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CNN contributor: ‘I like the idea’ that Augusta bans women

CNN contributor Erick Erickson on Friday declared that he agreed with Augusta National Golf Club’s decision not to allow women and accused President Barack Obama of “trying to make everything political” by calling on the home of the Masters to change their rules. Speaking to reporters on Thursday, White House…

Regulate marijuana billboard grabs eyes near Mile High Stadium

Colorado’s Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol has just fired its first big advertising salvo, and it looks to be an effective one. A new billboard unveiled Thursday by the group just blocks away from Mile High Stadium in Denver shows a smiling woman with her arms folded, next to…

Bachmann: Obama a ‘health care dictator’ for contraception mandate

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), who calls herself “a high-value target for the Democrats,” says that President Barack Obama is a “health care dictator” because his administration is mandating that all insurance plans cover contraception for women. In a recent interview with PolitiChicks, the former Republican presidential candidate told Ann-Marie Murrell…

NOM calls for federal investigation of LGBT group, IRS

The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) has called for a federal investigation as to how the LGBT rights organization the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) acquired tax documents exposing a confidential list of donors including presidential hopeful and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (R). According to the documents, Romney donated $10,000…

Monsanto threatens legal action over Vermont GMO labeling bill

If lawmakers in Vermont decide to require all genetically modified food be labeled as such, they could be facing a major lawsuit from one of the most hated companies in the world. A representative of Missouri-based food giant Monsanto, which has in its history filed hundreds of lawsuits over use…

One Dem candidate calls another a ‘whore’ for AIPAC during live debate

Things got heated during a Democratic primary debate for the U.S. Senate in Connecticut on Thursday when one candidate told another that he was “whore” over his support of a pro-Israel lobbying group. “I’m appalled that when I talk about the neoconservatives somehow it’s twisted to be some sort of…

Unexpected drop in U.S. unemployment

US unemployment dropped unexpectedly to 8.2 percent in March, the lowest rate in more than three years, despite a mixed picture on hiring and apparent weakness in the retail sector. Despite the positive headline number, the Labor Department reported that the number of unemployed workers hovered close to 13 million…

25% rise in homicides linked to weak gun control laws: analysis

Guardian analysis finds 25% rise in justifiable homicides, and casts doubt on claim of a link to stand-your-ground laws alone. Rising numbers of civilian justifiable homicides across the US are closely linked to states with both weak gun controls and stand-your-ground laws, according to a Guardian analysis of FBI and…

Obama team slams Romney over financial records

US President Barack Obama’s camp accused Republican Mitt Romney of hiding his finances in a “black box” following a report he used an ethics loophole to avoid offering details of some earnings. The Washington Post report unleashed a new spat between the president’s campaign aides and Romney, the most likely…

Obama to hold forum on women and the economy

US President Barack Obama hosts a forum Friday on women and the economy, as aides warn of a “devastating” impact on the key voting bloc if the Supreme Court overturns his health care law. The White House said the forum would “examine the ways in which the administration has worked…

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