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U.S. warns Europe to prepare for terrorist attacks by Iranian-backed Hezbollah

The United States fears the Iranian-backed Lebanese militant group Hezbollah may be planning imminent attacks in Europe and around the world, a senior security official in Washington said Friday. “Our assessment is that Hezbollah and Iran will both continue to maintain a heightened level of terrorist activity and operations in…

Canadians mock U.S. tourist who complained about not being able to carry a gun

Canadians this week ridiculed a nervous American tourist over his criticisms of Canada’s strict gun laws following what he said was “menacing” encounter with two young men in a Calgary park. Walt Wawra of Kalamazoo, Michigan detailed his account of a chance meeting in Nose Hill Park in a letter…

‘Son of Sam’ killer: ‘Take the glory out of guns’

One of America’s worst serial killers is now speaking out against gun violence. David Berkowitz, known as the “Son of Sam” killer during a 13-month shooting spree in New York City in the mid-1970′s, told the New York Daily News young people have “no business” handling a gun when asked…

Pat Robertson to LGBT students: ‘Bring forth a baby’ or ‘shut your mouth’

Televangelist Pat Robertson says that LGBT students protesting Christian fast food chain Chick-fil-A at about 30 colleges and universities across the U.S. should “shut their mouth” until they can “bring forth a baby from that part of the anatomy which they concentrate on.” During his Friday 700 Club broadcast, Robertson…

‘Historian’ David Barton’s book on Thomas Jefferson pulled from stores

David Barton, an evangelical activist and writer often cited as a “historian” by conservative political figures like former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, stirred up such a firestorm of controversy with his latest book “The Jefferson Lies” that his publisher now claims to have…

Scott Brown: Push to register welfare recipients to vote is ‘disturbing’

Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) on Friday accused the Commonwealth of Massachusetts of favoring his Democratic rival, Elizabeth Warren, because they complied with a 1993 bipartisan federal law that requires states to provide voter registrations to people seeking public assistance like welfare. New York-based think tank Demos in May sued Massachusetts…

Bain Capital plans to outsource jobs at profitable Sensata plant in Illinois

The shock of losing a precious job in a town afflicted by high unemployment is always hard. A foundation for a stable family life and secure home instantly disappears, replaced with a future filled with fears over health insurance, missed mortgage payments and the potential for a slip below the…

Yauch estate: Beastie Boy’s music banned from advertising

A will filed this week by relatives of the deceased hip hop artist Adam Yauch, formerly of The Beastie Boys, forever bans his work from being used in corporate advertising. In other words, don’t ever expect to fight for your right to wear Levis. ‘Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, in no event…

RNC chairman: People asking for Romney’s tax returns are as bad as birthers

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Friday refused to explain why presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney would not release his tax returns, calling the request a “distraction” that was bad as so-called “birthers” who believe that President Barack Obama is not a U.S. citizen. During an interview on…

Michigan councilman gets Secret Service visit after depicting Obama’s head on a spike

A city councilman in Sterling Heights, Michigan says he was questioned by the U.S. Secret Service after video emerged of him at a tea party rally holding signs that depicted violence against President Barack Obama, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D). The Sterling…

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