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Virginia man accused of threatening to kill President Obama

A Virginia man was arrested and charged this weekend from planning to assassinate President Barack Obama, according to the Associated Press. Christopher Hecker sent out an email to media outlets on April 19 planning to bomb the White House, Philadelphia City Hall, the former site of the World Trade Center,…

Georgia opens first jail devoted to U.S. veterans

The problem of US military veterans falling into a life of crime after returning from Iraq and Afghanistan has reached such levels that a law enforcer in Georgia has opened what is believed to be America’s first county jail devoted to veteran inmates. John Darr, the sheriff of Muscogee County…

Ron Paul wins a majority of Maine GOP delegates

Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) acknowledges that his chances of winning the Republican presidential primary over Mitt Romney are all but gone. That however isn’t stopping him from gaining more delegates, nor his supporters from becoming prominent figures in states’ Republican outlets. The congressman won a majority of Maine’s 24 delegates…

McCain to Romney: Pick a VP you can trust

Former Republican presidential nominee John McCain on Sunday advised presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney to selected a running mate that “he knows he could trust.” “The absolute most important aspect is if something happened to [Romney], would that person be well qualified to take that place?” McCain told ABC’s Jake…

9/11 families angered over behavior of alleged plotters at Guantanamo hearing

Family members of those killed in the 9/11 attacks have expressed anger over displays of defiance shown by the alleged plotters during an arraignment hearing at Guantánamo Bay. The hearing, which was expected to last two hours, stretched to 13 hours as Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his four co-defendants refused…

Campaign web wars 2.0: can Republicans strike back?

WASHINGTON — Tired of playing catch-up to the Obama Internet juggernaut, Republicans have rolled out a one-stop online shop for conservative activism which they hope will help them capture the White House. The Social Victory Center, which launched this week and allows Republicans to do everything from distribute campaign materials…

Howard Dean: Bachmann ‘perfectly ridiculous’ to claim women will vote Romney

Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean (D) is calling Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) “perfectly ridiculous” for claiming that women would support presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney because the war on women was a “myth” and they had “overwhelmingly” voted for the GOP in 2010 — which they didn’t. CBS host…

U.S. ready to expedite Chinese activist’s visa: Biden

WASHINGTON — The United States will grant Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng a visa as soon as he applies for one, and expects Beijing to stand by its promises, Vice President Joe Biden said Sunday. Biden told NBC television that Washington wanted to help Chen take up the offer of a…

Liz Cheney won’t deny she’s planning Senate run

The daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney on Sunday refused to deny that she was planning a run for Senate in Wyoming. Politico noted last week that Liz Cheney had been setting the stage for a possible Senate run by increasing her visibility and speaking at six events in…

Biden: ‘Men marrying men’ should have equal rights

Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday endorsed equal rights for married gay men and lesbians — and President Barack Obama’s top aide said that the president had “precisely” the same position. “The good news is that as more and more Americans come to understand what this is all about is…

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