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Sen. Hatch blasts Obama for ‘judicial activism’ comment

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), former Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Monday criticized President Barack Obama for saying it would be “judicial activism” for the Supreme Court to overturn the health care reform law. However, at almost the same time last year, Hatch was condemning the President for nominating…

Police arrest suspect in Wisconsin Planned Parenthood bombing

Police in Grand Chute, Wisconsin said Tuesday that an arrest has been made in connection with a homemade bomb that detonated over the weekend at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Wisconsin. Police told Raw Story that the suspect, a male, would not be named until investigators “tie up some loose…

Oikos University shooter chose his victims, shot them execution style

A Korean-American former student at a California religious college lined up his victims and shot them them execution-style, police said Tuesday. Police were holding the suspect in the fatal shootings of seven people Monday at Oikos University in Oakland which stunned the tightly knit Korean American community in the area.…

Man tries to board flight with knife in mayonnaise jar

A bizarre incident occurred at JFK airport in New York City Tuesday evening, where a man was caught trying to smuggle a knife onto a flight in a jar of mayonnaise, according to a spokeswoman from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The individual was scheduled for a flight to Mexico…

Cheney released from hospital after heart transplant surgery

Former US vice president Dick Cheney was released Tuesday from a Virginia hospital 10 days after heart transplant surgery, his spokeswoman said. The heart transplant March 25 at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia, was the latest in a series of operations and interventions for Cheney, who has had…

Bi-national same sex couples file lawsuit against DOMA

The federal government’s Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was challenged in court on Monday when five legally married same sex partners filed a lawsuit arguing that the law is unfair to bi-national couples. In the suit, the couples (who want to apply for green cards) allege that DOMA violates their…

Nikki Haley: ‘Women don’t care about contraception’

Republican South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley on Tuesday said that the Obama administration had made a mistake by mandating that health insurance cover birth control because “women don’t care about contraception.” During an appearance on ABC’s The View, co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck asked Haley how conservatives could make the case that…

Lawsuit accuses BP of robbing inventor who helped plug Gulf blowout

A lawsuit filed in Florida against two BP companies alleges that in the wake of the Macondo well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, the oil giant was so desperate to fix the problem and preserve its finances that it stole the inventions of a retired inventor whose designs ultimately…

Zimmerman defender rants about ‘young black males’

In an interview on Tuesday, one of George Zimmerman’s neighbors referred to “young black males” eight times, but insisted that there was no racial profiling by his neighborhood watch. Speaking to CNN’s Soledad O’Brien, Frank Taaffe defended Zimmerman’s February slaying of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed African-American teen. “Neighbor-hood, that’s a…

Miss Universe allows transgender contestant back into pageant

The Miss Universe Organization reversed its decision to allow a transgender contestant to compete in her country’s pageant Monday evening, provided that she meets certain requirements. According to CNN, organizers released a statement letting 23-year-old Jenna Talackova into May 19 competition if she meets “the legal gender recognition requirements of…

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