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Tea party Rep. sued for over $117,000 in unpaid child support

One of the most uncompromising members of the Republican tea party, Congressman Joe Walsh (R-Ill.), has a personal problem he’d rather not discuss in public: his ex-wife is suing him for over $117,000 in unpaid child support. While Walsh’s lawyer denied that he owes anything near that amount thanks to…

Fox News: U.S. soldier arrested in jihadist Ft. Hood plot

Fox News reported Thursday that Pvt. Nasser Jason Abdo was arrested over a possible plot to attack Fort Hood. NBC Dallas-Fort Worth confirmed Abdo’s arrest a short time later. An unnamed Army source reportedly told the network that Abdo had been found with explosives and jihadist materials. Bob Jenkins, a…

Gallup: Support for Obama dips slightly but stays high among Democrats

According to a new Gallup poll, support for President Obama has fallen slightly on a national level, but remains high among Democrats. The president’s over-all approval rating went down one point from the previous survey period from 44 percent to 43 percent. However, 78 percent of Democrats approve of how…

Protesters demand that India stop an execution over a coerced confession

On the afternoon of Monday, July 25, approximately 800 protesters from Sikh organizations and human rights groups opposed to the death penalty and torture gathered opposite the United Nations to show solidarity with Sikh Professor Devenderpal S. Bhullar, whose execution by hanging is pending in India. Bhullar’s arrest stemmed from…

Gingrich busted holding campaign t-shirt made in El Salvador

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich had another “deer in the headlights” moment Wednesday. An ABC News producer asked Gingrich to hold up one of his campaign t-shirts for the camera and he probably now wishes he hadn’t followed her instructions. “A lot of what you’re talking about is about taking…

Strauss-Kahn accuser meets with prosecutors

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The hotel maid who accused former International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her met with prosecutors on Wednesday for several hours to discuss details of the case. Nafissatou Diallo’s lawyer, Kenneth Thompson, said afterward the meeting went well and that taped conversations…

Tea party revolt holds possible debt deals hostage

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A bill to cut the deficit faced a nail-bitingly close vote in Congress on Thursday as the top Republican lawmaker sought to quell an internal revolt and push his plan to avoid a ruinous default. Approval of a plan by House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner would…

Clinton vows to fight Republican aid cuts

WASHINGTON — US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has warned Congress that she will fight to block a Republican push to restrict aid for Israel’s Arab neighbors and Pakistan and cut off climate change funds. Two panels in the Republican-led House of Representatives have approved billions of dollars in cuts…

Herman Cain apologizes to Muslims for betraying ‘commitment to the Constitution’

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain apologized to Muslims on Wednesday in a statement sent to Politico. “While I stand by my opposition to the interference of sharia law into the American legal system, I remain humble and contrite for any statements I have made that might have caused offense to…

Keith Olbermann: Rep. Peter King ‘un-American’ and ‘an a$$hole’

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) appeared on Keith Olbermann’s Countdown Wednesday night to discuss Rep. Peter King’s latest hearing on radical Islam. During the hearing, King said that the Somalia-base Al-Shebab terror group was “a growing threat” to the United States. Ellison said on Countdown that not a single witness at…

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