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Protesters open ‘Walkerville’ tent city in Madison, WI

In a move meant to evoke the infamous “Hooverville” tent cities of the Great Depression, protesters in Madison, Wisconsin opened “Walkerville” on Saturday evening, a tent city in the heart of Madison intended as a protest of Governor Scott Walker’s budget plan. The Wisconsin Sentinel Journal calls the protest “the…

US may set date to pull out Afghan troops

FORWARD OPERATING BASE DWYER, Afghanistan — The US’s looming decision on troop drawdowns in Afghanistan could include a timeline for pulling out 30,000 “surge” forces deployed last year, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Sunday. Speaking to US Marines at a base in the southern province of Helmand during a visit…

Florida group flies plane over Disney World to warn visitors of ‘Gay Day’

The Florida Family Association spent $7,000 to have an aircraft to fly near Disney World on Friday and Saturday with a banner that warned visitors of “Gay Day.” “Gay Day” is a six day celebration of gay and lesbian pride held in Orlando, FL, with Saturday spent at Walt Disney’s…

Herman Cain mouths off about Trump and pizza

If there’s one thing former Godfather’s Pizza CEO and GOP 2012 hopeful Herman Cain knows, it’s pizza. Donald Trump raised eyebrows earlier this week after he chose to eat pizza with a fork, saying it was more “comfortable.” Cain shot back on ABC News: “If you’re born with a silver…

Florida homeowners confront bank, threaten to seize property after foreclosure mistake

Florida couple Maureen and Warren Nyerges took their revenge on Bank of America after the bank mistakenly tried to foreclose on their home: They showed up at the bank with moving trucks and deputies, ready to seize the bank’s property, WinkNews reported. The Nyerges paid for their house in cash…

Former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger dies

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Former US secretary of state Lawrence Eagleburger, a career foreign service officer who served briefly as the top diplomat under president George H.W. Bush, died Saturday, officials said. He was 80. “With the passing of former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger, our nation has lost a distinguished…

Maher on Palin: ‘Anybody could be president in this dumb f*cking country’

Bill Maher’s “Real Time” returned Friday night, and, unsurprisingly, he had plenty to say about what he called former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s “un-campaign,” especially about her mixed-up retelling of the story of Paul Revere’s midnight ride. “She should not be on vacation, she should be in summer school,” he…

Michele Bachmann calls Planned Parenthood a ‘criminal enterprise’

At a Faith and Freedom Conference in Washington on Friday, GOP presidential hopeful Rep.Michele Bachmann (R-MN) sought to appeal to religious conservatives by blasting Planned Parenthood, which provides reproductive health services to poor women. “We are giving money to corrupt organizations like Planned Parenthood that are committing crimes and enabling…

Appeals court allows prayer at Texas graduation

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) – A federal appeals court ruled on Friday afternoon that students may pray and mention God at Saturday night’s graduation at a high school in a San Antonio suburb, overturning a district judge’s ruling. “Texas will continue to fight for the rights of all those who wish…

North Carolina Republicans spill their secret strategy over live mic

As Republican leaders of the North Carolina House of Representatives discussed on Friday morning how they could ram through a draconian budget with the help of five nervous Democratic allies, they had no idea that an open mic was piping their remarks directly into the press room. Later in the…

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