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Rand Paul Singlehandedly Blocking Pipeline Safety Bill From Becoming Law

Rand Paul Singlehandedly Blocking Pipeline Safety Bill From Becoming Law

Despite the increase in deadly pipeline explosions that are rocking the nation due to poor oversight, Rand Paul is the lone Senator holding up a new pipeline safety bill that has almost unanimous bipartisan support in the United States Senate. The bill even has industry support.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Medical Marijuana Users Have No Second Amendment Rights

Medical Marijuana Users Have No Second Amendment Rights

In an issue that may find Tea Partiers and Progressives in an unlikely alliance, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has sent a letter to firearms dealers across the country telling them that they should not be selling guns and ammunition to registered medical marijuana users.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
FBI May Redefine ‘Rape’

FBI May Redefine ‘Rape’

In a move that has been a long time coming, the FBI is finally considering expanding the 80 year old definition of the word ‘rape.’ According to the FBI, there were 84,767 rapes in the US in 2010, a 5% drop from 2009.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Rick Perry Apologizes For Not Hating Immigrants Enough

Rick Perry Apologizes For Not Hating Immigrants Enough

During a recent interview with Newsmax, Rick Perry apologized for saying that those who oppose giving the children of illegal immigrants tuition breaks ‘did not have a heart.’ Perry made that remark during the last GOP Debate.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Michigan GOP Introduces Bill That Would Imprison Teachers For Sending Political Emails

Michigan GOP Introduces Bill That Would Imprison Teachers For Sending Political Emails

Republicans in Michigan are pushing legislation that would have serious consequences for union workers such as teachers. The GOP led House of Representatives in the state have introduced a bill that would imprison union members for sending political emails using publicly owned email services.

Thin-Skinned Palin – Threatening To Sue Author Who ‘Outed’ Her

Thin-Skinned Palin – Threatening To Sue Author Who ‘Outed’ Her

Respected author Joe McGinniss – who became the youngest living writer, at age 26, to have his book, The Selling of the President 1968, land on the NY Times bestseller list – is no hack. And yet, despite his history of writing acclaim, he wasn’t a blip on the political radar until he wrote The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin. And suddenly, this dignified man has become the creepy stalker with a private agenda to destroy Sarah Palin.

by Julie Driscoll· · News
Election Fraud And Diebold Voting Machines

Election Fraud And Diebold Voting Machines

The Argonne National Lab, which is run by the US Dept of Energy, has done what we have all seen before, years ago…their Vulnerability Assessment Team has hacked into a Diebold Voting machine, this model being the Diebold Accuvote Touchscreen voting machine.

by Teeluck Sooknarine· · News
Republicans Continue Fight To Kill Food Safety Laws During Deadliest Food Illness Outbreak In A Decade

Republicans Continue Fight To Kill Food Safety Laws During Deadliest Food Illness Outbreak In A Decade

Are you confident in the food industry’s ability to police itself? You shouldn’t be. Despite claims that the industry can self-regulate, they are failing horribly. And the consequences are deadly.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
They’re Cuckoo for Christie in GOP Land

They’re Cuckoo for Christie in GOP Land

Looking at the Republican Party these last couple of months, it’s becoming all too obvious that the powers that be are loaded with it.There is great concern within the Grand Old Party over the viability of the current crop of candidates vying for the nomination and the chance to dethrone emperor Obama from the Kremlin (er, White House) next year. Hence the ‘Draft Christie’ movement among the, how should I say it, less enthusiastic contingent of the faithful and the hopeful.

by Peter Fegan· · Information and Resources, News
Pennsylvania GOP’s Plan To Rig 2012 presidential Election Meets Opposition From Within the Party

Pennsylvania GOP’s Plan To Rig 2012 presidential Election Meets Opposition From Within the Party

The GOP’s plan to rig the 2012 Presidential election has hit a stumbling block as some PA Republicans are refusing to follow leadership. Rejecting the movement started by All Votes Matter, a.k.a. long time Harrisburg players Charlie Gerow and William Sloane, many of the state’s GOP are refusing to go along with the proposal which would award the state’s Electoral Votes by congressional districts instead of winner take all decided by popular vote.

by Chaz Bolte· · News
Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ). Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

GOP Audience Applauds The Firing Of Thousands Of Government Workers During Chris Christie Speech

The unemployment rate is over 9% and millions of Americans are suffering because of mass layoffs, but Republicans are feeling nothing but joy. During GOP Governor Chris Christie’s speech at the Reagan Library, conservatives cheered upon the mention of Ronald Reagan firing thousands of air traffic controllers.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Economists Say Obama Jobs Bill Will Prevent Another Recession

Economists Say Obama Jobs Bill Will Prevent Another Recession

In a joint session of Congress, President Obama presented a jobs plan, which he believes will jump start the economy and help prevent another recession. Republicans have been, shall we say, less than receptive.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Chris Christie: The Man Who Sits Across from Skinny

Chris Christie: The Man Who Sits Across from Skinny

Who would have thought that Gov. Chris Christie’s weight would become an issue if he decided to run for president? Apparently, that aspect of politics must seem unimaginable to some, but it seems quite in line with the usual ‘running of the bulls’ that is to be expected within the realm of American politics, and the media scrutiny that it endures on a regular basis.

by Bryian Revoner· · News, Political Humor, Political Rants
Unemployed Need Not Apply

Unemployed Need Not Apply

We have been hearing anecdotal evidence of employers discriminating against the unemployed for several years now, but those that practice this policy have become so emboldened as of late, that they have begun to include the phrase ‘Unemployed need not apply, no exceptions,’ in their ads.

by David Brisker· · News
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Is Bill O’Reilly Jealous Of Sean Hannity? Fox CEO Speaks

Is Bill O’Reilly Jealous Of Sean Hannity? It’s well known that Bill is disliked among the liberal community, but Roger Ailes (Fox News Corporation, CEO) spoke out about O’Reilly in a recent interview with Newsweek. He stated that Bill is jealous of Sean Hannity’s radio success, and that is one […]

by Justin Acuff (Isaacs)· · News
Rush Limbaugh: Compassion ‘Most Disastrous’ Word

Rush Limbaugh: Compassion ‘Most Disastrous’ Word

I seem to remember a time, not that long ago, when conservatives tried to convince us that they were nice people. In fact, just over a decade ago, our last President ran with the motto ‘Compassionate Conservatism.’ Even then, it sort of felt like a ruse, but he had such a convincing way of telling us that ‘No Child Left Behind’ really was about the children or that his ‘Faith Based Initiatives’ weren’t just a way of bringing us one step closer to a theocracy.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Yes, There Is Racism on the Left

Yes, There Is Racism on the Left

There’s a culture war erupting on the left. I guess Melissa Harris-Perry started it, by claiming in her recent article in The Nation, where she dared to suggest that maybe, just maybe, our current President is held to a higher standard than previous Presidents of any political persuasion because he happens to be the first African-American to be elected to the Office.

by Marion· · News
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Wisconsin Wire: Cronyism Amok In WI, New Connections Revealed

It seems everywhere we look there are more examples of cronyism in Wisconsin. Most of it is in job appointments, but a couple more links were revealed today that are a bit different from normal and perhaps more concerning. They also hit very close to home.

by Segway Jeremy Ryan· · News
Go To Church Or Go To Jail: Alabama Rejects The Constitution

Go To Church Or Go To Jail: Alabama Rejects The Constitution

In a breathtaking assault on the First Amendment, The town of Bay Minette, Alabama has decided to give non-violent offenders a ‘choice’: jail time or a year of attending church.

by Walt Dismay· · News
Chris Christie:  The GOP’s Great White Hopeless

Chris Christie: The GOP’s Great White Hopeless

So now the Republicans have circled back to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Okay, can we talk? There’s no way that an obese man can win the presidential election, okay? I mean, the last fat president we had was Taft, I think. I hate to be blunt, but there it is. Just look at this!

by Julie Driscoll· · News