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Republicans claim Obama attacking religion

WASHINGTON — US Republicans on Wednesday escalated their election-year attacks on President Barack Obama in a feud over health insurance coverage of birth control, accusing him of a “systematic” assault on religion. Republican House Speaker John Boehner charged a new rule that most employers — including church-affiliated entities — must…

Cenk: ‘There’s no reason to believe’ Obama will end super PACs

The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur said Tuesday evening that President Barack Obama would not change the current state of unlimited money financing American politics. Uguyr discussed Obama’s decision to embrace the super PACs, with guests Ian Millhiser, editor of Think Progress, and Bob Edgar, president of the progressive advocacy…

Santorum: The Ninth Circuit thinks I’m a bigot

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Wednesday lashed out at the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for going against “four thousand years of human history” to strike down California’s ban on same sex marriage. Speaking to religious conservatives at a church in McKinney, Texas, the candidate asserted that the…

CNN suspends Roland Martin for homophobic tweets

CNN suspended political commentator Roland Martin Wednesday afternoon for controversial comments made on Twitter that drew the ire of the LGBT community and others. After a few days if silence on the matter, the cable news network released a statement to The Washington Post about their decision. “Roland Martin’s tweets were regrettable…

‘Romney Condoms’ offer protection for the ‘elite penis’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has inspired a New York-based condom company to create a prophylactic for “anyone with an elite penis.” The product, sold on RomneyCondoms.com, features packaging with Romney’s likeness, the words “never settle” and a background of $100 bills. “Despite Mitt’s Inability To Stick To A Position,…

Catholic cardinal withdraws apology for covering up sex abuse

By Michael Brendan Dougherty St. John Chrysostom, once said ”The road to hell is paved with the skulls of bishops.” Here’s proof that he was right. In an interview this week with Connecticut Magazine, Cardinal Edward Egan, withdrew his 2002 apology for the Church’s handling of the sex-abuse scandal, which was once read in all New York parishes. A…

Tennessee police ignore pot at state official’s home

Authorities in Tennessee are being accused of a coverup after marijuana was found at the house of a state official. Tennessee police reportedly found marijuana in plain view when they entered the home of Alcoholic Beverage Commission (ABC) Director Danielle Elks to check for intruders. The commission is in charge…

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…

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