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Hate groups associated with Wal-Mart stores: study

The more Wal-Mart stores a county has, the more likely it is to have active hate groups in the area, according to Penn State economists. “Wal-Mart has clearly done good things in these communities, especially in terms of lowering prices,” Stephan Goetz, professor of agricultural economics and regional economics, explained.…

Romney: Women ‘have gone back 20 years’ under Obama

Likely Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Wednesday continued to blast President Barack Obama by insisting that women account for 92.3 percent of the job losses in his first term, a claim that fact checking organizations have called false or misleading. Surrounded by a group of women at a business…

Video reveals teen’s electro-shock torture at Massachusetts school

A video that a school in Massachusetts has fought in court for years to keep under wraps was played in public for the first time this week, revealing the torture of a disabled boy through the use of repeated electric shocks. The Judge Rotenberg Center (JRC) in Caton, Massachusetts has…

RNC chair: ‘I’ll double down’ on comparing women to caterpillars

The chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC) on Wednesday refused to “walk back” claims that the Republican “war on women” was as fictional as a “war on caterpillars.” In a interview that last week, Bloomberg TV’s Al Hunt asked RNC Chairman Reince Priebus how big of a problem it…

Romney campaign meets equal pay question with long silence

Likely GOP nominee Mitt Romney’s quest to label President Barack Obama as the one waging a “war on women” hit a snag Wednesday morning, when, after a long pause on a conference call, his campaign told a reporter they’d “get back to” him on a question about whether the former…

Man encounters 400 pound bear while walking and texting

In a dazzling bit of live local news coverage Tuesday morning, a Los Angeles television station’s helicopter zeroed in on a 400 pound black bear trotting through the suburb of La Crescenta, when suddenly a man emerged at the opposite side of an alleyway walking straight toward the beast with…

Gingrich complains he ‘can’t afford teleprompters’ after bouncing $500 check

Struggling Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Wednesday joked that he couldn’t even buy a teleprompter after his campaign recently bounced a $500 check. Utah Elections Director Mark Thomas told The Salt Lake Tribune that Gingrich gave the state a $500 check in March to cover election filing fees, but…

Allen West suggests 80 House Dems are Communist Party members

Tea party darling Rep. Allen West (R-FL) on Tuesday warned that as many as 80 Democratic lawmakers are members of the Communist Party. Speaking to about 100 supporters and 15 protesters in Jensen Beach, the freshman congressman refused to name names after saying that that he had “heard” that 80…

Christie: Americans ‘on couch waiting for government check’

Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says that American are turning into couch potatoes, just sitting around waiting on their next check from the government. Speaking to the Bush Institute Conference on Taxes and Economic Growth in New York City on Tuesday, the first-term governor said that he had “never…

AIG to resume U.S. real-estate investments

WASHINGTON — American International Group (AIG), the giant US insurer bailed out at the height of the 2008 global financial crisis, is looking to get back into the real estate market, the Wall Street Journal reported. The newspaper said late Tuesday that AIG, which has been selling off trophy properties…

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