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Koran-burning pastor plans ‘armed’ Michigan rally, prosecutor files to stop him

DETROIT (Reuters) – A Detroit prosecutor has filed a petition in district court to stop a Florida fundamentalist Christian preacher, who recently caused riots in Afghanistan after he burned a Koran, from holding a rally outside a large Michigan mosque. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said the threat of violence…

Poll: Majority support legalizing same sex marriage

A majority of Americans support legalizing same sex marriage, according to a new CNN poll released Tuesday — the latest example of an ongoing paradigm shift on the divisive issue. Fifty-one percent of American adults surveyed said the law ought to recognize “marriages between gay and lesbian couples” as valid.…

Jindal will sign ‘birther’ bill if he gets the chance

A bill that would require candidates to prove they are natural born U.S. citizens before qualifying for the Louisiana ballot wasn’t Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal’s idea but he will gladly endorse it if he gets the chance. Jindal press secretary Kyle Plotkin told The Times-Picayune Tuesday that the governor will…

Trump trademarks “Success”…for a bath product line

Donald Trump is seemingly everywhere: his really tall buildings grace the skylines of major cities, and the one-two combination of “Celebrity Apprentice” and his constant talk show rounds preceding a rumored presidential run have made him a fixture on television sets everywhere. Trump is apparently not content with dominating just…

Boehner to spend up to $500,000 to defend DOMA

In response to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) demands that House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) release the cost to taxpayers of the Republicans’ legal defense of the Defense of Marriage Act — which the Department of Justice earlier declined to defend — the contract signed with former Bush solicitor…

Obama: ‘Let me think about my position on taxing the wealthy’

President Barack Obama joked Tuesday that he wanted to reconsider his position on letting taxes rise on the richest Americans after filing his return. He and the First Lady paid 26 percent on their $1.7 million income in 2010. “There’s a moment there when you look at the figure you’re…

Dem ad: GOP Medicare plan will force seniors to mow lawns, sell lemonade

WASHINGTON – A new Democratic ad portrays seniors as having to engage in acts of economic desperation to pay their health care bills in a hypothetical future in which the House-approved GOP budget that privatizes Medicare becomes law. The 30-second spot, titled “How Will You Pay?”, begins with one elderly…

Spitzer to Trump: Show us your net worth certificate

Eliot Spitzer appeared on last night’s “In the Arena” on CNN to present Donald Trump with one of the most pointless challenges yet: Show us a certificate of net worth. The taunt is in reaction to Trump’s demands to see President Barack Obama’s birth certificate (Spitzer waved what he said…

Obama’s testy exchange with a reporter: ‘Let me finish my answers’

President Barack Obama had a few testy exchanges during a White House interview with a local Texas reporter who berated and interrupted him several times. “Let me finish my answers the next time we do an interview, all right?” a visibly annoyed Obama told Brad Watson of Dallas WFAA-TV at…

Pelosi presses Boehner to reveal taxpayer cost of defending DOMA

WASHINGTON – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) demanded in a letter Monday evening that Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) unveil how much he’s spending on outside counsel to uphold the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). The Obama administration in February decreed parts of the law unconstitutional and ceased to uphold…

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