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Black Friday gun sales hit all-time high

WASHINGTON — US firearms sales reached a record 129,166 during last week’s Black Friday that kicked off the holiday shopping season, a 32 percent increase from the previous all-time high, officials said. The FBI confirmed the jump from the last peak of 97,848 weapons sold during Black Friday of 2008,…

Occupiers support local Tea Party against overdue tax claim

By Matthew Ward (Reuters) – Despite political differences with the conservative Tea Party movement, anti-Wall Street protesters in Richmond, Virginia, have come out in support of the local Tea Party group against “unfair” treatment from the city. After the city accused the Richmond Tea Party of being overdue on tax…

Kidnapper sues former hostages for breach of contract

A Colorado man is taking blaming the victim to a new level. Jesse Dimmick was convicted of kidnapping Jared and Lindsay Rowley in 2009. Today, he’s suing them for breach of contract because they did not help him hide from police. Dimmick was fleeing from murder charges in Colorado when…

Obama welcomes jobless drop, presses Congress for action

President Barack Obama on Friday welcomed news that USunemployment fell to 8.6 percent last month, as he raised the prospect of a Christmas showdown with Republicans over soon-to-expire tax cuts. “Despite some strong headwinds this year, the American economyhas now created, in the private sector, jobs for the past 21 months in a…

U.S. lawmakers urge probe of China on ‘clean energy’

A group of 59 US lawmakers urged President Barack Obama in a letter released Friday to open an investigation into China’s allegedunfair trade practices in the clean energy sector. “We cannot strengthen our energy security, or create jobs and economic growth, by replacing Middle East petroleum imports with unfairly traded clean energy technologies imported from…

Believers view atheists as untrustworthy: study

Religious people distrust the world’s estimated 500 million atheistsas much as rapists, a study found Friday in the wake of a poll that said less than half of Americans would vote for an atheist president. “Where there are religious majorities — that is, in most of the world — atheists are…

Cain may announce 2012 decision Saturday: reports

Embattled Republican White House hopeful Herman Cain meetssupporters Saturday and could indicate whether he will continue his campaign amid a series of sex scandal allegations, reports said. Cain is officially scheduled to open his Georgia headquarters in Atlanta, and the Washington Post said the former pizza executive will give supporters advance word of whether he…

Cain launches website smearing accusers as ‘pathetic husbandless women’

Herman Cain’s struggling presidential campaign has created a new website that they say is a “fellowship of women dedicated to helping elect Herman Cain” — but the real purpose seems to be to destroy the reputation of his accusers. While the website “Women for Cain” is chaired by Cain’s wife,…

Walker intends to charge citizens fee to protest

Free speech is getting expensive in Wisconsin. Following demonstrations earlier this year which drew up to 100,000 people to the Wisconsin Capitol, Republican Gov. Scott Walker has proposed new policies that would require future protesters to pay in advance to stage an event, at a cost of $50 per hour,…

Cain: ‘I didn’t do some of the things that I’ve been accused of’

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain admitted Thursday that he has “made mistakes,” but maintained that a there is a conspiracy working against him, and his female accusers are motivated by money. The former Godfather’s Pizza CEO told Fox News host Sean Hannity that the women accusing him of sexual impropriety…

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