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Daily Caller reporter: Democrats reduced women ‘to a sexual being’

A reporter from Tucker Carlson’s conservative website The Daily Caller said on Wednesday that by fighting for birth control and reproductive rights, Democrats had “reduced the American woman to a sexual being.” During a segment praising Karl Rove’s American Crossroads super PAC for accusing President Barack Obama of waging a…

NAACP official: Romney ‘rigged crowd’ by having blacks ‘flown in’

The director to the NAACP’s Washington Bureau revealed on Thursday that GOP hopeful Mitt Romney had conservative African Americans “flown in” to the 103rd convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to make it appear that he had more support than he really did. During an…

Sources: Jesse Jackson Jr. in treatment for alcoholism

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s strange absence from Congress is due to clinical depression and a stay in an Arizona substance abuse clinic, where he was being treated for alcoholism, NBC’s Nightly News reported on Wednesday night. Speculation has swirled in recent weeks that marital problems and stress from a congressional ethics…

Steve Martin sells Mitt Romney’s pot in New York City park

Late night funnyman David Letterman joked on Wednesday that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg had asked him to create a park on Broadway for the tourists, but comedian Steve Martin stole some of his thunder by opening his own park and selling marijuana, beer and and firearms. Throughout Wednesday…

Former Barclays chief Bob Diamond could be brought before Congress, sources say

Washington politicians considering asking former Barclays chief executive to testify as Libor-fixing controversy crosses to US US politicians are considering summoning Barclays’ former boss Bob Diamond to Washington to answer questions about the Libor-fixing scandal, in a sign that the controversy is becoming an ever hotter issue in the US.…

U.S. Labor Dept. beefs up protection of economic data from stock traders

The US Labor Department’s adversaries are “profit-driven, technically sophisticated individuals who may have considerable resources at their disposal.” They may secretly use surveillance equipment and “though they are willing to bend and potentially violate rules and laws, violence is unlikely as an operational method.” But these are not James Bond…

U.S. carp hunters spike flying fish with bows and arrows

Shooting a fish flying through the air with a bow and arrow isn’t as hard as you would think. At least, not when it’s a 20-pound Asian carp — and there are so many the one you got wasn’t necessarily the one you targeted. “That’s what I like to see!”…

New Yorkers marvel at ‘Manhattanhenge’ sunset

New Yorkers gathered at dusk to witness “Manhattanhenge” — a rare alignment of the sun with the east-west street grid in which it appears to set between skyscrapers. Dozens of people gathered shortly before 8:30 pm Wednesday (0030 GMT Thursday) at the corner of 14th and Sixth Avenue, taking pictures…

U.S. home foreclosure filings rise

US home foreclosure filings rose in the second quarter for the first time in two years, according to a report released Thursday. During the April-June period, 311,010 properties started the foreclosure process, a 9 percent increase from the previous quarter, said RealtyTrac, a publisher of foreclosure data. The foreclosure starts…

Naked Florida man subdued by five cops after biting man

Five police officers in Florida over the weekend struggled to subdue a naked 22-year-old man who raised hell at a St. Augustine home and bit one of the residents, according to First Coast News. The homeowners said they awoke to find their patio furniture destroyed and Jeremiah Haughee naked on…

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