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Professor notes similarities between Trayvon Martin and Shaima Alawadi cases

Brown University professor Tricia Rose said Monday that there were important similarities between the cases of Trayvon Martin and Shaima Alawadi. “There are some really important similarities,” she told The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur. “There are college campuses where young Arab Americans, Muslim Americans and African Americans are joining…

Romney: Government workers just look for ‘places they can interfere’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Monday suggested that most government workers were a waste of taxpayer dollars because they spend their days looking for “places they can interfere.” At a campaign event in San Diego, California, the former Massachusetts governor told supporters that there were a “class of individuals”…

Protesters chant ‘health care is a right’ to Santorum at Supreme Court

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum took his campaign to the nation’s highest court on Monday to speak out against health care reform, but he found efforts frustrated by another group who were also exercising their free rights on the Supreme Court’s steps. “This is a very, very important day for…

Romney’s cousin: Mormonism is a ‘fraud’

Mitt Romney’s second cousin, Park Romney, once was once a Mormon high priest, but he is now denouncing the religion as a cult. Park told BBC recently that he left the church because “I became convinced that it’s a fraud.” “There’s compelling evidence that the Mormon Church leaders knowingly and…

Herman Cain kills a bunny in new ad

When the Supreme Court put its stamp of approval on the creation of super PACs, they could never have seen this one coming. Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has launched a new advertisement showing a man catapaulting a bunny rabbit and blasting it into bloody chunks, as a little…

Fmr. Reagan official: Health care ‘broccoli mandates’ argument is ‘totally bogus’

A former Solicitor General appointed by President Ronald Reagan says that the conservative argument that the heath care reform law would eventually allow the government to force people to eat broccoli is “totally bogus.” Florida’s Republican Attorney General Pam Bondi and others have insisted (PDF) that if the Affordable Care…

Santorum calls reporter’s question ‘bulls–t’

An angry Rick Santorum lashed out at New York Times reporter Jeff Zeleny after a campaign rally in Wisconsin Sunday evening, calling the paper’s story on him “bullshit.” The former Pennsylvania senator’s temper was fueled when Zelany asked him for clarification about a line attacking Mitt Romney in his speech.…

Lindsey Graham: ‘Primary is over; Romney will be the nominee’

Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham on Sunday declared that the GOP presidential primary was effectively over and called for his party to united behind former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. “I think that the primary is over,” Graham told CNN’s Candy Crowley. “Romney will be the nominee. Fiscal and social…

Schumer: DOJ should expand investigation into ‘Stand Your Ground’

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said Sunday morning that he would urge the Department of Justice (DOJ) to expand their investigation into the “Stand Your Ground” laws that have become a major subplot in the Trayvon Martin shooting. Appearing on CBS’ Face the Nation, Schumer indicated that he would be sending…

Fmr. Bush strategist: Conservative Christians passing un-Christian gun laws

Matthew Dowd, President George W. Bush’s former chief strategist, on Sunday observed that the same conservative legislatures and governors who are championing so-called Christian values like prayer in schools are also pushing for dangerous gun laws that are counter to Christian teachings. During a panel on ABC, “Nightline” anchor Terry…

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