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Military-entertainment complex? Act of Valor film described as ‘beyond propaganda’

Al Jazeera English’s Nic Muirhead on Sunday explained the growing relationship between the Department of Defense and Hollywood, particularly in regards to the action film Act of Valor. “We are not longer simply borrowing material or ideas or roles, we’re actually borrowing the military itself to make a movie,” author…

Olbermann: Romney now running against Chief Justice John Roberts

Keith Olbermann says that by upholding President Barack Obama’s health care reform law, the Supreme Court has presented presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney with two “insurmountable problems.” “Gov. Romney is now not only running against a program very similar — and everybody would have to admit, at least, very…

Boehner: Health reform law must be ‘ripped out by its roots’

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) on Sunday admitted that some parts of President Barack Obama’s health care reforms were beneficial, but insisted that the entire law must be “ripped out by its roots.” “There’s always going to be parts of it that are good,” Boehner told CBS Chief White House…

Paul Ryan: Repeal health law because rights come from God

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) is arguing that President Barack Obama’s health care reform law should be repealed because rights come from “nature and God,” not the government. During an interview on ABC, former Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy’s widow, Victoria Kennedy, told host George Stephanopoulos that the Supreme Court had made…

Jealous boyfriend allegedly punched lesbian woman in the face

A lesbian woman was allegedly assaulted by a man at a bar for talking to his girlfriend last weekend. The woman says she is the victim of a hate crime. Jaqi Lloyd of Memphis, Tennessee said her nose was broken in two places by the man, Brandon Hooper, who allegedly…

McConnell: Uninsured people are ‘not the issue’

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Sunday pledged to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care reforms and said that the 30 million Americans that the law is likely to cover were “not the issue” for Republicans. During an interview on Fox News, host Chris Wallace asked McConnell how Republicans…

Ron Paul inducted into congressional baseball hall of fame

Wearing a retro Astros jersey, Republican Rep. Ron Paul has become the first Texas legislator to be inducted into the CQ Roll Call Congressional Baseball Hall of Fame for a home run he hit in 1979. “It’s interesting. I never thought I was much of a baseball player,” Paul told…

Colorado resident films herself escaping wildfire

Authorities say some residents affected by Colorado’s worst wildfire in history will be able to return to their homes as early as Sunday morning, Reuters reports. About 35,000 people were forced to leave their homes by the Waldo Canyon Fire, which was 45 percent contained as of Saturday night. The…

Ex-Israeli Prime Minister Shamir Dies

Yitzhak Shamir, former two-time Prime Minister of Israel, died Saturday after a long illness, according to MSNBC. He was 96. “Yitzhak Shamir belongs to a generation of giants, who founded the State of Israel and fought for the freedom of the Jewish people in its land,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu…

Weekend storms leave at least 13 dead, 3 million without power

The death toll arising from vicious storms that lashed the eastern US climbed to double digits Saturday as millions of people were left without power in sweltering conditions. With temperatures expected to reach triple figures in Washington DC and surrounding areas on Saturday, about 3.4 million people remained without electricity…

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