Did Murdoch Throw Fox News Under the Bus? Tweets Suggest Growing Rift

Rupert Murdoch veered off script this week with some tweets that ran completely counter to the Fox News spin this campaign season. In fact, they undercut the entire political premise at Fox, which is to attack Democrats without question, and to force Republican politicians to champion a truly right-wing agenda. Is there a rift brewing?

Date: Fri, 09/14/2012 - 09:11

UC Davis Will Pay Damages to Victims of Infamous Pepper Spray Attack

The wheels of justice are turning at UC Davis in the wake of the pepper spray incident. First Lt. Pike was placed on administrative leave. And now the victims will be receiving damages:

Date: Fri, 09/14/2012 - 08:00


Every time MItt Romney tries to appeal to the average American, it becomes more clear that he has no idea just what the "average" is.  Today on Good Morning America, the presidential candidate explained that he wants to the reduce tax-burden on "middle income" Americans -- which he defined as those making $200-$$250K/year (woops). In reality, the median household income is closer to $50,000. 

Date: Fri, 09/14/2012 - 07:48

How 300 Pakistani Workers Died Trapped Inside a Burning Factory

On Tuesday in Karachi, nearly 300 Pakistani workers died locked inside a factory on fire. With doors locked so that only one exit was open for the 600 workers trapped inside, some survived the 48-hour-long blaze by jumping out of windows several stories high.  The managers resonsible for the devastating death toll are on the run, facing murder charges for their egregious lack of concern for human life.

Date: Fri, 09/14/2012 - 07:31

New Yorkers Blow the Whistle on NYPD's Racist 'Stop-and-Frisk' Policy


New Yorkers blew whistles Thursday in protest against the police department’s controversial stop-and-frisk policy aimed at getting guns off the streets.

At small protests in Harlem, Manhattan and other corners of the city dozens of people blew on whistles handed out by organizers to show their opposition to what they said amounts to police abuse.

Date: Fri, 09/14/2012 - 07:10

Birthers in Kansas May Push Obama Off State's Ballot


Romney immigration adviser and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is considering banning President Barack Obama from the ballot in his state this fall for a lack of sufficient proof that he was born in the United States.

Date: Fri, 09/14/2012 - 06:42

Report: Drug Sentences Drive Federal Prison Growth


WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama received a significant popularity bounce from his party convention last week and now leads the White House race by a small but clear margin, polls indicated.

One polling expert working for Republican challenger Mitt Romney dismissed the convention bump as a "sugar-high" that would dissolve once the harsh realities of the president's failed economic policies have sunk back in.

Date: Fri, 09/14/2012 - 06:31

House GOP Votes to Transfer Tens of Thousands of Acres of Minnesota Public Lands to the State for Sulfide Mining


Yesterday the House of Representatives voted 225-189 to pass a bill authorizing a controversial land transfer that would almost certainly result in the mining of public lands in Minnesota’s Superior National Forest.  These lands have numerous other values like hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, and recreation.

Date: Thu, 09/13/2012 - 16:14

Montana Supreme Court: Medical Weed Patients Have No Fundamental Right To Cannabis


Members of the Montana Supreme Court ruled 6 to 1 on Tuesday that patients do not possess a fundamental right to access and consume cannabis for therapeutic purposes. The decision reverses a District Court ruling enjoining the state from enforcing various provisions of a 2011 state law that limits the public’s access to medical marijuana.

Date: Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:57