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At least we’re not debating the C-word, because I like keeping the British excuse off the table

The subject of Jay-Z and Beyoncé is not one I tend to think about much—yeah, they promote retrograde gender roles in their music, but that’s more common than not, honestly—but the recent rush of politicized stories around the birth of their daughter has caused me to pay attention. For The…

Seagull rescued from being caught by the neck between power lines

When a seagull got its head caught between two twisted power cables in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, all it could do was either dangle limply or flap futilely. That was until the fortunate bird was rescued by Yvon Blin, a power line technician with Nova Scotia Power, and his trusty bucket…

Megaupload loses its top lawyer over conflict of interest

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Content-sharing Internet service Megaupload.com has lost the help of one of the best-known U.S. defense lawyers as it begins to fight charges of copyright infringement, a person familiar with the matter said. Robert Bennett was required to withdraw from the case because of a conflict involving at…

Gingrich, Romney begin key Florida battle

Newt Gingrich set his sights Sunday on Florida after a stunning win in South Carolina’s presidential primary, while main Republican rival Mitt Romney bowed to pressure to release his tax returns. Gingrich’s resounding victory Saturday turned the topsy-turvy race on its head, and his political resurrection ensures a dramatic 2012…

Obama hails anniversary of Roe v. Wade ruling

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Sunday marked the 39th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion by affirming his backing for the right, for decades one of America’s most polarizing issues. “As we mark the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we must remember that this Supreme Court…

Scarborough: GOP ‘base is revolting’ against Romney

Conservative MSNBC host Joe Scarborough said on Sunday that former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s thumping of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in South Carolina Saturday showed that the Republican base was “revolting” against the party establishment. During a round table discussion on NBC’s Meet the Press, Chuck Todd explained that…

Gabby Giffords announces she will step down from Congress

More than a year after surviving a gunshot to her head, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) will step down from office to focus on her continued recovery. In a video released from her Youtube page, Giffords expressed her gratitude for the all the support she has received. “I have more work…

Nancy Keenan decries Republican ‘war on women’

On the the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, NARAL Pro-Choice America President Nancy Keenan declared that 2011 was the year of the “War on Women.” “In the more than 30 years I’ve spent defending a woman’s right to choose, I can’t recall a time when politicians have been more…

Clyburn: Gingrich using coded language ‘perfectly’

Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) believed Sunday morning that Newt Gingrich is using racially tinged language on the campaign trail. The congressman was asked by CNN’s Candy Crowley about Gingrich repeatedly calling President Obama a “food stamp president” and other comments that have drawn criticism as being racist. “It’s appealing to…

Bill Maher slams Romney: It’s a wealth gap, not anal warts

Comedian Bill Maher blasted former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney on his show Friday night for claiming that people did not like him because they envied his wealth. “Mitt Romney has to start understanding why people don’t like him. It’s not because he’s rich. It’s how he got rich,” Maher said.…

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