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Congress to hold hearing on Secret Service sex scandal

The US Senate will hold a hearing May 23 to question the head ofthe Secret Service about the recent sex scandal involving its agents and prostitutes in Colombia, Senator Joseph Lieberman announced. “We’re going to hold a public hearing … May 23rd, at which we’re going to have Director Mark Sullivan of the Secret Service and the acting…

Three JPMorgan executives expected to resign over $2 billion loss

Three top executives at JPMorgan are expected to resign this week in the wake of a $2 billion trading loss. The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday that the three include Ina R. Drew, the head of the risk-management division responsible for the loss, along with the top executive and…

Clay Aiken confronts Tony Perkins: You’ll be ‘ashamed’ for opposing LGBT rights

Gay country music star Clay Aiken on Sunday told the leader of a Christian think tank that he would eventually be “ashamed” over his opposition to rights for LGBT Americans. During a discussion about President Obama’s support of same sex marriage, Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins explained that “civil rights…

Fmr. Cheney aide: Romney slogan should be ‘I am not a bully’

Declaring that she was not a “witch” did not work for failed Delaware Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell, but a former aide to Vice President Dick Cheney on Sunday advised presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney that his new slogan should be “I am not a bully.” Former Cheney counselor Mary…

U.S. Trade Rep. given ‘Corporate Power Tool’ award for secret treaty talks

The 12th round of negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) were interrupted in Dallas this weekend by protesters who commandeered a microphone and attempted to present the U.S. Trade Representative with a “Corporate Power Tool” award. The TPP, a wide-ranging economic treaty that looks to solidify a Pacific-rim regional economy…

GOProud: Romney pandering to big government theocrats

GOProud, a group representing LGBT individuals in the Republican Party, blasted Mitt Romney for giving a speech a Liberty University on Saturday. The university in Lynchburg, Virginia is the biggest Christian campus in the United States and was founded by the controversial televangelist Jerry Falwell. GOProud noted that Falwell once…

Cornyn: Obama trying to ‘divide the country’ with marriage equality

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) says that President Barack Obama only announced support for same sex marriage because “he can’t run on his record.” “He’s trying to raise divisive issues up to solidify his base and to divide the country,” Cornyn told CNN’s Candy Crowley on Sunday. “We have two looming…

Fox News analyst: Romney gay bullying story is ‘nothing’

Fox News’ senior political analyst on Sunday dismissed a Washington Post story which revealed that presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney had assaulted a gay classmate in 1965. “Look, this was not a prank,” Brit Hume admitted. “This was hazing and it was mean. There was no doubt about it…

Romney adamantly rejects same-sex marriage

Republican White House challenger Mitt Romney, wooing social conservatives, adamantly rejected same-sex marriage Saturday and trumpeted his belief in Christian values and the family. Three days after Barack Obama became the first US president to approve gay and lesbian marriage, Romney told university graduates that the “pre-eminence of the family” remains at the heart…

‘I’m not a bully with a gun,’ says AZ Sheriff Arpaio

LOS ANGELES, May 11, 2012 (AFP) – An Arizona lawman known as the “toughest sheriff in America” hit back at US authorities Friday after he was sued for alleged discrimination against Latinos, saying: “I’m not a bully with a gun.” The US Department of Justice launched legal action Thursday against…

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