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Bradley Manning’s lawyers accuse U.S. of hiding key documents

FORT MEADE, Maryland — Defense lawyers for WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning accused US military prosecutors Tuesday of “gamesmanship” by failing to turn over relevant documents that could help their client’s case. At a pre-trial hearing, defense attorneys and prosecutors argued over whether the government has met its obligations to share…

Rep. Hoyer predicts Democrats will regain House

WASHINGTON — Not just the White House is up for grabs in November — every member of the House of Representatives faces re-election, and a top Democrat predicted Tuesday his party would “take back the majority” in 2012. Steny Hoyer, the House’s number two Democrat, said prospects were favorable for…

Tennessee senior banned from prom for Confederate flag dress

A senior at Gibson County High School in Tennessee was kicked out of her prom last Saturday for wearing a dress that resembled the Confederate battle flag, according to The Jackson Sun. School officials told 18-year-old Texanna Edwards that she could not wear the “offensive and inappropriate” dress, but she…

Minnesota GOP warns of ‘consequences’ if college Republicans host anti-LGBT pastor

The state Republican party of Minnesota is warning a college Republican group not to host controversial anti-LGBT pastor Bradlee Dean, according to Talking Points Memo. Minnesota Republican Party chairman Pat Shortridge told the Minneapolis Star Tribune that college Republicans at St. Cloud State University could face “consequences” in the future…

Pat Robertson: Bullying ‘terrible’ — but gay sex still an ‘abomination’

Anti-LGBT rights televangelist Pat Robertson on Tuesday told Christian students that bullying their gay and lesbian classmates was wrong even if they “think that these practices are an abomination.” A CBN viewer named Douglas posed this question to the TV preacher: “What would you say to a school that has…

USDA: California cow infected with mad cow disease

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) confirmed Tuesday afternoon that a cow in California was infected with mad cow disease. USDA Chief Veterinary Officer John Clifford released a statement on the finding. “As part of our targeted surveillance system, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection…

SB 1070 author says infants can get IDs to prove they are ‘legal’

The author of a controversial anti-immigration bill in Arizona said on Tuesday that young children could simply get state-issued identification to prove they are in the U.S. legally. Appearing before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee, former Arizona state Senate president Russell Pearce (R) defended the state’s SB 1070 law, which requires…

Study: Mexican immigration hits ‘net zero’

A study published this week by the Pew Hispanic Center found that over the last five years, immigration from Mexico to the United States has dropped to its lowest level in decades, hitting the key “net zero” benchmark just recently, where more Mexicans are moving out of the U.S. than…

Attorney: Orthodox Jews charged with sex abuse should have their names protected

The district attorney from Brooklyn, New York recently claimed that 85 Orthodox Jews charged with child sex abuse should have their names protected because of their close community bond, according to a startling report from The Jewish Daily Forward. Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes’s office rejected a Forward request under…

Planned Parenthood targeted by ‘hoax visits’ designed to ‘undermine’ women’s health

Earlier today, the Planned Parenthood blog “Reproductive Health Reality Check” posted an editorial stating that the organization has been subject to several suspicious visits at clinics across the country. “In recent weeks people who oppose Planned Parenthood, and our mission to provide high-quality reproductive health care, have been conducting a…

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