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Pelosi: Scott Brown’s ‘clueless’ comments on Warren ‘disrespectful to women’

One person not pleased with Sen. Scott Brown’s comments on Elizabeth Warren’s appearance is Nancy Pelosi. In an interview with Christiane Amanpour on ABC’s This Week, the House Minority Leader addressed several issues, from supporting President Barack Obama’s jobs bill to slamming Eric Cantor for his comments criticizing the Occupy…

‘Occupy Wall Street’ still confuses many after three weeks

NEW YORK — Anti-corporate activists who triggered a national protest movement by occupying a square near Wall Street could not be more focused, except on one little detail: what exactly it is that they want. After three weeks of permanent demonstration at Zuccotti Park in Manhattan, protesters have astonished doubters…

Karl Rove and Rep. Erik Paulsen ‘glitter bombed’ at Minnesota conference

Republican strategist Karl Rove and Minnesota Rep. Erik Paulsen (R) were both separately showered with glitter Friday at the Minnesota Faith and Freedom Coalition strategy session. The group supports an upcoming ballot measure to define marriage as solely between one man and one woman in the state’s constitution. The conference…

Romney sidesteps pastor’s attack on Mormon faith

Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney sidestepped a controversy over his Mormon faith at a summit of Christian conservatives Saturday a day after being attacked as “not a Christian.” Romney focused his speech to the Values Voter Summit mainly on President Barack Obama’s economic and foreign policy, making no mention of his…

Santorum: Homosexuality ‘is a behavioral issue’

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said Sunday that gays in the military don’t deserve to be integrated like blacks. “That’s very, very different,” the candidate told Fox News’ Chris Wallace. “We’re talking about people who are simply different because of the color of their skin, not because of activities that…

Tea party abandons presidential race to focus on Senate

WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) – With their favored candidates for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination lagging or out of the race, many U.S. Tea Party activists are shifting focus to the struggle for control of the U.S. Senate. The fizz has gone out of the presidential contest for some supporters of the…

Immigrant kids shun Alabama schools over tough law

As many as 2,000 children have stopped going to public schools in Alabama as the toughest immigration law in the country forces families into hiding for fear of deportation, rights advocates say. “The impact on immigrant children and families has been nothing short of terrifying,” said Ali Noorani, head of…

California governor rejects race, gender college admissions

SACRAMENTO (Reuters) – California Governor Jerry Brown on Saturday vetoed legislation that would have allowed California universities to consider race and gender in student admissions, even though Brown said he agreed with its goal. The measure was the latest attempt to scale back, or repeal, so-called Proposition 209 approved by…

How many protesters were pepper-sprayed at the Smithsonian?

As “Occupy DC” protesters tried to enter the Smithsonian’s Air & Space Museum on Saturday, they were met by police and security forces who prevented them from entering the building. But while the “official” story of events reported by the mainstream media repeat the museum spokesperson’s claim that one officer…

‘Occupy DC’ protesters clash with guards at Smithsonian

Protesters clashed with security staff when they tried to enter a museum in Washington on Saturday, prompting one guard to use pepper spray and leading to at least one arrest, a spokeswoman said. The incident occurred at The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum around 3:15 pm (1915 GMT), after…

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