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Viral Eminem parody: ‘Real Mitt Romney Please Stand Up’

An Australian man has created what may be the best video of the 2012 election season so far. Hugh Atkin, an Australian lawyer who has been creating viral videos on YouTube since 2007, has produced a parody of rapper Eminem’s “The Real Slim Shady.” The video begins with a mashup…

Grand jury to investigate Trayvon Martin case

A Florida state attorney announced Tuesday morning his decision for a grand jury to investigate the Trayvon Martin case. “I share in the desire of the family and the community to accurately collect and evaluate all the facts surrounding the tragic death of Trayvon Martin,” state attorney Norm Wolfinger said…

Gingrich to DeNiro: ‘The country is ready’ for a white first lady

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Tuesday called for President Barack Obama to apologize after actor Robert DeNiro jokingly asked if America was ready for a white first lady. “Callista Gingrich. Karen Santorum. Ann Romney. Now do you really think our country is ready for a white First Lady?” DeNiro…

Jimmy Carter: ‘It is very fine for gay people to be married’

Former President Jimmy Carter expressed his approval of same-sex marriage in an interview with The Huffington Post about his faith Monday evening. While discussing certain portions of The Bible, Carter was asked his thoughts on some people using scriptures as opposition toward LGBT individuals being allowed in church. “Homosexuality was…

Fmr. detective: Illegal to kill dogs but not black kids in Florida

A former homicide detective says that with the state’s “Stand Your Ground” law, Florida has made it legal to kill black kids like Trayvon Martin but not dogs. Former Washington, D.C. Police Department homicide investigator Rod Wheeler, now a Fox News contributor, explained on Tuesday that the “Stand Your Ground”…

Trayvon Martin’s girlfriend recalls final conversation before shooting

Trayvon Martin’s girlfriend told ABC News late Monday night her final phone conversation with him before he was shot dead by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman. The girl, whose parents requested not to make her name public, was questioned by the Martin family’s attorney Benjamin Crump and described that her…

Trayvon Martin’s parents call on FBI to take over case as anger grows

Karen McVeigh, guardian.co.uk Neighbourhood volunteer George Zimmerman has admitted the killing, claiming self-defence – but police have made no arrests The parents of an unarmed African American teenager who was shot dead in Sanford, Florida, last month are formally calling on the FBI to take over the investigation as they…

U.S. Marines set to arrive in Australia next month

US Marines are set to arrive in Australia’s tropical north next month as Washington increases its military presence as part of a renewed emphasis on the Asia-Pacific, reports said Tuesday. State radio said about 250 Marines were set to deploy to Darwin from early April as part of a process that will…

Romney looks to win big in Illinois Republican primary

White House hopeful Mitt Romney is looking for a big win in President Barack Obama’s home state Tuesday as he fights to clinch the Republican nomination and focus on November’s general election. Underdog Rick Santorum was pushing for an upset as he rallied conservatives to stay true to their principles…

Scrambling Santorum lashes out at Romney in pivotal state of Illinois

Rick Santorum, facing a blow to his momentum in Tuesday’s primary, blasts Mitt Romney as a candidate ‘without a core.’ The fierce in-fighting among Republican presidential challengers intensified ahead of Tuesday’s Illinois primary with Rick Santorum unleashing one of his most personal attacks yet on frontrunner Mitt Romney. Santorum, scrambling…

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