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Rick Santorum: ‘Conservatives beginning to get it’

After sweeping GOP contests Tuesday in Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says conservative voters are finally beginning to understand that he is the strongest candidate to take on President Barack Obama. “I believe conservatives are beginning to get it, that we provide the best opportunity to…

Ann Romney softens wooden Mitt

Following Mitt Romney on the campaign trail for a few days only confirms his reputation as slightly wooden — so it’s a good thing his wife Ann is there to humanize him, if only a little. The 62-year-old, who regularly appears on the podium with her husband and their five…

Acclaimed U.S. historian Barry Landau pleads guilty to theft

US presidential historian Barry Landau, known for his huge collection of memorabilia, pleaded guilty to conspiracy and the theft of dozens of historical documents, US officials said. Barry Landau, 63, admitted he and an assistant, 24-year-old Jason Savedoff, swiped items from museums in Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York and Connecticut, and…

Court to decide if SeaWorld whales are illegal ‘slaves’

A California federal court is to decide for the first time in US history whether amusement park animals are protected by the same constitutional rights as humans. The issue arises from a lawsuit filed by rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) in a San Diego court…

FBI sees rising threat from ‘sovereign citizen’ movement

The FBI has said it is monitoring a growing extremist threat from “sovereign citizen” movements, and is targeting their activities to prevent a repeat of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. Followers of “sovereign citizen” ideologies reject all government authority, refusing to pay taxes, not recognizing US currency, and sometimes engaging…

Man’s body found in foreclosed home years after death

The body of a man was recently discovered in his Milwaukee, Wisconsin home some four years after he killed himself, according to local media. David Carter reportedly used a 9mm Smith & Wesson handgun to shoot himself in the head some four years ago, shortly after quitting his job and…

Ex-Komen exec calls defunding Planned Parenthood ‘neutral ground’

A former executive for Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast cancer charity says that the decision to defund Planned Parenthood was an attempt to “move to neutral ground.” After resigning from the charity Tuesday, Karen Handel admitted to Fox News host Megyn Kelly that she was “clearly involved in…

Pennsylvania college offers ‘morning after’ pill in vending machine

A university in central Pennsylvania is not just selling snacks or drinks out of their vending machine: they’re selling the “morning after” pill as well. According to The Associated Press, the health center at Shippensburg University is selling Plan B pills for $25 out of the vending machine, after a…

Michael Steele to Dan Choi: LGBT rights aren’t like black rights

Former Republican National Committee (RNC) chairman Michael Steele on Tuesday said he didn’t “appreciate” the comparison between laws banning interracial marriage to laws that prevent same sex couples from marrying. While the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals was the in process of finding California’s same sex marriage ban unconstitutional,…

Obama backs constitutional amendment to end Citizens United

President Barack Obama supports changing the U.S. Constitution to keep private sector dollars from buying elections, campaign officials told Raw Story on background during a conference call with reporters Tuesday. The decision stands in contrast with the president’s recent embrace of super PAC campaigning, a key feature of the Supreme…

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