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Allen West compares Occupy protesters to TV biker gang ‘Sons of Anarchy’

Rep. Allen West (R-FL) might be watching a little too much cable TV. While recently celebrating the 238th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party, the Florida congressman took a swipe at Occupy Wall Street protesters by comparing them to the criminal biker gang depicted on FX’s Sons of Anarchy. “We…

New study shows one-third of the world is still Christian

A major study released Monday puts the total number of Christians worldwide at 2.18 billion, or 31.7 percent — nearly a third — of the estimated global population of 6.9 billion. “Christians are also geographically widespread — so far-flung, in fact, that no single continent or region can indisputably claim…

Clinton urges ‘peaceful and stable transition in North Korea’

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called Monday for a “peaceful and stable” transition in North Korea and said the United States wanted better relations with its people after leader Kim Jong-Il’s death. “We both share a common interest in a peaceful and stable transition in North Korea as well as…

Obama ‘concerned’ for Venezuelans’ human rights under Hugo Chavez

US President Barack Obama said Monday that Venezuela’s government threatened “basic democratic values” and expressed concerns about its ties to countries like Iran and Cuba. “We’re concerned about the government’s actions, which have restricted the universal rights of the Venezuelan people, threatened basic democratic values, and failed to contribute to…

Perry to bisexual 14-year-old: Homosexuality is a ‘sin’

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry explained Sunday that his faith tells him that gay men and lesbians shouldn’t be allowed to serve openly in the military. Following a campaign event in Decorah, Iowa, 14-year-old Rebecka Green, who openly identifies as bisexual, asked the Texas governor why he was “so opposed…

Supreme Court sets date for Obama healthcare arguments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Oral arguments on President Barack Obama’s sweeping U.S. healthcare overhaul will last 5-1/2 hours spread over three days from March 26-28, the Supreme Court said on Monday. The Supreme Court last month agreed to hear the 5-1/2 hours oforal arguments, one of the lengthiest arguments in recent years. There have been similar marathon…

‘Run Hillary 2012′ robocalls begin to surface

For ardent supporters of Hillary Clinton, the dream of her becoming president still runs very deep. According to the Huffington Post, robocalls from a group called “Run Hilary 2012″ have been received in New York and North Carolina. The group’s website has a petition saying, “Secretary of State Hillary Rodham…

Romney still making millions from Bain: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican White House hopeful Mitt Romney receives millions of dollars a year in a retirement agreement with Bain Capital, nearly 13 years after he left the private equity firm he helped start, the New York Times said on Monday. In the final deal of his private equity…

Tougher drug laws mean nearly 1/3 arrested by age 23

Nearly one in three Americans will already have been arrested by the age of 23, recent research suggests. A study analyzing data from the federal government’s National Longitudinal Survey of Youth found that 30.2 percent of 23-year-olds reported being arrested for something more serious that a traffic violation. It’s the…

Obama’s new problem: House to block payroll tax holiday extension

US President Barack Obama faced a new political battle Monday after the top Republican in the House of Representatives rejected a two-month payroll tax cut extension already approved by the Senate. The US Senate passed a two-month payroll tax holiday extension on Saturday, guaranteeing fresh partisan bickering in the 2012…

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