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Wisc. Republican’s bill condemns single parents for ‘child abuse and neglect’

A Wisconsin Republican has introduced a bill to the state Senate that would force the state’s Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board to print literature that calls unmarried parents “a contributing factor to child abuse and neglect.” The directives put forth in S.B. 507 would see the state board creating…

Romney on student debt: Join the military

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Monday told a high school senior not to expect any help from the government for college tuition unless he joined the military. At a town hall-style campaign event in Mahoning Valley, Ohio, a student who was hoping to go to college next year asked…

Karen Santorum: My husband shouldn’t have called Obama ‘snobbish’

Among the many who disapproved of Rick Santorum calling President Barack Obama “a snob” for wanting kids to attend college, the most surprising critic of those comments maybe the GOP presidential candidate’s wife. In an interview with Politico released Sunday evening, Karen Santorum shared her disapproval over her husband’s choice of…

Santorum: ‘Higher-income people don’t have to pay taxes’

Republican presidential Rick Santorum is advising President Barack Obama not to raise taxes on the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans because “higher-income people don’t have to pay taxes if they don’t want to.” “Once we defeat Barack Obama this economy will start turning around,” the former Pennsylvania senator told a…

Researchers debunk study linking abortions to mental health issues

Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and The Guttmacher Institute debunked a 2009 study in the Journal of Psychiatric Research linking abortions to mental health issues. In a press release Monday morning, the editor of the journal agreed with the new analysis that found fundamental analytical errors…

Coulter: Breitbart’s death is ‘like John Lennon dying’

Conservative pundit Ann Coulter says the untimely passing of Andrew Breitbart compares to the assassination of famed musician John Lennon. In an interview with The Daily Caller, Coulter asserted that there was no telling what Breitbart could accomplished if he had not died suddenly last week at the age of…

Analysis: ‘Pay for pain’ scandal could end up in courts

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A scandal in which U.S. football players got rewarded for injuring opponents could have legal consequences, with prosecutors, players and even fans getting in on the judicial action. By Sunday morning, four National Football League teams were linked to a “pay for pain” scandal that came…

Obama had transgender nanny in Jakarta: report

As a child, President Barack Obama once had a nanny in Jakarta who was a little different from other female caretakers: she was actually a he, who discovered at a young age that she was simply born the wrong gender. Her name is Evie, now 66-years-old, according to The Associated…

Tornado victims flock to Facebook for helping hand

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Residents of the storm-ravaged communities in the Midwest are reaching out to each other, neighbor to neighbor, through social media sites to coordinate disaster relief and share information. A chain of fast-moving tornadoes spawned by massive thunderstorms cut a swath of destruction from the Midwest to…

Earthquake rattles northern California: USGS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A magnitude 4.0 earthquake shook Northern California on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The quake, which was initially reported at a 4.3 magnitude, was centered a mile southeast of East Richmond Heights, northeast of San Francisco, and was at a depth of 5.5 miles, the USGS…

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