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Just one in four Americans like Obama on economy

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans who approve of President Barack Obama’s handling of the sour US economy has slumped to an all-time low for him of 26 percent, according to a poll released Wednesday. The respected Gallup organization’s findings showed the embattled president down 11 points since mid-May on…

Frank Schaeffer: Bachmann wants to replace American democracy with Christian theocracy

Former evangelical Christian Frank Schaeffer told Democracy Now on Wednesday that Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann wanted to turn the United States into the Christian version of modern-day Iran. “She comes from a fringe even of the fringe, which is the Reconstructionist, Dominionist movement, that honestly, in the best of…

Fred Karger to file federal complaint against Fox News

Republican presidential candidate and California businessman Fred Karger plans to file a complaint with the Federal Election Commission against Fox News for excluding him from the presidential debate last week. Karger told The Advocate that he will personally deliver the complaint to Fox News headquarters in New York on Thursday.…

Hackers again hit San Francisco subway police website

SAN FRANCISCO — Hackers on Wednesday posted personal information about more than 100 San Francisco transit officers online after apparently breaching the police association website. An anonymous posting on Pastebin.com listed the names, home addresses, email addresses and passwords of 102 officers and said they were taken from the website…

Bachmann campaign staffer imprisoned for suspected ‘terrorism’ in Uganda in 2006

A campaign staffer for Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN) was arrested and imprisoned by the Uganda government’s secret police for alleged terrorism-related activities in 2006, according to The Atlantic. Peter E. Waldron of Wyoming told The Atlantic he was responsible for Bachmann’s faith-based organizing in Iowa and South Carolina. He was…

Texas Rep. on Perry’s job creation: A ‘Texas tale’

As conservatives continue to praise Rick Perry’s (R) jobs record in Texas, one Democratic congressman from that state was quick to pour cold water on the praise for the governor. Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D) appeared on Andrea Mitchell Reports Tuesday afternoon, and wasted little time in slamming Perry’s jobs record…

Texas Rep. on Perry’s job creation: A ‘Texas tale’

As conservatives continue to praise Rick Perry’s (R) jobs record in Texas, one Democratic congressman from that state was quick to pour cold water on the praise for the governor. Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D) appeared on Andrea Mitchell Reports Tuesday afternoon, and wasted little time in slamming Perry’s jobs record…

Trenton diocese pays $1 million settlement in sexual abuse case

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – The Catholic Diocese of Trenton, New Jersey, has agreed to pay $1 million to five men who said they were molested by a priest when they were altar boys, their attorney said on Wednesday. The molestations, which took place in the 1970s and 80s when the victims…

Top U.S. Republicans urge no tax hikes in debt deal

Top US Congress Republicans, looking to a battle over the country’s debt in the coming months, called Wednesday for cuts to social safety net programs and rejected appeals for tax hikes on the rich. “The worst thing Washington can do for our economy is raise taxes on the people we…

Herman Cain: Impeaching Obama would be ‘a great thing to do’

Herman Cain, the former Godfather’s Pizza CEO and 2012 Republican candidate for the presidency, expressed his disappointment that President Barack Obama would not be impeached during a conference call with reporters Tuesday night. “It would be a great thing to do,” Cain said when asked about impeaching the president, “but…

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