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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

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Soledad Grills Jeff Sessions (R-Keebler Tree): ‘You Hurt People Who Need Food’ with Food Stamp Cuts





Soledad grills Jeff Sessions: ‘You hurt people who need food’ with food stamp cuts (via Raw Story )

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) on Tuesday faced tough questions from CNN host Soledad O’Brien for his plan to cut the food stamp program and “hurt people who need food,” including 20 percent of his own constituents in Alabama. Speaking to Sessions in an interview on CNN’s Starting Point, O’Brien…

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Scalia: It’s ‘Effective’ to Compare Homosexuality to Bestiality and Murder





Scalia: It’s ‘effective’ to compare homosexuality to bestiality and murder (via Raw Story )

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told an audience at Princeton University on Monday that comparing same sex coupling to bestiality and murder is politically “effective.” According to the Associated Press (AP), Scalia was explaining to a question by a gay student, Duncan Hosie, who asked…

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New Jersey Lawmaker Proposes Statewide Vote on Same Sex Marriage





New Jersey lawmaker proposes statewide vote on same sex marriage (via Raw Story )

New Jersey Assemblyman Reed Gusciora (D) on Monday introduced legislation to legalize same sex marriage in the state, but fellow Democrats have objected to the proposed bill. Gusciora’s bill would place the issue on the next statewide ballot. Though he believes same sex marriage is a civil rights…

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Fox News Contributor [Manufactured] ‘Beat Down’ at Michigan Union Protest





Fox News contributor ‘beat down’ at Michigan union protest (via Raw Story )

Fox News contributor and conservative comedian Steven Crowder claims he was assaulted by pro-union protesters amid a protest in Lansing, Michigan. In an interview with radio show host Dana Loesch, Crowder said the protesters “literally would have killed me where I stood if I defended myself.” He…

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Granholm: GOP Punishing Democratic Voters with ‘Orwellian’ Right-to-Work Law





Granholm: GOP punishing Democratic voters with ‘Orwellian’ right-to-work law (via Raw Story )

Former Michigan governor and Current TV host Jennifer Granholm on Tuesday slammed Republicans after they pushed a so-called “right-to-work” law through the state legislature. “The ‘Workplace Fairness and Equity Act,’ the Orwellian name will surely give historians a big laugh,” she said. “…

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Jon Stewart: ‘Right-to-Work’ Like Strip Bars Calling Themselves Gentlemen’s Clubs





Jon Stewart: ‘Right-to-work’ like strip bars calling themselves gentlemen’s clubs (via Raw Story )

On his show Tuesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart reviewed the controversy in Michigan over a new union busting law. Stewart observed that Republican Gov. Rick Snyder had described “right-to-work” laws as a “divisive” issue nearly a year ago, yet publicly supported the law this month…

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Michigan Pro-Union Protests Escalate as Former Congressmen Gets Pepper-Sprayed





Watch: Michigan pro-union protests escalate as former congressmen gets pepper-sprayed (via Raw Story )

Former Rep. Mark Schauer (D-MI) was pepper-sprayed by police at Michigan’s capitol building amid an escalating protest against so-called “right to work” bills passed by the legislature on Tuesday that critics say will strip public and private unions of their bargaining power. Schauer said he…

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Minnesota Senate Faces Mushrooming Legal Costs Due to GOP Sex Scandal





Minnesota Senate faces mushrooming legal costs due to GOP sex scandal (via Raw Story )

The Minnesota Senate faces an ever-growing legal bill thanks to a scandal involving a former Republican leader and her senior aide. The Associated Press reported Tuesday that the legal costs associated with a lawsuit filed by senior staffer Michael Brodkorb had nearly doubled to approximately $200,…

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