June

Britney Spears and Mitt Romney own matching $55,000 car elevators

Pop superstar Britney Spears and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney both installed state-of-the art $55,000 Phantom Park car elevators in their home.

White House claims executive privilege in GOP's "Fast and Furious" investigation

WASHINGTON - President Obama on Wednesday invoked executive privilege to withhold from a Congressional oversight committee some documents and communications among his advisers regarding the failed gun enforcement operation known as "Fast and Furious."

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This day in history: Muhammad Ali convicted for his anti-war stand

On June 20, 1967, boxing champion and Olympic gold medal winner Muhammad Ali was convicted of draft evasion, sentenced to five years in prison, fined $10,000 and banned from boxing for three years.

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Activists applaud Obama, renew push for DREAM Act

Undocumented young people - the DREAMers - see the president's move as a result of their more than two years of organizing.

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"Vagina voters" speak out at Michigan Capitol

When the final votes are tallied on Nov. 6, Michigan Republicans may rue the day they barred State Reps. Lisa Brown and Barb Byrum from speaking.

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"Agent Orange corn" and herbicide spark concern

As the Food & Drug Administration decides whether to approve genetically modified corn that will be resistant to the chemical, the Environmental Protection Agency is considering stepping forward to restrict use of 2,4-D.

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Groundbreaking Southern Worker now available online

The Southern Worker, a newspaper published by the Communist Party in Birmingham and Chattanooga from 1930-37, can now be found online.

 

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In Ohio, thousands protest new hydrofracking laws

Thousands marched to the Ohio statehouse and held a People's Assembly to map a fight back against laws enacted by Republican Gov. John Kasich giving the fossil fuel industry a green light on hydrofracking..

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Parents occupy Oakland school to protest closures

Parents and teachers occupying Lakeview Elementary School since June 15 say they plan to stay until the district agrees to keep their school and four others open, reversing its decision to close them as of the end of the school year.

GOP tries to defund Obama immigration plan

The GOP shows its true face on immigration affairs, and undercuts its own efforts to give itself a more "immigrant friendly" visage.

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