GOP Back-pedal Now To Condemn Rancher Cliven Bundy’s Remarks – Black People Were “Better Off As Slaves”

April 24, 2014
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Offering words of encouragement for a rancher leading an armed standoff against federal rangers turns out to be not so great of a political move – especially when the rancher in question muses publicly about the benefits of slavery. Republicans – including possible 2016 candidate Rand Paul — are scrambling to distance themselves from...
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NYT Poll: Even These Southern States Don’t Want Obamacare Repealed

April 24, 2014
NYT Poll: Even These Southern States Don't Want Obamacare Repealed

Majorities of people surveyed in a trio of Southern states said they would rather keep Obamacare and improve than repeal and replace it, according to a New York Times/Kaiser Family Foundation poll released Wednesday. Residents in Kentucky, Louisiana and North Carolina chose improving the law over repealing it and replacing it by significant margins:...
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Mississippi Bans Abortion After 20 Weeks

April 24, 2014
Vermont passes bill to require warning labels for genetically modified foods

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a new antiabortion bill Wednesday that would ban abortions after 20 weeks, without exceptions for rape or incest. According to the bill’s author, House Judiciary Chairman Andy Gipson, Mississippi was the last state in the Southeast without a ban on abortions after 20 weeks. The bill does have exceptions...
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Obama Plays Soccer With Japanese Robot [VIDEO]

April 24, 2014
Obama Plays Soccer With Japanese Robot [VIDEO]

President Obama briefly played soccer with a robot during his visit to Japan on Thursday. The President has been emphasizing technology along with security concerns during his visit.
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Romney Donates to McDonnell Legal Defense Fund

April 23, 2014
Romney Donates to McDonnell Legal Defense Fund

Mitt Romney “has made a personal donation of $10,000 to former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell’s legal defense fund.” “McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were indicted in January on federal charges of bribery and fraud involving their relationship with a prominent Virginia businessman and campaign donor. The McDonnells are scheduled to face trial in...
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Obama vows ongoing support of Washington mudslide recovery

April 23, 2014
Obama vows ongoing support of Washington mudslide recovery

President Obama vowed continuing support of recovery efforts in Oso, Wash., after touring the site of the deadly mudslide that hit the area. “We’re not going anywhere, we’ll be there as long as it takes,” Obama said at a firehouse after taking an aerial tour of the destruction site and meeting with families of...
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Sen. Warren says she’s not running for president

April 22, 2014
Sen. Warren says she’s not running for president

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is insisting she isn’t running for president in 2016. She says to interviewers, “You can ask this a lot of different ways. The key is, I am not running for president.” Warren, whose name has been mentioned in building Democratic speculation, said she wants to fight for the consumer issues she...
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Rick Perry is Focus of Grand Jury Investigation

April 21, 2014
Rick Perry is Focus of Grand Jury Investigation

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) “has spent a record 14 years in office vanquishing nearly all who dared confront him: political rivals, moms against mandatory vaccines for sixth graders, a coyote in the wrong place at the wrong time,” the AP reports. “But with eight months left on the job and a decision to...
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[VIDEO] 8 Million Now Enrolled in the Affordable Care Act

April 18, 2014
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After a two-week extension of the Obamacare open enrollment deadline, the White House announced today that 8 million people have signed up through the health-care law’s insurance marketplaces since it opened in October. That means about 900,000 people picked a health plan in the two weeks since the end of the original March 31...
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[VIDEO] Rachel Maddow On Cliven Bundy Land Dispute

April 18, 2014
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Rachel Maddow discuss with Jim Cavanaugh Cliven Bundy property dispute with the FBI in Nevada. “In sum, in this most recent effort to oppose the United States legal process, Bundy has produced no valid law or specific facts raising a genuine issue of fact regarding federal ownership or management of public lands in Nevada,...
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‘None of Your Business’: Weiner Doesn’t Answer Question About Whether He’s Still Sexting

April 17, 2014
‘None of Your Business’: Weiner Doesn’t Answer Question About Whether He’s Still Sexting

Anthony Weiner is back (sort of), with a new column for Business Insider, and in a new interview with Fusion, he talks about life after the scandals that tanked his career in public office. When he was asked, however, about whether he’s still sexting, Weiner declined to give a straight answer, saying instead that...
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Chelsea Clinton announces she’s pregnant

April 17, 2014
Chelsea Clinton announces she’s pregnant

Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton announced Thursday that she is expecting her first child later this year. “I just hope that I will be as good a mom to my child and hopefully children as my mom was to me,” Chelsea said. Source: Washington Post
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