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Court: Smokers may sue for payment on lung cancer screenings

Cigarette maker Philip Morris may now be sued by long term smokers who have not yet developed lung cancer, a Massachusetts court ruled Monday. The Supreme Judicial Court’s unanimous ruling gives a go-ahead to a group lawsuit in the state that seeks to force Philip Morris into paying for smokers’…

S.C. GOP chairmen: Sen. DeMint like a ‘Jew’ who is ‘watching our nation’s pennies’

Two South Carolina GOP chairmen declared in a letter to a local newspaper that criticism of Senator Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) is unfair because he is like a “Jew” who is “watching our nation’s pennies.” The letter, published by South Carolina newspaper The Times and Democrat, was authored by James S.…

Report: Iran incapable of producing nuke within six to eight years

A Washington Post report published Sunday is drawing a wave of cheers across the Internet for revealing what is being hailed as “the truth” about Iran’s nuclear program. Specifically, the report states that Iran is incapable of producing a nuclear bomb within the next six to eight years, turning on…

White House chief of staff says Afghan war ‘adrift,’ calls more troops ‘reckless’

Calling the eight year war in Afghanistan “adrift,” White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel explained on Sunday that the Obama administration considers sending more troops now to be “reckless” without a “credible” election result and a regime ready to begin securing the country. “The process [of establishing a credible…

Rev. Al Sharpton prepares to sue Rush Limbaugh for defamation

The Reverend Al Sharpton wants an apology from right-wing radio host Rush Limbaugh, or he’s filing a defamation lawsuit. “In the op-ed published in Saturday’s Wall Street Journal Limbaugh writes Sharpton ‘played a leading role in the 1991 Crown Heights riot (he called neighborhood Jews ‘diamond merchants’) and 1995 Freddie’s…

Protesters hijack Olmert speech as UN body endorses war crimes report

On Thursday, former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert attempted to give a speech at the University of Chicago. However, activists with a pro-Palestinian group hijacked the event with numerous interruptions in protest of military actions in the Gaza strip. A group calling itself “The Electronic Intifada,” which reports on the…

Revealed: Two California airports allow passengers to fly with pot

A little noticed policy at two California airports allows properly qualified passengers to fly the friendly skies carrying up to a half pound of marijuana, news agencies revealed Friday. RELATED: Gallup poll finds record level of support for legalizing marijuana “The policy [at Oakland International Airport] is spelled out in…

Fox News host tries to credit President Bush for economic ‘recovery’

Fox News host Neal Cavuto appears to think that the United States is enjoying an economic recovery. Perhaps more surprisingly, he’s talking up the idea that former President George W. Bush is somehow responsible for it. Cavuto made his claims after a Wednesday segment seeming to celebrate the Dow Jones…

New GOP website says party hasn’t had any accomplishments since 2004

The Republican Party launched a redesigned website Tuesday with a heavy emphasis on the social media tools that Democrat Barack Obama used so effectively to win the last presidential election. Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele said GOP.com, which stands for “Grand Old Party,” the party’s nickname, will “help Republicans…

Supreme Court delay may help keep detainee abuse pics forever sealed

The United States Supreme Court granted a request Tuesday to delay its decision on whether the Obama administration may continue to block the release of images depicting the torture of terror war detainees in U.S. custody. The decision to delay comes as Congress and the Obama administration appear to have…

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