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Michele Bachmann compares Holocaust to future taxes

Delivering a speech to New Hampshire Republicans on Saturday, Tea Party caucus leader and potential GOP 2012 contender Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) compared the tax burden future generations may face to the Holocaust. She recalled hearing stories of the Holocaust when she was a child, and wondering whether her mother…

Ted Nugent tells NRA crowd to turn up “the heat” on guns

PITTSBURGH (Reuters) – The National Rifle Association wrapped up its annual meeting on Sunday with an appearance by rocker Ted Nugent, who urged the pro-gun rights crowd to “talk about guns all the time.” The guitarist and pro-gun activist won a standing ovation from the crowd of some 2,000 who listened to him…

Wisconsin GOP allegedly forged signatures on recall petitions

Forged signatures of dead people have been discovered on Republican Party of Wisconsin recall petitions against Democratic senators, but Republicans are blaming their opponents for the forgeries. The Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel reported that Bill Pocan’s signature was listed on the recall petition against Democratic state Sen. Bob Wirch. He was…

Bitter Trump calls Seth Meyers a ‘stutterer’

Donald Trump can’t take a joke. Appearing of Fox News the morning after President Barack Obama and Seth Meyers skewered him at the White House Correspondents Dinner, the reality star wasn’t laughing. “Well I really understood what I was getting into,” Trump said. “I didn’t know I would be virtually…

Paul Ryan blames rowdy town halls on ‘misinformation’

Outraged constituents have showed up at town hall events across the country to protest a Republican budget plan that would end Medicare as it exists today but Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) says it’s all been a misunderstanding. “The crowds are really getting bigger and people are getting much more anxious…

Oklahoma professor allegedly terminated for being transgender

An Assistant Professor of English, Humanities and Literature at Southeastern Oklahoma State University was allegedly denied tenure and terminated because of her gender identity. Despite being a highly accomplished scholar who was recommended for tenure and a promotion by her colleagues last year, Dr. Rachel Tudor will be terminated from…

Bachmann claims NATO killed 30,000 civilians in Libya

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) got her facts confused Sunday while objecting to President Barack Obama’s decision to participate in the military action against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. The Minnesota congresswoman told Fox News’ Chris Wallace that NATO airstrikes had killed up to 30,000 civilians in the country. “People should be…

Jon Huntsman considers White House bid

WASHINGTON — Former Utah governor Jon Huntsman, after not quite two years as US President Barack Obama’s ambassador to China, has returned home to weigh whether to seek the White House for himself in 2012. But analysts warn that the 51-year-old former diplomat will likely struggle to win over fellow…

April deadliest month for US in Iraq since 2009

BAGHDAD — The killing on Friday of an American soldier made April the deadliest month for US forces in Iraq since 2009, according to figures compiled by AFP. The soldier “was killed April 29 while conducting operations in southern Iraq,” a US military statement released on Saturday said, without giving…

Obama urges Bahrain king to respect ‘universal rights’

WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama urged Bahrain’s monarch to respect “universal rights of the people” on Saturday, two days after the tiny Gulf state sentenced several protesters to death. US officials have criticized Bahrain over the speed of a trial in which Shiite pro-democracy protesters were sentenced to death…

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