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Yet another Republican lawmaker has come forward to profess his belief that rape rarely results in pregnancy. “The incidence of rape resulting in pregnancy are very low,” said Arizona Rep. Trent Franks during a committee hearing on Wednesday. Read more...
Alaska Congressman Don Young’s '50-60 Wetbacks' Read more...
Dr. Paul Broun, a Republican congressman representing Georgia's 10th district and chairman of the United States House Science Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight spoke at the Liberty Baptist Church Sportsman's Banquet on September 27, 2012, in Hartwell, Georgia... Read more...
A Missouri congressman's startling remarks about "legitimate rape" and pregnancy have set off a torrent of criticism from his fellow Republicans as well as from Democrats. And the episode has made the abortion issue an unwelcome focus for GOP candidates nationwide. Read more...
January 13, 1982 - Do You Know Where Your Snowstorm Is?
News of the day, this day in history for January 13, 1982. South and East battered by snowstorms. Florida citrus crop badly damaged from freezing temperatures. UAW contract talks continue. France and Germany hold summit talks over Solidarity movement in Poland. California farmers boycott Japanese goods in retaliation for Japanese embargo on California produce in wake of Medfly problem. Mark Thatcher missing while on road rally - Margaret says hes a big boy and can figure out how to get home. And the White House can't figure out who Norman Mineta is. Read more...

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Taft-Hartley, Or The Slave-Labor Law Of 1947
(Oddly, still is) Since its enactment in 1947, the famous (or infamous) Taft-Hartley Act (or Slave-Labor Bill as some call it) has been in an almost constant state of proposed revision. But never getting off the ground. Initially vetoed by Read more...
Brilliant at Breakfast: Hey Mom! Alan Simpson thinks you should go out and get a job Religion Dispatches: Park 51: Conservatives Hoisted On Their Own Petard Los Angeles Homeland Security Examiner: U.S. Congressman wants Wikileaks Read more...
As a native Hoosier, the Quayle family has a special place in my heart. The same way that red meat has a special place in my colon. From what Read more...
Newstalgia Reference Room - Helen Gahagan Douglas On Racial Discrimination - 1948
(Helen Gahagan Douglas - coined the phrase "Tricky Dick" in referring to Nixon) [media id=17779] [gordon-donate] (sorry, I gotta do it) Helen Read more...
The Tea Party as a whole is not racist but racism has been expressed at Tea Party events, according to Vice President Joe Biden. ABC's Jake Tapper Read more...