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Perry holds record on executions: report

Advocates against capital punishment will not find an ally in Rick Perry anytime soon. The Washington Post has reported that the Texas governor holds the record for most executions ever for a governor, and by a large margin. Perry has presided over 234 executions, increasing Texas’ reputation by far as…

5.9 magnitude quake rattles east coast, causing evacuations in DC

One of the strongest earthquakes to strike the US east coast in decades rattled offices Tuesday in downtown Washington and caused panicked evacuations from skyscrapers as far away as New York. The Pentagon, the US Capitol and Union Station in the nation’s capital were all evacuated after the 5.9-magnitude quake,…

Bisexual men exist: study

Researchers at Northwestern University have concluded what seems like an obvious fact to many: male bisexuality exists. However unnecessary the study — testing whether men who labeled themselves as bisexual were truly aroused by both men and women — seemed to be, the researchers’ findings actually contradicted a 2005 study,…

Biden: Super committee may not work

Vice President Joe Biden, aboard Air Force Two during his diplomatic tour of Asia, told reporters that he didn’t have total confidence that the so-called congressional super committee would be able to make the cuts needed. Biden told reporters that the committee has “a shot of getting a deal that…

New Jersey GOP lawmaker resigns after wife’s racist email

A New Jersey lawmaker has resigned from office after his wife delivered a racially charged e-mail to possible campaign opponent and former Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis. According to Politicker NJ, Republican Pat Delany decided to leave abruptly last month after his wife Jeanie sent an email to the Lewis…

BART police clamp down on second week of protest

A protest organized by the hacker activist collective “Anonymous,” intended to draw attention to issues with the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police, turned chaotic and violent last night, resulting in almost half of the demonstrators being arrested. Protesters did manage to temporarily shut down two BART stations and snarl traffic for…

Rep. Keith Ellison slams GOP on Libya, national security

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) appeared on Countdown Monday evening to praise Libya’s rebels and criticize prominent GOP figures for not giving President Obama any credit on the situation. Ellison, who favored intervention into Tripoli, gave a contrasting viewpoint on what should happen with the country’s oil from what Donald Trump offered on…

Rep. Keith Ellison slams GOP on Libya, national security

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) appeared on Countdown Monday evening to praise Libya’s rebels and criticize prominent GOP figures for not giving President Obama any credit on the situation. Ellison, who favored intervention into Tripoli, gave a contrasting viewpoint on what should happen with the country’s oil from what Donald Trump offered on…

Huntsman would ‘absolutely’ be Bachmann’s VP

Republican Jon Huntsman is already entertaining the idea of abandoning his presidential ambitions for the role of vice president. “If Michele Bachmann continued to get real traction, and she came to you and said, look, you’re the other part of the party. Together we can create sweet music. Could you…

Goldman CEO retains lawyer; shares slump

US banking giant Goldman Sachs said Monday its top executive Lloyd Blankfein had retained a private lawyer in connection with a US Senate investigation into the mortgage meltdown and the global financial crisis. The company said the chief executive and chairman had his own lawyer to deal with the possibility…

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