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‘Smelly’ sea water inundates Coney Island

NEW YORK — The rain started to taper off, the sun began to come out of hiding and then with a sudden ferocity, dirty sea water poured into the New York coastline, sweeping up motorists who raced for safety. Save for a few motorists and the homeless, the beachfront beachside…

George Will feels media reaction to Irene overblown

In the mind of George Will, the media’s reaction to Hurricane Irene has been “manufactured hysteria.” The conservative commentator was not afraid to describe how he really felt about what he thought was less than stellar TV coverage of the storm on ABC’s This Week Sunday morning. “Florence Nightingale said,…

George Will feels media reaction to Irene overblown

In the mind of George Will, the media’s reaction to Hurricane Irene has been “manufactured hysteria.” The conservative commentator was not afraid to describe how he really felt about what he thought was less than stellar TV coverage of the storm on ABC’s This Week Sunday morning. “Florence Nightingale said,…

Newt Gingrich: Glitter bombing is clearly assault

Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R) is no fan of a tactic that has come to be known as “glitter bombing.” In May, he became the first 2012 presidential candidate to be doused with sparkly rainbow confetti for his opposition to same sex marriage. At the time, he brushed…

Report: Foundations paid $42 million to spread anti-Muslim propaganda

The Center for American Progress has compiled a report in which seven foundations has been paid $42 million dollars to spread fear of Muslims in America. “The report, titled “Fear Inc.: The Roots Of the Islamophobia Network In America,” documents which anti-Muslim organizations have played a part in the rise…

Rick Perry signs anti-same sex marriage pledge

Texas Governor Rick Perry has become the latest Republican presidential candidate to sign a pledge from the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), according to On Top Magazine. The group is dedicated to fighting same sex marriage and preventing same sex couples from adopting children. “Kudos to Gov. Rick Perry for…

Colin Powell compares Cheney’s book to ‘supermarket tabloids’

Former vice president Dick Cheney has claimed that people are going to be shocked by his new book, but former Secretary of State Colin Powell said Sunday that the tome was just full of “cheap shots.” Cheney told NBC’s Jamie Gangel last week that there would be “heads exploding all…

U.S. hikers in Iran seek to appeal jail sentence

TEHRAN — The lawyer of two American hikers sentenced to eight years in jail on charges of espionage and illegal entry told AFP Sunday he has appealed the verdict, stressing his clients are innocent. “I appealed the verdict yesterday (Saturday) and it is up to the judges in the appeals…

NJ Gov. Christie: Hurricane Irene damage could be ‘tens of billions’

NEW YORK — Hurricane Irene is expected to inflict tens of billions of dollars in damage before it concludes a three-day sweep that has left a trail of havoc from Atlantic beach resorts to Manhattan high rises, officials and others said Sunday. Assessments were just starting to come in, but…

Rick Perry: I haven’t backed off anything in my book

Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry said Saturday that he still believes in the views put forth in his book Fed Up!: Our Fight to Save America from Washington, despite attempts from his presidential campaign to distance itself from the 9-month-old book. “I haven’t backed off anything in my book,” Perry…

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