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Rep. Peter King insists NYPD never profiles anybody

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) is hopping mad over a recent vote in the House of Representatives that called upon the New York Police Department (NYPD) to stop profiling the Muslim community. Appearing on CNN Monday morning, King, who chairs the House Committee on Homeland Security, repeatedly insisted that the NYPD…

Perino calls marriage equality ‘crass politics of the left’

Former Bush spokeswoman Dana Perino on Monday said that President Barack Obama only ended the “charade” that he did not support same sex marriage because his campaign wanted to use “crass politics” to divert attention from the economy. Over the weekend, conservative New York Times columnist Ross Douthat charged that…

Warren calls for JPMorgan CEO to resign from NY Fed

Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren (D) is calling for JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon to resign from his position at the New York Federal Reserve Bank to acknowledge that he was in a position of trust after his company revealed that it had recently lost $2 billion as a result of…

Oil prices slide as dollar strengthens

Oil prices slumped on Monday, with New York crude striking five-month lows, as the dollar strengthened against the euro on mounting worries over Europe’s debt crisis, traders said. New York’s main contract West Texas Intermediate crude for delivery in June was down $1.99 at $94.14 a barrel. Earlier Monday it hit $93.65 an ounce —…

Congress to hold hearing on Secret Service sex scandal

The US Senate will hold a hearing May 23 to question the head ofthe Secret Service about the recent sex scandal involving its agents and prostitutes in Colombia, Senator Joseph Lieberman announced. “We’re going to hold a public hearing … May 23rd, at which we’re going to have Director Mark Sullivan of the Secret Service and the acting…

Three JPMorgan executives expected to resign over $2 billion loss

Three top executives at JPMorgan are expected to resign this week in the wake of a $2 billion trading loss. The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday that the three include Ina R. Drew, the head of the risk-management division responsible for the loss, along with the top executive and…

Clay Aiken confronts Tony Perkins: You’ll be ‘ashamed’ for opposing LGBT rights

Gay country music star Clay Aiken on Sunday told the leader of a Christian think tank that he would eventually be “ashamed” over his opposition to rights for LGBT Americans. During a discussion about President Obama’s support of same sex marriage, Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins explained that “civil rights…

Fmr. Cheney aide: Romney slogan should be ‘I am not a bully’

Declaring that she was not a “witch” did not work for failed Delaware Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell, but a former aide to Vice President Dick Cheney on Sunday advised presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney that his new slogan should be “I am not a bully.” Former Cheney counselor Mary…

U.S. Trade Rep. given ‘Corporate Power Tool’ award for secret treaty talks

The 12th round of negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) were interrupted in Dallas this weekend by protesters who commandeered a microphone and attempted to present the U.S. Trade Representative with a “Corporate Power Tool” award. The TPP, a wide-ranging economic treaty that looks to solidify a Pacific-rim regional economy…

GOProud: Romney pandering to big government theocrats

GOProud, a group representing LGBT individuals in the Republican Party, blasted Mitt Romney for giving a speech a Liberty University on Saturday. The university in Lynchburg, Virginia is the biggest Christian campus in the United States and was founded by the controversial televangelist Jerry Falwell. GOProud noted that Falwell once…

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