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Minnesota GOP gets eviction notice for failing to pay rent

The Republican Party of Minnesota has been served an eviction notice at its headquarters in St. Paul. Minnesota in Politics first reported on Monday that Hub Properties Trust filed the paperwork last week after the party failed to pay rent for the past year. “Tenant remains in default under the…

Perkins slams ‘Mike and Ike’ for turning gay and ‘sexualizing candy’

Family Research Council president Tony Perkins voiced his displeasure Monday morning with Just Born, the candy company that makes Mike and Ike candy, for an advertisement that announces the split of the couple. According to Right Wing Watch, the anti-gay Perkins lamented the PR move by Mike & Ike on…

Ron Paul vows to continue because Romney could ‘stumble’

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul on Monday said he would continue his run for office even if presumptive nominee Mitt Romney acquires enough delegates to clinch the nomination. In an interview on CNBC, the Texas congressman was asked if he could still get enough delegates to win the nomination even…

Ron Paul: Corporations will ‘act as government spies’ under CISPA

Presidential candidate Ron Paul, a Republican Congressman from Texas, has emerged as the leading opponent of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), widely billed as a follow-up to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), a controversial set of Internet regulations killed earlier this year by an online mass…

NAACP ousts Allen West after ‘Communist’ quip

A Florida chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has uninvited Rep. Allen West (R-FL) from speaking at an event after he insisted that up to 81 Democratic members of Congress were secretly members of the Communist Party. The Martin County NAACP had invited West…

Huntsman: GOP like Chinese Communist Party ‘if you’re off script’

Former Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman on Monday blasted the media and insisted he was taken out of context he after compared the Republican Party to the Communist Party of China. Speaking at the 92nd Street Y in New York on Sunday, Huntsman recalled that he had been disinvited to…

Rolls-Royce wins engine order from U.S. government

Aircraft engine maker Rolls-Royce on Monday said it had won a contract worth $598 million to supply the US military with 268 V-22 aircraft engines. “Rolls-Royce … has signed a $598 million contract with the US Department of Defense for 268 AE 1107C engines for US Marine Corps and Air Force V-22 aircraft,” the British company said in a…

Trial of John Edwards set to begin

Opening arguments will begin Monday in the trial of John Edwards, a two-time Democratic presidential hopeful accused of illegally using political campaign money to hide a love affair from the public and his cancer-stricken wife. Edwards, a former senator who was White House candidate John Kerry’s vice presidential choice in…

George Zimmerman freed after posting bail

George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer charged with second-degree murder for shooting an unarmed black teen, was released early Monday after posting a $150,000 bond, US media reported. Television networks showed Zimmerman dressed in jeans and a brown jacket walking out of the jail in Sanford, Florida, shortly after midnight…

Obama to announce sanctions against foreigners who use tech to carry out human rights abuses

US President Barack Obama will issue an executive order Monday allowing sanctions to be imposed against foreigners who use technologies to carry out human rights abuses, The Washington Post said. The order would target those found to have used technologies including cellphone tracking or the Internet to carry out violations.…

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