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Texas Gov. Perry adds anti-TSA groping bill to special session

A bill that would restrict Transportation Security Administration (TSA) workers from conducting pat-down searches at airport security checkpoints will return in the Texas legislature’s next special session thanks to Gov. Rick Perry. Perry, the latest Republican to flirt with a possible presidential run in 2012, selected the bill for the…

Tracy Morgan joins GLAAD for public apology over homophobic rant

At a press conference with the gay and lesbian group GLAAD, comedian Tracy Morgan offered another sincere apology for a homophobic rant he delivered during a recent performance in Nashville, Tenn. “I don’t really see gay or straight, I just see human beings now,” he said. “I pride myself on…

Watchdog: Sen. Vitter tried to ‘bribe’ Sec. Salazar with pay raise

The watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) says Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) may have gone too far when he demanded President Barack Obama’s Interior secretary approve deepwater oil well permits in exchange for a salary increase. CREW filed a complaint (PDF) Tuesday calling for the Senate…

White House sails past deadline for solar panel installation

Tuesday marked the first official day of summer in the Western hemisphere, but some environmental advocates saw June 21 as another milestone — a day after the deadline President Barack Obama’s administration had promised for the installation of a solar water-heating system on the roof of the White House. In…

Inexcusable waffling continues

I cannot sign off on this piece enough: Liberals have a tendency (much more pronounced in 2007 and 2008 but still evident) to imagine that Barack Obama is just as liberal as them. Because he's obviously smart, because he dabbled with genuine leftism in his youth, and because he opposed…

LulzSec: Arrested hacker not ours

The British teenager arrested Monday night on suspicion of being associated with hacking group LulzSec is not a part of the organization, they said on Twitter Tuesday. “Seems the glorious leader of LulzSec got arrested, it’s all over now… wait… we’re all still here! Which poor bastard did they take…

Sanders: ’5 million seniors face the threat of hunger’

WASHINGTON – A 12-page report released Tuesday by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) found that about 5 million senior citizens are threatened by hunger in the United States. “It is estimated that 5 million seniors face the threat of hunger, 3 million seniors are at risk of hunger, and 1 million…

Two U.S. nuclear plants under threat as flood waters rise

Two U.S. nuclear electricity facilities, the Fort Calhoun and Cooper nuclear plants in Nebraska, are facing the threat of rising flood waters from the Missouri river. Though safety regulators insist the plants were designed to withstand flooding and no risk of disaster exists, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has been…

LulzSec teams up with Anonymous to target classified data

BOSTON/JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – The LulzSec group of rogue hackers are threatening to steal classified information from governments, banks and other high-ranking establishments, in what would be an escalation of their cyber attacks. So far LulzSec’s publicized assaults on Sony Corp, the CIA, News Corp’s Fox TV and other targets have…

Report: 75% of U.S. nukes sites leaked radioactive tritium

Most of the commercial nuclear power sites in the U.S. have leaked radioactive tritium, according to a recent investigation. The Associated Press found that 48 of the 65 power stations in the U.S. had reported leaking tritium, a radioactive form of hydrogen. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) records blamed many…

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