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Journalist Ethan Casey: Afghans not convinced U.S. sees them as human beings

International journalist Ethan Casey appeared Monday on Countdown with Keith Olbermann to discuss the damage wrought by a rogue soldier who killed 16 Afghan villagers, mostly women and children. “Our credibility at this point is severely damaged and our tenability certainly is as well,” he said. “I don’t say that…

Christian college warns student for ‘coming out’ on Facebook

A college student who announced on Facebook that she was a lesbian could be kicked out of on-campus dorms if she doesn’t remove the posting from the Internet, according to Fox 2 News. Kiah Zabel, a 19-year-old student at Rochester College in Michigan, posted an image on the social networking…

Teen killed after neighborhood watch mistakes Skittles for weapon

The parents of Florida teen are demanding that a neighborhood watch captain be arrested after their 17-year-old son was gunned down in February, possibly because his bag of Skittles was mistaken for a weapon. The Retreat at Twin Lakes neighborhood watch leader George Zimmerman had called police to report Trayvon…

Berkeley police chief sends officer to reporter’s home to alter story

The Berkeley police union said Monday it was “gravely concerned” that police chief Michael Meehan dispatched an officer to a reporter’s home in the middle of the night to request a correction. The police department had tried to reach Bay Area News Group reporter Doug Oakley by phone and e-mail…

Santorum co-chair: Romney should ‘renounce his racist Mormon religion’

An African-American pastor affiliated with Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is demanding that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney “renounce his racist Mormon religion.” At a press conference on Monday, Rev. O’Neal Dozier, who is an honorary chairman of Santorum’s Florida campaign, said that he was speaking out to “foster and…

Santorum: Endangered Species Act puts ‘critters above people’

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says the federal government has gone too far in trying to protect endangered species by putting “critters above people.” At the Gulf Coast Energy Summit in Biloxi, Mississippi on Monday, the candidate was asked how he would balance the need for environmental protection with the…

Romney: ‘If I’m a weak frontrunner then what does that make Newt Gingrich?’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has a response to rival Newt Gingrich’s claim that he’s a weak frontrunner: I know I am but what are you? On Sunday, Gingrich told Fox News host Chris Wallace that the former Massachusetts governor had one of the most anemic campaigns in the last…

Former Mossad chief: Pre-emptive attack on Iran would be stupid

In an unprecedented interview, the former head of Israel’s spy service told 60 Minutes this week that Iran is nowhere near developing a nuclear weapon, and warned that if Israel attacks its neighbor, it would trigger a “rain of missiles” upon the Jewish state. Meir Dagan, who ran Mossad for…

Fmr. McCain aide on ‘Game Change’: Palin presidency ‘frightens me’

A former senior strategist for Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ) 2008 presidential campaign says that the depiction of Sarah Palin by actress Julianne Moore in HBO’s film “Game Change” was “very accurate.” “I think for all of us that were in the campaign it really rang true,” Steve Schmidt told MSNBC’s…

Matthews: The GOP is ‘treating women like they’re not voters’

Chris Matthews displayed Sunday morning his bemusement for the Republican Party’s comments and behavior towards women so far during the 2012 presidential campaign. “One of the time warps these days is watching Republicans ignore the simple fact that women vote and are the majority voters,” he said on his weekly…

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