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BP says U.S. oil spill trial could ‘last until 2014′

LONDON — British energy giant BP is prepared for a multi-billion-dollar US legal case into the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill to last until 2014, its chief executive told the Sunday Telegraph. The London-listed company heads to a US court on Monday in an attempt to determine how much…

Santorum: Obama wrong to apologize for Quran burning

Rick Santorum says there’s no reason to apologize for burning holy books as long as it’s just an innocent mistake. The Republican presidential candidate on Sunday blasted President Barack Obama for expressing regret after U.S. troops burned a number of Qurans in Afghanistan. CBS News reported last week that at…

Santorum: JFK’s secularism ‘makes me throw up’

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said on Sunday that former President John F. Kennedy’s commitment to the separation of church and state made him “throw up.” In a 1960 speech, Kennedy had assured Southern Baptist leaders that as the nation’s first Catholic president, he would not take orders from the…

Clinton says ‘every possibility’ of civil war in Syria

LONDON — There is “every possibility” that Syria could descend into a civil war which could be worsened by foreign intervention, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told the BBC on Sunday. “I think that there’s every possibility of a civil war. Outside intervention would not prevent that — it…

N.J. Senate President: Gov. Christie cannot stop rising tide of equality

New Jersey State Senate President Stephen Sweeney blasted Gov. Chris Christie on Saturday, accusing the governor of placing “his feet firmly on the wrong side of history” by vetoing a bill to legalize same sex marriage. The bill, the Marriage Equality and Religious Exemption Act, was approved by the New…

ACLU urges court to block South Carolina’s voter ID law

The American Civil Liberties Union has urged a federal court to block a South Carolina voter ID law from taking effect because of concerns that it would have a disproportionate effect on minority voters. “South Carolina’s voter ID law is a prime example why the Voting Rights Act is necessary…

Romney: ‘Vote for the other guy’ if you can’t relate to me

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Sunday said Americans should “vote for the other guy” if they couldn’t related to him because of his enormous wealth. The former Bain Capital CEO on Friday noted that his wife drove two Cadillacs. It was just one of a number of gaffes that…

Obama juggles needs for campaign money, mass appeal

WASHINGTON — As his reelection campaign heats up, President Barack Obama is attending fundraisers about one of every four days, with experts saying he is working to raise a whopping billion dollars to stay in the White House. “There are a lot of people who are still hurting all across…

2nd New York state judge upholds fracking ban in towns

ALBANY, New York (Reuters) – A New York state judge on Friday upheld an upstate community’s ban on gas drilling, marking the second victory this week for opponents of the drilling method known as fracking. The authority vested in towns and cities in New York to regulate use of their…

Obama to meet with auto union workers

US President Barack Obama will address members of the United Auto Workers union Tuesday as Republicans hold a key primary contest in Michigan, home to the US automobile industry. White House Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters the president will speak at the annual UAW community action program conference, which will bring together 1,700…

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