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Arpaio probe concludes Obama’s birth certificate a ‘forgery’

Arizona’s Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced on Thursday that his investigation into President Barack Obama’s birth certificate concluded the document was most likely a “forgery.” “President Barack Obama’s long-form birth certificate released by the White House on April 27, 2011, is suspected to be a computer-generated forgery, not a…

SOPA author’s refusal to hear marijuana bill angers activists

AUSTIN, TEXAS — Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), author of controversial anti-piracy legislation recently defeated after the Internet’s first mass work stoppage, is embroiled in controversy yet again, this time over his refusal to stage a hearing on a bill that would allow individual states to determine their own policies on marijuana.…

Romney to NASCAR fans: I wear ‘garbage bags’ too

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s latest attempt to win over racing fans may have backfired after he referred to their rain ponchos as “garbage bags.” While attending the Daytona 500 on Sunday, Romney told The Associated Press that he didn’t follow the sport closely as some fans “but I have…

Mystery man set to testify in Rutgers bullying trial

NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey (Reuters) – The mystery man whose homosexual tryst with Tyler Clementi is at the center of a privacy invasion trial prepared to testify as early as Thursday against the former Rutgers student accused of using a webcam to spy on them in a dorm room. He…

Pennsylvania judge denies Sandusky request for trial delay

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (Reuters) – The judge overseeing former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky’s child sex abuse case has denied a defense request to postpone the trial by two months, saying a delay should be a matter of last resort. Sandusky, 68, faces 52 counts of abuse stemming from…

Romney: Obama mandated contraception so he might take your guns too

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney warned voters on Wednesday that President Barack Obama might eventually curb the rights of gun owners since he is also requiring all health insurers to cover contraception for women. A man at an event in Fargo, North Dakota asked the candidate how he would “protect…

Senate rejects Blunt contraception amendment

In a close 51-48 vote on Thursday, the U.S. Senate rejected legislation that would have allowed employers to refuse to pay for health insurance coverage of specific services if it would be contrary to their religious beliefs or moral convictions. The proposal, sponsored by Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO), was offered…

Santorum: Breitbart ‘a huge loss for our country’

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Thursday reacted with shock to the news that conservative internet provocateur Andrew Breitbart had passed away at the age of 43. “Wow,” Santorum told CNN. “That’s a big shock. What a powerful force. It’s almost — I mean, you think of anybody out there…

Bo Obama wears bunny ears in Easter video

President Barack Obama’s dog, Bo, is doing his part to promote the White House Easter Egg Roll. In a video posted on YouTube Tuesday, Bo encourages Americans to enter the Easter Egg Roll lottery for a chance at a ticket to the annual White House event. As the camera pulls…

Koch brothers suing Cato Institute

According to a post at The Washington Post‘s ThinkTanked blog, billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch are suing the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank that was founded as the Charles Koch Institute in 1974. The Post reports that it has obtained court papers centered on “the handling of the…

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