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GOP Rep. Darrell Issa Flip Flops on Rupert Murdoch

On C-Span, House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) was asked about his refusal to start an investigation into News Corp.(owned by Rupert Murdoch) and its alleged hacking into the phones of 9/11 families. Issa denied even knowing Murdoch, but in February 2010, Rep. Issa said that he trusted Fox News because “I know Rupert […]

How Private Prisons Get Rich By Jailing Immigrants

The private prison lobby has had major influence in places like Florida, Arizona, Georgia, Utah and Alabama, states which have recently passed some of the strictest anti-immigrant policies. Policies, which would likely help fill those prison cells and make private prisons wealthier. Geo, along with Corrections Corporation of America, or CCA, have contracts with Immigrations […]

Rep. Michele Bachmann Fights Against Wall Street Reform

During a campaign stop in southern California yesterday, Rep. Michele Bachmann parroted Newt Gingrich and falsely claimed that Wall Street Reform was killing the banking industry: “And not only repealing Obamacare, also repealing Dodd-Frank, which is killing the banking industry. I’ve got the bill to repeal both of them.” In reality, bank profits rose substantially […]

Tea Party Boos Ron Paul for Accurately Explaining al Qaeda

Ron Paul was booed at the CNN/Tea Party Republican debate after correctly saying that al Qaeda did not attack the United States because “we’re free,” but because of U.S. military operations in the Middle East, occupation in Saudi Arabia and the nation’s “unfair” treatment of Palestinians. Fox News reported this in 2004: Admitting for the […]