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Republican senators accuse Obama of violating war powers

WASHINGTON — In a challenge to President Barack Obama’s handling of the conflict in Libya, a group of US senators accused him Wednesday of violating a 1973 law aimed at curtailing the White House’s war powers. Conservative Republicans Rand Paul, Jim DeMint, Mike Lee, Ron Johnson, Tom Coburn, and John…

Atheists offer to rescue Christians’ pets after judgment day

WASHINGTON — When judgment day comes — which some US Christian fundamentalists insist will happen on Saturday — have you thought about what you’re going to do with the family dog and cat? In 26 US states, you could have them rescued and adopted by enterprising atheists who have set…

Minnesota amendment to ban same sex marriage advances

The Minnesota House Committee on Rules and Administration approved a constitutional amendment to define marriage as solely between one man and one woman by a 13 to 12 vote Wednesday morning. The Minnesota Independent reported that several protesters shouted “Shame!” and “You are damaging my life and my family!” while…

Jilted bride saved by cops as she tries to kill herself

A Chinese bride attempted to take her own life after her fiance married another woman just days before their scheduled wedding. The crying 22-year-old sought to leap out of her seventh floor apartment window when a cop caught her and saved her life. Watch the video via Reuters, h/t Lawrence…

Drunken Philly ice cream truck driver used freezer to store urine: police

When police in suburban Philadelphia pulled an ice cream truck over on the highway, suspecting the driver was drunk, they couldn’t have imagined it would result in such a bizarre crime report. Officers claimed the driver, Yassir Hassman, was clearly drunk. But what they found next surprised them. According to…

Peter Fonda calls Obama ‘f*cking traitor’ over Gulf spill

CANNES, France — Peter Fonda launched a four-letter attack on US President Barack Obama at the Cannes film festival on Wednesday, calling him a traitor over the handling of the aftermath of the Gulf oil spill. The star of the 1969 road movie “Easy Rider” was in Cannes for the…

Ron Paul: U.S. may try to occupy Pakistan

GOP 2012 hopeful Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) thinks U.S. troops will soon be on the ground for an occupation of Pakistan — and he said so on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Wednesday morning. Paul called America’s relationship with Pakistan “an impossible situation,” where the U.S. hailed both its friendship with and…

Mass. bill would require divorcing parents to obtain judge’s approval for sex

The Massachusetts legislature is conducting hearings Wednesday on a bill that would bar divorcing couples with children from carrying on a sexual relationship while in their own home. The bill would prevent parents from “conducting a dating or sexual relationship within the home” until the divorce is final. Although seemingly…

After panning ‘radical’ GOP Medicare plan, Gingrich says he’d vote for it

WASHINGTON – In the span of three days, he went from lambasting the GOP Medicare privatization plan as too radical to endorsing it and declaring his full support. “I would have voted for the budget,” former Republican House speaker and presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich told Media Matters in a video…

GOP Rep: Let’s privatize federal lands to pay off debt

WASHINGTON – Freshman Republican Rep. Dennis Ross of Florida proposed privatizing federally-owned lands as a way to reduce the national debt. “I’m not an economist, but I have maintained a household. The federal government owns 70 per cent of Utah, for example. There are federal buildings,” Ross told Reuters in…

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