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Rep. Baldwin: Obama ‘moving in right direction’ on same sex marriage

Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), the first openly gay member of Congress, would welcome support from President Barack Obama on the issue of same sex marriage, even if it was purely a electoral calculation. “Look, he is moving in the right direction on this issue,” she told the New York Times.…

Santorum: Romney’s dog an ‘issue of character’

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says it’s fair to criticize former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for putting his dog on top of his car because because it speaks to his character. According to a 2007 Boston Globe profile of the Massachusetts Republican, Romney’s oldest son, Tagg, yelled, “Gross!” as he…

Romney: ‘No question’ Obama wanted higher gas prices

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Sunday said that there was “no question” President Barack Obama had a plan to raise gas prices when he took office. “When he ran for office, he said he wanted to see gas prices go up,” the candidate told Fox News host Bret Baier.…

NYPD officers allegedly smash ‘medic’s’ head into glass window during OWS protest

During a night of clashes between police and “occupy wall street” protesters marking the six-month anniversary of the occupation of New York’s Zuccotti Park, citizen journalists captured an intense scuffle between police and a man who was identified as a “medic.” From the video, it appears that the police smashed…

NYPD officers arrest peaceful protesters on OWS anniversary

[This story was updated at 3:39 am] New York police arrested protesters celebrating the six-month anniversary of Occupy Wall Street by massing on a square near the stock exchange over the weekend. Chaotic scenes unfolded at Zuccotti Park in Manhattan’s financial district overnight Saturday-Sunday when officers broke up the peaceful…

U.S. soldier seen as ‘level-headed’ before massacre

The US soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians during a shooting rampage was known to friends and family as “level-headed,” his lawyers said Saturday as they planned to meet with him next week. The suspect, identified as 38-year-old US Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, had served three combat tours…

Tea party leader suspected of sexual assault

Police in San Diego arrested a well known tea party figure in the area Thursday for allegedly assaulting a woman, according to NBC San Diego. San Diego tea party spokesperson Michael Kobulincky was placed into custody and accused of abduction and sexual assault on a 56-year-old woman in February. Authorities…

Supreme Court won’t allow cameras during health debate

The US Supreme Court will not allow cameras from for oral arguments on the constitutionality of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul but will release audio recordings and written transcripts. The court announced Friday it would follow tradition in prohibitingvideo coverage of its proceedings, opting instead to release daily audio and written transcripts immediately after arguments, scheduled for March 26-28.…

Thousands rally for Syria at White House protest

Thousands of protesters gathered outside the White House Saturday to demand that the United States “stop the massacre inSyria,” where an estimated 8,000 people have been killed in a regime crackdown. Wearing T-shirts declaring “I have a dream of a free Syria” and “No longer afraid,” the demonstrators — who numbered 4,000,…

Obama campaign takes in $5 million in one day

US President Barack Obama, juggling dual roles as fundraiser extraordinaire and commander-in-chief, piled up a cool five million dollars in a lucrative single-day campaign blitz. In no other country is a leader expected to tend to a deteriorating war he is leading in Afghanistan on the same day as conducting…

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