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Tea Party Joins Protests In Wisconsin, Supports Governor’s Budget

Thousands of protesters have convened outside of the Wisconsin State House in recent days to pledge their support for, or opposition to, a bill that would limit the collective bargaining rights of public employees. 

Gun-Rights Group Says Bloomberg Billboard Distorts Reality

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg officially launched a moving billboard campaign last week in an effort to advocate for stricter gun laws in the United States. The promotional truck, which is equipped with a running tally of gun-related deaths in America since the Jan. 8 shooting in Tucson, Ariz.., is slated to appear in at least 25 states. 

The 100-Hour War

On Feb.27, 1991, an amazing thing happened: The President of the United States went on national television to announce that the United States had won a war. 

New York-Based Artist Claims Government Officials Have Violated 1st Amendment

An artist in Greenwood Lake, New York has filed a lawsuit against the local government alleging that the town’s mayor and board members have violated her 1st Amendment rights. 

Barbour Refuses To Denounce Tribute To Former KKK Leader

Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour has predicted that a state license plate honoring a former leader of the Ku Klux Klan will not be approved by lawmakers. However, the Republican official has not denounced the efforts to produce the controversial plate. 

Cairo Coming To America

For a time last week, Madison, Wis., resembled Cairo, Egypt as thousands of protesters descended on the Wisconsin capital to protest Governor Scott Walker’s proposal to strip most government workers of their collective bargaining rights. Teachers called in sick and their students marched in protest. Union members bused in protesters for the occasion. Read this article to see what the Wisconsin protests portend… 

Hawaii Legislature Approves Same-Sex Civil Unions

Hawaii has moved one step closer to becoming the seventh State to allow civil unions for same-sex couples. On Feb. 16, lawmakers in Honolulu voted to approve the measure that would grant gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender couples many of the same rights of traditional unions without authorizing marriage itself. 

Mayors’ Campaign Against Guns Hits The Road

The coalition of United States mayors that supports stricter gun control laws is taking its campaign on the road. During a Feb. 16 appearance on ABC’s Good Morning America, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the launch of the National Drive to Fix Gun Checks, which is a truck that will travel to approximately 25 States over two months. 

Documents About Vietnam War May Be Declassified

The recent WikiLeaks scandal is widely considered the biggest national security leak since the release of the Pentagon Papers in 1971, which detailed the lies and deceptive tactics of the United States government regarding the Vietnam War. 

Americans Fear Online Privacy Violations More Than Job Losses, Survey Says

A new survey has revealed that more Americans are concerned about a breach of online privacy than issues regarding the economy. The research, which was conducted by Opera Software, found that 25 percent of respondents said that they worry about privacy violations on the Internet. 

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