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Police baton Muslims at New York amusement park after headscarf dispute

Police in Westchester County, New York Tuesday arrested about 15 members of the Muslim community after a scuffle broke out over a ban on headscarves on some rides at Rye Playland amusement park. Park officials blamed a “misunderstanding” that occurred when some Muslim women were asked to remove their hijabs…

Poll shows dramatic increase in support for same sex marriage

A new poll (PDF) from the AngusReid Public Opinion group has found a dramatic increase in support for same sex marriage since last year, with nearly half (46 percent) of respondents now saying it should be made legal. An additional 22 percent of survey respondents said they didn’t think full…

Pataki: Obama doesn’t understand the meaning of Sept. 11

Former New York governor George Pataki is upset over the Obama Administration’s guidelines to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks . Pataki, appearing on Fox News Tuesday morning, was very critical of the White House hopes of presenting a “a positive, forward-looking narrative” for the observance. “At…

Pataki: Obama doesn’t understand the meaning of Sept. 11

Former New York governor George Pataki is upset over the Obama Administration’s guidelines to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks . Pataki, appearing on Fox News Tuesday morning, was very critical of the White House hopes of presenting a “a positive, forward-looking narrative” for the observance. “At…

Watch Live: Obama speaks about transportation bill

President Barack Obama was scheduled to speak about the Surface Transportation Bill in the Rose Garden Wednesday morning at 10:35 a.m. ET. Watch this live video from The White House, broadcast Aug. 31, 2011. JOIN THE LIVE CHAT VISIT WHITEHOUSE.GOV…

Wilkerson: We talked about Cheney’s people like the ‘Nazis’

In an interview with Russia Today’s Alyona Minkovski on Tuesday night, Col. Lawrence Wilkerson continued his barrage against former Vice President Dick Cheney, who’s been a prominent face in the media lately thanks to his newly published book, “In My Time.” Wilkerson, formerly chief of staff to Sec. of State…

Judge orders Kansas to restore funding to Planned Parenthood

A federal judge ordered that funding for Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri be restored immediately, after a new state law stripped it of funding for non-abortion activities. A provision in the Kansas budget prioritized family planning funding for clinics that did not perform abortions over those clinics that did,…

Rupert and James Murdoch called to testify again, this time under oath

Shortly after their first round of testimony before British Parliament in July, News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch and son James were already issuing revisions to what they’d told lawmakers about the company’s hacking scandals. After two former News Corp. employees pointed to inaccuracies in their testimony, James Murdoch admitted he…

Ron Paul: Some federal disaster response is okay

After calling for cuts to FEMA over the past weekend, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) appeared on Anderson Cooper 360 Monday night and was asked if he wanted to get rid of the agency entirely. Host Cooper told the Texas congressman about FEMA’s body recovery team preventing more casualties from Hurricane…

Ron Paul: Some federal disaster response is okay

After calling for cuts to FEMA over the past weekend, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) appeared on Anderson Cooper 360 Monday night and was asked if he wanted to get rid of the agency entirely. Host Cooper told the Texas congressman about FEMA’s body recovery team preventing more casualties from Hurricane…

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