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Another Runaway General: Army Deploys Psy-Ops on U.S. Senators

February 25, 2011

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Rolling Stone By Michael Hastings February 23, 2011 11:55 PM ET The U.S. Army illegally ordered a team of soldiers specializing in “psychological operations” to manipulate visiting American senators into providing more troops and funding for the war, Rolling Stone has learned – and when an officer tried to stop the operation, he was railroaded by military […]

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Debbie Wasserman Schultz Invokes Tucson Hero’s Plea To Defend Health Care Reform

January 19, 2011

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The Huffington Post Nick Wing First Posted: 01/19/11 12:29 PM Updated: 01/19/11 02:06 PM Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), a close friend of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and one of the most outspoken legislators regarding the tragedy in Arizona, said Wednesday that one of the heroes of the shooting in Tucson was opposed to the House GOP’s […]

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Alexander Refuses To Condemn Palin’s Cross-Hairs Map, Urges Media Not To Talk About It

January 9, 2011

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Think Progress By Pat Garofalo at 11:25 am  Sunday Jan. 9, 2011 Yesterday, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) was shot at a campaign event in Tuscon by a deranged gunman who also fired at twenty other people, killing six, including a federal judge and a nine year-old girl. Police have a suspect in custody — 22 […]

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Gabby Giffords: A Few Words

January 9, 2011

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Saturday, January 8, 2011 Statement sent out by former Rep. Alan Grayson: A reporter called me a little while ago, and told me that Rep. Gabrielle Giffords had been shot at a public event. She is in critical condition. I’m going to let others comment on what this means for America. I just want to […]

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Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, 18 Others Shot At Event In Arizona; Judge, Child Among Dead

January 9, 2011

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Think Progress By George Zornick on Jan 8th, 2011 at 2:14 pm Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) was shot at a campaign event in Tuscon this morning, according to multiple news sources. There are conflicting reports as to whether Giffords has died. Giffords was reportedly shot in the head after a man approached the event and […]

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‘U.S.’ Chamber Of Commerce Lobbied To Help GOP Kill Bill To Provide Health Care To 9/11 First Responders

December 20, 2010

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Think Progress By Lee Fang on Dec 17th, 2010 at 6:00 pm Last night, the Daily Show’s Jon Stewart skewered Republicans for killing deficit neutral legislation to provide health care to the 9/11 first responders and emergency workers who suffered illnesses from working at Ground Zero. He also mocked the celebrity-obsessed media that has completely […]

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Evidence Arizona Immigration Law May Be Fatal Mistake for GOP

June 24, 2010

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Huffington Post Robert Creamer Political organizer, strategist and author Posted: June 24, 2010 08:37 AM There is compelling new evidence that Republicans will rue the day that they allowed their virulent anti-immigrant wing to grab the controls of the Republican Party. In fact, contrary to much of the pundit chatter, a drama is playing out […]

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Joe Barton Would Like To Apologize To…..

June 18, 2010

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King George III, for dumping all your tea in the ocean. that probably made it *way* too salty. our bad. Read More

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Glee’s “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” with Oil Spill Images

June 16, 2010

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Rand Paul Wants To Abolish The Americans With Disabilities Act, Citing Fairness ‘To The Business Owner’

May 18, 2010

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Think Progress By Guest Blogger on May 17th, 2010 at 6:45 pm Our guest blogger is Joe Sonka, who is reporting on the ground from Kentucky. Sonka also maintains his own blog at Barefoot and Progressive. U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul (R-KY), a darling of the tea party movement, has gained notoriety for his extreme […]

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Bet You Didn't Know A Republican Resigned From Congress Last Week

March 30, 2010

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That’s right! Whenever a Democrat has to resign, it’s front page news for at least a week. But, when a republican gets caught funneling money to his family’s business, the alleged “liberal” is silent. Had it not been for the release of the 138 page ethics report, we likely wouldn’t be hearing about it now, […]

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Wyden: Health Care Lawsuits Moot, States Can Opt Out Of Mandate

March 24, 2010

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Sam Stein stein@huffingtonpost.com | HuffPost Reporting First Posted: 03-24-10 01:29 PM   |   Updated: 03-24-10 01:55 PM Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) has a message for all the attorneys general and Republican lawmakers who are threatening lawsuits and claiming that an individual mandate for insurance coverage is unconstitutional: You don’t have to abide by it — just set up […]

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Vandals Attack Dem Offices Nationwide

March 23, 2010

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TPM Muckraker Justin Elliott | March 23, 2010, 1:00PM Vandals smashed doors and windows at four Democratic offices around the country in the days surrounding the landmark House health care vote Sunday night, and a right-wing blogger in Alabama is taking credit for starting a so-called “window war.” Here are the reports we’ve seen from […]

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Jim Bunning's Back: Blocking Nominees Over Canadian Smoking Law

March 16, 2010

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Ryan Grim ryan@huffingtonpost.com | HuffPost Reporting First Posted: 03-16-10 12:39 PM   |   Updated: 03-16-10 02:26 PM Jim Bunning, far from being cowed by the national exposure of his recent effort to hold up unemployment benefits for millions of laid-off workers, is back at it in the Senate. The Kentucky Republican battled Democrats on the Senate floor Tuesday […]

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Speak up for the Future

March 9, 2010

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Hello Fellow HORN Listeners, Our Friends at ILoveMountains.org are holding a National Call-in day today (3/9/10)  to find more Co-Sponsors for S696, The Appalachian Restoration Act.  If you would like your senators to be  co-sponsors of this legislation, call the capitol switchboard at 202-225-3121 and Ask to be connected to  your Senator’s  office.  When you speak […]

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Keith Olbermann Special Comment: A Cry For Help

February 25, 2010

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Sen. Kit Bond Wants To Privatize Medicare With Vouchers

February 10, 2010

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Think Progress By Matt Corley on Feb 9th, 2010 at 6:30 pm In his interview with CBS News’ Katie Couric before the Super Bowl earlier this week, President Obama said that he was going to ask Republicans to put their health care ideas “on the table.” “What I want to do is to look at […]

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President Obama & Question Time!

February 10, 2010

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Sen Franken intros The American Elections Act of 2010

February 2, 2010

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Courtesy Crooks And Liars: In the past week, I’ve heard of other Senate and House versions of a bill forbidding campaign contributions from foreign-owned companies (and in one case, companies that have even one foreign stockholder). This one’s from Sen. Al Franken, announced today: “Since 1974, federal law has banned foreign companies from giving or […]

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Blackwater's Youngest Victim

January 29, 2010

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The Nation By Jeremy Scahill January 28, 2010 Every detail of September 16, 2007, is burned in Mohammed Kinani’s memory. Shortly after 9 am he was preparing to leave his house for work at his family’s auto parts business in Baghdad when he got a call from his sister, Jenan, who asked him to pick […]

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