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Pastor’s daughter accidentally shot in head at Florida church

The daughter of a pastor is in critical condition after being accidentally shot in the back of the head at a church in Florida. Pastor Tim Kelley announced on Grace Connection Church’s Facebook page on Sunday that the prognosis for his daughter, 20-year-old Hannah Grace Kelley, was not good. “Please…

Obama unveils ‘fair shot’ election-year budget

President Barack Obama Monday proposed a $3.8 trillion budget brimming with populist tax hikes on the rich and jobs spending designed to outmaneuver Republicans as he takes aim at reelection. But Obama’s possible Republican foe in November, Mitt Romney, slammed the document, which foresees a fourth consecutive year of budget deficits over $1 trillion, as…

Colorado medical marijuana grower sentenced to six years

A Colorado medical marijuana grower was sentenced to six years in Illinois state prison after he was caught with a shipment of 42 pounds of marijuana in Chicago. Former Chicago mortgage broker Ryan Bailey had moved to Colorado as a part of the “green rush” of young entrepreneurs going west…

Union employees showed CPAC a good time — and their union pride

This weekend, as tuxedoed waitstaff quietly served drinks and dinner to paying CPAC attendees interested in the bon mots of union-busting Wisconsin governor Scott Walker (R), few of the guests likely took the time to peer at their servers’ chests. If they had, the CPACers might have noticed something ironic:…

Boston Police react to Anonymous hacking with sarcastic video

Members of the Boston Police Department have released a sarcastic video responding to an attack on their website by the hacktivist group Anonymous. On Feb. 3, Anonymous had replaced the BPDNews.com with a message criticizing their crackdown on Occupy Boston protests. A video for KRS-One’s 1993 song “Sound of da…

DOJ failed to issue key wiretap reports during Bush’s second term

For the Bush administration’s entire second term, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) failed to tell Congress how many intrusive wiretaps were carried out by law enforcement, despite a legal requirement that it produce an annual report detailing the practice, a security researcher has learned. At the same time, Congress…

GE to hire 5,000 U.S. veterans, investing in plants

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - General Electric Co plans to hire 5,000 U.S. military veterans over the next five years and to invest $580 million to expand its aviation footprint in the United States this year. The largest U.S. conglomerate unveiled the moves ahead of a four-day meeting it is convening in Washington starting on Monday…

Obama anchors budget on tax hikes for the rich

US President Barack Obama will Monday roll out a populist election-year budget, challenging Republicans to support his job creation drive and to finally agree to hike taxes on the richest Americans. Obama will use his annual spending plan to flesh out his pledge to build a new economy in which…

Top officer seeks ‘more autonomy’ for elite special ops forces: report

The top US special operations officer, who oversaw the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, is seeking new authority to move his forces faster and outside of normal Pentagon deployment channels, according to The New York Times. The newspaper said Admiral William McRaven, who leads the Special Operations Command, is…

Conservative group to sponsor NASCAR driver during election

CHICAGO (Reuters) – NASCAR racing cars typically are painted with ads for products like coffee, beer, or tires. But a conservative political training organization is trying something different this presidential election year — it’s sponsoring a red-white-and-blue car with the message “Keep America Free.” American Majority, which has worked with…

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