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Santorum: Romney and Obama both created ‘death panels’

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Monday asserted that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was “uniquely unqualified” for the GOP nomination because of the similarities between health care laws in Massachusetts and President Barack Obama’s health care reforms, including the repeatedly debunked claim that “death panels” would ration care to…

Study: Ultrasounds don’t stop planned abortions

An ongoing study at the University of California, San Francisco will show that forcing a woman to view a sonogram often does not impact her decision on whether or not to have an abortion. Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences assistant professor Tracy Weitz gave The American Independent a…

CNN contributor under fire for anti-gay Super Bowl remarks

The Gay Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) said Monday morning that CNN should fire political analyst Roland Martin over comments made on his Twitter page about a Super Bowl ad. In response to the H&M commercial featuring soccer icon David Beckham wearing underwear, Martin wrote on his Twitter page: “If…

Georgia court: Assisted suicide restrictions unconstitutional

The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday ruled that the state’s law banning people from advertising assistance for suicides violates free speech rights. The court unanimously struck down the 1994 law on the grounds that it “restricts speech in violation of the free speech clauses” found in the U.S. and Georgia…

Emails show Handel behind Komen’s Planned Parenthood decision: report

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Vice President Karen Handel drove the foundation’s decision to defund Planned Parenthood for purely political reasons, according to emails reviewed by The Huffington Post. “The emails show that Karen Handel was behind the entire decision to defund Planned Parenthood,” The Huffington Post’s Laura Bassett…

Ron Paul took double reimbursements on air travel: report

Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) has been reimbursed twice for air travel repeatedly over the last 10 years, according to an examination of his financial records by Washington, D.C. publication Roll Call. Reporter Jonathan Strong claimed to have identified eight separate instances from 1999-2009 where Paul took reimbursement for his travel…

Does Obama deserve a second term?

President Barack Obama said Sunday that he deserved to be re-elected because the US economy is adding jobs and recovering, in stark contrast to the bleak monthly unemployment hikes he inherited in 2009. In a pre-Super Bowl interview with NBC, Obama was reminded that three years ago, just days after…

Occupy DC protesters vow to return after sweep

Protesters from the Washington offshoot of Occupy Wall Street vowed to return to their camp in the US capital, which was all but dismantled by park police during a weekend clampdown. A dawn raid and day-long enforcement operation on Saturday stopped activists from the anti-capitalist movement camping out at McPherson…

Poll: Romney narrowly trails Santorum in Minnesota caucuses

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota — The Republican caucuses in Minnesota on Tuesday are a virtual toss up, with frontrunner Mitt Romney trailing former senator Rick Santorum by a small margin, a poll showed Sunday. Romney, who strengthened his lead for the White House race with a solid win Saturday in the Nevada…

Republican candidate airs racially charged ‘Debbie Spenditnow’ ad during Super Bowl

A Super Bowl ad for U.S. Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra uses an Asian woman speaking in broken English to accuse his rival, Democratic incumbent Debbie Stabenow, of helping the Chinese economy. “Thank you Michigan Senator Debbie Spenditnow,” the woman says in the 30-second ad as she rides her bike through…

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