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Cain: ‘Stupid people are ruining America’

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain complained Wednesday that idiots are destroying the country. “Here’s what I need you to do,” Cain told a crowd of supporters in Dayton, Ohio. “Stay informed, know the facts because stupid people are ruining America.” “They are,” he added. “We just have to out-vote them.”…

Kentucky church bans interracial couples

A small church in Pike County, Kentucky has voted to ban interracial couples from most church activities “to promote greater unity among the church body.” Melvin Thompson, former pastor of Gulnare Freewill Baptist church, proposed the ban after Stella Harville brought her fiance, Ticha Chikuni, to services in June. Harville,…

First lawsuit filed against former Penn State coach Sandusky

A 29-year-old man has filed the first lawsuit against former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky Wednesday afternoon, according to the Associated Press. The man, identified as “John Doe A,” is alleges that Sandusky sexually abused him more than 100 times while he was a minor. The victim…

Private sector posts biggest job growth in nearly a year

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Private sector job growth accelerated in November as employers created the most jobs in nearly a year, prompting some economists to raise their forecasts for Friday’s more comprehensive government labor report. The beleaguered housing market also showed some unexpected cheer as pending home sales surged in…

Perry to federal workers: ‘Share my vision’ or get punished

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry is so serious about changing the way Washington does business that he is vowing to retaliate against any federal worker who doesn’t share his philosophy. At a campaign event in New Hampshire Tuesday, the Texas governor told supporters that he would reassign civil service workers…

Cain accuser: ‘This was not sex for cash’

The Atlanta woman who claims she had a 13-year affair with Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain stood by her story in an interview with ABC News Wednesday. “Our relationship was on and off for the last 13, 14 years,” Ginger White told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. “This was not a consistent…

Police dismantle ‘Occupy LA & Philly’ protest camps

Hundreds of riot police flooded into downtown Los Angeles andPhiladelphia early Wednesday to clear anti-Wall Street protest camps in mostly peaceful operations that saw dozens arrested. The latest moves targeting the two-month-old protest movement against corporate greed and inequality came days after announced eviction deadlines and did not bring the running clashes and…

Environmentalists attack Pacific pipeline plan

OTTAWA — Environmental groups attacked a proposed pipeline from Canada’s oil sands to the Pacific coast on Tuesday, saying it would attract tanker shipping and risk oil spills along a pristine coastline. A report by the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Pembina Institute and the Living Oceans Society said the…

Senate rejects symbolic end to Iraq war

WASHINGTON — The US Senate on Tuesday easily defeated a symbolic measure formally declaring an end to the war in Iraq, roughly one month before US forces are due to leave the strife-torn country. Republican Senator Rand Paul’s proposal, an amendment to a $662 billion annual military spending bill, failed…

Judge allows suit challenging New York same-sex marriage law

ALBANY, New York (Reuters) – A conservative religious group may proceed with a lawsuit seeking to overturn New York’s new law legalizing same-sex marriage, a state judge has ruled. New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, a non-profit advocacy group founded by Christian clergy, said that closed-door talks between Governor Andrew Cuomo…

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