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Georgia court: Assisted suicide restrictions unconstitutional

The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday ruled that the state’s law banning people from advertising assistance for suicides violates free speech rights. The court unanimously struck down the 1994 law on the grounds that it “restricts speech in violation of the free speech clauses” found in the U.S. and Georgia…

Emails show Handel behind Komen’s Planned Parenthood decision: report

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Vice President Karen Handel drove the foundation’s decision to defund Planned Parenthood for purely political reasons, according to emails reviewed by The Huffington Post. “The emails show that Karen Handel was behind the entire decision to defund Planned Parenthood,” The Huffington Post’s Laura Bassett…

Ron Paul took double reimbursements on air travel: report

Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) has been reimbursed twice for air travel repeatedly over the last 10 years, according to an examination of his financial records by Washington, D.C. publication Roll Call. Reporter Jonathan Strong claimed to have identified eight separate instances from 1999-2009 where Paul took reimbursement for his travel…

Does Obama deserve a second term?

President Barack Obama said Sunday that he deserved to be re-elected because the US economy is adding jobs and recovering, in stark contrast to the bleak monthly unemployment hikes he inherited in 2009. In a pre-Super Bowl interview with NBC, Obama was reminded that three years ago, just days after…

Occupy DC protesters vow to return after sweep

Protesters from the Washington offshoot of Occupy Wall Street vowed to return to their camp in the US capital, which was all but dismantled by park police during a weekend clampdown. A dawn raid and day-long enforcement operation on Saturday stopped activists from the anti-capitalist movement camping out at McPherson…

Poll: Romney narrowly trails Santorum in Minnesota caucuses

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota — The Republican caucuses in Minnesota on Tuesday are a virtual toss up, with frontrunner Mitt Romney trailing former senator Rick Santorum by a small margin, a poll showed Sunday. Romney, who strengthened his lead for the White House race with a solid win Saturday in the Nevada…

Republican candidate airs racially charged ‘Debbie Spenditnow’ ad during Super Bowl

A Super Bowl ad for U.S. Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra uses an Asian woman speaking in broken English to accuse his rival, Democratic incumbent Debbie Stabenow, of helping the Chinese economy. “Thank you Michigan Senator Debbie Spenditnow,” the woman says in the 30-second ad as she rides her bike through…

Tebow: Politics ‘could be something in my future’

In Denver, they call Tim Tebow the “Mile High Messiah,” but could Americans one day also be calling him president? Speaking to the Golf Channel’s David Feherty on Saturday, the Denver Broncos starting quarterback said that running for office was not out of the question. “You know for me, it…

McCain: Romney’s ‘self-deportation’ scheme is inhumane

While former Republican presidential nominee John McCain may be a big supporter of Mitt Romney, the Arizona senator isn’t a fan when it comes to the GOP frontrunner’s policy of “self-deportation” for undocumented immigrants. During a recent NBC Republican presidential debate in Florida, Romney explained that he would make life…

U.S. to move 4,700 Marines from Japan to Guam: reports

TOKYO — Tokyo and Washington have agreed to move 4,700 Marines from the Japanese island of Okinawa to Guam in a bid to revive a stalled plan for the realignment of US forces in Japan, according to reports. The two countries in 2006 agreed to the transfer of around 8,000…

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