Category Archives: Politics

9-year-old boo'd for liking Mitt Romney on MSNBC

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A 9-year-old girl was boo’d this morning after declaring her allegiance to Mitt Romney on the MSNBC morning program Morning Joe. 9-year-old Annabelle was featured at the end of the show, which was filming on location in Boca Raton, Florida, subsequent to last night’s final presidential debate. Co-host Mika Brzezinkski asked Annabelle, who she said […]

Former Israeli Prime Minister: The US should lead the Attack on Iran

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Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is making news today as he says that if the situations in Iran escalates and military action is needed, the US, not Israel, should lead the attack. He is quoted in the Israel National News source Artuz Shiva as saying, “The last resort is a military action. And I […]

Congressman booted from House floor over Trayvon Martin tribute hoodie

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U.S. House Rep. Bobby Rush  (D-IL) found himself escorted from the House chamber after violating House rules in his honoring of Trayvon Martin. Martin, 17, was wearing a hoodie sweatshirt when he was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, who was conducting a neighborhood watch and deemed Martin as looking suspicious. Controversy has surrounded Zimmerman’s […]

Obama moves G8 summit to Camp David

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In a White House statement dated March 5, 2012, The President announced “To facilitate a free-flowing discussion with our close G-8 partners, the President is inviting his fellow G-8 leaders to Camp David on May 18-19 for the G-8 Summit, which will address a broad range of economic, political and security issues.” The G6, as […]

Conservative activist and author, Andrew Breitbart, dead at 43

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Andrew Breitbart, the bad boy of American political conservatives, passed away today at the age of 43. Mr. Breitbart was out for a walk when a neighbor saw him collapse and they called 911. Paramedics rushed him to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. He is survived by a wife […]

Howard Stern, Michelle Bachmann get involved with One Million Moms' fight with Ellen DeGeneres

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The two duke it out in print and on radio with their opposing views on gay rights.Shock jock Howard Stern came out swinging on his radio show Feb. 22 when he discussed the ongoing controversy over the One Million Moms’ statements condemning department store JC Penney’s for choosing popular and openly gay television personality Ellen […]

Obama's one-term promise fails stress test

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“I will be held accountable. You know, I’ve got four years. … A year from now, I think people are gonna see that we’re starting to make some progress, but there’s still gonna be some pain out there. If I don’t this done in three years, then there’s gonna be a one-term proposition.” Barak Obama, […]

Less than "Bitter" PA Representatives respond to President's SOTU Address

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President Obama’s State of the Union speech has received mixed reviews, mostly along party or ideological lines. However, in Pennsylvania, the speech was not all praise and glory or doom and gloom. Which may seem odd, after in 2008, President – then Senator – Obama uttered those famous negative words about Pennsylvania voters. “You go […]

GOP field may narrow, but real choice shrinks to NONE

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Hunstman out. Bachmann out. Ron Paul won’t admit that he is also out. Maybe because he hears South Carolina calling. Rick Santorum just keeps bobbling around and getting odd support here and there (like Iowa’s Secretary of State, Matt Shultz, conservative activist Richard Viguerie, and evangelicals). Just enough to make him stick around a little […]

Todd Palin endorsement win-win for former AK Governor

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Many a pundit and columnist are delving into the news / not news importance of Todd Palin’s endorsement of Newt Gingrich as the GOP nominee for the 2012 Presidential race. “Who is Todd Palin’s constituency?” Joseph Weisenthal of the Business Insider tweeted on Monday (1/9). Sarah Husienga of the National Journal imparts that the former […]

Messina complains of superPAC influences and Tea Party agendas

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Jim Messina, Campaign Manager of Obama for America, sent out an email today (which is direct copy from his blog on the President’s re-election website). He points out that Iowa showed there is no clear member of the GOP candidates for President in the lead. He speaks of “unprecedented spending” on the part of both […]

SOPA blackout: Facebook, Google, Twitter, Amazon and others

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Sites consider “nuclear option” in protest of internet legislationWith the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) on the table for debate on January 24, some of the most well known websites, like Wikipedia, Ebay, Yahoo and more are considering a “nuclear option” or simultaneous blackout, to protest the legislation that many feel will destroy the Internet. SOPA, or  H.R. […]

What does Kim Jong-il's death mean for world?

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Kim Jong-un. A name that will be a shudder for the world, or just same of the old nonsense from North Korea. A nuclear power, North Korea has spent its past butting heads with the rest of the world. Now, with the death of his father, Kim Jong-il, this untested new world leader will have […]

Gallup reveals GOP nominees lackluster among voters

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Is an “acceptable” candidate electable in a general election for President? A recent Gallup Poll, found that a majority of Republicans polled found only two candidates currently in the running, Romney and Gingrich, to be acceptable to them. That is, more than 50% found them that way. All the other candidates – Bachmann, Perry, Cain […]

It's Just a Plant: Children's book on Marijuana

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Hardcover version is likely to revive debateFrom the illustrator of the parody children’s book Go the Fuck to Sleep, comes the hardcover version of another controversial title, It’s Just a Plant: a children’s story of marijuana. While some reviewers have called the book “an outrage”, others feel the book is “a much, much better idea than it […]

California bans minors from using tanning beds

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Many American teenagers use tanning salons each day, but some may not be aware of the dangers they pose to their bodies. California Governor Jerry Brown aims to remedy this, as he signed a bill on Sunday prohibiting minors, under the age of 18, from using ultraviolet tanning salons. Artificial tanning facilities utilize the same […]

Report: 8th grader with ten bucks could hack voting machine

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New tests done by a national laboratory demonstrate how easily electronic voting machines can be hacked. According to the Vulnerability Assessment Team at the Argonne National Laboratory in suburban Chicago, all it would take is an eighth grade education in science and pocket money to engineer a device that could alter voting results, reports Salon.com. […]

Do middle-class families pay more taxes than the rich and powerful?

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President Obama claim fact checkedWhile speaking in the White House Rose Garden on Monday, President Barack Obama said he thinks the tax burden is upside down, with people on the lower rung of the ladder paying more than the rich. Obama said, “Middle-class families shouldn’t pay higher taxes than millionaires and billionaires.” He added, “It’s […]

Michele Bachmann backtracks on HPV vaccine, mental retardation link

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Says claim not hersU.S. Representative and presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann is backpedaling on comments she made about the HPV vaccine last week. In a recent GOP presidential debate, Bachmann criticized Texas Gov. Rick Perry over an executive order he issued in 2007 that required young girls to receive the vaccine against the human papilloma virus, […]

Report: D.C. councilman bought sports tickets with money for needy families

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Over $135k spent from services fund on sporting eventsA councilman in Washington, D.C., has spent over $135,000 on tickets for sporting events with money taken from a fund for needy families according to a new report. D.C. Council member Jack Evans has spent a total of $437,720 from a city program designed to allow Council […]

Taliban shoots down helicopter; 38 dead

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30 American troops, one civilian interpreter and 7 Afghan commandos were killed this morning when insurgents fired on their helicopter, causing it to crash. 22 of those American’s were NAVY SEALs.This comes just 6 months after the Navy SEALs brought down the infamous Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. These men were not in the group […]

U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh sued for $117,437 in owed child support

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Ex-wife Laura Walsh wants Tea Party leader’s driver’s license suspendedU.S. Representative and one of the outspoken faces of the Tea Party movement Joe Walsh is being sued for over $117,000 in child support his ex-wife claims he has not paid. According to court documents filed this week, Laura Walsh petitioned the court to suspend Joe […]

How the debt ceiling crisis might affect the average parent

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It’s impossible to turn on a television or browse a news site without hearing something about the “Debt ceiling” or “Government default” these days, but sometimes it’s hard to relate national news like this with our everyday life. The truth is, this problem and how it gets resolved has a very direct affect on parents, […]

CA schools required to teach gay history

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New law will apply to kindergarten through high school public school curriculum The San Francisco Chronicle reports that on Thursday, Governor Jerry Brown signed a controversial bill into law that requires public schools to teach students about the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans. The bill also includes provisions to add disabled […]

Childcare aid pulled amid MN government shut-down

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Ramsey County Judge Kathleen Gearin rules that only critical core functions of state funding will continue pending the state shut-down on Friday. She allowed for most of the services recommended by Governor Mark Dayton to remain in effect. Basic care would still be provided for Minnesotan’s in prisons, nursing homes and veterans homes, but she did […]