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Paul: Gingrich ‘chickened out’ of military service

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul on Wednesday said that a draft dodger like former House Speaker Newt Gingrich had no business sending kids to war. In his speech following finishing fourth in the Iowa caucuses Tuesday night, Gingrich had said that Paul’s “views on foreign policy I think are stunningly…

Obama campaign warns of ‘extremist’ Republicans

US President Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign early Wednesday sought to portray the nation’s first Republican nomination battle as a victory for “extremist” candidates. The Iowa caucuses – which saw former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney barely edge out former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum by eight votes — launched the battle to deny Obama his hoped-for second term. In keeping with its…

Massachusetts lieutenant governor hit 108 mph before car crash

Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray was slapped with a $555 fine on Tuesday after he apparently fell asleep and drove 108 miles per hour before careening off the road and crashing last November. A state police report detailing the 20 seconds prior to his car striking a rock ledge and…

Couple arrested after Utah and Nevada crime spree

A couple wanted for a crime spree through Utah and Nevada that saw an elderly pair slain in their home and a woman shot in the head was arrested on Tuesday wandering in the desert, authorities said Suspects Logan McFarland, 24, and Angela Marie Hill, 25, were spotted by the…

Missouri public library blocks websites about ‘occult’ spirituality

The Salem Public Library in Missouri along with its board of trustees face a lawsuit for blocking access to websites discussing indigenous American spirituality and the Wiccan faith The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Eastern Missouri filed the lawsuit Tuesday on behalf of Salem resident Anaka Hunter,…

New York firebombing raises alarm over spread of Islamophobia

NEW YORK — New York police arrested a man Tuesday over the firebombing of a mosque, but some say the incident reflects much deeper tensions faced by Muslim New Yorkers — and that police are partly to blame. Police say they are investigating whether the throwing of Molotov cocktails at…

U.S. charges Swiss bankers for hiding $1.2 billion

NEW YORK — Three Swiss bankers were indicted in the United States Tuesday, accused of hiding $1.2 billion in assets of US clients seeking to avoid declaring their full wealth to tax authorities. The bankers, Michael Berlinka, Urs Frei and Roger Keller, were accused of “conspiring with US taxpayers and…

Quakes halt Ohio ‘fracking’ waste water well

WASHINGTON — A series of small earthquakes has prompted Ohio to suspend operations at a well used to dispose of waste water from “fracking,” a controversial technology to extract oil and gas from shale, officials said Tuesday. The suspension came amid suspicions, which have not been confirmed, that the disposal…

Pat Robertson: God revealed the next president, but it’s a secret

Pat Robertson says God has told him who the next president will be — but it’s a secret. The televangelist revealed on Tuesday that he had spent the nearly a week in prayer, asking God to “show me something.” “I think He showed me the next president, but I’m not…

New York City Council to vote on ending corporate personhood

The New York City Council is expected to vote Wednesday on a resolution asking Congress to pass an amendment overturning the U.S. Supreme Court’s controversial decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. The Supreme Court ruled that corporations had the same First Amendment rights as U.S. citizens and that…

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