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Congress To Vote On CISPA Cybersecurity Bill, White House Threatens Veto

[Editress’ Note: It’s important to be well-informed. Read the full CISPA bill here.] via Donna Cassata, AP, MSNBC The Obama administration on Wednesday threatened to veto a House bill designed to defend critical U.S. industries and corporate networks from electronic attacks by foreign governments, cybercriminals and terrorist groups, arguing the measure falls short in protecting … Continue reading

Day Three: Supreme Court Justices Poised To Strike Down Entire Healthcare Law

via David G. Savage, L.A. Times The Supreme Court’s conservative justices said Wednesday they are prepared to strike down President Obama’s healthcare law entirely. Picking up where they left off Tuesday, the conservatives said they thought a decision striking down the law’s controversial individual mandate to purchase health insurance means the whole statute should fall … Continue reading

Limbaugh’s Blind Spot Toward Smart Women

via Meghan Daum, Chicago Tribune Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown University law school student Rush Limbaugh called a “slut” and a “prostitute,” is intelligent, poised and coherent. That alone puts her miles ahead of her detractors. She’s been making the rounds this week on behalf of her argument that the insurance she pays for at Georgetown … Continue reading

Netflix Becomes 30th Advertiser To Drop Limbaugh

via Faiz Shakir, ThinkProgress Moments ago, Netflix emailed a statement to the tech website Boing Boing indicating that the company will ensure that its ads never appear on Rush Limbaugh’s radio show again: Spotted your tweets and wanted to let you know that Netflix has not purchased and does not purchase advertising on the Rush … Continue reading

Rush Limbaugh Sponsors Flee Show Amid Backlash

via Brian Stelter, The New York Times Emboldened by Rush Limbaugh’s public apology over the weekend to a law school student whom he had called a “slut” and a “prostitute,” critics of the radio talk show host are intensifying their online campaign against his advertisers. The apology, they said, was a signal that the campaign was … Continue reading

Rush Limbaugh: Sandra Fluke, Woman Denied Right To Speak At Contraception Hearing, A ‘Slut’

via Jack Mirkinson, The Huffington Post Rush Limbaugh called the woman who was denied the right to speak at a controversial contraception hearing a “slut” on Wednesday. Sandra Fluke, a student at Georgetown Law School, was supposed to be the Democratic witness at a Congressional hearing about the Obama administration’s contraception policy. However, Darrell Issa, … Continue reading

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