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Target hired union actors for anti-union propaganda video

Hollywood is so fake. Two actors who appeared in an anti-union propaganda video for mega-retailer Target, which made waves on the Internet this week after being released by Gawker, have been discovered to be a part of the very evils their scripts warned so sternly about: labor unions. And in…

Lawsuit pits Target against gay-rights group

The retailing giant Target came under fire last year for its donations to run ads supporting an anti-gay rights candidate in Minnesota. Target insists that it is not anti-gay and has contributed to gay and lesbian organizations, but as recently as this month, concerns about last year’s incident caused Lady…

48 deaths reported in Iraq suicide bombing

SAMARRA, Iraq – The toll from a suicide bombing that targeted Shi’ite pilgrims near the city of Samarra, one of Iraq’s worst in recent weeks, rose to 48 dead and 80 wounded, police and officials said on Sunday. The bomber detonated an explosives vest on Saturday at a bus depot…

Blood will be ‘on your hands,’ Whoopie Goldberg warned ‘talking heads’ in March

Whoopi Goldberg may not be the best of talents when it comes to picking scripts that will become breakout hits as films, but she certainly seems to have absolutely nailed a prediction of what America’s political discourse would become in an era of ubiquitous violent rhetoric. During a March 2010…

Afghan handover could run past 2015 in areas: NATO

The military handover from NATO-led forces to Afghans should start in the first half of 2011 but poor security in some areas could see it run past a 2014 target, a NATO official said on Wednesday before an important summit. With attention focusing on the security transition from foreign forces…

Investors urge Target to look at political giving

3 shareholder groups call on Target, Best Buy to review political giving after Minn. donations. A few Target Corp. and Best Buy Co. institutional shareholders weighed in Thursday on the flap over the companies’ political donations in Minnesota, urging the boards of both retailers to increase their oversight of campaign…

MSNBC rejects anti-Target ad from liberal group

MSNBC rejects ad from liberal MoveOn.org calling for Target boycott over political donation MSNBC says it has rejected a TV ad calling for a boycott of Target Corp. over a political donation in Minnesota. MSNBC spokeswoman Alana Russo says the commercial submitted by the liberal group MoveOn.org violates its advertising…

Target apologizes for Minn. political donation

Target apologizes for Minn. political donation that angered some workers, sparked boycott talk The head of Target Corp. apologized Thursday over a political donation to a business group backing a conservative Republican for Minnesota governor, which angered some employees and sparked talk of a customer boycott. Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel…

Stop buying elections! MoveOn to petition Target

The liberal advocacy group MoveOn has a new target: Target. The Associated Press reported on July 27, “Under new laws allowing corporations to spend company money on election campaigns, the Minneapolis-based chain gave $150,000 to a Republican-friendly political fund staffed by insiders from departing GOP Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s administration. The…

Target Corp. spending company money on candidates

Update: Target CEO defends donations to ‘fiery’ conservative who opposes gay marriage Target Corp.’s CEO on Tuesday defended the discount retailer’s political donations to a Minnesota group helping the state’s Republican candidate for governor, telling employees at its Minneapolis headquarters that the company’s support of the gay community is “unwavering.”…

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