Romney Helped Fund Race-Baiting, Anti-LGBT Group, Secret Document Shows Earlier this week, we told you about the previously secret documents that revealed the National Organization for Marriage’s (NOM) divisive, race-baiting strategy for combating marriage equality — a strategy which was quickly denounced by leading civil rights organizations including the NAACP. Another secret document revealed today by the [...]
Mar 29, 2012: OOPS, They Did It Again!
GOP Votes to End Medicare In Order to Finance Giveaways to the Wealthy, Big Oil Today was a big day on Capitol Hill. Republicans made crystal clear exactly whose side they’re on — that of the wealthiest 1 Percent and special interests like Big Oil. Here’s a rundown of today’s action. House Republicans Approve Budget [...]
Mar 28, 2012: Will Your Senator Side With Big Oil?
It’s Time to End Tax Giveaways to Big Oil On the same day that House Republicans are likely to pass their Medicare-ending, taxes on the wealthy-slashing budget, tomorrow the Senate will vote on a bill sponsored by Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) that will eliminate nearly $24 BILLION in tax giveaways to the five largest oil companies. [...]
NOM Plots Shocking Strategy to Fan Racial Hostilities Secret memos exclusively released last night by the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) outline the National Organization for Marriage’s (NOM) shocking and hateful strategy for fighting marriage equality in states across the country. In short, they planned to “drive a wedge between gays and blacks” by convincing them to [...]
Mar 26, 2012: Meet the Republicans for Mandated Coverage
Republicans For Mandating Coverage (RMC) is a 51-member coalition representing Republicans who supported a federal health care mandate before President Barack Obama endorsed it. Check out the highlight reel: Republicans who were for the individual mandate in health care before they were against it just because President Obama was for it: Frmr. Gov. Mitt Romney [...]
Mar 23, 2012: Happy 2nd Birthday, ObamaCare!
INFOGRAPHIC: Two Years In, ObamaCare Is Working Evening Brief: Important Stories That You May Have Missed ObamaCare Supreme Court preview part III: The perils of overreach. Texas reporter fired after shocking interview on transvaginal sonograms. POLL: 53 percent want to see ObamaCare expanded or left as is, while just 38 percent want to see it [...]
Mar 22, 2012: No Etch A Sketch Will Wipe These Away
TEN Outrageous Positions That Mitt Romney Can’t Erase Yesterday, Mitt Romney’s top adviser, Eric Fehrnstrom, explained the Romney campaign’s strategy for the general election: try and erase all of Romney’s extreme right-wing positions. Watch it: HOST: Is there a concern that Santorum and Gingrich might force the governor to tack so far to the right [...]
Last year, Republicans opened up an attack on voting rights unseen since the Jim Crow era. In states as varied as Kansas, South Carolina, and Wisconsin, conservative legislators passed a range of new laws directly intended to make it more difficult to vote. Voter ID laws, which require certain forms of government-issued photo ID in [...]
Mar 20, 2012: The Tragedy Of Trayvon Martin
On February 26, 2012, a 17-year-old African-American named Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in Sanford, Florida. The shooter was George Zimmerman, a 28-year-old man. Zimmerman admits killing Martin, but claims he was acting in self-defense. Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law, passed in 2005, allows people to use deadly force if they believe they’re in [...]
Mar 19, 2012: The 9-Year Lesson From Iraq
Today marks the ninth anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq war. The final convoy of U.S. troops withdrew from Iraq on December 18, marking the end of the U.S.’s major troop presence in Iraq. The end of the Iraq war relieved a major strain on the U.S. military and permitted the Pentagon to shift [...]