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Lady Gaga sings tribute to gay teen who was bullied to death

Lady Gaga dedicated a performance of her hit single Hair to Jamey Rodemeyer, a gay 14-year-old Buffalo-area high school freshmen who killed himself after enduring years of bullying over his sexuality. “We lost a Little Monster this week,” Gaga told a crowd at the iHeartRadio Festival Saturday. “I wanted to…

White House sees October vote on U.S. jobs bill

WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama’s administration is expecting Congress to vote on his sweeping jobs bill in October, a senior advisor said Sunday, dismissing talk of discord over the bill among Democrats. Obama has encountered stiff resistance from Republicans who make no secret of their desire to bounce him…

Ron Paul touts military support in $1 million ad push

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul on Thursday launched a new television advertisement highlighting his prior military service and support from veterans. The Texas congressman is an vocal supporter of non-interventionist foreign policy and shutting down military bases overseas, in sharp contrast to other Republican presidential candidates. In addition, Paul has…

Bloomberg: Buffett’s tax the rich comments ‘theatrics’

Michael Bloomberg won’t be endorsing Warren Buffett’s ‘tax the rich more’ proposal anytime soon. The New York City mayor appeared on Meet The Press Sunday morning, describing his fellow billionaire’s recent comments on taxes as ‘theatrics” and defending high income individuals once again. “I think it’s not fair to say…

Bloomberg: Buffett’s tax the rich comments ‘theatrics’

Michael Bloomberg won’t be endorsing Warren Buffett’s ‘tax the rich more’ proposal anytime soon. The New York City mayor appeared on Meet The Press Sunday morning, describing his fellow billionaire’s recent comments on taxes as ‘theatrics” and defending high income individuals once again. “I think it’s not fair to say…

Shuster slams Fox News debate moderators for ‘inane questions’

Current TV guest host David Shuster Sunday ripped the Fox News hosts who moderated last week’s Republican presidential debate. Shuster, who formerly worked for Fox News and MSNBC, told CNN’s Howard Kurtz that Chris Wallace, Megyn Kelly and Bret Baier did ask a few tough questions, “but there were also…

U.S. hikers arrive home after two-year Iran ordeal

Two US hikers held by Iran for more than two years arrived back in the United States Sunday after the Gulf sultanate of Oman paid $1 million bail for their release from Tehran’s notorious Evin prison. “They landed two seconds ago,” Samantha Topping, a spokeswoman for the hikers’ families, told…

Obama to CBC awards crowd: ‘Stop complaining’

President Barack Obama held a speech Saturday evening at the Congressional Black Caucus annual awards banquet, asking the audience to urge Capital Hill to pass his jobs bill. “We have to do more to put people to work right now,” Obama said. “We’ve got to make sure that everyone in…

Obama to CBC awards crowd: ‘Stop complaining’

President Barack Obama held a speech Saturday evening at the Congressional Black Caucus annual awards banquet, asking the audience to urge Capital Hill to pass his jobs bill. “We have to do more to put people to work right now,” Obama said. “We’ve got to make sure that everyone in…

Gary Johnson condemns booing of gay soldier at GOP debate

Former New Mexico governor and Republican presidential candidate Gary Johnson on Friday condemned audience members who booed a homosexual U.S. soldier during the Fox News GOP presidential debate. “If I have one regret from last evening, it’s that I didn’t stand up and say, you know, you’re booing a U.S.…

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