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NY GOP candidate: 9/11 volunteers shouldn’t be covered by health bill

The Republican vying for the congressional seat left vacant by former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) says that a 9/11 health care law shouldn’t cover workers who volunteered at Ground Zero. Bob Turner told The New York Daily News Editorial Board Tuesday that the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act…

Leaked cable: Vatican sees Latino socialist leaders as ‘dangerous’

Less than a month after disastrous National Assembly elections in 2005, U.S. officials met with the Vatican’s third highest ranking archbishop to discuss the church’s outlook on Venezuela along with the Vatican’s positions on a number of other Latin American leaders, according to a U.S. diplomatic cable published Wednesday by…

Perino: Jeb Bush being urged to run for president by father, brother

Former White House secretary and Fox commentator Dana Perino stated on Wednesday morning that Jed Bush is being urged to become the third Bush in the White House. And leading in that push are the two presidents in his family. When asked if she believed if he would run for…

Perino: Jeb Bush being urged to run for president by father, brother

Former White House secretary and Fox commentator Dana Perino stated on Wednesday morning that Jed Bush is being urged to become the third Bush in the White House. And leading in that push are the two presidents in his family. When asked if she believed if he would run for…

Leaked cable: Sen. McCain promised to help Gaddafi obtain U.S. military hardware

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) promised to help former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi obtain U.S. military hardware as one of the United States’ partners in the war on terror, according to a U.S. diplomatic cable released Wednesday by anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. The meeting, which took place just over a year ago…

NOM speaker blames East Coast earthquake on gays

Within hours of an earthquake striking the eastern U.S. Tuesday, a rabbi that has spoken for the anti-gay group National Organization for Marriage (NOM) was already blaming homosexuals. In a video posted to YouTube, Rabbi Yehuda Levin asserted that “one of the reasons God brings earthquakes to the world is…

CIA aided New York police in spying on Muslims: report

Despite a prohibition on spying within the United States, the Central Intelligence Agency played a key role in transforming the New York Police Department’s intelligence unit into a cutting edge spy shop dedicated to gathering information on Muslims, and not just in New York. That’s according to a new report…

Washington Monument closed indefinitely for repair after earthquake

The Washington Monument, the tallest structure in Washington, D.C., is closed indefinitely for repairs after engineers found a crack near the top, caused by yesterday’s 5.8 magnitude earthquake in Virginia. The 550-foot obelisk was circled by Park Service helicopters Tuesday afternoon to check for damage. Fox News first reported that…

Mortgage purchase applications at 15-year low: MBA

The Mortgage Bankers Association said its seasonally adjusted index of mortgage application activity, which includes both refinancing and home purchase demand, fell 2.4 percent in the week ended August 19. The seasonally adjusted gauge of loan requests for home purchases tumbled 5.7 percent to its lowest level since December 1996, the MBA…

Planet is home to 8.7 million species: study

Some 8.7 million different species exist on Earth, though a tiny amount of those have actually been discovered and catalogued, researchers said Tuesday. The count, described by the open access journal PLoS Biology in which it is presented as “the most precise calculation ever offered,” replaces previous estimates that swung…

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