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Obama Reportedly Agrees to Allow Rich Bigger Tax Cut Than Middle Class
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.
Boss Distributed Premarked GOP Ballots on Day Republican Senator Toured Plant, Employees Say
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.
Bush-Cheney Campaign Manager, Ex-Chairman of Republican Party Comes out as Gay
Posted on: Aug 25, 2010, Source: Raw Story
Ken Mehlman came out in a column by Mark Ambinder on the website of The Atlantic.
Obama's Justice Dept. Expected to Defend Against Anti-Gay Defense of Marriage Act
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.
Doctor Testing Dangerous Drug to 'Prevent' Lesbianism?
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.
Kagan Helped Shield Saudi Royal Family from 9/11 Lawsuits
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.
US Military Spied on Planned Parenthood, Civilian Phone Calls
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.
Bush's Torture Memos Author OK with Nuking Civilians, Drew the Line at Crushing Children's Testicles
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.
Top Five Health Insurers Posted 56 Percent Profit Gains in 2009
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.
Shocker: Tea Party Convention Opening Speaker Suggests a Return to Jim Crow Voting Laws
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.
Top Intel Officer: U.S. May Kill Americans Abroad
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.
Paul Krugman Trashes Fox News CEO Roger Ailes to His Face: 'Deliberate Misinformation'
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."
Are Democrats Dropping the Ban on Preexisting Conditions?
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?
Iraq-WMD Claim Came from ... a Cab Driver?
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.
Clear Majority Now Backs the Public Option, and the Numbers Are Growing
Posted on: Oct 20, 2009, Source: Raw Story
New polling shows greater movement toward support of plan for government-run health care.
GOP Senator Calls Sarah Palin's 'Death Panel' Remarks 'Nuts'
Posted on: Aug 11, 2009, Source: Raw Story
Georgia Republican Johnny Isakson takes on Palin's fearmongering on health care reform.
Pregnant Mother Tasered at Baptism Party (Video)
Posted on: Aug 3, 2009, Source: Raw Story
A noise complaint to police results in another senseless act of brutality.
US Violated Geneva Conventions, Bush Iraq Commander Says
Posted on: May 29, 2009, Source: Raw Story
A stunning admission from General David Petraeus reveals that the US may have violated international law.
Obama Picks Sotomayor for Supreme Court Slot
Posted on: May 26, 2009, Source: Raw Story
The jurist is hard to pigeonhole.
Right-Wing Radio Host Gets Waterboarded, and Lasts Six Seconds Before Saying It's Torture
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."
Florida's GOP Governor Outed in Explosive Documentary
Posted on: May 7, 2009, Source: Raw Story
"Outrage" film goes after closeted hypocritical Republicans who push anti-gay legislation.
Revealed: U.S. Interrogators May Have Killed Dozens of Detainees
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.
Confirmed: Rep. Jane Harman Tried to Kill NSA Wiretapping Story -- May Have Swayed 2004 Election
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.
Obama Administration Quietly Expands Bush's Legal Defense of 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.
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