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Taking care of dad in the tea party’s America

When I stopped into a local fast food restaurant after church, the woman behind the counter explained with tears in her eyes why she had to bring her father to work with her.

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Republicans drop “forcible rape” but war on women continues

Republicans have backed off their effort to redefine rape as "forcible rape" (is there another kind?) but they have not given up their war on women's reproductive rights.

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With rise of Egypt, Glenn Beck's popularity falls

In response to the Egyptian uprising, Glenn Beck is getting crazier and more extreme than ever with predictions of  a worldwide conflagration and implosion.

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Planned Parenthood seeks FBI probe of video plot

Planned Parenthood has asked the FBI to investigate an apparent video scam operation linked to a far-right anti-abortion group, targeting several of its clinics in six states.

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Groups protest GOP censorship at Smithsonian

 Angry protesters called for the resignation of the Smithsonian Institution's secretary G. Wayne Clough who,  under pressure from Republican lawmakers and Catholic conservatives, took down a video exhibition by a gay artist who died of AIDS.

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Tucson to counter hatemongers

The people of Tucson are mobilizing to ensure those slain in the Jan. 8 shooting receive adequate respect.

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The thumbs up win in Washington State

SEQUIM, Wash. - The highest profile election victory here Nov. 2 was the reelection of Sen. Patty Murray. She defeated Republican Dino Rossi by more than 100,000 votes.

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Wall Street bullish on Karl Rove

A small circle of Wall Street moguls and other super-rich donors played a key role in last week's elections, contributing heavily and anonymously to Karl Rove's election front group.

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Rand Paul supporter stomps MoveOn activist in Kentucky

In the infamous video of the scene, one can actually hear the crunching as he stomps Valle repeatedly.

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Stewart and Colbert draw mammoth crowd with many messages

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert framed Saturday's rally as a call for national unity and a rejection of media fear-mongering , but many participants had a more specific political message in mind.

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