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Group: Racist imagery used to push for Minnesota voter ID law

The liberal group TakeAction Minnesota on Monday morning held a press conference to condemn what they said was racist imagery being used to promote a proposed voter ID law. The Republican-controlled Minnesota legislature is pushing for a constitutional amendment that would require voters to show a government-issued photo identification in…

Can Obama’s volunteer army win him a second term?

WARREN, Michigan — In a cramped campaign office a couple of blocks from a sprawling General Motors assembly plant, Linda Koch rings the bell used to signal that a new volunteer has signed up for the fight to reelect President Barack Obama. “Woohoo!” the triumphant Koch chirps. “She’s bringing her…

Four killed in spy plane crash: U.S. military

NAIROBI — Four American special operations personnel were killed over the weekend in the crash of their aircraft in Djibouti as it returned from a mission, the US military said Monday. The U-28, a modified single engine turbo prop plane used by special operations units, crashed Saturday near Camp Lemonnier,…

Hundreds flock to Oregon for medical marijuana cards

Authorities said this week that hundreds of out-of-state residents have flocked to Oregon in recent years to obtain medical marijuana cards, which the state will issue to anyone with a doctor’s recommendation. Speaking to a reporter with The Oregonian this weekend, state health officials said that hundreds of people from out-of-state have…

Deputy accidentally shoots woman in concealed weapons class

A South Carolina sheriff who has called for women to be armed isn’t backing down after one of his deputies accidentally shot a female student during a concealed handgun class. At a press conference over the weekend, Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright explained that Deputy Skip Smith should have checked…

Santorum: Liberals ‘are the anti-science ones’

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum charged on Monday that President Barack Obama and Democrats were “anti-science” because they refused to exploit the Earth’s natural resources to the limits of technology. Over the weekend the candidate had been criticized for saying that President Barack Obama followed a theology that was not…

5 sexual health services insurance will cover… for men

The political flap over the Obama Administration decision to require health insurance companies to cover birth control as preventative care continues apace, even after former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) declared it “a license to do things in the sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be,”…

Santorum uses Hitler analogy to describe Obama

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Sunday likened the upcoming U.S. election to World War II. While the candidate’s comments to a packed First Redeemer Church in Cumming, Georgia were somewhat vague, NBC news noted that he “seemed to compare President [Barack] Obama to [Adolf] Hitler.” The former Pennsylvania senator…

Stephen Colbert to return after leave of absence

Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert will return to the airwaves Monday evening after a studden leave of absence last week, according to The New York Times. A spokesperson for the network said that Colbert will resume production of new episodes, with novelist Ann Patchett scheduled as a guest for Monday’s…

Republican presidential battle could get messy

On February 6, it all seemed so clear. Mitt Romney had won landslides in Florida and Nevada and looked set to soon lock up the Republican presidential nomination to take on Barack Obama in November. But if a week is a long time in US politics, two weeks is an age. The meteoric rise of Christian conservative Rick Santorum,…

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