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Another ‘runaway general’? Military reportedly employed ‘psyops’ against US Senators

Michael Hastings has struck again. The reporter whose story for Rolling Stone forced the resignation of former Gen. Stanley McChrystal has a new story out, this time focusing on what he calls “psyops” employed against elected officials by yet another “runaway general.” However, when told to target high-profile individuals such…

Talking Points Memo editor moves to Raw Story

MEDIA ADVISORY — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Megan Carpentier to lead Raw Story, Raw Replay Raw Story is pleased to announce that Megan Carpentier, an editor with Talking Points Memo and the former politics and news director at Air America Radio, has been selected as the company’s new executive editor. Carpentier…

‘All of our gun laws are extremely porous,’ Raw tells Russia Today

When Raw Story investigative reporter Brad Jacobson published his report on how 2 million dangerously mentally ill people are missing from America’s national gun register, Russia’s largest news network took notice. Appearing on Russia Today’s The Alyona Show, he told the interviewer that gun laws in the states have become…

Former Fox News employee: ‘Stuff is just made up’

A former employee of Fox News called the company a “propaganda outfit” that is determined to undermine the Obama administration and Democrats. “I don’t think people would believe it’s as concocted as it is; that stuff is just made up,” the employee, whose name was kept anonymous, told the liberal…

Update: Palantir apologizes for proposal to attack WikiLeaks

The data intelligence firm Palantir Technologies apologized Thursday for its involvement in developing a proposal to Bank of America to attack secrets outlet WikiLeaks. Two other data intelligence firms, HBGary Federal and Berico Technologies, helped to concoct a plan for a coordinated cyber assault against the website. “I have directed…

Huffington’s partner at AOL a ‘conservative’ who gave to GOP candidate: report

Progressive fans of the Huffington Post aren’t too happy about the site being acquired by America On-Line. Now, they may have another reason to lament the purchase. A source close to AOL CEO Tim Armstrong, a former Google executive hired in 2009, told Business Insider that while he “calls himself…

Olbermann takes news exec job at Current Media

UPDATE: Keith Olbermann announced Tuesday late morning on Twitter that he has accepted a job as Chief News Officer of Current Media, the parent company of Current TV. Original story unfolds below… WASHINGTON – Liberal former MSNBC star Keith Olbermann is reportedly taking his talents to Current TV, the channel…

Update: Egypt denied VP was targeted for assassination

Update: Egypt denied Saturday that Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman was a target of a recent assassination attempt, according to the Associated Press. A random bullet fired from criminals fighting against each other hit the lead car in Suleiman’s motorcade on Jan. 28, a statement from the Egyptian government said.…

New GOP bill would deny abortions to women in life-threatening situations: group

WASHINGTON – Engulfed by criticisms from women’s advocates, House Republicans have reportedly given up on legislative language that would deny some rape victims the ability to seek federally-assisted abortion coverage. But according to the leading abortion rights group NARAL, a new version of a related bill would allow hospitals to…

Live: Al Jazeera English covers Egypt’s revolution

The video below is a live broadcast from Al Jazeera English, covering the Egyptian revolution. Our live chat has ended. Please check Raw Story for the latest on developments in Egypt.…

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