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Romney: Government workers just look for ‘places they can interfere’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Monday suggested that most government workers were a waste of taxpayer dollars because they spend their days looking for “places they can interfere.” At a campaign event in San Diego, California, the former Massachusetts governor told supporters that there were a “class of individuals”…

Police: Zimmerman said Martin attacked him

Police released Monday neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman’s account of on why he shot Trayvon Martin one month ago, claiming that the slain 17-year-old punched him in the face and slammed his head into the sidewalk. According to the Orlando Sentinel, Zimmerman said he was walking toward his SUV on February…

Protesters chant ‘health care is a right’ to Santorum at Supreme Court

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum took his campaign to the nation’s highest court on Monday to speak out against health care reform, but he found efforts frustrated by another group who were also exercising their free rights on the Supreme Court’s steps. “This is a very, very important day for…

U.S. ‘pink slime’ factories shut down amid outcry

Three factories that made so-called “pink slime” beef filler have shut down since public outcry about the ammonia-treated substance began last month, The Associated Press reported Monday. Beef Products Inc. spokesman Craig Letch told AP that only one factory in the country, located in Dakota Dunes, South Dakota, is still…

Romney’s cousin: Mormonism is a ‘fraud’

Mitt Romney’s second cousin, Park Romney, once was once a Mormon high priest, but he is now denouncing the religion as a cult. Park told BBC recently that he left the church because “I became convinced that it’s a fraud.” “There’s compelling evidence that the Mormon Church leaders knowingly and…

Four things to know about the Supreme Court’s health care review

Amid anticipation akin to a major sports event, the U.S. Supreme Court begins hearing arguments Monday on President Barack Obama’s landmark health reform, a case with huge implications for the nation and 2012 elections. The nine justices of America’s highest court meet for an unprecedented three days of arguments on…

Fmr. Reagan official: Health care ‘broccoli mandates’ argument is ‘totally bogus’

A former Solicitor General appointed by President Ronald Reagan says that the conservative argument that the heath care reform law would eventually allow the government to force people to eat broccoli is “totally bogus.” Florida’s Republican Attorney General Pam Bondi and others have insisted (PDF) that if the Affordable Care…

Supreme Court set for key health overhaul hearing

Amid anticipation akin to a major sports event, the US Supreme Court begins hearing arguments Monday on President Barack Obama’s landmark health reform, a case with huge implications for the nation and 2012 elections. The nine justices of America’s highest court meet for an unprecedented three days of arguments on different aspects of…

Obama warns nuclear terrorism still a major threat

US President Barack Obama warned on Monday that nuclear terrorism remained one of the world’s biggest threats, as he called for greater urgency in safeguarding the world’s atomic stockpiles. In a speech hours before the opening of a nuclear security summit in South Korea, Obama said major progress had been…

Solicitor General warns of ‘grave’ consequences if Supreme Court overturns health reform

Neal Katyal, who as acting US Solicitor General defended the constitutionality of President Barack Obama’s flagship health reform in lower courts, has warned in an interview with AFP of “grave” and “profound” consequences if the Supreme Court accepts a challenge to the law. Q:) Experts say that this Supreme Court…

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