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Senate bill makes illegal Internet streaming a felony

Those who illegally stream live video or audio over the Internet could face up to five years in prison under legislation recently introduced to the U.S. Senate. Ars Technica reported that Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), John Cornyn (R-TX) and Christopher Coons (D-DE) proposed a bill last week that would make…

Immigrants assimilate to American culture by eating junk food

WASHINGTON — Immigrants to the United States often ditch their ethnic diets for high-calorie American fare, partly because it is cheap and easy to find but also as a way to fit in, a new study shows. Immigrants who eat American are consuming, on average, 182 extra calories and seven…

Bill Maher: Newt Gingrich an ugly ‘professor of idiocy’

Appearing on MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthew Tuesday, comedian Bill Maher shared his thoughts on Republican 2012 presidential candidates. “He is ugly inside,” Maher said of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, “and what’s not mentioned is that he is also ugly outside.” “He is a professor of idiocy,” Maher added.…

Gov. Rick Perry endorses voter intimidation, say Texas Democrats

Texas Republican Governor Rick Perry pandered to those who openly intimidate and harass minority voters by cutting the ribbon at the grand opening of King Street Patriots’ new headquarters Monday, according to the Texas Democratic Party. Talking Points Memo reported in October 2010 that the Justice Department was investigating the…

Willie Nelson’s Teapot Party backs Republican Gary Johnson for president

The Teapot Party, founded by country singer and activist Willie Nelson, has officially endorsed former New Mexico governor and current Republican presidential candidate Gary Johnson. “I am truly gratified to have the endorsement of such an iconic entertainer, philanthropist, innovator and champion for individual rights as Willie Nelson,” Johnson said…

Cornel West: Obama ‘cussed me out’ for attacking his policies

Dr. Cornel West is shedding some light on why he has been so tough on President Barack Obama recently. In an interview published by TruthDig Monday, West told Chris Hedges that he felt snubbed by the president after doing 65 events during the 2008 campaign. “I used to call my…

Former narcotics officer: Legalize drugs to prevent police deaths

Appearing on Fox News’ Freedom Watch with Judge Napolitano Monday, former Maryland narcotics police officer Neill Franklin compared the U.S. war on drugs to alcohol prohibition in the 1920′s, saying both were a “complete failure.” Franklin added that ending the “senseless” war on drugs would prevent many police officers from…

Gingrich once owed $500,000 to posh New York jeweler: report

According to a report by Politico’s Jake Sherman, in 2005 and 2006 former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) owed as much as $500,000 to New York-based jeweler Tiffany & Co. — and his spokesman won’t say why. Confronted with questions about the congressman’s less-than-conservative spending on jewelry, Gingrich press secretary…

Kucinich would beat Palin, Trump in hypothetical races: Poll

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) would defeat Sarah Palin and Donald Trump in hypothetical presidential match-ups, according to a new Public Policy Polling survey. The outspoken anti-war liberal would rout Palin by 43 to 36 percent, and beat Trump 40 to 36 percent, the Democratic-affiliated polling firm found Tuesday. The rest…

Santorum fundraising letter slams Romney

The first Republican presidential primary doesn’t take place for more than nine months, but an attack by former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) on former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) indicates that the race is well underway. In a fundraising letter sent out Tuesday, Santorum suggested that Romney was better suited to…

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