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Herman Cain: Homosexuality is a sin and a choice

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain told CBS’ Brian Montopoli Wednesday that he believes gays and lesbians have a choice about their sexual preference. “I believe homosexuality is a sin because I’m a Bible-believing Christian, I believe it’s a sin,” Cain said. “But I know that some people make that choice.…

Bay area cop who killed Oscar Grant to be released Monday

Johannes Mehserle, the former Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police officer who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of Oscar Grant on New Year’s Eve 2009, is due to be released from prison on Monday … And his victim’s family isn’t happy about it. Video of the…

Defense Sec nominee champions significant Afghan drawdown

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US Defense Secretary nominee Leon Panetta said Thursday that he backed President Barack Obama’s call for withrawing significant numbers of American troops from Afghanistan starting in July. US Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin asked Panetta, who has served Obama as CIA chief, whether he agreed…

Labor union urges recess appointment for Elizabeth Warren

The labor union umbrella group AFL-CIO is urging President Barack Obama to make a recess appointment for Harvard law professor Elizabeth Warren to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), even as Republicans search for any way to stifle her. “No matter who gets the recess appointment of President Obama,…

Family says ‘anti-sissy’ therapy led to suicide

In interviews that aired on CNN Tuesday and Wednesday, Kirk Murphy’s family said that experiments designed to make him more masculine led to his suicide. In the 1970s, at the age of five, Murphy’s parents took him to see then-UCLA doctoral student George A. Rekers out of concern that he…

Report: Rudy Giuliani running for president in 2012

WASHINGTON – It remains unofficial, but former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani is poised to run for president in 2012, according to Weekly Standard editor William Kristol. Kristol, a neoconservative commentator who’s well connected in Republican circles, reported in a post titled “Rudy’s Running“: “I’m told by two reliable…

Santorum hopes Google will do something about ‘filth on the Internet’

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum hopes that Google will do something to disassociate his name with with a sex act. The top search results on the worlds most popular Internet search engine conflates the former senator’s name with anal sex. MSNBC’s Chuck Todd talked to Santorum about his “Google issue”…

Arizona’s second biggest fire ever now threatens New Mexico

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – A huge fire that has destroyed hundreds of miles of forest land in Arizona now is threatening to cross into neighboring New Mexico, authorities said. Thousands of firefighters have been battling the blaze, dubbed the Wallow Fire, the second biggest in the history of Arizona. The…

Delta retreats over U.S. military bag allowance

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US airline Delta knows when to sound the retreat. The Atlanta-based carrier this week swiftly revised its baggage allowance for US servicemen after soldiers returning home from Afghanistan posted a video on YouTube about having to pay $2,800 from their own pockets in baggage fees. In the…

FCC chairman Julius Genachowski agrees to remove Fairness Doctrine from rulebook

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski said Monday he will strike the Fairness Doctrine from the agency’s rulebook under pressure from House Republicans. “I fully support deleting the Fairness Doctrine and related provisions from the Code of Federal Regulations, so that there can be no mistake that what has been…

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