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Lindsey Graham: ‘Stupid’ to let tax cuts for wealthy expire

South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham on Sunday said President Barack Obama’s plan to let tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans expire was “stupid.” During an interview on CNN, host Candy Crowley asked Graham if he would be willing to raise taxes on the middle class if Democrats refused to…

Denver cake shop owner refuses to end same sex wedding ban

The owner of a Denver area bakery has refused to make cake for same sex weddings because of his religion, despite a public outcry. “I’m not going to change my business because of a petition,” Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, told the Denver Post. “I’m just…

Axelrod calls out Wallace over false claim about blocking military voters

Top Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod on Sunday called out Fox News host Chris Wallace after he repeated a claim made by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney that President Barack Obama was trying to block military voters in Ohio. In a statement last week, Romney accused Obama of launching…

Justice Dept. probes Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands Corp. on money laundering

The Justice Department has launched an investigation into whether Las Vegas Sands Corporation and several of its executives violated money-laundering laws, The Wall Street Journal reported. Citing unnamed lawyers and other people involved in the matter, the newspaper said the probe was being conducted by the US attorney’s office in…

Reprieved Oregon death row prisoner granted right to be executed

Convicted murderer Gary Haugen has rejected clemency of Oregon governor John Kitzhaber, and says he wants to die America’s emotional debate over the role of the death penalty has taken a strange new twist after a convicted killer has been granted the legal right to insist on his right to…

Report: Jared Loughner to plead guilty in Tucson shooting massacre

Accused killer Jared Lee Loughner is prepared to plead guilty on Tuesday for the 2011 mass shooting in Tucson, Ariz., that left six people dead and critically wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, according to the Los Angeles Times. According to the paper, two sources familiar with the trial’s proceedings said mental…

Houston restaurant lampoons Chick-fil-A with ‘chick-on-chick’ sandwich

Chick-fil-A has been joined in the realm of restaurants espousing their opinions about same-sex marriage. In Houston, a local eatery called Beaver’s has added a tongue-in-cheek offering to its menu in support of gay mariage in the form of a sandwich loaded with chicken and double entendre. The name of that meal:…

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s wife says he was ‘debilitated by depression’

The wife of Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) opened up for the first time about the mysterious and sudden withdrawal of her husband from public life, saying that he suffered from severe depression but that he did not, as some speculated, attempt suicide. In an exclusive interview with the Chicago…

Phelps wins gold in last Olympic race of his career

US great Michael Phelps bowed out of Olympic competition in golden style Saturday as Britain’s Jessica Ennis provided theLondon Games’ signature moment with a dazzling heptathlon win. As Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake made their first appearance on the track, Phelps made sure of his 18th Olympic title — and 22nd medal overall — in the 4x100m medley relay,…

Larry Craig now claiming bathroom bust was ‘business trip’

Former Senator Larry Craig (R-ID) is attempting to have his infamous public bathroom arrest for soliciting sex from an undercover police officer reclassified as having occurred on an official Senate business trip. According to the Fox News website, the disgraced lawmaker is trying to avoid a fine from the Federal…

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