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NAACP: Voter ID laws a reaction to minority participation

The National Associated for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) said Monday that an increase in minority voting is the reason Republicans around the nation are pushing for tougher voter identification laws. In a report titled “Defending Democracy: Confronting Modern Barriers to Voting Rights in America,” found states that states…

No indication drone lost in Iran was shot down: Pentagon

The Pentagon said Monday there is no indication that a US drone lost in Iranian territory was shot down, contradicting Tehran’s claims. Iranian media said late Sunday that an RQ-170 unmanned aerial vehicle was shot down after making an incursion into Iran’s eastern airspace. The RQ-170 Sentinel is a high-altitude…

Supreme Court to hear Cheney shoulder-pat case

The US Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a freedom of expression case involving an opponent of the Iraq war arrested for touching the shoulder of then-vice president Dick Cheney. The justices said they would hear arguments in the case of Steven Howards, arrested in 2006 by Secret Service agents…

U.S. service sector slows in November

Growth in the US service sector slowed in November from the previous month, underscoring the easing trend since the beginning of the year, according to a closely watched index released Monday. The Institute of Supply Management said that service sector purchasing and supply executives reported a rise in new orders…

Trump, Gingrich team up to make poor kids their ‘apprenti’

In a win for those in favor of child labor, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has announced that business mogul Donald Trump will employ at least 10 poor children as “apprentices.” On Monday, Gingrich became fifth GOP candidate to meet with Trump ahead of a Newsmax debate hosted by the…

Huntsman refuses to ‘kiss’ any part of Trump’s ‘anatomy’

Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman won’t be puckering up for Donald Trump anytime soon. Huntsman, along with Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX), has declined to take part in a Newsmax debate moderated by Trump later this month. Appearing on NBC Monday, the notorious birther slammed Huntsman as someone who wasn’t going…

Obama, Clinton sought for testimony in WikiLeaks case

An attorney for Pvt. Bradley Manning, the lone soldier accused of funneling volumes of secret information to anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, has a couple of high value targets on his list of dream witnesses: namely, President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Both appear on a list of witnesses…

Owners of Zuccotti Park owe $139,000 in back taxes

New York City says it has spent over $13 million on Occupy Wall Street protests, but the owners of Zuccotti Park can’t seem to scrape up the $139,000 in back taxes they owe the city. The city Finance Department told The New York Daily News that Brookfield Properties still owes…

84-year-old grandmother says she was strip searched by TSA

An 84-year-old Long Island woman says she was humiliated recently when a strip search by Transportation and Security Administration (TSA) agents strip search left her with a bloody leg. While passing through John F. Kennedy Airport on her way to Florida, 4-foot-11 Lenore Zimmerman asked if she could bypass the…

Iowa poll finds Ron Paul in second, edging past Mitt Romney

Libertarian-leaning Texas Rep. Ron Paul (R) is outperforming the odd-on Republican frontrunner, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R), in the key GOP primary state of Iowa, according to a new poll out on Sunday. It’s the third poll so far to confirm Paul’s emergence as a leading candidate for the…

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