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Republican state attorneys general sue Obama over birth control rule

Seven state attorneys general have filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration that seeks to block the implementation of new federal government rules regarding contraception coverage. The attorneys general of Florida, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Texas, along with some Catholic organizations, said in their lawsuit that the…

Santorum: Obama ‘in bed with Muslim Brotherhood’

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says that President Barack Obama was “willing to jump in bed with the Muslim Brotherhood” and throw former dictator Hosni Mubarak “under the bus” during Egypt’s 2011 revolution. Speaking to Fox News host Greta Van Susteren on Wednesday, the former Pennsylvania senator warned that the…

Obama says he will tackle immigration reform in his second term

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama, expressing confidence he will win re-election in November, told a Hispanic audience he would use a second term to seek comprehensive immigration reform. “My presidency is not over,” Obama said in an interview with Univision Radio when asked about his failure so far to…

New York hearing on Strauss-Kahn lawsuit set for March

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Lawyers for former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique-Strauss-Kahn will appear before a New York judge in March to defend against a civil lawsuit filed by the hotel maid who accused him of sexual assault. The lawsuit, which was filed by Nafissatou Diallo in August, claims Strauss-Kahn…

Woman barred from all-male panel: Using contraception makes me qualified

A woman who was recently excluded from a House Oversight Committee hearing on contraception says she was qualified to testify because unlike the all-male panel of witnesses, she actually uses birth control. Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) said at the time that he had rejected Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke…

Romney on Santorum: ‘I wonder which team he was taking it for’

Following sparring with Rick Santorum at a GOP debate on Wednesday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney attacked the former Pennsylvania senator with a slightly suggestive line, wondering “which team he was taking it for.” During the CNN-sponsor debate in Arizona, Santorum had defended his support for the “No Child Left…

Lawmaker: Virginia bill requires ultrasound for miscarriages

Virginia state Del. Jennifer McClellan (D) said on Wednesday that an updated bill requiring women seeking abortion to have an ultrasound causes more problems than it solves, including requiring the unnecessary procedure for women who miscarry. In the bill’s original form, every woman seeking an abortion in Virginia would have…

Wisconsin voter ID supporter caught voting for colleague

A Wisconsin state representative who supported the state’s voter ID law is now be accused of voter fraud himself. A YouTube video titled “Proof Of Voter Fraud In The Wisconsin State Assembly” shows Republican state Rep. Joel Kleefisch getting out of his chair to electronically cast a vote for a…

Romney: ‘Nuclear weaponry will by used’ if Obama re-elected

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Wednesday played the ultimate fear card and promised that someone would definitely use nuclear weapons if President Barack Obama is re-elected. During a CNN-sponsored debate in Mesa, Arizona, the candidate explained that reducing the price of gas was less important than preventing Iran from…

Grandmother, stepmother charged with running girl to death

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Reuters) – Two Alabama women were accused of murder on Wednesday for allegedly killing a young girl by forcing her to run for three hours without stopping, authorities said. The running was apparently a punishment for Savannah Hardin, 9, who died on Monday at Children’s Hospital in Birmingham…

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