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Rep. Steve King: Obama birth could have been faked with ‘telegram from Kenya’

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) recently speculated that President Barack Obama’s family could have conspired to fake his citizenship by announcing his birth with a “telegram from Kenya.” During a tele-townhall event recorded last week, King was asked why he wasn’t “investigating Obama’s ineligibility.” “Before he was sworn in for the…

Palin mocks Cheney over ‘mistake’ jab: ‘Dick… never misfires’

Sarah Palin on Tuesday disagreed with Dick Cheney’s assertion that the Republican Party had made a “mistake” by putting her on the 2008 ticket and then mocked the former Vice President Dick Cheney for shooting his friend in the face in 2006. During an interview that aired on Sunday, Cheney…

Republican law banning abortion in DC dies in House

A proposed ban on all abortion procedures after 20 weeks of gestation in the District of Columbia has failed in the House of Representatives. House Bill 3803, which was sponsored by Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) and would criminalize abortion in the nation’s capital, fell short of the two-thirds majority it…

Interracial New Jersey couple sues councilman for harassment

A New Jersey couple is suing a local city council member and their home borough for allegedly harassing them since moving into their neighborhood eight years ago, The Cherry Hill Courier Post reports. The suit, filed in federal court, accuses Lindenwold Councilman Joseph Strippoli, has been discriminating against the couple…

Gingrich: Romney was right about Israel being culturally superior

Former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich says GOP hopeful Mitt Romney was right to suggest that Israelis were superior to Palestinians because of their culture. Palestinian officials on Monday had accused Romney of racism after he seemed to tell wealthy donors — including billionaire Sheldon Adelson — that Israelis were…

Drought continues to hammer U.S. crops

The sweat pours down Larry Hasheider’s face as he walks across his parched cornfields to show the result of one of the worst droughts to strike the United States in decades. “This is the best ear I’ve got out here, right now. And, that’s about half the normal size. The…

Ex-cop Drew Peterson faces trial in death of third wife

CHICAGO — A former police officer who allegedly killed his third wife — and was charged only after his fourth wife disappeared under suspicious circumstances — saw his case finally go to trial Tuesday. Drew Peterson, a former police sergeant in the town of Bolingbrook, Illinois has spent the last…

Texas Democrats on Ted Cruz victory: The inmates are running the asylum

Texas Democrats mocked former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz on Tuesday after it was announced the tea party candidate had won the state’s Republican primary race for Senate. “Tonight was the Republican Party’s Thelma and Louise moment,” Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa said. “It may feel pretty exhilarating now,…

Mass. Gov. Patrick blasts ‘warehousing of non-violent drug offenders’

While signing a sentencing reform bill into law on Tuesday, Massachusetts Gov. Devel Patrick (D) condemned the mass imprisonment of non-violent drug offenders. “The bill contains important parole reforms for those convicted of the worst crimes; but just as important are the parts of this bill that reform the sentencing…

Same sex marriage opponents appeal Prop 8 case to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — Opponents of gay marriage in California filed an appeal Tuesday asking the US Supreme Court to overturn a federal court decision legalizing same-sex unions. “The profoundly important question, whether the ancient and vital institution of marriage should be fundamentally redefined to include same-sex couples is currently a matter…

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