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Media enjoys new freedom in rebel-controlled Libya

Eastern Libya has seen an explosion of newspapers, websites and graffiti since the uprising against Moamer Gaddafi began in February. Watch video, courtesy of AFP, below:…

New Jersey Gov. Christie: Let schools teach creationism

New Jersey Gov. Christie (R) dodged questions over the teaching of creationism in schools at a press conference Thursday morning, claiming that school districts should be able to decide for themselves. “Evolution is required teaching,” Christie said. “If there’s a certain school district that also wants to teach creationism, that’s…

Conservative group Judicial Watch sues for release of Osama bin Laden death photos

The conservative interest group Judicial Watch has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Defense (DOD) seeking photographs and video recordings from the U.S. military raid that killed Osama bin Laden. “The American people have a right to know, by law, basic information about the…

Rep. Joe Barton upset by the ‘pejorative’ phrase ‘Big Oil’

Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) complained that the political news website Politico used the phrase ‘Big Oil’ in a headline. “We’ve got this mentality on the liberal side of our political debate, big oil, big insurance, big this, big that,” he said on C-SPAN. “It’s a little upsetting that we try…

Mike Huckabee: Throwing trash at protester is free speech

Fox News host Mike Huckabee defended a mob that chased a protester at Louisiana State University off campus on Wednesday by claiming that throwing garbage at him was protected speech under the First Amendment. Graduate communications student Benjamin Haas had planned to read a statement in support of another student…

Rep. Tammy Baldwin could become first openly gay Senate member

Openly gay Wisconsin Representative Tammy Baldwin is considering a run for the U.S. Senate seat now occupied by Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI). If she won the election, Baldwin would become the first openly gay member of the Senate. Seventy-six-year old Kohl announced Friday that he will not seek reelection to…

Solar-powered aircraft makes first 13 hour international flight

A solar-powered plane, called the Solar Impulse, made the world’s first international flight on Friday. The plane took off from a western Switzerland airfield and landed at Brussels airport after a 13 hour flight. “With this flight, we would like to encourage politicians to opt for more ambitious energy policies,”…

House GOP aims to cut off new funding for TSA body scanners

Legislation proposed by Homeland Security Subcommittee Chairman Robert Aderholt (R-AL) on Thursday cuts off new funding for body imaging scanners used by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at airport security checkpoints. The Fiscal Year 2012 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill does not provide the $76 million requested by President Barack Obama…

Glenn Beck: Obama ‘clearly’ anti-cop, Clinton made kids think oral sex was OK

Commenting on the controversy around the decision to invite the rapper Common to the White House, Fox News host Glenn Beck said that President Barack Obama had a personal problem with police officers. “The president’s actions clearly indicate that he is anti-cop,” he said. Beck compared the president’s decision to…

Minnesota lawmaker: Nobody has a right to vote on someone else’s marriage

The Republican-led Minnesota state Senate passed a constitutional amendment Wednesday that would define marriage as solely between one man and one woman. Democratic state Senator John Marty blasted the constitutional amendment on the Minnesota Senate floor, saying that his marriage was approved 2 to 0. “Nobody else has a right…

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