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Obama focuses on fairness fight

Obama focuses on fairness fight

02/04/13 07:00PM

In an interview before the Super Bowl, President Obama made it clear he will continue to fight for equal rights, from women in combat, to LGBT rights, to economic fairness. Political strategist Angela Rye and Jared Bernstein talk with Rev. Al Sharpton. watch

White House fights back on ‘skeet gate’

White House fights back on ‘skeet gate’

02/04/13 07:00PM

The White House released a photo of the president skeet shooting at Camp David, after some critics complained Obama was lying. But apparently the photo was not enough and some are still concocting conspiracy theories. Joe Madison and Victoria... watch

Republican strategist Karl Rove addresses delegates at the Republican state convention at the Mayo Civic Center on Saturday, May 31, 2008 in Rochester, Min.  (Photo by Jennifer Simonson/AP/The Star Tribune)

Rove, Tea Party in GOP civil war

02/04/13 01:10PM

As they try to pick up the pieces from last fall’s defeat, the establishment and Tea Party wings of the GOP are at each other’s throats. Karl Rove, fresh off the multi-million dollar disaster that was 2012, has launched a new initiative, The New York Times reported Saturday. Known as the Conservative Victory Project, the group, a spin-off of Rove's American Crossroads, will help recruit establishment Republicans, as well as defend Senate incumbents against challenges from more conservative candidates. read more

Rush Limbaugh (Photo by Ron Edmonds/AP)

Why the rightwing is rooting for another recession

02/01/13 07:30PM

As the indications of a successful economic recovery continue to pop up, pundits on the right seemed to be hoping for bad news.  On Thursday's radio program, Rush Limbaugh seemed willing to sacrifice economic gains just to see the president hurt. "Any immediate economic setback, or the perception of one, could weaken Obama's clout," he said. "Maybe a sour economy is worth it if it will distract Obama." read more

GOP vows to block Consumer Protection nominee

GOP vows to block Consumer Protection nominee

02/01/13 07:00PM

Senate Republicans are vowing to block President Obama’s nominee to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Richard Cordray. They claim the bureau has too much power over banks. Is the GOP playing games with the economy for political points?... watch

Hillary Clinton says so long, for now

Hillary Clinton says so long, for now

02/01/13 07:00PM

Hundreds of workers gathered at the State Department to say goodbye to Hillary Clinton as she stepped down as Secretary of State. Clinton faced many attacks over her years in public life, has she vanquished the “right-wing conspiracy” once and for all?... watch

Beyoncé speaks during a news conference Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, in New Orleans. Beyoncé is scheduled to perform during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013. (Photo by Morry Gash/AP)

A superPAC says, boycott 'un-American' Beyonce

02/01/13 05:30PM

An obscure superPAC is calling on Americans to boycott Beyonce's halftime performance at this Sunday during Superbowl XLVII because it will be "anti-liberty." In a press release, the founder of "Elect A New Congress" Bill Fawall says Pepsi should be punished for supporting an "un-American" performance from Beyonce. read more

President Barack Obama (Photo by Carolyn Kaster/AP, file)

Obama tweaks birth control mandate to accommodate religious groups

02/01/13 01:15PM

Friday morning, the White House announced new details that will allow religiously-affiliated institutions exemption from the contraception coverage mandate in the Affordable Care Act. The announcement from the Department of Health and Human Services comes after months of push back and dozens of lawsuits from religious groups that complained the requirement to provide all employees with contraception violated their first amendment rights by forcing them to go against their religion. read more

Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch listens to Rev. Al Sharpton at a round table discussion on improving race relations Wednesday, April 18, 2007 during the 9th annual National Action Network convention in New York.  (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Ed Koch, former New York City mayor, dies at 88

02/01/13 08:43AM

Ed Koch, the Bronx-born former mayor of New York City passed away early Friday morning at the age of 88. An outspoken and a strong-willed figure during his three terms as mayor of New York, Koch was known for, among other things, his catchphrase: "How am I doin'?"—which he would ask of nearly any resident he met on the street. He presided over a period of financial growth, but one also marked by racial tensions. corruption, homelessness, and a high crime rate. read more

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