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Obama: ‘Decent folks’ don’t call women sluts

President Barack Obama on Tuesday said that conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh’s remarks about a Georgetown University law student “don’t have any place in the public discourse.” Limbaugh recently apologized for calling Sandra Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute” after she testified before Congress about the need for contraception coverage…

Allen Stanford found guilty in Ponzi scheme trial

Allen Stanford, the former chairman of the defunct financial company Stanford Financial Group, was found guilty of conspiracy and fraud charges by a grand jury Tuesday afternoon for leading a $7 million Ponzi scheme from his offshore bank in Antigua. According to Reuters, a jury of eight men and four…

Sleepiness affects pilots, train operators on job: poll

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Many people have fought the urge to fall asleep during a boring meeting or the mid-afternoon slump but the problem seems to be more prevalent among airline pilots and train operators. About a quarter of pilots and 23 percent of train operators questioned in a National…

Romney to AIPAC: I recognize ‘the zealot refrain of dominion’ in Iran

Republican presidential presidential candidate Mitt Romney is warning a pro-Israel lobbying group that President Barack Obama has “dawdled” while “the only thing respected by thugs and tyrants” in the Middle East was military power. On Tuesday, attendees at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) repeatedly cheered loudly for the…

Eight women allege of rape during military service

The United States Military is facing a lawsuit Tuesday morning from eight former and current members who alleged of being raped and punished for reporting the incidents to their supporters, according to the Associated Press. Seven veterans of the Navy and Marine Corps and an active Marine filed the lawsuit,…

Colorado court says students can carry guns on university campuses

DENVER (Reuters) – The Colorado Supreme Court ruled on Monday that students and employees with concealed weapon permits can carry handguns on University of Colorado campuses, overturning a ban by the school’s regents. Gun-rights advocates had challenged the university policy that was adopted in 1994, arguing that the university’s governing…

Indiana ‘right-to-work’ foes drop bid to block law for now

(Reuters) – Opponents of Indiana’s new “right to work” law have withdrawn a request for a court order to block the anti-union measure after the state said it will not enforce it retroactively. But opponents of the law said on Monday they will press on with their larger legal challenge…

ACLU: Obama’s extra-judicial killings raise ‘profound legal and moral questions’

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is strongly objecting to a speech given Monday by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder at Northwestern University’s law school, during which he offered a public acknowledgement that the Obama Administration believes it has the right to kill U.S. citizens anywhere in the world without…

NJ Rep. Donald Payne dead at age 77

Rep. Donald Payne (D), New Jersey’s first and only African-American congressional figure, passed away Tuesday morning at age 77 after a long battle with colon cancer. Payne announced in February that he was undergoing treatment on the disease and expected to fully recover before his health diminished last week, according…

Ann Romney: ‘I don’t even consider myself wealthy’

The wife of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says that even though she is worth hundreds of millions of dollars, she doesn’t consider herself to be wealthy. In an interview on Monday, Ann Romney told Fox News host Neil Cavuto that her struggle with multiple sclerosis has changed her view…

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