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Florida woman posing as butt-enhancing doctor arrested for lethal injections

Authorities arrested a woman posing as a doctor in South Florida after the toxic, unknown substances she injected into a woman’s buttocks, hips, thighs and breasts proved to be fatal, according to the Associated Press. Shatarka Nuby, 31, reported that her skin became hot and turned black after the injections…

Eagle Scouts resign to protest Scouts’ anti-LGBT policy

Last week, the Boy Scouts of America announced that it has no intention of changing its policy of not allowing openly LGBT people to serve within its ranks or work with the scouting program. Now, according to the Atlantic a protest movement is roiling the organization from within as generations…

Cantor defends Bachmann: Anti-Muslim witch hunt is ‘about security’

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) on Friday refused to condemn Rep. Michele Bachmann’s (R-MN) suggestion that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s deputy chief of staff, Huma Abedin, had infiltrated the U.S. government on behalf of radical Islamists in the Muslim Brotherhood. Last week, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) accused Bachmann…

Ignoring ammonium nitrate law, Romney says OKC bombing is reason for no gun control

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Thursday said no new gun control laws were necessary after the massacre in Aurora, Colorado because Timothy McVeigh killed 168 in Oklahoma City with a bomb made of fertilizer — but in that case, Congress did eventually regulate the sale of ammonium nitrate.…

Dark money political groups target voters based on their Internet habits

Lauren Berns was browsing Talking Points Memo when he saw an ad with President Obama’s face. “Stop the Reckless Spending,” the ad read, and in smaller print, Paid for by Crossroads GPS.    Berns was surprised. Why was Crossroads GPS, a group that powerful Republican strategist Karl Rove helped found,advertising…

Protest targets Chick-fil-A food truck in same sex marriage row

WASHINGTON — Protesters targeted a Chick-fil-A food truck in downtown Washington on Thursday after the fast-food chain’s president came out candidly against same-sex marriage on religious grounds. “Ho-ho, hey-hey, Chick-fil-A is anti-gay,” chanted a young crowd of around 20 demonstrators, with no apparent impact on the steady flow of patrons…

U.S. braces for make-or-break economic data

WASHINGTON — The United States is bracing for growth figures that will set the tone for the last 100 days of the race to the White House and help decide if the Fed pulls the trigger on more economic stimulus. Early Friday in Washington, the Commerce Department will release its…

Sen. Moran rails against ‘Meatless Mondays’ at the USDA

Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS) on Wednesday blasted the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for encouraging its employees not to eat meat on Mondays. “Never in my life would I have expected USDA to be opposed to farmers and ranchers,” Sen. Moran said. “American farmers and ranchers deserve a USDA that…

U.S. Olympic shooters say don’t link us to Colorado theater horror

LONDON — US Olympic shooting competitors hope those watching the London Games do not link their firearm sports with the shooter who killed 12 people and wounded 58 others at an American theatre last week. But the Olympic medallists said they could see how the horrific incident last week at…

Gun control advocate Bloomberg backs Sen. Scott Brown

New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg plans to host a fundraising event in August for Republican Sen. Scott Brown (MA), who is being challenged by Harvard law professor Elizabeth Warren. “The biggest reason the mayor is supporting Senator Brown is the senator’s help on one of our biggest gun issues:…

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