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Seventh-Day Adventists battle to keep McDonald’s out of town

The residents of Loma Linda, California are overwhelmingly Seventh-Day Adventists, which means they are also healthy eaters with a strong learning towards vegetarianism. But the city council approved an application to set up a McDonald’s franchise last month, and now many residents are up in arms. According to ABC News,…

Occupy protesters kicked off bus on way to Washington

A group of Occupy protesters from California, who were heading to Washington, DC to participate in the Occupy Congress protest on January 17, were kicked off their Greyhound bus on Saturday night and left stranded in Amarillo, Texas. The driver, Donald Ainsworth, allegedly called the Occupiers “you people” and told…

Conservative leader: Democratic Party is ‘party of the KKK’

The founder of a movement to increase racial diversity within the Republican Party told a crowd of tea party supporters on Sunday that they weren’t racists because “the Democratic Party is the party of the KKK.” Speaking at the first ever South Carolina Tea Party Convention, Raging Elephants leader Apostle…

Gingrich: ‘I’m probably gonna win’ South Carolina

After finishing fourth in Iowa and New Hampshire, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich predicted Sunday that he would take first place in the upcoming South Carolina primary. “I’m probably gonna win next Saturday, because as a Georgia Reagan conservative I fit much more comfortably,” the former House Speaker told CBS…

Rivals set to pounce on Santorum’s past

ATLANTA (Reuters) – Rick Santorum’s last-minute surge in the Iowa caucus brought him neck-and-neck with Mitt Romney in the first contest of the 2012 race to select a Republican presidential candidate. But it came too late to attract the harsh scrutiny usually visited on front-runners. Only in recent days have…

Romney takes a hit from the Christian right

CHARLESTON, South Carolina — Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney hit a roadblock Sunday in South Carolina as Christian conservative leaders coalesced behind Rick Santorum in the race for the presidential nomination. A group of 155 Christian evangelical leaders from around the country endorsed Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator, Saturday after holding…

Colbert: ‘The more money you have, the more you can speak’

Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert declared Sunday that he believes in Super PACs because “the more money you have, the more you can speak.” Last week, Colbert turned the Super PAC that he founded over to Comedy Central host Jon Stewart so as not to run afoul of campaign laws…

Florida Senate pushes to privatize prisons in 18 counties

The Florida Senate Rules Committee has proposed a bill that would require the state’s Department of Corrections to privatize all prisons and other correctional facilities in 18 counties, according to the News Service of Florida. The state legislature passed nearly the same measure last year, but the law was ruled…

Paterno says he was unsure how to handle abuse tip: report

(Reuters) – Joe Paterno, the iconic head of Penn State University’s football program for 46 years fired after former assistant Jerry Sandusky was charged with child sex abuse, said he was unsure of how to deal with the first report about Sandusky that reached him in 2002. “I didn’t know…

Romney team hits back at Obama’s ‘job destroyer’ attack

Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney’s team hit back Saturday atPresident Barack Obama’s campaign for portraying him as a jobs destroyer, ahead of a pivotal US election primary in South Carolina. Romney, favorite to take on Democrat Obama in the November 6 vote, sought to turn the tables on the president, with a campaign aide comparing…

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