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April Fools on the Tea Party

April Fools on the Tea Party

04/01/13 06:17PM

The hypocritical headline about the Tea Party that should have been an April Fools joke, but wasn’t. Victoria DeFrancesco Soto and Joe Madison join Rev.... watch

Sen. Stacey Campfield, left, (R-Knoxville) and Rep. Vance Dennis, right, (R-Savannah), sponsored the bill that would reduce welfare benefits for families of children that perform poorly in school. (AP Photos by Mark Humphrey)

Tennessee bill: Welfare benefits depend on child’s school performance

04/01/13 04:45PM

A new piece of legislation, if passed, will penalize low-income families in Tennessee by reducing their welfare benefits if their child performs poorly in school. Sponsored by Sen. Stacey Campfield (R-Knoxville)and Rep. Vance Dennis (R-Savannah), the bill “requires the reduction of Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) payments for parents or caretakers of TANF recipients whose children fail to maintain satisfactory progress in school.” read more

FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2012 file photo, election officials check the photo identification card of a voter in Cimarron, Kan. Voter ID laws designed to deter fraud may end up blocking thousands of legitimate ballots.  (AP Photo/The The Hutchinson News,...

GOP legislature overrides Arkansas governor's voter ID veto

04/01/13 04:45PM

Arkansas Republicans have officially overridden Democratic Governor Mike Beebe’s veto of legislation that would require voters to show photo identification before casting a ballot. The Arkansas House voted 52-45 to override the veto Monday. Last week, the GOP-led Senate voted 21-12 to override it. Because of Arkansas law, only a simple majority is needed in each chamber in order to override a veto. read more

Reverend Dr. Luis Leon (R) looks on as United States President Barack Obama (C) prepares to leave St John's Episcopal Church after an Easter service, in Washington, 31 March 2013. Photo by: Drew Angerer/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images

Limbaugh's Easter message: Obama 'inspires racism'

04/01/13 04:00PM

President Obama is under fire for the sermon he heard at St. John's Episcopal Church on Easter Sunday, with Rush Limbaugh suggesting the president may have inspired the supposedly racist rhetoric from the pastor. A handful of conservative media outlets jumped on the remarks that Rev. Luis Leon delivered during Sunday's service, in which he complained to the congregation about the religious right. read more

In this Monday, April 23, 2012 photo, veteran ABC newswoman Barbara Walters arrives to the Matrix Awards in New York. Walters has fallen at an inauguration party in Washington and has been hospitalized, according to an ABC News spokesman, Sunday, Jan....

Barbara Walters, TV trailblazer, set to retire

03/30/13 09:26AM

Just as Sally Ride made space travel a viable aspiration for young girls with their eyes on the stars, Barbara Walters allowed aspiring young female journalists to believe they too go tête-à-tête with the world's biggest leaders and brightest stars, which is why the news of Barbara Walters impending retirement has so many reminiscing about her trailblazing career. read more

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio performs a mock swearing in for Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington as the 113th Congress began. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Alaska Republican uses racial slur to describe Latinos

03/29/13 09:28AM

As his party is in the midst of a on-going minority outreach campaign, Alaska Republican Congressman Don Young gave an interview Thursday to local radio station KRBD in which he referred to Latino farm workers as "wetbacks." Asked about bringing jobs back to America, Young recalled the workers on his father's farm in California, where he grew up. “My father had a ranch; we used to have 50-60 wetbacks to pick tomatoes,” he said. “It takes two people to pick the same tomatoes now. It’s all done by machine.” read more

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