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Minnesota House approves voter ID amendment

Minnesota’s House of Representatives has approved a controversial measure to put a referendum on voter photo IDs on the November ballot. After nine hours of debate, the bill was passed along party lines at 2:14 a.m. on Wednesday morning by a vote of 72-62, according to the Star Tribune. If…

Santorum: Voters were afraid Romney was ‘Etch A Sketch’

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says that conservative voters now have proof that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney “will say what he needs to say to win the election that is before him.” In a speech on energy policy in Harvey, Louisiana on Wednesday, Santorum noted that Romney Communications Director…

Suspect arrested in attack on Texas Democrat’s office

Fort Worth, Texas police announced this morning that they have made an arrest in the firebomb attack on the office of Democratic state senator Wendy Davis, says a report at NBC Dallas-Fort Worth.com.  Cedric Steele, 40, has been arrested on charges of arson of a building and is being held…

Child porn found on Montana priest’s Nintendo DS

A Roman Catholic priest in Montana has been charged with felony sexual abuse of children after sexual images of naked children were found on his Nintendo DS gaming console and personal computer. The Missoulian reported that a woman called authorities last October to report that nude images of young boys…

AZ GOP lawmaker wants women ‘to watch an abortion’ before having one

Despite Arizona’s recent spate of bills that would reduce women’s access to abortion and contraception, a Republican lawmaker wants her state to go even further. According to The Arizona Republic, State Rep. Terri Proud colorfully replied to one of her constituents in an email asking her thoughts on House Bill…

NBC reporter: Jeb Bush ‘a cherry on top’ of the Romney sundae

Following Mitt Romney’s double-digit win in the Illinois Republican presidential primary, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) is calling “for Republicans to unite behind Governor Romney.” In a statement released on Wednesday morning, Bush said he was throwing his support behind the former Massachusetts governor. “I am endorsing Mitt Romney…

Adviser: Romney will change positions ‘like an Etch A Sketch’ after primary

A senior adviser to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Wednesday insisted the former Massachusetts governor wasn’t being hurt by adopting more conservative positions during the primary because he could “start over again” for the general election. During an interview on CNN, John Fugelsang asked Romney Communications Director Eric Fehrnstrom…

VA teacher placed on leave for telling student to read ‘blacker’

A Virginia teacher who requested that an African-American student read a poem in class in a “blacker” style has been placed on administrative leave Tuesday evening, according to The Washington Post. Marilyn Bart, an English teacher at George C. Marshall High School in Fairfax Country, told 14-year-old Jordan Shumate last…

Ex-FBI informant: Muslim spying is ‘all about entrapment’

Craig Monteilh says he did not balk when his FBI handlers gave him the OK to have sex with the Muslim women his undercover operation was targeting. Nor, at the time, did he shy away from recording their pillow talk. “They said, if it would enhance the intelligence, go ahead…

Colorado father fractures skull of 2-month-old with ‘pretty hard’ punch

A Colorado man has admitted to police that he “snapped” and hit his two-month-old son with “basically everything I could throw,” fracturing the infant’s skull. An affidavit obtained by KRDO shows that Daniel Kim, 22, said he punched his son, Ezra, “pretty hard” after he woke up to hear crying.…

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