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GOP Rep. Joe Walsh Defends Not Paying Child Support

Recently, the Chicago Sun-Times broke the story that Tea Party freshman Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL), who has spent months lecturing President Obama and Democrats on fiscal responsibility, owes $117,437 in child support to his ex-wife and three children. Laura Walsh has asked a judge to suspend his driver’s license until he pays his child support. […]

Michele Bachmann Used Fed. Loans That She Now Opposes

During an appearance at the National Press Club, GOP presidential contender Michele Bachmann (R) gave an ironic defense of her use of federal home loans, which she has denounced. The Washington Post discovered that Bachmann and her husband signed for a $417,000 home loan backed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac just weeks before she […]

Michele Bachmann Dodges Questions About Husband

During a TV interview with a local Iowa TV station, Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann (MN) repeatedly dodged questions about on her husband’s counseling center, which reportedly practices “reparative therapy” aimed at converting patients into heterosexuals. “Well, I’m running for the presidency of the United States and I am here today to talk about […]

Mitt Romney Flip Flops Again (On Recession)

During the former Massachusetts governor’s announcement speech (to run for President), he declared “Barack Obama has failed America. When he took office, the economy was in recession. He made it worse.” Romney has repeated the same line during campaign stops since, including as recently as three days ago. The Massachusetts Republican was asked about this […]

Woman Arrested for Video Taping Police Officers

WHEC-TV reported that Emily Good of Rochester, New York filmed police officers while they were conducting a traffic stop in front of her home. Good’s videotape shows the officers telling her that they feel threatened by her standing behind them because she seemed “very anti-police.” An officer then asked her to go into her house, […]

Michele Bachmann: ‘Founding Fathers’ Ended Slavery

Rep. Michele Bachmann, who officially announced in Iowa that she is running for president, appeared on ‘Good Morning America,’ where George Stephanopoulos debunked her false claim that “the Founding Fathers who wrote the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence worked tirelessly to end slavery.” “Now with respect, Congresswoman, that’s just not true,” Stephanopoulos said. “Many […]

The Myth of “Tort Reform” Debunked

Susan Saladoff, director of the documentary “Hot Coffee” (see trailer below), discussed on MSNBC’s The Dylan Ratigan Show how large corporations used a seemingly “frivolous” lawsuit against McDonalds to push for tort reform laws. “What happens is that if [corporations] can distort the facts and convince the public that the system is broken, then they’re […]

Confederate License Plate in Texas?

Texas is considering a specialty license plate that would feature the Confederate flag. The idea is to honor Texans who fought in the Civil War for slavery, but some people say they are offended by the idea. The president of the state’s NAACP chapter said the flag on Texas license plates would be humiliating and […]

Man is Fired After His Wife Gets Cancer

Accountant Carl Sorabella was fired by his employer, Mary Butler of Haynes Management in Wellesley, Massachusetts after he requested for a more flexible schedule so that he could assist his wife Kathleen, who had just been diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer and given only months to live. Carl made it clear that he was […]

Rep. Steve Cohen “War on Drugs is a Mistake”

Congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN) called on the U.S. House floor for an end to the 40-year war on drugs, which Cohen said had spent trillions of dollars to incarcerate millions of people for non-violent crimes. Cohen introduced the Justice Integrity Act to the House in May. The legislation would create an advisory group to investigate […]