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Jon Stewart mocks Romney’s Israel gaffes: Jews are culturally money-making motherf*ckers

On his show Tuesday night, Daily Show host Jon Stewart mocked Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s latest series of gaffes. While Romney was in Israel, the Republican candidate remarked at a fundraising event that the Israelis were more economically successful than the Palestinians because of their culture. “Romney appears to…

Ex-cop Drew Peterson faces trial in death of third wife

CHICAGO — A former police officer who allegedly killed his third wife — and was charged only after his fourth wife disappeared under suspicious circumstances — saw his case finally go to trial Tuesday. Drew Peterson, a former police sergeant in the town of Bolingbrook, Illinois has spent the last…

Texas Democrats on Ted Cruz victory: The inmates are running the asylum

Texas Democrats mocked former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz on Tuesday after it was announced the tea party candidate had won the state’s Republican primary race for Senate. “Tonight was the Republican Party’s Thelma and Louise moment,” Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa said. “It may feel pretty exhilarating now,…

Barney Frank: Marriage equality is up to the states

Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) on Tuesday insisted that a state-by-state approach was the only way to legalize same sex marriage. “There was a fundamental confusion here,’ he said on MSNBC. “There has never been a practical law saying that what marriage is. Marriage has been left to the states.” The…

Mass. Gov. Patrick blasts ‘warehousing of non-violent drug offenders’

While signing a sentencing reform bill into law on Tuesday, Massachusetts Gov. Devel Patrick (D) condemned the mass imprisonment of non-violent drug offenders. “The bill contains important parole reforms for those convicted of the worst crimes; but just as important are the parts of this bill that reform the sentencing…

Same sex marriage opponents appeal Prop 8 case to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — Opponents of gay marriage in California filed an appeal Tuesday asking the US Supreme Court to overturn a federal court decision legalizing same-sex unions. “The profoundly important question, whether the ancient and vital institution of marriage should be fundamentally redefined to include same-sex couples is currently a matter…

UK police arrest Sun journalist in ‘stolen cellphone plot’

LONDON — British police arrested Tuesday a journalist from Rupert Murdoch’s tabloid The Sun in relation to the alleged gathering of data from stolen mobile phones, police and News International said. The 37-year-old man, bailed later on Tuesday, is the third journalist from Britain’s best-selling newspaper to have been arrested…

Rep. Deutch: GOP turning a constitutional right into a crime

Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL) on Tuesday blasted Republicans over legislation that would ban abortions in the District of Columbia after 20 weeks of pregnancy. “Bringing up this bill under suspension that disregards the United States Constitution is beyond brazen,” he said on the House floor. “It is time that my…

Regulator torpedoes Obama mortgage plan

WASHINGTON — The US regulator in charge of state-backed mortgage firms Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on Tuesday rejected an Obama administration plan to ease the housing crisis by forgiving some outstanding home loans. Responding to pressure from President Barack Obama’s White House to use debt forgiveness to help heal…

Air China no longer transporting lab monkeys: PETA

WASHINGTON — Air China is no longer transporting monkeys for laboratory experiments on its flights, animal rights group PETA said Tuesday, citing an email from the airline. “We are notified by headquarters that we have stopped conducting this business,” said a one-line email from Jason Wang, Air China’s New York…

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