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Sandusky labeled ‘predator’ as pedophile trial begins

BELLEFONTE, Pennsylvania — Prosecutors branded former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky a “systematic serial predator” at his pedophilia trial Monday, as one of his alleged victims told of being plied with gifts to lure him into sex. Sandusky, 68, accused of molesting 10 boys over a 15-year period, allegedly…

Supreme Court rejects case on alleged torture of U.S. citizen

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday announced that it would not review a lawsuit against former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and other government officials for their alleged roles in the detention and torture of a U.S. citizen. “The Supreme Court’s refusal to consider Jose Padilla’s case leaves in place a…

‘Kindness of America’ author shot in random act of violence

A man hitchhiking across the country while working on a book called “The Kindness of America” was seriously wounded over the weekend in a “random” drive-by shooting, according to police. Ray Dolin, 39, was shot in the arm near Glasgow, Montana after a man offered him a ride on Saturday…

Tony Perkins slams LGBT Pride by proposing ‘Adultery Pride Month’

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins recently compared celebrating LGBT Pride to dedicating a month to rejoice in drunkenness or adultery. “The month of June is Gay Pride Month,” Perkins told a caller named J.R. in radio interview obtained by Right Wing Watch on Monday. “Now, I have not yet…

Former Cantor aides to reward Republicans who vote the right way

Former aides to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) have formed a new group that is buying ads on behalf of Republicans who support Cantor’s “priority” issues, essentially offering the Republican leader’s allies a tangible reward in exchange for their votes. While it is illegal for any member of Congress…

Supreme Court declines to hear Guantanamo Bay case

The Supreme Court refused Monday to hear a petition by seven detainees at the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba who are challenging the legality of their detention. Four years after the top US court cleared the way for such challenges with its decision in Boumediene v Bush, it…

Rove group jokes Obama official who had seizure was drunk

A conservative super PAC founded by Republican strategist Karl Rove was forced to apologize on Monday after the group suggested U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson was drunk when he had a series of car wrecks that were later determined to be caused by seizures. A statement by the Los Angeles…

Drug czar: Treat drug abuse as a public health problem

President Barack Obama’s top adviser on drug policy called Monday for greater emphasis on treating drug abuse as a public health problem in the United States rather than as a crime. In a speech at the Betty Ford Center in Palms Springs, California, Gil Kerlikowske blamed US laws punishing drug…

Sen. Baucus resists push to renew Bush tax cuts

Key Senate Democrat resists push to renew Bush tax cuts before election (via The Christian Science Monitor) Likening the US tax code to the “hydra,” the many-headed Greek monster, Sen. Max Baucus (D) said Congress should take on the herculean task of tax reform by building consensus and trust behind…

Hospital denies woman’s kidney transplant due to medical marijuana use

RELATED: Tommy Chong vows to treat prostate cancer with hemp oil —— For the second time in less than a year, one of the largest hospitals in Los Angeles has removed a patient from an organ transplant list due to medical marijuana use, Raw Story has learned. Toni Trujillo (pictured…

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