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Michigan homecoming queen kicks game-winning field goal

Brianna Amat is not just Pinckney Community High School’s first female kicker on the varsity football team, she also now has the distinction of being the first girl to win homecoming queen and kick a game-winning field goal on the same night. Pickney head football coach Dan Burkholder told WBJK…

Boehner deals blow to ‘dangerous’ China bill

Republican US House Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday warned against passing “dangerous” legislation to punish China for its alleged currency manipulation, dealing a damaging blow to the bill’s prospects. “It’s pretty dangerous to be moving legislation through the United States Congress forcing someone to deal with the value of their currency,” Boehner…

Bernanke pledges action if economy falters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Reserve is prepared to take further steps to help an economic recovery that is “close to faltering”, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said on Tuesday. Citing anemic employment, depressed confidence and financial risks from Europe, Bernanke urged lawmakers not to cut spending too quickly in the short term even as they grapple with…

Christie decides not to run for president

TRENTON, New Jersey (Reuters) – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will announce on Tuesday that he will not run for president in 2012, ending weeks of feverish speculation that he might shake up a wide-open Republican race with a dramatic late entrance. Christie’s decision, Republican sources said, was to be…

Wall Street protests spread nationwide

As anti-corporate demonstrations spread across the United States, the protesters claim they are inspired by the revolutions in the Middle East, but protests over economic grievances in Europe would be a closer comparison. When anti-capitalist activists first unfolded sleeping bags and brandished handmade placards in a small park near Wall Street two weeks ago,…

Appeals court upholds D.C. assault weapons ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An appeals court on Tuesday upheld a District of Columbia law that bans semi-automatic rifles and large-capacity magazines in Washington, finding that the restrictions were constitutional. The ruling upheld a lower court decision that found the ban did not implicate the core rights under the U.S. Constitution’s…

Sen. Durbin tells BofA customers to drop their accounts, ‘get the heck out’

In reaction to Bank of America’s plans to soon charge customers $5 a month for using their debt cards, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) thinks it’s time for people to leave the banking giant. “Bank of America customers, vote with your feet,” Durbin said on Monday on the Senate floor. “Get…

Cain: Romney is just too ‘Wall Street’ to win

Boosted by a new ABC/Washington Post showing him now in second place the GOP presidential race, Herman Cain spent Tuesday morning attacking former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney, rather than the prior top target, Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Appearing on Fox & Friends to also promote his new book This is…

Barney Frank: Reduce the deficit by slashing military spending

Though he drew a less-than-capacity crowd at the early morning plenary of the Take Back The American Dream summit (and skipped answering questions in favor of an appearance on the CBS Morning show), Rep. Barney Frank’s (D-MA) appearance got his lefty audience on their feet for his speech about cutting…

Stewart explains Perry’s ‘N*ggerhead’ and other racist landmarks

In the light of revelations that Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry leased a hunting ranch that had been called “Niggerhead,” Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart and Wyatt Cenac took a tour of other places with racist names. “Wyatt, I know you grew up in Texas,” Stewart told Cenac. “It’s got to…

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