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World’s security depends on nuclear summit: Obama

SEOUL — US President Barack Obama told fellow leaders they have the world’s safety in their hands, as a 53-nation summit on combating nuclear terrorism held its first full session on Tuesday. “The security of the world depends on the actions that we take,” he said in a speech at…

Oklahoma legislators kill provision to drug test politicians

The Oklahoma Senate has dropped legislation that would require politicians throughout the state to be drug tested along with people receiving temporary public assistance. The bill, passed by the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services on Monday, would still require applicants for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)…

Obama proposes ex-Bush official as envoy to Iraq

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Monday nominated a former member of president George W. Bush’s national security staff to be the next US ambassador to Iraq. If the Senate approves his nomination, Brett McGurk will become the first US ambassador to Iraq since the United States withdrew all its…

Rep. Gohmert warns of ‘redneck’ mandates if Obamacare upheld

Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert (R) on Monday said liberals should be opposed to the insurance mandate in the Affordable Care Act because it could be used against them by a future “redneck” president, according to The Hill. “Let’s say you want to follow this administration’s idea of greatest good for…

Wisc. Lt. Gov. Kleefisch: ‘Fragile’ Walker rival ‘got a sugar daddy’ for recall election

Wisconsin Lieutenant Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch accused the Democratic candidate who is hoping to beat Gov. Scott Walker in the upcoming recall election of having to get a “sugar daddy” to run for office. “Kathleen Falk has spent pretty much her entire adult life in politics, so you would think she…

Republican state legislator: Signing tax pledge gives authority to outside group

Lawmakers should be focused on representing their constituents rather than adhering to pledges like the one from Americans for Tax Reform, according to one Republican Pennsylvania legislator. “I never sign tax pledges. I just don’t,” State Rep. John Bear told Think Progress. “I don’t believe in signing tax pledges and…

Prison for Japan executive in U.S. price fix case

WASHINGTON — A Japanese businessman has been sentenced to a year in prison and fined $20,000 for his role in scheme to fix the prices of heater control panels installed in US cars, officials in Washington said Monday. Businessman Norihiro Imai pleaded guilty at a federal court in Detroit, Michigan,…

Pennsylvania lawmaker sued over ‘Year of the Bible’ resolution

The Freedom From Religion Foundation has filed a federal lawsuit over a Pennsylvania resolution declaring 2012 as “The Year of the Bible.” Rep. Rick Saccone (R), who sponsored the resolution and has been named as a defendant in FFRF’s lawsuit, said the resolution “serve[d] as a reminder that we must…

Pat Robertson blames homosexuality on ‘demonic possession’

Televangelist Pat Robertson says that demons are most likely to blame for the men who “sin” by having “cheap sex with other men.” Monday’s broadcast of The 700 Club featured the story of Shawn, a married man who began to have affairs with men after his wife had a baby.…

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”…

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