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White House says GDP growth ‘not good enough’

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s administration said Thursday that stronger growth in the economy in the third quarter still was too slow and signaled a need for further stimulus. Responding to the Commerce Department’s first estimate of gross domestic product growth for the July-September period at a 2.5 percent pace,…

11 charged in $1 billion U.S. railroad health scam

NEW YORK — Eleven people were charged Thursday in a $1 billion fraud where employees of a busy New York commuter rail service used fake medical diagnoses to boost their incomes with disability payouts. The accused, 10 of whom have already been arrested, included seven retired Long Island Rail Road…

Justice Department faces lawsuit over medical marijuana crackdown

Americans for Safe Access (ASA), the country’s largest medical marijuana advocacy organization, filed a lawsuit in federal court Thursday challenging the U.S. Department of Justice’s attempt to close down medical marijuana dispensaries in California. “Although the Obama Administration is entitled to enforce federal marijuana laws, the Tenth Amendment forbids it…

GOP: Warren is the ‘Matriarch of Mayhem’ for ‘anti-capitalist’ Occupy movement

Republicans in Massachusetts have chosen a confusing line of attack on Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, the Democrat who helped create the Consumer Financial Protection Agency and is now challenging Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA). They’re calling her, for some reason, the “Matriarch of Mayhem,” and suggesting that “Occupy Wall Street” is…

Colorado becomes first state to license medical marijuana businesses

Colorado on Thursday became the first state in the nation to begin issuing licenses for businesses that sell medical marijuana and marijuana-infused products, in a move that could put them at odds with the federal government. Just 11 medical marijuana purveyors have received licenses so far, according to The Denver…

Santorum campaign: Aborted babies ‘think’ Cain is wrong

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says “aborted babies” would not support fellow candidate Herman Cain. In a new online campaign ad, Santorum hits Cain for his shifting position on whether abortions should be legal in cases of rape and incest. Earlier this month, Cain told NBC’s David Gregory that there…

Santorum: Dead foreign scientists a ‘wonderful thing’

In Rick Santorum’s world, the culture of life apparently doesn’t extend to the scientific community. The Republican presidential candidate told supporters in Greenville, South Carolina that it was a “wonderful thing” when scientists in Iran lose their lives. “On occasion, scientists working on the nuclear program in Iran turn up…

Oakland mayor now claims to ‘support’ the occupation

After playing a key role in sparking a night of violence and bloodshed, Jean Quan, the mayor of Oakland, issued a statement late Wednesday saying that the city is in “support” of the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstrations taking place around the nation. The position is stunningly different than what Mayor…

Gov. Scott Walker to allow guns in Capitol, but photos still banned

A new plan crafted by Gov. Scott Walker (R) would allow guns in most of Wisconsin’s state Capitol, while most photos would still be banned. Under the new policy, the public would be allowed to carry concealed weapons in the Assembly viewing galleries, but existing rules barring the use of…

Scott Olsen, marine wounded by Oakland police, in ‘critical condition’

Update (below): Scott Olsen has been upgraded to “fair condition.” In a video published early Thursday morning, ex-Marine Scott Olsen, the 24-year-old who suffered a fractured skull in Oakland on Tuesday night and is currently in “critical condition,” is seen standing peacefully in front of a police barricade next to…

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