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Arkansas Supreme Court strikes down law barring same sex couples from adopting

Supporters of an Arkansas law that prevented unmarried same sex and straight couples from serving as adoptive or foster parents may seek a constitutional amendment to reinstate it after the state’s Supreme Court ruled the ban was unconstitutional. The Court ruled Thursday that Act One, the Arkansas Adoption and Foster…

Donald Trump: Media made ‘birther’ a negative word

Billionaire real estate mogul and television celebrity Donald Trump blamed the media Sunday for marginalizing those who do not believe President Barack Obama was born in the United States. “It’s a very strange situation, that’s all I can tell you,” Trump, a potential Republican presidential candidate, said on CNN’s State…

Sen. Mike Lee: Obama planned government shutdown

Freshman Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) said on the Senate floor Thursday that President Barack Obama might have been planning for the government to shut down all along. “When the president had both Houses under the control of his party, why did he opt not to pass a budget for fiscal…

Four things more costly than Fermilab’s Tevatron particle accelerator

A 4.26-mile underground particle accelerator located in Batavia, Illinois may have revealed a new elementary particle, or potentially a new force of nature, but is scheduled to close down later this year. For more than a year physicists have been studying what appears to be a “bump” in the data…

New Hampshire lawmaker apologizes for calling bishop a ‘pedophile pimp’

New Hampshire House Majority Leader D.J. Bettencourt (R) has apologized for calling a Catholic bishop a “pedophile pimp” after the bishop said the proposed House budget would hurt some of the neediest citizens of the state. During a rally at the New Hampshire Statehouse, Bishop John McCormack said he was…

Glenn Beck: Fox News ‘one of the only places you’ll find truth’

Conservative conspiracy host Glenn Beck compared himself to American icon Paul Revere on Wednesday after announcing that he’s leaving Fox News. “When I took this job, I didn’t take it because it was going to be a career for me,” Beck said. “Paul Revere did not get up on that…

New Jersey Gov. Christie calls teachers union ‘political thugs’

New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie had harsh words for the state’s largest teacher’s union on Wednesday. In an interview Wednesday night, the governor told ABC’s World News host Diane Sawyer that New Jersey teachers were wonderful public servants but that the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) was a “group…

Washington recognizes out-of-state same sex marriages

Governor Christine Gregoire signed legislation Wednesday that allows married same sex couples moving to Washington to have access to the state’s domestic-partnership law. “The more states that do this, the more credibility we have of getting the DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) repealed, because the individual states are saying we…

Recount? Wisconsin Supreme Court race still too close to call

With over 99 percent of precincts reporting, the Wisconsin Supreme Court race still too close to call. Conservative incumbent David Prosser had 733,074 votes (50 percent) and liberal challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg had 732,489 votes (50 percent) with 3596 of 3630 precincts reporting, according to The Associated Press. Prosser has held…

Abstinence foundation paid Bristol Palin $262K, spent little on prevention programs

Tax documents reveal that an anti-teen pregnancy foundation paid Bristol Palin seven times what it spent on actual teen pregnancy prevention programs. Bristol Palin, the 20-year-old daughter of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, was appointed as a teen ambassador for the Candie’s Foundation in 2009. Actresses Jenny McCarthy and Hayden…

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