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Santorum: Homosexuality ‘is a behavioral issue’

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said Sunday that gays in the military don’t deserve to be integrated like blacks. “That’s very, very different,” the candidate told Fox News’ Chris Wallace. “We’re talking about people who are simply different because of the color of their skin, not because of activities that…

Tea party abandons presidential race to focus on Senate

WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) – With their favored candidates for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination lagging or out of the race, many U.S. Tea Party activists are shifting focus to the struggle for control of the U.S. Senate. The fizz has gone out of the presidential contest for some supporters of the…

Immigrant kids shun Alabama schools over tough law

As many as 2,000 children have stopped going to public schools in Alabama as the toughest immigration law in the country forces families into hiding for fear of deportation, rights advocates say. “The impact on immigrant children and families has been nothing short of terrifying,” said Ali Noorani, head of…

California governor rejects race, gender college admissions

SACRAMENTO (Reuters) – California Governor Jerry Brown on Saturday vetoed legislation that would have allowed California universities to consider race and gender in student admissions, even though Brown said he agreed with its goal. The measure was the latest attempt to scale back, or repeal, so-called Proposition 209 approved by…

How many protesters were pepper-sprayed at the Smithsonian?

As “Occupy DC” protesters tried to enter the Smithsonian’s Air & Space Museum on Saturday, they were met by police and security forces who prevented them from entering the building. But while the “official” story of events reported by the mainstream media repeat the museum spokesperson’s claim that one officer…

‘Occupy DC’ protesters clash with guards at Smithsonian

Protesters clashed with security staff when they tried to enter a museum in Washington on Saturday, prompting one guard to use pepper spray and leading to at least one arrest, a spokeswoman said. The incident occurred at The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum around 3:15 pm (1915 GMT), after…

Beck: ‘The violent left is coming to kill, to bankrupt, to destroy’

Not to be outdone by Bryan Fischer’s eye-brow raising statements, Glenn Beck made certain to produce his own headlines at the Voters Value Summit Saturday afternoon. In his speech, the former Fox News host said, “Hate is on a scale and is growing at a planetary scale of unprecedented size,”…

California governor signs controversial “Dream Act”

SACRAMENTO (Reuters) – California Governor Jerry Brown on Saturday signed a controversial bill dubbed the “Dream Act” that would allow illegal immigrants to receive public funds for college education. “Going to college is a dream that promises intellectual excitement and creative thinking,” Brown said in a statement issued by his…

Hertz: Muslim workers failed to follow break rules

SEATTLE (Reuters) – Hertz rental car company, which was met with protests for suspending 34 Muslim shuttle drivers in Seattle in a dispute over prayer breaks, said it would reinstate the workers if they agreed to clock in and out. Hertz said the Somali Muslim employees at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport…

Romney still holds wide lead in New Hampshire: poll

LITTLETON, New Hampshire (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney holds a wide lead in the early primary state of New Hampshire, with former pizza executive Herman Cain a distant second place, a poll showed. Romney, a former governor from neighboring Massachusetts, leads the Republican field with 37 percent support…

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