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Minnesota Republican Party unable to pay rent for headquarters

The Republican Party of Minnesota was unable to pay rent for its headquarters in St. Paul for several months due to its “precarious” financial situation, according to internal documents obtained by Politico. “Consequently, please note that we are not paying our office lease rent payment currently (but have been in…

Obama announces opposition to Minnesota same sex marriage ban

President Barack Obama’s campaign on Monday said it was opposed to a constitutional amendment in Minnesota that would prohibit same sex couples from getting married. “While the President does not weigh in on every single ballot measure in every state, the record is clear that the President has long opposed…

Rep. Baldwin calls for House to vote on ‘Buffett Rule’ tax for millionaires

Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) on Monday urged leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives to bring her legislation to the floor to enact the so-called Buffett Rule. “As tax day quickly approaches, middle class Americans deserve to know that our tax system has not been rigged against them,” she said.…

$9.2 million bail for suspects in Oklahoma shooting spree

WASHINGTON — Bail was set at some $9.2 million Monday for two men charged in Tulsa, Oklahoma over the weekend for a shooting spree that some in the community said bore the hallmarks of a hate crime. The two suspects, Jake England, 19, and Alvin Watts, 32, who were taken…

New York pay phones to get touchy feely makeover

NEW YORK — A handful of grimy New York pay phones will be reincarnated as touch-screen pads with online access to neighborhood information, the mayor’s office said Monday. A pilot program starts next month that will see 250 phone booths converted to house 32-inch (81 cm) screens, instead of phones,…

Atheist group: ‘Jesus Christ is a myth’ banner theft is a felony hate crime

An anti-religious banner at a city park in Streator, Illinois was stolen on Saturday, and the atheist group that placed it there claims that the theft was a Class 4 felony under Illinois’ hate crime laws. The Freedom From Religion Foundation’s “Nobody died for our sins. Jesus Christ is a…

Limbaugh: Obama is the ‘generalissimo’ in the ‘real’ war on women

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh on Monday pushed back against claims that Republicans were attacking women’s rights and insisted that the “real war on women” was being directed by President Barack Obama. “The real war on women is being conducted by the regime, by the Obama administration,” he explained. “Since…

Zimmerman’s homeowners association could owe millions in Martin case

Legal experts say that George Zimmerman’s homeowners association could eventually owe millions for “enabling” the killing of Trayvon Martin. Documents obtained by The Associated Press showed that The Retreat at Twin Lakes officially listed Zimmerman as the neighborhood watch “captain” in their newsletter, indicating that they condoned the role he…

Hacker trolls Mich. highway with racist Trayvon Martin message

A highway construction sign in Dearborn, Michigan was hacked on Sunday night to display a racist message about Trayvon Martin. Police told local news crews that an investigation was ongoing, but they have no idea who managed to break into a Michigan Department of Transportation road construction sign along Interstate…

Prosecutor: No grand jury for Trayvon Martin shooting

Florida State Attorney Angela Corey decided Monday morning not to use a grand jury for the Trayvon Martin case, overturning a decision made by her predecessor, according to The Orlando Sentinel. Corey, who was appointed a special prosecutor for the case, overturned the decision made by Norm Wolfinger last month,…

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