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2009-03-11 21:55:00

The 18-year-old daughter of former U.S. vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has broken up with the father of her 2-month-old son, People.com said. Bristol Palin, the daughter of the Republican governor of Alaska, and her fiance, Levi Johnston, ended their relationship a few weeks ago, a source said without offering details about what led to the split. It was a mutual thing, the insider told People.com. It kind of just happened ... . I thought they would stick it out. But I think they can...

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2009-03-01 22:45:00

Socialist has apparently arrived as a favorite negative term for conservatives to use in describing political opponents, The New York Times said Sunday. In an analysis of rhetoric employed recently by conservative political figures, the newspaper noted that socialist has apparently replaced liberal as the preferred epithet. Talk radio and Internet sites feature wide use of the term, which also was applied liberally at last week's annual gathering of the Conservative Political Action...

2009-02-25 06:21:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Missouri Congressman Roy Blunt tonight issued the following statement after President Barack Obama's first address to Congress: "President Obama's first address was a historic milestone for our nation and his presidency. "I couldn't agree more with his assessment that while our country is facing great challenges, we also have the opportunity for great successes. On the issue of health care, President Obama and I share the common goal of...

2009-02-24 18:22:00

The Hard Hitting Documentary Exposes Unprecedented Mainstream Media Bias in the 2008 Presidential Election LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new feature-length documentary provides the most compelling and comprehensive portrait yet of the unprecedented mainstream media bias and abdication of duty that took place during the 2008 presidential election. The movie, entitled Media Malpractice: How Obama Got Elected and Palin Was Targeted provides a contextual and chronological...

2009-02-19 09:00:00

Respondents show cautious optimism that "Obama Effect" will result in better coverage of racial issues in U.S. newsrooms WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a recent survey of journalists of color conducted by the leading African American website for economic and political news, The Loop 21, and UNITY: Journalists of Color, Inc., most respondents do not believe that mainstream media is effectively covering racial issues. Results of the survey were released today during a...

2009-02-11 15:28:00

Think Tank Experts to Explore if Excessive Spending and Borrowing Could Impact Future Health Care Coverage WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pajamas TV (www.PJTV.com) announced today that it will hold an initial "hearing" beginning at noon Thursday on the stimulus package here in Washington, D.C. The hearing will feature economic and health care experts who will explore the realities of the so-called stimulus package and the potential impact on future health care coverage...

2009-02-11 07:15:00

Collins Served As Senior Political Strategist For President Barack Obama During 2008 Campaign And Public Liaison Within The Obama-Biden Transition Project ATLANTA, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alliance for Digital Equality's Chairman Julius H. Hollis announced today the appointment of Art Collins to the Atlanta, Georgia-based consumer advocacy organization's Board of Advisors. Mr. Collins, of Arlington, Virginia, is Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Public Private...

2009-02-05 10:03:00

Pajamas TV signs Wurzelbacher for 'Just Joe,' has him cover financial crisis LOS ANGELES, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pajamas Media (www.pajamasmedia.com) announced today that Joe Wurzelbacher (Joe the Plumber) will be appearing in a new, regular "Just Joe" segment on Pajamas TV. To kick it off, Joe is in Washington, D.C. this week to help cover the U.S. financial crisis and the proposed stimulus package. Wurzelbacher will also be participating at the inaugural Conservatism 2.0...

2009-01-29 14:17:45

A pair of red pumps purportedly worn by Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin during her vice presidential campaign have sold for $2,025 on eBay. The Naughty Monkey Double-Dare pumps, which usually retail for about $100, sold for $2,025 Tuesday morning at the end of the auction, which was run by an eBay user claiming to be a niece of the Republican governor, KTUU-TV, Anchorage, Alaska, reported Thursday. The seller said Palin bought the shoes personally at a Juneau, Alaska, store and they were not paid for...

2009-01-27 07:03:00

MANORVILLE, N.Y., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has been named "Honoree of the Year '09" by the Independent Group Home Living Foundation (IGHL; www.ighl.org), a Manorville, New York-based not-for-profit organization providing programs, services and support for people with developmental disabilities in New York State. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090127/NY62695 ) According to Walter W. Stockton, IGHL's Chief Executive Officer, "Governor Palin is a...