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Gingrich: I’ll make Callista ‘quite happy’ on Valentine’s Day

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Tuesday may have given supporters too much information about his sexy Valentine’s Day plan to “reconnect” with his wife, Callista. “All I can promise is that I believe she will be quite happy,” the former House Speaker told an audience in El Monte, California.…

700 Club personality accused of stealing husband’s porn

Tamara Lowe, a frequent guest on “The 700 Club” and author of the book Get Motivated, and her husband Peter are in the midst of an acrimonious divorce that just got uglier: in court documents, Peter accused Tamara and her new boyfriend of stealing his porn. According to south Florida…

Watch: 7th grader wins game with full-court shot

Logan Hillesheim is only in the seventh grade and he may have already hit the biggest shot of his life. With only two seconds to go, Otsego Junior High School was trailing Fostoria Junior High School by just one point. After a Fostoria player missed his free throw, Hillesheim got…

Chomsky: The American decline is ‘increasingly self-inflicted’

Linguist Noam Chomsky says the decline in American power has been “increasingly self-inflicted” in recent decades. In the first part of a two-part column for TomDispatch, the political activist argues that America’s decline is very real. To make the point that the damage has been self-inflicted, Chomsky cites a recent…

Private prison company offers to buy 48 states’ prisons

In exchange for keeping at least a 90 percent occupancy rate, the private prison company Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) has sent a letter to 48 states offering to manage their prisons for the low price of $250 million per year, according to a letter obtained by the Huffington Post.…

Occupy protesters tased at Santorum event

Things got a little rowdy during Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s visit to Tacoma, Washington on Monday, where reports said that authorities used a taser on least one Occupy Wall Street protester. Santorum tried to make a point by linking the demonstrators to President Barack Obama, but his speech was…

Michigan activists claim enough signatures for ‘emergency managers’ recall

Groups collecting petition signatures to force a vote on state appointed “emergency managers” that have been running several cities and school districts say they have done it: out of 161,300 needed, they’ve collected more than 200,000, according to The Associated Press. Activists in the state have taken to calling the…

Santorum: LGBT equality ‘waters down marriage’

Less than an hour after same sex marriage became legal in Washington on Monday, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum was meeting with opponents of the law. Speaking at Calvary Chapel in Olympia, the former Pennsylvania senator promised about 100 pastors and so-called “values voters” that he would work to repeal…

South Carolina bill would ban Sharia law

A South Carolina state House panel will consider a bill next month that aims to ban any foreign laws, including Sharia law. Similar attempts to ban foreign laws have been introduced in at least 20 states. Opponents have said that such laws address a non-existent issue and could actually discriminate…

Visiting China VP urges U.S. to ‘promote trust’

China’s Vice President Xi Jinping will meet US President Barack Obama on Tuesday in a key early test for Washington’s relations with the man on course to lead the Asian power for the next decade. Xi will start a week-long visit with a welcome at the White Houseand talks with Obama and other top US officials,…

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