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Rand Paul: Obama ‘losing the moral authority to lead this nation’

Tea party-backed Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Sunday warned President Barack Obama that he was in danger of “losing the moral authority to lead this nation” because the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) unfairly scrutinized the tax-exempt status of conservative groups. “I don’t know if people were targeted for conservative religious…

Bob Dole: Republicans need ‘closed for repair’ sign until 2014

Former Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole is telling Republicans to put a “closed for repair” sign on the door until 2014 so that the party can develop a “positive agenda.” In an interview that aired on Sunday, Dole told Fox News host Chris Wallace that “there was no doubt about…

CNN host to Code Pink activist: You seem a little crazy

CNN’s Carol Costello on Saturday scolded prominent anti-war activist Medea Benjamin of Code Pink for repeatedly interrupting President Barack Obama during a major national security speech. “I posted the question on my Facebook page and asked them what they wanted to ask you,” Costello said. “And a lot of them…

Graham: Military women put up with ‘way too much crap’

The senior Republican senator from South Carolina — who serves in the U.S. Air Force Reserves and opposes taking sexual assault cases out of the military chain of command — says that women in the armed services “put up with way too much crap.” In a Memorial Day interview, Fox…

Gloria Steinem’s ‘A Bunny’s Tale’ – 50 years later

Steinem’s groundbreaking article exposing the 1960s world of Playboy Bunny clubs is as fresh and relevant as ever Fifty years ago this month, Gloria Steinem created a sensation with the first installment of her two-part series, “A Bunny’s Tale“. At the time Steinem was a decade away from gaining fame…

‘Experts’ skeptical Obama will close Guantanamo

President Barack Obama may have renewed his vow to close the Guantanamo prison this week, but many are skeptical he will really be able to end this controversial chapter of US history. “I know the politics are hard. But history will cast a harsh judgment on this aspect of our…

Storm brews over potential Koch brothers control of Tribune newspaper chain

With a sale likely of a prominent group of US newspapers, the interest of a potential buyer tied to right-wing causes has galvanized opponents fearing the dailies could become political tools. The Tribune Co. dailies, including the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun and five others could be sold…

New records mark 60th anniversary of Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary’s summit of Mount Everest

Sixty years ago this week two men became the first to stand on the roof of the world in a remarkable feat of endurance and strength of the human spirit. As the May 29 anniversary of Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary’s summit of Mount Everest approaches, hundreds of people from…

Scientists cast doubt on Alzheimer’s cancer drug study

Four separate teams of scientists have said they were unable to replicate a highly publicized study that last year touted a cancer drug’s success against Alzheimer’s disease in mice. “We wanted to repeat the study to see if we could build on it, and we couldn’t,” said David Borchelt, a…

Sunni grievances drive deadly spike in Iraq unrest

A feud between Iraqi Sunnis and the Shiite authorities they accuse of marginalising their community is driving a deadly spike in violence that stops short of all-out conflict for now, experts say. Attacks including bombings that ripped through worshippers in mosques and cut down shoppers in markets killed over 430…

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