a group of far-right Republicans and allow debate on a new gun safety measure aimed at preventing the kind of tragedies that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. According to USA Today, 16 Republican Senators…

Long slog to 2014 begins for Senate’s ‘red state’ Democrats

The agony of the 2014 election cycle has already begun for incumbent Democrats from “red” states. That became apparent Thursday, when three Democratic senators from conservative-leaning states – Mark Pryor of Arkansas, Kay Hagan of North Carolina, and Mary Landrieu of Louisiana – rejected their…  …

Women U.S. senators press Clinton on Myanmar rapes

Twelve women US senators accused Myanmar’s regime on Wednesday of using rape as a “weapon of war” and urged Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to pressure the government to halt the practice. “Given the Burmese regime’s unabated use of rape as a weapon of war, we urge you to call…

Wiretappin’ Ain’t Easy

It takes some effort to do something more ridiculous than dress up as Pimp Von Pimpington III, but James O’Keefe still did it: Alleging a plot to tamper with phones in Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu’s office in the Hale Boggs Federal Building in downtown New Orleans, the FBI arrested four…

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