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Rick Santorum’s daughter hospitalized again

WASHINGTON — The youngest daughter of Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, who suffers from a rare genetic disorder, has again been hospitalized, his campaign said Friday. “Rick and his wife Karen have taken their daughter Bella to the hospital,” spokesman Hogan Gidley said in a statement. “The family requests prayers…

Navy jet crashes into Virginia apartment building

WASHINGTON — A US Navy F-18 fighter jet crashed just after take-off Friday, plunging into a low-rise Virginia apartment building and triggering a massive inferno but injuring only six people, officials said. The two crew members ejected from the jet which hit a populated area in the eastern coastal tourist…

Activists promise to challenge Houston’s ban on feeding homeless

The Houston City Council voted this week to require prior permission before any citizen may distribute food to five or more people on public property, but local activists are preparing to fight back — and hard. While the ordinance passed Wednesday night by an 11-6 vote was drastically stripped down…

Gov. Scott Walker repeals Wisconsin Equal Pay law

With little fanfare, union-busting Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) yesterday signed a repeal of Wisconsin’s equal pay act, which gave people who discover they’ve been discriminated against more time to file suit and the right to do so outside of federal courts. The Equal Pay Enforcement Act was passed in 2009 and gave…

Board rules that Marine who called Obama the ‘enemy’ should be discharged

A US Marine faces possible dismissal after posting critical remarks on Facebook about US President Barack Obama, with a review board recommending a less than honorable discharge. Sergeant Gary Stein, 26, a nine-year veteran, posted comments on Facebook and other websites calling Obama a coward and “the economic and religious…

Allen West: I’ll be VP if ‘God would ordain’ it

Tea party Rep. Allen West (R-FL) said on Friday that he would accept the Republican vice presidential nomination if it was the “right fit.” Earlier this week, failed GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin first floated West’s name at a possible “rogue” pick for 2012. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley…

Obama applauds lower unemployment rate

US President Barack Obama Friday welcomed a downtick in the unemployment rate to 8.2 percent, despite a slowdown in overall job creation, but said there was more work to do to revive the economy. “We welcome today’s news that our businesses created another 121,000 jobs last month and the unemployment…

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…

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