TX Congressman: Raise Taxes On The Poor

Brian Tashman for Right Wing Watch Published January 29, 2014 - 7:00am

Rep. Louie Gohmert rallied a fawning audience at a Tea Party gathering in South Carolina two weeks ago for his proposal for a massive expansion of federal taxes, a plan based on the right-wing myth that too many Americans lack “skin in the game.”

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Keystone XL is a Sucker’s Deal For America and a Steal For Foreign Oil Interests

Tom Steyer for EcoWatch Published January 28, 2014 - 9:56am

For years, TransCanada has been selling the Keystone XL pipeline to Americans with all of the enthusiasm of a used car salesman—and using all of the same tricks. However, one myth is more egregious than all the rest: this pipeline will enhance America’s energy independence.

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Tar Sands Begin to Flow Through Lesser-Known Keystone XL South

Lauren McCauley for Common Dreams Published January 22, 2014 - 11:07pm

Tar sands oil began flowing through the the southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline Wednesday as operations commenced delivering the "the dirtiest fuel on Earth" to refineries on the Gulf of Mexico.

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Philly Teen: Stop-And-Frisk Led to Ruptured Testicle

Carla Murphy for Colorlines Published January 22, 2014 - 8:24am

Philadelphia police are looking into claims made by 16-year-old Darrin Manning that a patdown during a stop-and-frisk may have injured his genitals and, left him sterile. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia police have launched an internal investigation.

In early January, Manning, a sophomore at Mathematics, Civics

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Wendy Davis Recalls Struggle 'Making Ends Meet'

Natalie San Luis for Burnt Orange Report Published January 16, 2014 - 8:20am

This morning Wendy Davis was featured in a Today Show segment on women and financial challenges.

NBC correspondent Maria Shriver interviewed Senator Davis at the trailer park where she lived as a single mother, the community college where she began earning a degree, and finally at the Texas Capitol building where sh

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MN Could Become Third State to Ban Teen 'Gay To Straight' Therapy

UpTakeVideo for UpTakeVideo Published January 13, 2014 - 7:40pm

Minnesota State Representative Susan Allen introduced a bill on Monday to bar "conversion therapy," a discredited practice performed by licensed therapists trying to turn a gay teenager straight. If passed, Minnesota would join New Jersey and California in barring the practice.

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Investigator: 'Unbelievable' That Nobody Told Christie About Lane Closures

Angela Delli Santi for Associated Press Published January 13, 2014 - 7:00am

A Democratic New Jersey lawmaker leading a state investigation into a traffic jam scandal that has ensnared Republican Gov. Chris Christie's administration says private email exchanges show a crime was committed.

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Santorum Intends To Turn His Movie Studio Into 'The Pixar Of Faith Movies'

Brian Tashman for Right Wing Watch Published January 10, 2014 - 7:10am

The first film released under Rick Santorum's leadership at EchoLight Studios was "The Christmas Candle," which didn't even manage to earn back a third of its $7 million budget.

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