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Florida may set early primary and trigger holiday campaigning

The old adage is “better late than never,” but when it comes to the Florida Republican primary, the saying might as well go “better early than unpunished.” The state commission that decides the date for Florida’s primary presidential elections meets this Friday, and they are expected to choose January 31,…

2,900 arrested in US illegal immigration sweep

US authorities arrested 2,900 illegal immigrants with criminal records during a seven-day nationwide sweep, the biggest of its kind, immigration officials said Wednesday. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency said the operation, which it dubbed “Cross Check,” “led to the arrest of more than 2,900 convicted criminal aliens.” The operation was carried out over a one-week period in…

Man charged over NHL banana toss

A 26-year-old man was charged on Wednesday in connection with throwing a banana on the ice at a black National Hockey League player during a pre-season game last week, police said. Chris Moorhouse of London, Ontario, was issued a summons byprovincial police on a charge of engaging in a banned activity under the province’s trespassing…

Watch the 100 best movie f-bombs in 13 minutes

An enterprising film fan put together this video of at least 100 uses of the word “fuck” in movies. The list is categorized by the type of use: motherfuck, as a noun, as an adjective/adverb, as a question, and so on. As The Huffington Post notes, movie creators have to…

WATCH LIVE: President Obama delivers back-to-school speech

President Obama delivers his third annual back-to-school speech at Benjamin Banneker Academic High School in Washington, D.C. Watch this live video from MSNBC, broadcast Sept. 28, 2011. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

AL. state Sen apologizes for calling blacks ‘aboriginals’

A powerful Alabama politician apologized Tuesday evening for an inflammatory remark made about African-Americans. State Sen. Scott Beason (R) was caught on tape in June calling blacks in Green Country, Alabama “aboriginal.” The scene was filmed during an undercover FBI investigation on whether politicians were bribed by special interests to…

AL. state Sen apologizes for calling blacks ‘aboriginals’

A powerful Alabama politician apologized Tuesday evening for an inflammatory remark made about African-Americans. State Sen. Scott Beason (R) was caught on tape in June calling blacks in Green Country, Alabama “aboriginal.” The scene was filmed during an undercover FBI investigation on whether politicians were bribed by special interests to…

House Republicans demand 12 years of records from Planned Parenthood

A U.S. House of Representatives committee has asked the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) to turn over more than 10 years worth of records, ostensibly in an effort to ensure that no public funds have been spent to carry out abortions. The investigation, ordered by the House Energy and…

Bachmann suggests Liberty University the greatest ‘in the history of the world’

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann did a little pandering Wednesday during her visit to Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University. “Is there any better university in the history of the world?” she asked the crowd of students, who she called “Christian warriors.” “I think we all know it is awesome to be…

N.C. Gov. suggests suspending congressional elections

North Carolina’s Democratic governor suggested this week that the U.S. suspend congressional elections for two years so the people’s representatives won’t have to focus on reelection while they work to solve the nation’s budget woes. “You have to have more ability from Congress, I think, to work together and to…

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