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Republican rep.: Young immigrants ‘had a say’ in crossing border

A Republican representative from Texas says that he opposes President Barack Obama’s policy of halting deportations for some young undocumented immigrants because 16-year-old kids “have a say” in whether or not they cross the border with their family. “Well, you are also talking about people that came over 16 years…

CNN host scolds heckler: Obama’s race is ‘the elephant in the Rose Garden’

CNN host Don Lemon on Sunday suggested that Daily Caller reporter Neil Munro may not have heckled President Barack Obama last week if the commander-in-chief had not been black. Munro claimed on Friday that he had thought the president had finished delivering an official statement on immigration policy when he…

Man on life support after Minneapolis cop punches him for ‘talking loud’

Sgt. David Clifford, a member of the Minneapolis SWAT team, turned himself in to authorities on Sunday after a father of four who he reportedly “sucker punched” for talking too loud spent Father’s Day in intensive care. Mike Archambault told KMSP-TV that his longtime friend, Brian Vander Lee, was at…

American craft beer’s popularity behind record number of breweries

After a long day in the classroom, middle school teacher Melissa Repsch likes nothing more than to sit down to a fine dinner with beer — craft beer, that is. Like a growing number of Americans, she has developed a passion for full-flavored beers from small-volume, fiercely independent local breweries…

Bloomberg remains firm on stop and frisk policy despite march

Thousands of people marched in silence in New York to protest against street checks by police that rights activists say disproportionately target blacks and Hispanics. The demonstration, called by civil rights organizations, began in Harlem and moved south through Manhattan to the residence of Mayor Michael Bloomberg in Manhattan’s posh…

Thousands silently march to protest NYPD stop-and-frisks

Thousands of civil rights activists, LGBT leaders, labor and community organizers, and citizens outraged by New York City’s stop-and-frisk policy are marching today in a demonstration against the law enforcement tactic they say is a legally dubious form of institutionalized racial profiling. And in a change from typical rallies, this one will…

Colorado wildfire weeks away from containment as conditions worsen

Wildfires continued to rage through northern Colorado on Sunday, having already destroyed the most homes of any wildfire in the state’s history. Authorities brought in additional crews over the weekend to battle flames that have scorched about 85 square miles and destroyed at least 181 properties More than 1,630 personnel…

Romney: Too busy to watch wife’s dressage horse in the Olympics

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney says he won’t be giving reporters a chance to photograph him watching his wife Ann’s dressage horse perform ballet at the Summer Olympic Games in London. It was reported last week that Ann Romney’s horse, Rafalca, had earned a spot on the U.S. equestrian…

Romney vows to do ‘the opposite’ of Obama on Middle East policy

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has said he will do “the opposite” of Barack Obama when it comes to Israel, returning to a line of attack that seeks to portray the president as no friend to America’s traditional Middle East ally. Speaking via videolink to religious conservatives attending the Faith…

Bullet-riddled ‘Obama library’ outhouse appears at Montana GOP convention

A distasteful outhouse labelled “Obama’s presidential library” raised eyebrows at the Montana GOP convention over the weekend. According to The Missoulian, the wheeled outhouse was riddled with fake bullet holes and contained a fake birth certificate for Barack Obama, which was stamped “bullshit.” Graffiti on the outhouse read “For a…

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