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Romney takes Republican presidential nomination with Texas win

Mitt Romney was on target to clinch the Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday by winning the Texas primary, but the milestone was being overshadowed by a rehashed controversy over President Barack Obama’s birthplace. Voters in the second most populous US state cast their ballots Tuesday, with Romney the only Republican…

Obama camp questions Romney morals over Trump flap

WASHINGTON — Barack Obama’s camp accused Mitt Romney Tuesday of lacking “moral leadership” over a planned appearance with tycoon Donald Trump, who is fanning a row over the president’s birthplace. Romney and Trump were due to appear at a fundraising event in Las Vegas on the day when the former…

Sen. Rand Paul proposes suspending all Pakistan aid

WASHINGTON — A conservative senator called Tuesday for the United States to suspend all aid to Pakistan and grant citizenship to a doctor who was jailed for helping hunt down Osama bin Laden. American lawmakers have already sought to cut or freeze some assistance to Pakistan, the third largest recipient…

Top Democrat: Romney’s ‘Latino problem’ is like alcoholism

A top Democrat on Friday accused presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney of having a problem with Hispanic voters that rivaled alcoholism. “Mitt Romney has a Latino problem,” Rep. Xavier Becerra (CA), Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus, told Univision News. “And like those who are alcoholic and go…

Man hospitalized after throwing own intestines at police

A New Jersey man who repeatedly stabbed himself and threw pieces of his flesh and intestines at law enforcement officials remains hospitalized in critical condition on Tuesday, according to the Associated Press. Police on Sunday responded to call from someone saying 43-year-old Wayne Carter was threatening to hurt himself with…

Syria massacre revives Obama ‘doctrine’ questions

WASHINGTON — Horror in Houla is exposing President Barack Obama’s criteria for intervention abroad to new scrutiny and reviving the question: if it was right to stop atrocities in Libya, why not in Syria? The United States and allies Monday reacted to the killing of 108 people, including 49 children…

NARAL blasts the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act

Legislation that the U.S. House of Representatives plans to vote on Wednesday could threaten medical professional involved in abortions with jail time, according to NARAL Pro-Choice America, one of the biggest pro-choice advocacy groups. Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) introduced the Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA)…

Limbaugh: ‘I created more jobs than Obama and Romney put together’

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh on Tuesday scoffed at the job creation records of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama, insisting that he had created more jobs than both of them combined. Recalling how he put together his EIB radio network in 1988, Limbaugh said that…

NOM spokesperson: LGBTs will make us all sex-worshipping, pagan ‘hedonists’

National Organization for Marriage (NOM) spokesperson Jennifer Roback Morse appeared on head of the Southern Baptist Convention Richard Land’s radio talk show “Richard Land Live!” on Sunday. Right Wing Watch reports that together with Land, Morse decried the influence of LGBT people on our culture and said that acceptance of…

Arson attack suspected in New Orleans women’s clinic fire

The executive director of the nonprofit Women With a Vision in New Orleans says that her clinic was “intentionally” burned because of the work that it does to help poor women and sex workers. “Something was put on the walls to set the fire,” Deon Haywood told WWLTV on Monday.…

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