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May 29, 2013

The video of Beyonce getting butt slapped while performing in her concert at Copenhagen has gone viral.

If you haven’t seen it, here it is, but it's a little difficult to discern, so here's what goes down: While singing “Irreplaceable,” Beyonce reaches her hand down for fans to touch, then turns around and gets slapped in the butt by a male fan in the audience.   Read more

By Alyssa Figueroa | AlterNet
Posted on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 @ 3:18 PM

September 21, 2012

Paul Ryan was booed at the AARP Annual Convention in New Orleans as he told retirees and others in the audience that he wanted to repeal Obamacare and turn Medicare into a system where individuals would receive vouchers from the government that could be used toward monthly healthcare costs.

According to The Los Angeles Times, Ryan began his address by saying how a Romney-Ryan administration would seek to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The LAT said:   Read more

By Steven Rosenfeld | AlterNet
Posted on Friday, September 21, 2012 @ 4:47 PM

September 21, 2012

President Obama has pulled ahead in the swing states of Colorado, Iowa and Wisconsin, according to a new poll by released Friday morning by the Wall Street Journal/ NBC News/Marist College, “reaching the 50 percent threshold in all three battlegrounds.”   Read more

By Steven Rosenfeld | AlterNet
Posted on Friday, September 21, 2012 @ 7:33 AM

September 21, 2012

The billionaire Koch brothers, Charles and David, richest men on earth #7 and 8 (but together with more wealth than #1) have been in the headlines all summer thanks to their pouring funds into SuperPACS designed to unseat President Obama and the Democrats.   Read more

By Sarah Seltzer | AlterNet
Posted on Friday, September 21, 2012 @ 7:15 AM

September 21, 2012

Earlier this week, I swore off making sweeping pronouncements about the direction of the Massachusetts Senate race between Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren, which is probably a good thing, since I don’t think their first debate last night moved the needle dramatically for either candidate.   Read more

By Steve Kornacki | Salon
Posted on Friday, September 21, 2012 @ 6:37 AM

September 21, 2012

Last night's SNL Thursday election special did not treat the Mitt Romney fundraiser video scandal with kid gloves--nor should it have. And like Jon Stewart did, the SNL writers took special glee in targeting Fox's absurd attempts to spin the damning video. This fake "Fox and Friends" segment showed the lengths the hosts will go to to defend their man, also showcasing several more faux "secret Romney tapes" such as the candidate tasting McDonald's for the first time and riding in Cash Cab.   Read more

By Sarah Seltzer | AlterNet
Posted on Friday, September 21, 2012 @ 6:34 AM

September 21, 2012

 

When Diane Derzis shut the doors of the New Woman All Women Health Care clinic in Birmingham, Ala., last May, she did not expect the clinic to be shut for good.   Read more

By Lauren Barbato | Ms. Magazine Blog
Posted on Friday, September 21, 2012 @ 6:16 AM

September 21, 2012

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By David Atkins (\"thereisnospoon\") | Hullabaloo
Posted on Friday, September 21, 2012 @ 6:10 AM

September 20, 2012

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By Seth Gladstone, Eric Weltman | Food and Water Watch
Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2012 @ 7:55 PM

September 20, 2012

Comedian Sarah Silverman's has a new video saying exactly what she thinks of the GOP effort to suppress Democratic votes with their new voter ID laws. Take a few minutes to watch it. Make it a viral hit.

And then make sure your voter registration is up to date. If you moved since you last voted, you need to update your address before your state's registration deadline. In Florida, Colorado, Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Nevada, that's two weeks away.   Read more

By Steven Rosenfeld | AlterNet
Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2012 @ 4:06 PM