Month: May 2011

activists milk a cow in front of u.s. capitol

It’s not unusual to spot metaphorical cash cows around Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., but real-life dairy cows aren’t so commonplace in Congress. On Monday, however, an adult cow was on hand to provide fresh milk and a spectacle, as part of a rally in favor of legalizing the interstate sale of raw milk. Read […] Read more…

fox news accidentally debunks its own attacks on ‘vile’ rapper common

In the days since popular rap artist Common was invited to a White House poetry event, Fox News personalities have been voicing their protests. The network’s editorial site, Fox Nation, even published an article headlined “Michelle Obama Hosting Vile Rapper at the White House?” The site apparently objected to Common because of some lyrics denouncing […] Read more…

obama: osama bin laden is dead

Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, the number one most-wanted fugitive for nearly a decade, was killed in Pakistan Sunday, the White House announced. President Barack Obama made a live statement shortly after 11:30 p.m. Sunday from the East Room of the White House. “Tonight, I can report to the American people and to the world […] Read more…

osama bin laden is dead, president obama to make statement

On May 1, 2011, I was working the Sunday night shift for Raw Story. Shortly before 10:00 p.m., the scheduled end of my shift, an email from the White House Press Office shot into my inbox — an email that would change everything for so many people. I stayed on shift hours later, frantically assembling […] Read more…