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Wisconsin Republicans rushing to pass agenda ahead of recalls

In Wisconsin, the Republicans in the state government are hoping to rush a packed slate of radical measures through the Legislature within the next eight weeks. Critics accuse them of accelerating the ratification process to get ahead of this summer’s recall elections and the possibility of Democrats taking a majority…

Canadian woman survives 7 weeks lost in remote area of Nevada

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A 56 year-old Canadian woman stranded in a van for seven weeks on a remote dirt road in northern Nevada survived on snow and some trail mix until hunters discovered her, authorities said on Saturday. With Rita Chretien recovering in an Idaho hospital following her rescue on Friday afternoon, searchers are looking for…

Rachel Maddow and Meghan McCain go to the gun show

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow visited a convention of the National Rifle Association with NRA member Meghan McCain, making good on a promise she had made to McCain earlier. The two discussed and debated gun policy, which is where McCain said she gets “really conservative.” “My problem is when it becomes…

Pilot refuses to fly two Muslim men to tolerance conference

Two Muslim men were removed from a flight bound for North Carolina before the plane took off Friday, reportedly because they were clad in traditional Muslim garb, making the pilot and other passengers uncomfortable. The two men, Masudur Rahman and Mohamed Zaghloul, are both imams and were headed to a…

Death of toddler after circumcision probed

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The New York City Medical Examiner’s office said on Friday it was investigating the case of a 2-year-old boy who died shortly after getting circumcision surgery. Jamaal Coleson Jr. of Brooklyn died shortly after undergoing the procedure at Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan on Tuesday.…

Accused California serial killer to represent himself

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A photographer accused of killing four northern California women whose first and last names began with the same letter was given permission on Friday to act as his own attorney as the case proceeds. Joseph Naso, 77, told Marin County Superior Court Judge Andrew Sweet in…

Grayson: Bush has probably been ‘passed out drunk’ since Osama bin Laden kill

Alan Grayson appeared on MSNBC’s The Ed Show, where host Ed Schultz asked him if he thought former President George W. Bush deserved more credit for the killing of Osama bin Laden than he has been given, in response to a report that Bush felt he hadn’t been paid his…

Security experts slam Wall Street Journal’s attempt to rival WikiLeaks

The Wall Street Journal’s much ballyhooed attempt to launch a rival to WikiLeaks is already coming under attack. The Journal claims that its SafeHouse site is located on secure servers, and it promises potential whistleblowers anonymity and the use of file encryption. However, internet security and privacy experts have already…

Immigration judge halts deportation of partner in same sex marriage

A Venezuelan native who is legally married to an American man had his deportation put on hold by a federal immigration judge Friday. Henry Valandia will be allowed to stay in the U.S. while he waits to appear in court again on Dec. 16. Valandia married Josh Vandiver in Connecticut…

Torture advocate John Yoo: Bin Laden should have been captured, not killed

Former Bush legal counsel John Yoo, best known for authoring memos to legally justify torture, said Thursday that President Barack Obama should have captured — rather than killed — Osama Bin Laden, so he could be interrogated for information. “The best, most reliable information we can get is from interrogation,…

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