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Group challenges tax-exempt status of bishop who compared Obama to Hitler, Stalin

Americans United for Separation of Church and State has filed a complaint with the IRS concerning a Catholic bishop who sparked outrage by comparing President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin. Bishop Daniel R. Jenky of the Catholic Diocese of Peoria said the President was “intent on following…

Mitch Daniels: Romney doesn’t need strategy for women, Latinos

Republican Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is dismissing the idea that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney needs a specific plan to win over women and Latino voters. During a Sunday interview, Fox News host Chris Wallace noted that President Barack Obama had a significant lead among women, Hispanics and low-income…

Lieberman: Hold Obama ‘accountable’ for Secret Service scandal

Independent Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman on Sunday insisted that President Barack Obama and the White House should be held accountable for a sex scandal within the Secret Service and for lavish spending at the General Services Administration (GSA). “It would be unfair to hold President Obama responsible for this outrageous…

Sen. Grassley: Boycott Coca-Cola for leaving ALEC

Sen. Chuck Grassley on Saturday suggested that people should boycott Coca-Cola because the company decided not to renew its membership with the influential American Legislative Exchange Council. “U might think abt not drinking Coca Cola since company sucombed to pressure fr Leftist not to support ALEC [sic],” the conservative senator…

Bloodshed won’t tighten U.S. gun laws: experts

The statistics are staggering, the stories heartbreaking, yet there is little chance that any amount of bloodshed will lead to stiffer gun controls in the United States in the foreseeable future. “It’s not something that any politician thinks is winnable,” said Kristin Goss, a politics professor at Duke University and…

Fracking brings boom, fears to rural U.S.

Underneath the ground in southwestern Pennsylvania, bedrock is put under explosive pressure to fracture and spill out its lucrative cache of natural gas. On the surface, though, the society is fracturing as the new gold rush fills pockets but also creates environmental and health concerns in this hardscrabble region once…

Staggering student debt the next financial crisis?

The cost of a US university degree has left people wide-eyed for decades but student debt has now mushroomed into a nightmare for Americans with potential to explode as the next major US financial crisis. Students at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, for instance, can typically expect to…

Walmart hid bribery in Mexico: report

Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, has admitted it is investigating allegations that its managers in Mexico used widespread bribery to secure the company’s presence in the country and expand its market share. “This work is ongoing and continues today,” David Tovar, vice president of corporate communications, said in a statement.…

Police dig for remains of missing New York child

Police and FBI agents dug in an apartment basement Saturday in the SoHo district of New York to search for the remains of a boy who was six years old when he disappeared more than three decades ago. A portion of Prince Street, where Etan Patz lived, was closed to traffic as about 30…

Key Watergate figure Charles Colson dies at 80

Charles Colson, the man known as the “evil genius” behind former President Richard Nixon’s administration and a key figure in the Watergate scandal, died Saturday at age 80, according to the Associated Press. Colson reformed himself into a Christian evangelical before going into prison for seven months after pleading guilty in 1974 for…

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