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Reagan-appointed judge: Republican ‘lunatics’ made me less conservative

A well-respected judge who was appointed to the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals by President Ronald Reagan says that he has become less conservative because of “crackpots” and “lunatics” in the Republican Party. In an interview with NPR on Thursday Judge Richard Posner said that “right-wingers” were making a…

U.S. economy adds 80,000 jobs in June, unemployment unchanged at 8.2 percent

The United States added a meager 80,000 jobs in June, the third month of weak job creation amid a sluggish economy, official data showed Friday. The unemployment rate was unchanged from May at 8.2 percent, the Labor Department said. The private sector accounted for all of the jobs growth, creating…

Radio host: Anderson Cooper’s gayness could make Jerry Sandusky ‘a normal thing’

Conservative radio host Janet Mefferd recently warned her listeners that a report about CNN host Anderson Cooper revealing he was “proud” to be gay could literally make them vomit. “I don’t know about you, when your kids are sick like mine sometimes are and they’ll come down in the middle…

U.K. government flies LGBT pride flag for first time

The government on Friday hoisted the rainbow flag symbolising gay pride over one of its ministries for the first time. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg requested the flag be flown on Whitehall, the central London street that houses several ministries, ahead of the World Pride parade celebrating gay rights in…

Hopes rise for better-than-bleak U.S. jobs report

After two rough months of poor jobs growth, the US labor market looks poised for a small June rebound in Friday’s official data but weak hiring remains the biggest roadblock to recovery. A trio of positive indicators Thursday offered a bit of wind behind hopes for a better reading to…

Restaurant groups file suit against California foie gras ban

Days after a foie gras ban came into force in California, a Los Angeles restaurant group and others have filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn the bill outlawing the controversial gastronomic delicacy. Hot’s Restaurant Group, Canada’s Association des Eleveurs de Canards et d’Oies du Quebec and New York-based producer Hudson Valley Foie Gras claim the ban is “unconstitutional, vague and…

S.C. judge sentences drunk driver to 8 years, bible study

A South Carolina judge has sentenced a woman to eight years in prison and, as if that weren’t punishment enough, also stipulated that she must read the book of Job and deliver a report on it. Circuit Court Judge Michael Nettles handed down the unusual punishment, perhaps thinking that a…

Mississippi voter ID law presents catch-22 for would-be voters

Though it has yet to be fully implemented, Mississippi’s new voter identification law is already posing a challenge to some people hoping to register to vote. That’s because some residents are trapped in a legal limbo where, to get a voter ID, they need a birth certificate, and to get…

Border patrol mistakenly detains 96-year-old former AZ governor

Border Patrol agents successfully detained 96 year-old former Arizona Governor Raul H. Castro for over a half an hour last month after his pacemaker triggered a radiation sensor, according to azcentral.com. Castro said he was travelling to Tucson, Arizona on June 12 to celebrate his birthday when a sensor at…

Republican lawmaker tells worker wanting higher minimum wage to ‘get a job’

A worker in Florida got an earful from Rep. C.W. Bill Young (R-FL) on Wednesday when he asked the congressman to support a bill that would raise the minimum wage to $10 an hour. “Jesse Jackson, Jr. is passing a bill around to increase the minimum wage to 10 bucks…

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