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Sandusky lawyer tells reporters to call gay phone-sex line

Jerry Sandusky attorney Joe Amendola didn’t do his client any favors Tuesday when he quipped that reporters should call “1-800-REALITY” if they believed his client raped boys. Unfortunately, that number turned out to be a gay phone-sex service. Soon after a hearing where Sandusky, a former assistant Penn State football…

Santorum: ‘Court has gotten it wrong’ that pornography is free speech

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said Tuesday that he was a “big believer” in free speech, but the “court has gotten it wrong” on pornography. At a town hall-style campaign event in Belle Plaine, Iowa, a woman asked the Pennsylvania Republican what he would do about the Occupy Wall Street…

Trump pulls out of Newsmax GOP debate

After seeing GOP presidential candidate after candidate decline to attend, Donald Trump withdrew himself from moderating the December 27th Newsmax debate, according to published reports on Fox News and CNN Tuesday afternoon. Only Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum had indicated they would be at the debate engineered by The Apprentice…

Fourteen Dem Senators ask HHS for an explanation on Plan B

Fourteen Democratic Senators are asking Health and Human Services secretary Katheleen Sebelius why she overturned the Food and Drug Administration’s decision to allow emergency contraception to be sold over the counter. According to The Washington Post‘s The Plum Blog, female Senators Patty Murray, Barbara Boxer, Kirsten Gillilbrand, Maria Cantwell and…

Report: Boehner influenced Ohio gerrymandering on behalf of GOP donor

A top aide for U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) directly interfered in the Ohio redistricting process to the benefit of a corporation that is headed by major Republican donors, according to a recently released report by an Ohio public advocacy group. Emails obtained by the Ohio Campaign for Accountable…

New programs help drive veteran homelessness down 12 percent

In midst of the various challenges U.S. veterans face returning home from war, they received a welcome bit of news on Tuesday morning. Homelessness declined by 12 percent for veterans between January 2010 and January 2011, according to figures from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of…

Seychelles drone crash raises more questions about security

U.S. officials said Tuesday that another drone aircraft has mysteriously crashed, this time while on routine patrol around the small island nation of Seychelles, east of Africa. It’s the second U.S. drone to crash this month: less than two weeks ago a drone went down in Iran, where officials there…

Cheney calls for air strike on Iran over captured drone

Former Vice President Dick Cheney said on Monday that President Barack Obama should have ordered an “air strike” on Iran after they recently captured a U.S. drone. Earlier on Monday, President Barack Obama had explained that U.S. officials asked Iran to return the RQ-170 Sentinel surveillance drone. “The right response…

Fox Business boots atheist for ‘denigrating’ Christ

Fox Business host Eric Bolling invited an atheist to express his views on Christmas Monday — and then promptly kicked him off the show for doing so. Last week, the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) asked the Texas town of Athens to remove a nativity scene, claiming that the display…

WaMu settles dispute, eyes bankruptcy exit

(Reuters) - Washington Mutual Inc, the biggest bank to fail in U.S. history, said it reached a settlement in a dispute betweenshareholders and certain creditors that had prevented the bank from emerging from Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. WaMu got a respite late on Monday when it said in a court filing that the shareholders represented…

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