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‘I don’t answer to my party,’ Democratic senator brags in ad

Lincoln touts opposition to public option, day after liberals raise million for primary foe A conservative Democratic senator may have angered more than just the progressive base with her new ad. She could be drawing ire from her party’s entire establishment after ripping its legislative priorities. Facing challengers from the…

Dem vows: Republicans who filibuster will ‘have pain, too’

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow appeared frustrated on Wednesday. She’d called out Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) the night before for what she described as a “total, utter, complete, 100%, unambiguous lie’” on health care reform. He’d responded by twittering that her accusation was a “wonderful badge of honor.” “People who want health…

Maddow: Republicans not embarrassed by their own hypocrisy

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow is furious about knee-jerk Republican opposition to anything the Obama administration proposes, but she is equally frustrated by “the futility of Democrats … trying to persuade Republicans to go along with them on policies that are good for the country.” Maddow summed up the current Republican position…

‘I am the people’: Chavez says ahead of elections

CARACAS (AFP) – – “I am the people,” President Hugo Chavez boomed confidently Saturday as thousands of pro- and anti-government demonstrators in Caracas sharpened their rhetoric ahead of this year’s legislative elections. Marking the anniversary of the downfall of General Marcos Perez Jimenez in 1958, demonstrators of all stripes turned…

Gay advocates mock Rick Warren’s ‘urgent’ donation pleas

WASHINGTON — Evangelical pastor Rick Warren’s “urgent” plea for donations to sustain his megachurch has been met with amusement and mockery from gay rights advocates. Warren posted a letter online Wednesday saying his Saddleback Church is “$900,000 in the red for the year” and pleaded with congregants to help fill…

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