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Romney: Fox News is ‘pretty fair and balanced’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Thursday pushed back against the idea that Fox News was supporting his candidacy. Earlier this week, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum had complained to Fox News host Brian Kilmeade that the conservative news network was in the tank for Romney. “He has Fox News…

Pennsylvania gov. to women: Just ‘close your eyes’ during forced ultrasound

Gov. Tom Corbett (R) says he supports forcing women to have an ultrasound before an abortion because they can just close their eyes. Guttmacher Institute policy analyst Elizabeth Nash told Raw Story last month that Pennsylvania’s proposed measure is one of the most restrictive anti-abortion bills that she had ever…

Texas man allegedly killed soldier for not believing in God

Can being an atheist in America get you killed? If police in the small Texas town of Petrolia are to be believed, the answer to that question is yes. Officials in Clay County, Texas revealed this week that human remains uncovered near the Oklahoma border last month were those of…

Manning to learn WikiLeaks court martial trial date

American soldier, Bradley Manning, could Thursday learn the date of his court martial on charges that he leaked secret military information to the website Wikileaks. Wearing a dark green uniform and flanked by two guards, the 24-year-old former intelligence analyst appeared in a court in Fort Meade, Maryland. “The judge…

Judge approves date for Walker recall election

A Wisconsin judge has approved dates for an election to recall Gov. Scott Walker (R) and five other Republican state senators. Under the agreement proposed by the Government Accountability Board and approved by Dane County Circuit Judge Richard Niess, the recall vote would be held on May 8. If primaries…

Lobbyist group lobbies White House for guidance on lobbying loophole

According to the American Lobbyist League, some regulations enacted by the Obama administration to create government transparency have actually had the opposite of their intended effect. Now the organization, a Washington-based trade group, is asking president for guidance in creating a more open system, reports this post at BLT: The…

Author of South Carolina’s GOP ‘purity pledge’ steps down

Republicans wishing to get on the ballot in Laurens County, South Carolina can once again have premarital sex and watch porn on the Internet now that party leader who backed a so-called “purity pledge” has resigned. FITS News first reported that Laurens County GOP chairman Bobby Smith quit his post…

Gingrich: Opponents ‘can’t comprehend’ my big ideas

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich says his ideas are so big that the news media can’t cover them and his opponents can’t comprehend them. Speaking at the Northwest Suburban Republican Lincoln Day Dinner in Springfield, Illinois on Wednesday, the former House Speaker explained that he was staying in the race…

Obama hails ‘indispensable’ U.S. alliance with Britain

A “chuffed to bits” President Barack Obama gushed over British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday, but deepening world crises conspired to darken a warm welcome for a special ally. Obama went out of his way to hail America’s “indispensable” relationship with Britain, even offering to learn the rules of…

Blagojevich heads to jail for corruption

CHICAGO — Ousted Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich reports to prison on Thursday to serve a 14 year sentence for trying to auction off President Barack Obama’s vacated US Senate seat and a host of other corruption charges. The Democratic governor was arrested in the midst of what prosecutors called a…

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