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Rep. Slaughter calls for ‘retroactive recusal’ to overturn Citizens United

Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) told Current TV’s Keith Olbermann Tuesday that a “retroactive recusal” of Justice Clarence Thomas could result in overturning the Citizens United case. Earlier this year, the liberal group Common Cause argued that both Justices Thomas and Antonin Scalia should have recused themselves from the Citizens United…

Democrats call for investigation of Justice Clarence Thomas

Twenty House Democrats called Thursday on the U.S. Judicial Conference to formally request that the U.S. Department of Justice investigate Justice Clarence Thomas’s non-compliance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978. Justice Thomas indicated on his annual financial disclosure forms that his wife had received no income since he…

British ex-PM Brown hacked by multiple Murdoch papers: report

Former prime minister Gordon Brown had his phone hacked and bank account breached by several British newspapers owned by Rupert Murdoch’s media empire, reports said Monday. Paperwork seized from News of the World phone hacker Glenn Mulcaire by Scotland Yard had references to both Brown and his wife Sarah, according…

Former first lady Betty Ford dead at 93

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Betty Ford, the wife of the late President Gerald Ford and whose battles with addiction led to the founding of a famed drug and alcohol rehabilitation clinic bearing her name, died on Friday. Ford was 93. “I was deeply saddened this afternoon when I heard of…

Strauss-Kahn spends first full day free of house arrest

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn spent his first full day free from house arrest on Saturday after prosecutors cast doubt about the credibility of a maid accusing him of sexual assault. Among other discoveries about the maid, a law enforcement official told The New York Times, were issues involving her…

Taliban militant and wife staged attack on Pakistani police

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (Reuters) – A Taliban militant and his wife carried out a suicide bombing on a police station in Pakistan on Saturday that killed 12 policemen, a Taliban spokesman said on Sunday. The pair, armed with assault rifles and hand grenades, raided the compound and took a…

Rep. Anthony Weiner’s wife pregnant with first child

Huma Abedin, the 35-year-old wife of disgraced Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY), is in the early stages of pregnancy, according to the New York Times. Weiner admitted Monday that he tweeted a lewd photo to a college student and then falsely claimed his Twitter account had been hacked to cover up…

WATCH LIVE: Rep. Anthony Weiner speaks about the pictures he allegedly sent to women

Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY), who faces allegation that he sent pictures of himself in various states of undress to women not his wife, will address the media at 4:00 pm ET. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Justice Clarence Thomas’s wife received $150,000 from anti-health care reform group

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas released his new financial disclosure form on Friday under pressure from Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) and others. Mother Jones reported that his financial disclosure form indicates his wife, Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, received a $150,000 salary from the group Liberty Central in 2010 and less than…

Two environmentalists gunned down in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO — A husband and wife team of environmentalists have been killed by gunmen in Brazil’s northern Amazon state of Para, one of the most restive regions in the country due to land disputes, officials said Wednesday. Brazilian President, Dilma Rousseff ordered an immediate federal investigation to find…

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