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Assange calls for criminal charges against ‘shock jock’ Fox hosts

WikiLeaks founder calls Bradley Manning ‘political prisoner’; says Fox hosts, politicians committing ‘terrorism’ Julian Assange has accused Fox personalities Mike Huckabee and Sarah Palin, among others, of committing terrorism through their calls to hunt down and kill the WikiLeaks founder. In an interview with MSNBC’s Cenk Uygur, Assange referred to…

‘People affiliated with our organization have already been assassinated,’ Assange claims

Update (12/28/2010): Assange may have been referring to two WikiLeaks writers that were assassinated in Kenya last year In early March 2009, WikiLeaks reported that two of their writers had been killed while doing research in Kenya. “On Thursday afternoon March 5, Oscar Kamau Kingara, director of the Kenyan based…

Miss. Gov. Barbour praises civil rights-era segregationist group

UPDATE: Spokesman for the governor responds, says Barbour is not a racist After facing scrutiny for praising a segregationist group, a spokesman for Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour told TalkingPointsMemo that “you’re trying to paint the governor as a racist and nothing could be further from the truth.” The governor recently…

Virginia Thomas stepping down as head of Liberty Central

Virginia Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, is stepping down as the President and CEO of Liberty Central, a conservative organization she founded last year, according to a published report. “She’ll take a back seat so that Liberty Central can continue with its mission without any of…

Pastor convicted of stalking abortion doctors

A North Carolina pastor and director of a conservative Christian organization was found guilty Monday of stalking four doctors who perform abortions. Sixty-two-year-old Rev. Flip Benham, director of Operation Save America, was sentenced in Mecklenburg court to two years probation for posting wild west-style “Wanted” posters that showed the name…

WikiLeaks urges U.S. to fully examine abuses

The founder of WikiLeaks called on the United States on Thursday to fully examine abuses by U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan and to halt its “aggressive investigation” into his whistle-blowing organization. Julian Assange said WikiLeaks would release thousands of documents this year concerning not only the United States, but…

Revealed: JoinTheTeaParty.us took $469,000 in donations, spent none of it on candidates

Report: Arizona-based website took nearly $500,000 in donations but didn’t turn out support for tea party or candidates A website run out of Arizona, ostensibly to support the so-called tea party movement, is under scrutiny after a local news organization dug into their finances and ownership, only to find what…

NAACP catches ties between Tea Party, racist extremist groups

The Tea Party movement has links to white supremacists, anti-immigration groups, “birthers” and other “extremists,” according to a report released by the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). The 94 page report, entitled Tea Party Nationalism (.pdf),…

Local business groups seek distance from US Chamber of Commerce

Local chambers of commerce across the country are seeking to distance themselves from the US Chamber of Commerce, or are even breaking formal links with the national group, in the wake of controversy over its role in the current election cycle. The Nashua Telegraph in New Hampshire reports that the…

Fox host who said ‘all terrorists are Muslims’ will likely keep job

Fox News host Brian Kilmeade will soon “clarify” his repeated assertion Friday that “all terrorists are Muslim,” but that’s not enough for many critics who argue there’s a media double-standard in the treatment of reporters who make anti-Semitic comments and those who are perceived to slur Muslims. “Not every Muslim…

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