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Issa heckled at bank hearing: ‘Shame on you!’

At an unusual congressional hearing in Brooklyn on Monday, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) was interrupted by protesters who claimed he had favored banks over people. “We want you to go and fight for us!” one woman shouted. “Vote for the people that elected you!…

Trayvon Martin’s mother: Shooter ‘responding to the color of his skin’

The mother of a black Florida teen who was gunned down by a neighborhood watch vigilante in February blames the incident on racial profiling. Sabrina Fulton told NBC’s Matt Lauer on Monday that her son, Trayvon Martin, was only shot and killed by neighborhood watch leader George Zimmerman because he…

Nobel Peace Prize winner won’t support decriminalizing ‘homosexual acts’ in Liberia

Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner, said she didn’t favor the decriminalization of “homosexual acts” in her country Monday during an interview with The Guardian. In Liberia, “homosexual acts” are currently punishable by one year in jail. However, pending legislation would increase penalities; making in same-sex relationships…

Santorum to GOP: Don’t nominate ‘Tweedledum’ like Romney

Presidential candidate Rick Santorum says that Republicans can’t win if they nominate a “Tweedledum” like former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. In an Monday interview on CBS, Santorum told host Charlie Rose that if he could stay in the race until the convention, delegates would want to nominate a true conservative…

Chicago cop tells reporters: ‘Your First Amendment right can be terminated’

If one Chicago police officer is to be believed, American citizens can lose their most fundamental rights simply by standing near an irritable cop. That’s what two members of the press found out on Sunday, when an angry police officer told them they would be arrested if they did not…

‘Batman’ helps Brazilian town fight crime

In order to help combat the high crime rate in the Brazilian city of Taubete’, a retired police officer has decided this past week to become the comic book hero Batman. According to Al Jazeera, Andre Luiz Pinheiro is the former officer dressing up as the cape crusader. Despite not…

Clooney: Obama’s chances are good, but don’t get cocky

Actor George Clooney on Sunday said that President Barack Obama was likely to be re-elected, but cautioned liberals not to get cocky “because you will always lose.” In an interview with NBC’s David Gregory, Clooney explained that the president has “always looked good to be re-elected.” “I happen to believe…

Brown: Secret Service gives Santorum ‘first time he’s used protection’

Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) decided to poke some fun at the GOP presidential candidates with a few colorful jokes Sunday morning, with probably the best saved for Rick Santorum. At a St. Patrick’s Day event in South Boston, the Massachusetts senator was intrigued over Santorum and Newt Gingrich receiving secret…

Santorum doubles down: No Puerto Rico statehood without English proficiency

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum reiterated on Sunday that Puerto Ricans would need to work on their English before the U.S. territory could become a state. “What I’ve said is that obviously Puerto Rico is a Spanish-speaking country, a Spanish-speaking island, not a country, but Spanish-speaking island, they will continue…

Shuster: ‘The Republican Party works for Fox News’

Current TV correspondent David Shuster says that it should not be a surprise to Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum or anyone else that Fox News is “shilling” for former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney. Last week, Santorum complained to Fox News host Brian Kilmeade that the conservative news network was in…

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