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George H.W. Bush: ‘Romney is the best choice’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is getting an informal boost from the 41st president of the United States less than two weeks before the Iowa caucuses. Former President George H.W. Bush told the Houston Chronicle earlier this week that Romney was his man, citing the candidate’s “stability, experience, principles.” “I…

Attorney for Bradley Manning seeks reduced charges

US Army prosecutors said Thursday that Private Bradley Manning”abused our trust” and should face a court-martial for one of the most serious intelligence breaches in US history. Defense attorneys for the WikiLeaks suspect argued meanwhile at the conclusion of a seven-day hearing on this military base outside Washington that the charges against the…

Catholic cardinal warns Gay Pride Parade could ‘morph into Ku Klux Klan’

A Catholic cardinal in Chicago on Wednesday compared the gay liberation movement to the Ku Klux Klan. Appearing on Fox’s Chicago station, Cardinal Francis George complained that this year’s Gay Pride Parade route would mean that Our Lady of Mount Carmel might have to cancel Sunday mass for the first…

Nevada judge blocks ‘excessively broad’ personhood petition

A Nevada judge ruled Wednesday that an anti-abortion petition is so vague that backers may not even circulate it among voters. In granting an injunction against Personhood Nevada, District Judge James Wilson said that the attempt to define the meaning of a “person” in the state’s Constitution was “excessively broad.”…

Another presumed John Wayne Gacy victim turns up alive

When Ted Szal disappeared in Chicago 35 years ago, his family assumed that he had fallen victim to serial killer John Wayne Gacy. But Szal’s family got an early Christmas gift this year when they learned that he had been alive all this time and living in a suburb of…

McCain gets mad at Obama for Christmas shopping

Why does Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) hate Christmas? The Arizona senator slammed President Barack Obama on Thursday for buying Christmas gifts for his daughters instead of meeting with the House Republicans who are refusing to pass a payroll tax cut extension. “The four previous presidents I served under, including President…

Sensenbrenner will apologize to First Lady for ‘large posterior’ remark

FishbowlDC reports that an aide to Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) has stated that the Congressman will be contacting the office of First Lady Michelle Obama to apologize for a remark he made regarding what he alleged was Obama’s “large posterior.” Yesterday, Sensenbrenner was overheard speaking loudly into his cell phone…

Man dressed as Santa rescues driver from burning vehicle

DALLAS (Reuters) – A former volunteer firefighter in a Santa suit grabbed a man from a burning vehicle and then directed traffic around a two-vehicle traffic accident this week in the Dallas area, the Santa-clad man said on Wednesday. Brad Luddeke received worldwide attention after photos shot by passersby of…

U.S. probe cites mistakes in deadly Pakistan air strike: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. military investigation has found American and Afghan commandos wrongly concluded there were no Pakistani forces in a border area where an air strike killed 24 Pakistani troops last month, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. The investigation, due to be presented to U.S. defense…

Bullying troops charged in death of fellow soldier

KABUL/NEW YORK (Reuters) – - The U.S. Army has charged eight soldiers deployed to Afghanistan in the death of Private Danny Chen, a 19-year-old Chinese-American who was bullied and taunted by fellow troops over his heritage. Chen was found in a guard tower in southern Afghanistan after apparently shooting himself,…

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