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Bachmann tries to explain comments about being ‘submissive’

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) faced a tough question Thursday night during the first Republican presidential debates: Why did she say she’s a “submissive” wife? And would she “submit” to her husband, even as President of the United States? “It means respect,” she said. “I respect my husband. He’s a wonderful,…

U.S. serial killer gets death penalty

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A serial killer who kept the decomposing bodies of 11 women in his Ohio home and yard for more than two years was sentenced to the death penalty Friday. Judge Dick Ambrose accepted the jury’s recommendation and ruled that Anthony Sowell’s troubled childhood and mental health issues…

Fla. man arrested after popping zits at McDonalds

A Florida man was arrested this week after customers at a Cape Coral McDonalds restaurant complained that he was standing by an entryway popping pimples on his back, according to a police report cited by local media. When an off-duty officer who was not in uniform confronted Owen Lemire Kato,…

Anti-gay Indiana state rep solicited 18-year-old boy on Craigslist

Indiana state Rep. Phillip Hinkle (R) is embroiled in controversy after The Indianapolis Star discovered emails appearing to solicit the paid company of a young man, sent from Hinkle’s publicly listed email address. In response to a M4M forum Craigslist post, Hinkle emailed the man, named Kameryn Gibson, and offered…

Axelrod: I’ll fire anyone who calls Romney ‘weird’

Senior Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod said Friday that in the run-up to the 2012 election, mud-slinging would not be the norm. Or weird-slinging, for that matter. Axelrod told The Hill Friday that he would fire any campaign staffer he found to be smearing former Massachusetts governor and GOP 2012…

Scarborough: ‘Michele Bachmann is a joke’

Conservative MSNBC host Joe Scarborough Thursday tore into the base of the Republican Party in Iowa for pushing Michele Bachmann, someone who is “never going to get close winning the presidential nomination.” “Michele Bachmann’s first answer was, I wish the federal government had defaulted,” Scarborough recalled Bachmann saying during Thursday…

Bachmann, Pawlenty clash in heated debate

AMES, Iowa (Reuters) – Republicans Michele Bachmann and Tim Pawlenty clashed repeatedly over their records during a presidential debate on Thursday, two days before they vie for conservative support in a straw poll that could make or break their campaigns. The fierce exchanges between the two Minnesotans highlighted a nationally…

Judge rules Little Rock bus line wrong to deny atheist ads

LITTLE ROCK, Ark (Reuters) – A federal judge ruled on Thursday that the free speech of a coalition of atheists had been violated when Little Rock’s public bus line denied them the right to place $5,000 worth of ads on city buses. Judge Susan Webber Wright ruled that the Central…

Arizona court lifts injunction on abortion law

PHOENIX (Reuters) – An Arizona appeals court, in a victory for abortion opponents, tossed out an injunction on Thursday that blocked key parts of a 2009 Arizona abortion law from taking effect. A three-member panel of the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled that a lower court judge was wrong in…

Chest pain severity not a heart attack indicator

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A high degree of pain does not make it any more likely that someone coming into the emergency room with chest pains is having a heart attack, researchers found in a study of more than 3,000 patients. The most severe chest pain was not a…

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