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Tea Party And Religious Right Come Together At Values Voter Summit

Organized by Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, the Values Voter Summit attempts to unite the fringes of the conservative movement. Image: Gage Skidmore @ Flickr

This weekend, Washington D.C. was the site for the Values Voter Summit. What sounds innocuous enough by name was really a hate convention. Tony Perkins, President of the Family Research Council, organized the Values Voter Summit. This was the weekend when the evangelical extreme rub elbows with anti-choice activists, pro-gun nuts, ‘traditional’ marriage advocates […]

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Fox Would Prefer Millennials Go Without Health Insurance To Sabotage Obamacare (VIDEO)

Fox News took its war on The Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, to a dangerous level by suggesting Millennials should go without health insurance.

Fox News took its war on The Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”) to a whole new, dangerous level when contributor Guy Benson suggested millennials should go without health insurance. Benson’s suggestion was based on a misreading of the ACA. But host Gretchen Carlson not only helped validate Benson’s idea, she […]

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Virginia Set To Elect A Democrat As Governor, GOP Voter Suppression Efforts Undone

Virginia Set To Elect A Democrat As Governor, GOP Voter Suppression Efforts Undone

The Republican Party’s dreams of voter suppression in the vital swing state of Virginia are going down in flames as Ken Cuccinelli flails in the polls.

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Tea Party Rep. Louie Gohmert Wants To Use Debt Default As Excuse To Impeach President Obama (VIDEO)

Tea Party Rep. Louie Gohmert Wants To Use Debt Default As Excuse To Impeach President Obama (VIDEO)

Tea Party Republicans are so desperate to impeach President Obama that they chose to let the nation default on its debt to so that they can blame him.

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IMF Shocks Global Finance World, Says Rich Should Pay More (VIDEO)

Photo by Oscar Webb for UCL Occupation via Flickr Creative Commons. http://www.flickr.com/photos/ucloccupation/5219130793/

The man in this photo thinks the rich should pay more in taxes to pay off public deficits. But who expected the buttoned-down IMF to agree with him?

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Arizona’s Jan Brewer Opens The Grand Canyon With State Funds While Trying To Deprive The Poor

Arizona is the only state to withhold welfare checks during the shutdown. However, the state is spending funds to reopen the Grand Canyon.  Image: Grand Canyon NPS @ Flickr

Just when it seemed the state of Arizona couldn’t sink any lower, it became the only state in the union to stop welfare checks due to the federal shutdown. The decision came in the face of assurances that the money would be reimbursed once the shutdown is over. As if […]

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Circuit Court Rules In Favor Of Contraception Mandate, Says Corporations Are NOT People

Photo from Wikimedia Commons. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:My_Trusty_Gavel.jpg

The Sixth Circuit Court handed down a triumph for women, the ACA, and those who oppose “corporate personhood,” when they ruled against Autocam Corp.

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Campus Reform Helps Fox News Claim That Public Blames Democrats For Shutdown With Laughable ‘Poll’ (VIDEO)

Fox News shared results of an unscientific Campus Reform "poll" showing students blame President Obama and Democrats for the government shutdown.

The right wing site Campus Reform has come to the aid of Fox News, with a student poll conducted at the University of Colorado-Boulder. Fox News has been trying to convince their viewers that the public blames Democrats for the government shutdown. The Campus Reform “survey” is helping their cause. Campus Reform “reporter” Caleb Bonham took […]

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Columbus Day – Top 5 Myths About The Explorer Debunked

1519 portrait of Christopher Columbus by Sebastiano del Piombo via Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Columbus

Columbus didn’t discover America or prove the earth is round. Columbus isn’t even his real name. Here are the top 5 Christopher Columbus myths explained.

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Breaking: Police Present At Heated Tea Party Protest Happening Outside White House (VIDEO)

Tea Party Protesters outside the White House Are Calling for the impeachment of President Obama. Image: Tom Lohdan @ Flickr

Tea Party protesters actually think the President closed war memorials on purpose during the government shutdown. Former Vice Presidential candidate and half term Alaskan Governor, along with Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee, are leading a Tea Party protest outside the White House as we speak. The protesters hold the […]

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Guilt And The Conservative Antipathy For American Indians

Native Americans have long been treated poorly in this country, even long after their initial conquering. Note the sign: “Positively No Beer Sold To Indians,” reminiscent of those found in the Jim Crow south.  Image @LibraryOfCongress

Why does it seem that so many conservatives hate American Indians? Could it be some cultural guilt projected outward?

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Drug Companies Pile Up $270 Billion In Annual Sales: Prescription Drug Prices Continue To Skyrocket

Prescription drug prices in the U. S. continue to soar. Pharmaceutical companies deploy armies of lobbyists and lawyers, and pile up $270 billion in sales. Image: Chris Potter @ Flickr

Prescription drug prices soar in 2012! Drug company lobbyists thrilled. Perhaps you have noticed; prescription drug prices continue to soar. Last year, generics were up 5.3%. Brand name drug costs rose 25%. You remember getting a 25% raise last year at work, don’t you? No? Well, if you want to […]

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American Indian Civilization: Ten Things You Might Not Know

Chiefs of the Six Nations, 1871

Some little-known facts about the American Indian and their contributions to American life. You may be surprised at what you learn.

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Columbus Day: Celebrating The ‘Greatest Wave Of Genocide In History’

Why do we celebrate Columbus Day when it's celebrated for all the wrong reasons. From slavery to genocide, meet the real Christopher Columbus. Image: Ricardo Liberato @ Flickr

The real story of Christopher Columbus. During my school years, and perhaps during yours, whenever October rolled around, we started learning about the ‘great explorer and discoverer of America,’ Christopher Columbus. We talked about how Columbus discovered America, how he made friends with the Native Americans. We drew pictures of […]

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Malala Nauseatingly Claimed As Role Model By Anti-Choice Religious Fundamentalist Lila Rose (VIDEO)

Malala Nauseatingly Claimed As Role Model By Anti-Choice Religious Fundamentalist Lila Rose (VIDEO)

Is Malala now a role model for the anti-choice movement? Apparently so. The Values Voter Summit really brings out the crazy, the self-righteous and the egomaniacal. Among them was Lila Rose, the founder of Live Action, a rabid anti-choice group. Famous for their “sting operations” at abortion clinics in their […]

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Eric Cantor Given Total Control Of House In Late Night Rule Change By GOP (VIDEO)

Eric Cantor Given Total Control Of House In Late Night Rule Change By GOP (VIDEO)

A rule change pushed through just before the government shutdown turns Eric Cantor into the first Dictator of the United States. All Hail King Eric Cantor.

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GOP Congressman: Furloughed Workers Should Not Receive Back Pay

GOP Congressman: Furloughed Workers Should Not Receive Back Pay

After voting to give furloughed workers back pay, Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL) told a constituent at a tele-town hall meeting that they should not be paid.

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Tea Party Rep. Louie Gohmert Accuses Vietnam Vet John McCain Of Being In Bed With Al-Qaeda (VIDEO)

Credit Daryl Cagle, CagleCartoons.com

The Republican Party civil war has boiled over to the point where members of the Tea Party are now accusing moderate Republicans of supporting terrorists.

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Wingnut Rick Wiles Claims Government Shutdown Being Used To Attack White Americans

Photo of Rick Wiles screen captured from video via TruNews. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nytagg0S0tg

Talk show host Rick Wiles recently asked on his TruNews program, “Have you noticed that the only people being shut down or evicted are white Americans?”

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Two States Find Another Way To Effect Voter Suppression

Two States Find Another Way To Effect Voter Suppression

The Supreme Court barred Arizona from requiring proof of citizenship for federal elections. In order to get around that restriction in most of their elections, Arizona is setting up a two tier system. They will have a separate registration system for state and local elections that will require proof of […]

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