Republicans this week filibustered a Democratic plan to extend a soon-to-expire payroll tax cut, objecting to the fact that the extension was paid for by implementing a small surtax on income in excess of $1 million. To justify their objection to taxing the wealthy, Republicans have revived their false claim that taxing the rich amounts to taxing small business owners and job creators. Bloomberg’s Al Hunt asked Rep.
Rick Santorum continued his assault on the poor and minorities yesterday evening.
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There's a battle being waged in North Carolina right now which, if lost, could mean very bad things for anybody who's not a white man in that state.
Fox News viewers are less informed than people who don't watch any news, according to a new poll from Fairleigh Dickinson University . The poll surveyed New Jersey residents about the uprisings in Egypt and the Middle East, and where they get their news sources. The study, which controlled for demographic factors like education and partisanship, found that "people who watch Fox News are 18-points less likely to know that Egyptians overthrew their government" and "6-points less likely to know that Syrians have not yet overthrown their government" compared to those who watch no news.