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Doomsday preacher Harold Camping suffers stroke

The Christian talk radio preacher who recently engaged in a multimillion dollar advertising campaign predicting “the rapture” would spirit away millions of believers on May 21 has suffered a stroke, according to a published report. Harold Camping, the 89-year-old patron of the Oakland-based non-profit group Family Radio, was taken out…

Report: New FBI rules permit agents to snoop without firm evidence

WASHINGTON – The Federal Bureau of Investigation intends to start allowing agents to track subjects without firm evidence of wrongdoing, several keyed-in officials tell the New York Times. Existing rules say the FBI’s roughly 14,000 agents need to formally open an inquiry in order to tap the agency’s comprehensive database…

Bush press sec: Palin ‘wins again’ with email release

More than 24,000 emails later, the press and the public know more about Sarah Palin’s time as governor of Alaska than ever before. Dana Perino, who served as press secretary under President George W. Bush, appeared on Fox and Friends Monday morning to talk about the wave of emails, and…

Conan O’Brien to grads: Failure IS an option

In 2010, nobody better encapsulated the comeback story than late night talk show host Conan O’Brien. After losing his post at NBC’s The Tonight Show and a very public battle with his former employers, O’Brien took his comedy to Twitter, then toured the country in a series of stage shows,…

Hundreds of rape cases mishandled by Veterans Administration

CNN’s Kyra Phillips talked to Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL) Monday about a Government Accountability Report (GAO) revealing that almost 300 sexual assault cases were mishandled by the Veterans Administration. “We know it was patient on patient, patient to employee, employee to patient,” Miller said. “It was a myriad of people…

‘Anonymous’ targets Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke

Anonymous has set its sights on Ben Bernanke. The most well-known hacker group, Anonymous, uploaded a video message to youtube yesterday calling for Fed Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to resign, among other things. It’s embedded below. The video begins with Bernanke saying he is 100% confident of his ability to…

Gingrich restarts campaign after staff exodus

BEVERLY HILLS (Reuters) – Republican Newt Gingrich restarted his troubled run for the U.S. presidency with an appeal on Sunday to Jewish voters in California after senior campaign staff abandoned him over differences on strategy. Four days after a staff exodus known as the “Newtiny,” Gingrich told a gathering of…

Obama heading to swing states, seeking to spur jobs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will weigh new steps to boost hiring in a visit on Monday to North Carolina, as he tries to reassure voters over his handling of the economy after a string of disappointing news. Jobs hold the key to his re-election hopes next year and…

Neil Patrick Harris ends the Tony Awards with a rap tribute to Broadway

Neil Patrick Harris hosted last night’s Tony Awards and, while many people are abuzz about his opening number declaring the awards show no longer strictly for an LGBT crowd, it was his closing (and hastily-written) rap tribute to the winners and the joy of live theatre that made for must-see…

Texas Governor Rick Perry addresses L.A. anti-abortion rally

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Texas Governor Rick Perry, viewed as a potential 2012 Republican presidential candidate, ventured far from his home state on Sunday to address a largely Hispanic group at an anti-abortion rally in Los Angeles. The governor’s English-language remarks to a crowd of about 5,000 came as part…

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