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Marco Rubio To Headline Anti-Gay Fundraiser

The Florida Family Policy Council announced today that it will host Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) at its 2013 Annual Dinner. The FFPC is led by John …

The Koch brothers are secretly funding the anti-choice movement’s worst offenders

<b>David Koch (Reuters/Brendan Mcdermid)</b><p>Contrary to what the billionaire brothers may say, their money is fueling the anti-reproductive rights movement<p>Katie McDonough<p>November 5, 2013 6:26pm (UTC)<p>The way the Koch brothers tell it, they are only interested in promoting "free enterprise" and try not to …

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The father of a severely injured baby who was at the center of a police search has been arrested.

The father of a severely injured baby who was at the center of a police search has been arrested.<p>The child was taken from OU Children's Hospital on …

Crime

'Crucial first eight years': Study finds most poor children lag on cognitive skills by age 8

<i>By Daniella Silva, NBC News</i><br>Only 19 percent of low-income third graders have "age-appropriate cognitive skills," according to a policy report released Monday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. That number is a substantial drop from children in higher-income families, with 50 percent of those third …

A 13-year veteran of the Oklahoma City Fire Department stands accused of having sex with a 13-year-old girl.

A 13-year veteran of the Oklahoma City Fire Department stands accused of having sex with a 13-year-old girl.<p>Cpl. Jason Lyle Wood is currently facing …

Crime

Presumed guilty: Ex-felons face barriers to voting rights

When the votes are tallied in Virginia’s race for governor on Tuesday, over 300,000 citizens will be missing from the voting rolls – including 20% of …

Special Investigation: How Insurers Are Hiding Obamacare Benefits From Customers

Donna received the letter canceling her insurance plan on Sept. 16. Her insurance company, LifeWise of Washington, told her that they’d identified a …

An Oklahoma City 911 dispatcher is under arrest on complaints for rape, forcible sodomy and lewd molestation against a child.

An Oklahoma City 911 dispatcher is under arrest on complaints for rape, forcible sodomy and lewd molestation against a child.<p>At last check, Jason …

Crime

House GOP regresses on gay rights

Today John Boehner declared he opposes the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, and senior House GOP aides said the bill is unlikely to get a House vote — putting its passage in doubt.<p>So perhaps it’s worth recalling some historical context: Two well known House Republican leaders voted for ENDA the …

Police arrested an Oklahoma City father after witnesses say he swerved his car across the road and veered into a car wash, all while three children were screaming in the backseat.

Police arrested an Oklahoma City father after witnesses say he swerved his car across the road and veered into a car wash, all while three children …

Crime

Rand Paul Challenges Maddow To A Duel...But Even THAT Idea Was Stolen

Recently Rachel Maddow reported that Senator Rand Paul has been plagiarizing Wikipedia. Maddow first broke this story showing how Paul used entire …

Fleeing man left two young sons in woods to avoid arrest, KC police say

Kansas City police cited a man with child endangerment after he allegedly bolted from his home holding his two young sons and dropped the boys near a …

Court won't rule on RU-486 abortions

The Supreme Court took off of its docket, and thus will not decide, a plea by the state of Oklahoma to revive a law that restricts doctors’ use of …

US Republicans make the poor pay to balance the budget | Gary Younge

The impetus to cut food stamps is ideological not fiscal, and low-wages mean work provides no guarantee against hunger<p>During a discussion at the University of Michigan in 2010, the billionaire vice-chairman of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway firm, Charles Munger, was asked whether the …

Ex-mayor won't run for Young's seat

A top Florida Republican announced on Saturday that he wouldn’t run in the upcoming special election to succeed the late GOP Rep. Bill Young – a decision that leaves Republicans without an obvious candidate.<p>Rick Baker, the former St. Petersburg mayor, had been seen widely as the strongest possible …

Pro-Confederate Protesters in Richmond Rally in Support of the Flag

In addition to mounting flags on highways, the 'Virginia Flaggers' also gather every week to protest a museum that doesn't share their fondness for …

Obama appeals for budget progress but Republicans keep up healthcare attack

President Barack Obama on Saturday used his weekly address to appeal for progress in Congressional budget talks, rather than to discuss the ongoing controversy over the implementation of his signature healthcare reform, known as Obamacare.<p>In the Republican response to the president's address, …