Stories by John Byrne

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Posted on: Nov 11, 2010, Source: Raw Story

David Axelrod, the senior adviser to President Barack Obama, says that the White House has conceded to Republicans in giving into tax cuts for the wealthy.

Posted on: Oct 18, 2010, Source: Raw Story

Five black employees of an Alabama-based trucking firm say they were given pre-marked Republican ballots on the day a sitting Republican senator came to visit their facility.

Posted on: Aug 25, 2010, Source: Raw Story

Ken Mehlman came out in a column by Mark Ambinder on the website of The Atlantic.

Posted on: Jul 9, 2010, Source: Raw Story

The move could shatter Obama's image in the gay community and cost his party millions of dollars in donations from gay donors.

Posted on: Jun 30, 2010, Source: Raw Story

Afraid your daughter may be queer, or not be interested in becoming a mom? Medical researchers think they have a cure for her -- a dangerous steroid you take while pregnant.

Posted on: May 11, 2010, Source: Raw Story

Kagan helped protect the Saudis against suits filed by thousands family members and others affected by the Sept. 11 attacks.

Posted on: Feb 26, 2010, Source: Raw Story

Military intelligence spied on Planned Parenthood and other domestic groups as part of US security preparations for the 2002 winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

Posted on: Feb 23, 2010, Source: Raw Story

Bush's senior Justice Department legal adviser defended comments that the president could unilaterally "massacre" civilians in wartime in newly released interview.

Posted on: Feb 12, 2010, Source: Raw Story

The insurers' hefty profit gains came even as 2.7 million more Americans lost their insurance coverage due to the declining economy.

Posted on: Feb 5, 2010, Source: Raw Story

GOPer Tom Tancredo suggests "literacy test" to protect America from presidents like Obama -- a segregation-era method employed by southern US states to keep blacks from voting.

Posted on: Feb 4, 2010, Source: Raw Story

Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair announced Wednesday that the U.S. may target its own citizens for death if it believes they are associated with terrorist groups.

Posted on: Feb 1, 2010, Source: Raw Story

Krugman: "People did not know what was in the [health care] plan, and some of that was just poor reporting, some of it was deliberate misinformation."

Posted on: Jan 25, 2010, Source: Raw Story

Democrats are now floating a provision that may eliminate a ban on pre-existing conditions, but only for people 19 and under. How many millions will this exclude?

Posted on: Dec 8, 2009, Source: Raw Story

News in the UK: Iraqi cab driver was source of an infamous claim made by Prime Minister Tony Blair that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.

Posted on: Oct 20, 2009, Source: Raw Story

New polling shows greater movement toward support of plan for government-run health care.

Posted on: Aug 11, 2009, Source: Raw Story

Georgia Republican Johnny Isakson takes on Palin's fearmongering on health care reform.

Posted on: Aug 3, 2009, Source: Raw Story

A noise complaint to police results in another senseless act of brutality.

Posted on: May 29, 2009, Source: Raw Story

A stunning admission from General David Petraeus reveals that the US may have violated international law.

Posted on: May 26, 2009, Source: Raw Story

The jurist is hard to pigeonhole.

Posted on: May 22, 2009, Source: Raw Story

Host Erich Muller says "It was instantaneous...and I don't want to say this: absolutely torture."

Posted on: May 7, 2009, Source: Raw Story

"Outrage" film goes after closeted hypocritical Republicans who push anti-gay legislation.

Posted on: May 6, 2009, Source: Raw Story

In all, 98 detainees have died while in U.S. hands, with 34 identified as homicides, at least eight of which were tortured to death.

Posted on: Apr 21, 2009, Source: Raw Story

The New York Times has confirmed Harman tried to keep the paper from publishing an article exposing warrantless wiretapping.

Posted on: Apr 7, 2009, Source: Raw Story

In a legal filing on Friday, Obama lawyers claimed the government is shielded from lawsuits by a 'sovereign immunity' clause in the Patriot Act.