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Secret documents reveal DHS lied about tracking Americans on social media

One of the nation’s leading electronic privacy groups claimed this week that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) misled members of Congress during a recent hearing on whether the Department is paying a defense contractor $11.4 million to keep tabs on protected free speech and dissent against government policies on…

Santorum: Obama ‘in bed with Muslim Brotherhood’

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says that President Barack Obama was “willing to jump in bed with the Muslim Brotherhood” and throw former dictator Hosni Mubarak “under the bus” during Egypt’s 2011 revolution. Speaking to Fox News host Greta Van Susteren on Wednesday, the former Pennsylvania senator warned that the…

Obama says he will tackle immigration reform in his second term

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama, expressing confidence he will win re-election in November, told a Hispanic audience he would use a second term to seek comprehensive immigration reform. “My presidency is not over,” Obama said in an interview with Univision Radio when asked about his failure so far to…

FEC warns Gingrich for paying himself with campaign funds

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) has sent a second letter to Newt Gingrich’s campaign asking them to explain why almost $1 million dollars was paid to a small group of people including the presidential candidate. The Washington Times reported on Wednesday that Gingrich, members of his staff and several consultants…

Lack of posting

Sorry about the lack of posting. I’m really ill right now, and I won’t be blogging until I’m better, since things like “trying to analyze Republicans” stresses me out, and that makes it worse. Hopefully will be back soon.…

J. K. Rowling to release book for adults

Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling has written a novel for adults, which she said would be “very different” from her best-selling books about the boy wizard, her publishers announced Thursday. Publishers Little, Brown said they would release further details about the book, including the title and worldwide publishing date…

Hepatitis C killing more Americans than HIV: studies

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Hepatitis C has surpassed HIV as a killer of U.S. adults, and screening all “baby boomers” could be one way to stem the problem, according to two new government studies. Hepatitis C is a liver infection caused by a virus of the same name that…

New York hearing on Strauss-Kahn lawsuit set for March

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Lawyers for former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique-Strauss-Kahn will appear before a New York judge in March to defend against a civil lawsuit filed by the hotel maid who accused him of sexual assault. The lawsuit, which was filed by Nafissatou Diallo in August, claims Strauss-Kahn…

Woman barred from all-male panel: Using contraception makes me qualified

A woman who was recently excluded from a House Oversight Committee hearing on contraception says she was qualified to testify because unlike the all-male panel of witnesses, she actually uses birth control. Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) said at the time that he had rejected Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke…

UN handed list of Syria crimes against humanity suspects

International investigators on Thursday handed the UN a list of Syrian officials suspected of crimes against humanity, as a defiant regime brushed off an outcry over the killing of two journalists. Fifty-two people were killed across the country, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, as activists spoke of…

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