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Walgreens expanding globally despite refusing emergency contraception to men

Walgreens, already the largest drug retailing chain in the US, is to expand into the global marketplace with the takeover of Alliance Boots in the UK. It may have work to do on its reputation among female consumers, however, as it has repeatedly come under fire from US reproductive health…

During anti-Muslim hearing, Dem calls for ‘hearing on the radicalization of Christians’

Texas Congressman Al Green (D) says he wouldn’t mind Rep. Peter King (R-NY) repeatedly calling hearings on “radical Islam” if he would also conduct a “hearing on the radicalization of Christians.” During a Wednesday House Homeland Security Committee hearing on “The Radicalization of Muslim-Americans,” Green wondered why the chairman had…

Republican state senator’s stall tactics helped Jerry Sandusky’s defense

While entire world may seem against Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State football coach on trial for molesting 10 boys over the course of 15 years still has some very important people on his side: the slow-moving legislators of Pennsylvania. Despite efforts by some legislators in the wake of the…

Huckabee worries EPA could say Baptists use ‘too much water’ for baptisms

Fox News host Mike Huckabee, who is an ordained Southern Baptist Minister, recently warned that President Barack Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) could force his religion to begin using less water to baptize believers. During a Tuesday evening interview with Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, Huckabee worried that if…

Declassified document contradicts Cheney’s claim of Iraqi connection to 9/11

A document declassified this week by the National Security Archive reveals that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) delivered a briefing to the Bush administration which directly contradicts former Vice President Dick Cheney’s claim that 9/11 hijacker Mohamed Atta visited an Iraqi intelligence official in Prague. The document (PDF), dated Dec.…

Ron Paul: I take Social Security checks but will eliminate it for others

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul on Tuesday admitted that he got a monthly Social Security check, a program that he eventually wants to eliminate. During an interview on MSNBC, Paul insisted that he would preserve Social Security longer than some of the others in his party. “I want young people…

Fluke: I refuse to engage in a ‘playground mouth battle’ with the right

Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown Law student who has become a key symbol in the War on Women, said at the Take Back the American Dream conference in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday that she refuses to engage in a “playground mouth battle” with the right. “One of the things we have…

New York pot decriminalization goes up in smoke

A bill supported by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) that would have decriminalized possessing small quantities of marijuana will not pass during this legislative session due to staunch opposition from Republicans in the state Senate. The current legislative session ends Thursday, and lawmakers are not due to return until…

RNC ad ignores immigration but blames Obama for Hispanics’ suffering

The Republican National Committee (RNC) on Wednesday released an online video that suggests President Barack Obama is responsible for problems affecting the Hispanic community. The ad, which ignores the issue of immigration, uses audio clips of various news reports to paint a picture of hard economic times for Hispanics. A…

DEA adds 26 ‘synthetic marijuana’ substances to government blacklist

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) said Tuesday that it expects to add 26 new synthetic drugs to its list of temporary Schedule I substances, an emergency authority that’s used to control little-known, poorly researched new substances that the agency feels pose a threat to public health. In the Food and…

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