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St. Louis Tea Party suggests ‘bigoted’ NAACP should be taxed

An organization devoted to fighting for less government and less taxes drafted a resolution which condemned another group’s proposed resolution and suggested that the IRS should reconsider its tax-exempt status. “A Tea Party group in Missouri, reacting to the NAACP’s plan to take up a resolution branding the conservative movement…

Exclusive: ACORN leader says critics mounted ‘McCarthy-era war against the poor’ after report clears organization of wrongdoing

The former president of the now-dissolved activist group ACORN struck back at Republicans, Democrats and even the Obama Administration Thursday after a federal report cleared the organization of misusing federal funds and election fraud. In an exclusive interview with Raw Story — her first public remarks since the report’s release…

Congressional report clears ACORN of wrongdoing — after group forced to disband

When a duo of right-wing provocateurs posing as a pimp and prostitute released selectively-edited videos trying to impugn the community activist group ACORN, both Democrats and Republicans condemned the organization. Congress then voted to cut off federal funding for the group (a decision that was later ruled unconstitutional). Following negative…

Democrats get more ‘aggressive’ and ‘bullish’ on terrorism

Not every Democrat is up for reelection this year, but perhaps many are acting like they are to help “weaker” colleagues who could hurt their majority status, or, just maybe, the party is just sick and tired of being labeled by the GOP and the media as the ‘softer on…

Boy Scouts ordered to pay $18.5 million in sexual abuse case

A jury in Portland, Oregon on Friday ordered the Boy Scouts of America to pay 18.5 million dollars in punitive damages to a man who was abused by a Scout leader in the 1980s, local media reported.…

Biden lauds killing of Qaida in Iraq figure US military once declared fictional

Maybe it’s really the smoke monster from ABC’s Lost. Monday afternoon in the White House briefing room, Vice President Joe Biden lauded reports that “early in the morning, October 18th, Iraqi security forces killed the two most senior leaders of al-Qaeda in Iraq during a series of joint security operations.”…

Report: USA Swimming coaches abused ‘dozens’ of teen athletes

USA Swimming, the governing body for competitive swimming in the US, banned at least 36 coaches over the past decade for “sexual misconduct” involving the young athletes they train, an investigative news report has found. ABC News has found that “dozens” of teens have been the victims of abuses ranging…

Boy Scouts of America sued over sexual abuse of children

With the Vatican in the grips of a pedophilia scandal, the spotlight in America is being turned on US scouting, which is accused of keeping quiet about decades of alleged sexual aggression by its leaders against young boys. The Boy Scouts of America are being sued by a man who…

Report: Boy Scouts have covered up sex abuse for decades

The Boy Scouts of America has long kept an extensive archive of secret documents that chronicle the sexual abuse of young boys by Scout leaders over the years. The “perversion files,” a nickname the Boy Scouts are said to have used for the documents, have rarely been seen by the…

Food for thought as Weight Watchers joins McDonald’s

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — The slimmers organization Weight Watchers has teamed up with fast-food giant McDonald’s in New Zealand — in a deal that some of their members are finding difficult to stomach. The dieting company will put their logo on three different McDonald’s meals, that each adds up to…

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