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Republican candidate quits after companion caught voting while dead

A Republican candidate for supervisor in Pinal County, Arizona has with withdrawn following allegations that his former companion continued to cast absentee ballots five years after her death. In a statement issued by his attorneys, John Enright said he was quitting “for several reasons, including an almost year-long battle with…

Romney follows up ‘Anglo-Saxon’ gaffe by disparaging Olympic readiness

Republican presidential hopeful and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) is frantically trying to walk back disparaging comments he made about London’s readiness to host the Olympics, and for casting doubt on Britain’s willingness to “come together and celebrate the Olympic moment,” according to the Agence France Presse. Mending this…

California cat hoarder busted with 113 dead kittens and 51 neglected cats

Police and SPCA officials in Seaside, California raided two properties on Tuesday after a tip from an apartment manager turned out to be connected to a residence officials were already investigating. At the apartment, rescuers found the remains of 113 dead kittens; at the residence, they found 51 alive, but…

Dick Armey: Don’t control guns because cars can kill people too

Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey on Thursday argued that guns should not be regulated after the massacre that killed 12 and wounded 58 in Colorado because the suspect could have “taken a car and driven it into a school bus” — and firearm restrictions would be like taking away…

Colbert dings Romney campaign’s ‘Anglo-saxon’ blunder

Wednesday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert took aim at the Romney campaign’s gaffe upon arriving in London, when an aide told reporters that a President Romney would restore “Anglo-Saxon” values to the the U.S. and U.K. relationship. The remark has been widely derided as overtly racist, but…

Jon Stewart hammers Romney over ‘you didn’t build that’ quote

On his show Wednesday night, Jon Stewart wondered if conservatives could be any more manipulative in their misrepresentation of words spoken by President Barack Obama. “Mr. Romney, hanging your attack on a person’s slight grammatical misstep is what people do in an argument when they’re completely fucked and they know…

Obama: AK-47s belong in the hands of soldiers, not criminals

President Barack Obama on Wednesday night vowed to do everything he could to prevent “not just of gun violence but violence at every level” in the wake of the Colorado theater mass shooting. “I think we recognize the traditions of gun ownership that passed on from generation to generation, that…

Sen. Sanders: GOP’s function in life is to protect the wealthy

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Wednesday insisted it was important that the Senate rejected the extension of Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy, even though the legislation had no chance of passing the GOP-led House. “I think what today is about is educating the American people,” he explained on Viewpoint.…

Sen. Schumer: Ending tax breaks for the rich ‘a big winner’ for Democrats

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) on Wednesday predicted that refusing to extend expiring tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans would greatly benefit Democrats. “It’s a big winner,” he said on MSNBC. “For 30 years, Republicans have won the tax debate by conflating middle-class tax cuts with tax cuts for the wealthy.…

Mother of killed son urges peace amid unrest in Anaheim

On Wednesday, the mother of a man who was shot to death by police officers pleaded for peace after the shooting sparked days of unrest in Anaheim, California. “To the public, to the citizens of Ana drive, we want to thank you all for your support,” Genevieve Huizar said. “We…

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