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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…

Palin worries presidency might ‘shackle’ her

Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin hinted Tuesday that she might not run in 2012 because the presidency could be “too shackling.” “For logistical reasons, though, yes, certainly, decisions have to be made,” she told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren. “I’m going to keep repeating, though, Greta, through my…

Jackson doctor trial to resume after opening drama

The trial of Michael Jackson’s doctor, accused of negligence leading to the pop star’s death, was to resume Wednesday after dramatic opening statements and chilling evidence from beyond the grave. Conrad Murray’s manslaughter trial opened on Tuesday with a haunting photo of Jackson’s body draped in white on a hospital gurney…

‘Occupy Wall St.’ joins postal workers in budget protest

Instead of railing against Wall Street, last night the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters decided to join with postal workers in New York City at a protest against a five-day delivery week, which many believe will severely harm the postal service and cause significant job losses. “A lot of people will…

Obama in Denver pressures Congress to pass jobs bill

DENVER, Colorado — President Barack Obama stood in a Denver schoolyard Tuesday imploring Congress to pass his jobs bill, saying it would save teachers the sack and help secure the futures of America’s children. Obama, on a nationwide tour to push the $447 billion legislation, which faces an uncertain fate…

LRAD Corp. disputes ACLU lawsuit over G-20 protest

LRAD Corp., manufacturer of a sonic device deployed against protestors during the 2009 G-20 Summit, has disputed the claims made in an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit. Last week, a bystander who suffered permanent hearing loss after Pittsburgh police deployed a Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD) against protestors during the…

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