Articles by: Wendy Gittleson

Amendment To Overturn Citizens United Introduced In Senate

Amendment To Overturn Citizens United Introduced In Senate

On Tuesday, Senators Tom Udall (D-NM) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) introduced a Constitutional amendment which would overturn the Citizens United Supreme Court ruling, which gave corporations unlimited ability to influence elections.

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Is Candidate Cain A Threat To National Security? He Publicly Threatened Iran

Is Candidate Cain A Threat To National Security? He Publicly Threatened Iran

Unfortunately for the safety of the United States, the fence between humorously gaffable and dangerous isn’t electrified, which might explain how easily Herman Cain crossed it on Bill O’Reilly’s show.

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Was Rick Perry Drunk During New Hampshire Speech? (VIDEO)

Was Rick Perry Drunk During New Hampshire Speech? (VIDEO)

Sometimes, the best thing a Democrat can do it sit back and let the Republicans speak for themselves. Rick Perry is one of those Republicans. If I didn’t know better, I’d think that his speech in New Hampshire was a Saturday Night Live Sketch. Unfortunately, it wasn’t.

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Ron Paul Speaks Out Against Yet Another Progressive Value, Student Loans

Ron Paul Speaks Out Against Yet Another Progressive Value, Student Loans

Ron Paul is vehemently against many of the progressive bedrock issues. One such issue is federal student loans.

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Ron Paul Would Be A Frightening President

Ron Paul Would Be A Frightening President

Superficial qualities aside, it’s tough for even the most progressive among us, including myself, to resist the lure of some of Ron Paul’s words. The problem with Ron Paul is that he keeps speaking.

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Police At #OccupyDenver Turn Violent

Police At #OccupyDenver Turn Violent

At Saturday night’s Occupy Denver protest, police fired pepper spray and pepper balls. 20 protesters were arrested and several were sent to the hospital. One man was shot in the face with pepper bullets. Another had his foot run over by a motorcycle cop.

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Bachmann’s ‘Flat Tax’ Full Of Fairy Dust And Magic

Bachmann’s ‘Flat Tax’ Full Of Fairy Dust And Magic

Not to be outdone by Herman Cain and Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann revealed her ‘flat tax’ plan to Christiane Amanpour on ABC’s This Week. The thing about her flat tax plan is that the former IRS tax attorney seems to have no idea what a flat tax actually is.

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New Hampshire Considering Repealing Gay Marriage And Allowing Civil Unions…Of Siblings

New Hampshire Considering Repealing Gay Marriage And Allowing Civil Unions…Of Siblings

The bill states that New Hampshire would only recognize a marriage between a man and a woman. It would, however allow civil unions for all adults, including relatives.

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California Congresswoman To Try Living Off Food Stamps Budget

California Congresswoman To Try Living Off Food Stamps Budget

California Congresswoman, Jackie Speier, D-San Francisco/San Mateo, will participate in a food stamps challenge in which she will eat on a food budget of $4.50 a day for five days.

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eBay Buying Patterns Show That U.S. Is Still A Racist Society

eBay Buying Patterns Show That U.S. Is Still A Racist Society

Thanks to the internet, the great equalizer, we do have such a situation, eBay. Three Yale and Harvard researchers conducted a study called, ‘Race Effects on Ebay.’ The results? Americans are racist.

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If You Voted For Obama Or Are A Muslim, Don’t Try To Take Shooting Lessons From Texas Instructor

If You Voted For Obama Or Are A Muslim, Don’t Try To Take Shooting Lessons From Texas Instructor

Keller: ‘If you are a socialist liberal and or voted for the current campaigner in chief, please do not take this class. You have already proven that you cannot make a knowledgeable and prudent decision as under the law.’

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Jon Huntsman Responds To Cain ‘Smoking’ Ad With ‘Bubble’ Ad, Starring His Daughters

Jon Huntsman Responds To Cain ‘Smoking’ Ad With ‘Bubble’ Ad, Starring His Daughters

Jon Huntsman, arguably the most progressive candidate in the GOP race, is barely making a blip on the radar with Republican voters. In an attempt to turn that around, he released his answer to Cain’s ‘smoking’ ad.

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Santorum Advocates Assassinating Scientists

Santorum Advocates Assassinating Scientists

The vehemently ‘pro-life’ candidate told a group in South Carolina that it would be a ‘wonderful thing’ for Iranian nuclear scientists to turn up dead.

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Update: Occupy Oakland Injured Marine’s Condition Upgraded

Some good news out of Occupy Oakland. Iraq war vet, Scott Olsen, who critically injured by police during the protest Tuesday night, has been upgraded from ‘critical’ to ‘fair’ condition.

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Is Herman Cain Really Running For President?

Is Herman Cain Really Running For President?

Herman Cain’s campaign just keeps getting weirder and weirder and now there are questions as to whether he’s serious or able to run an effective campaign.

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Oakland Mayor Issues Statement Of Support For Occupy Oakland

Oakland Mayor Issues Statement Of Support For Occupy Oakland

In response to the recent rash of police violence against Occupy Oakland protesters, Oakland Mayor, Jean Quan issued a Facebook statement. The statement reads as follows.

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Steve Jobs Called Fox News ‘Destructive’ And Called On Jon Stewart To Help Change Direction Of Fox

Steve Jobs Called Fox News ‘Destructive’ And Called On Jon Stewart To Help Change Direction Of Fox

A long-awaited biography of Steve Jobs sort of bounced off bookstore shelves this week. Walter Isaacson’s book, entitled simply, ‘Steve Jobs,’ has been greeted with great reviews and stellar sales.

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Right-Wing Filmmaker Gives Away Bongs And Che Guevara Rolling Papers At Occupy Wall Street

Right-Wing Filmmaker Gives Away Bongs And Che Guevara Rolling Papers At Occupy Wall Street

Evan Coyne Maloney, who’s been called the right-wing’s answer to Michael Moore, occupied Occupy Wall Street with his film crew, a bunch of ‘gotcha’ questions and some ‘hippie pothead’ bling.

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Police Defy Orders To Arrest Occupy Albany Protesters

Police Defy Orders To Arrest Occupy Albany Protesters

In Albany, NY, police are refusing to arrest Occupy Albany protesters, despite orders from Governor Cuomo and Mayor Jennings.

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Pizza Man No Longer Topping Romney

Pizza Man No Longer Topping Romney

Herman Cain seems to be losing popularity with Republican voters, at least in the upcoming primaries. CNN polled registered Republicans in Florida, Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, four of the first five primary states. Cain is losing to Romney in all four.

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