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Federal judge stays his ruling against health care law

A federal judge on Thursday issued a temporary hold on his recent ruling voiding the health care law, offering the Obama administration one week to appeal. US District Judge Roger Vinson of Florida ruled on January 31 that the individual mandate was unconstitutional — and, because the law lacked a…

Frankfurt airport shooting suspect says he acted alone

German officials are treating the shooting of two US airmen at the Frankfurt airport as possible Islamic terrorism. The suspect admitted to targeting members of the US military but said he acted alone. This video is from The Associated Press, uploaded March 3, 2011.…

20-year-old American sues FBI for placing GPS tracker on his car

Yasir Afifi, a 20-year-old Arab-American student, is suing the FBI for placing a GPS tracking device on his car and then threatening him with charges when he tried to keep it. The lawsuit, filed by by Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Wednesday, accused Attorney General Eric Holder and FBI Director…

Rasmussen poll: Wisconsin voters support collective bargaining rights

WASHINGTON – A new Rasmussen poll found Thursday that a clear majority of Wisconsin voters oppose Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) efforts to strip collective bargaining rights for public employee unions. Fifty-two percent said they oppose weakening collective bargaining rights, while 39 percent were in favor of it. Recent surveys by…

Video captures bizarre jailhouse rant of alleged drunk driving priest

Police say that Father Ignatius Kury of Holy Ghost Ukrainian Byzantine Catholic Church was drunk when he crashed his car Brimfield Township, Ohio. The priest was so unhinged that officers decided to record him in his cell offering them oral sex and promising that Oprah Winfrey would rescue him. At…

Wisconsin anti-prank calling bill has ‘nothing’ to do with The Buffalo Beast

Update (below): ‘Not a coincidence,’ Beast editor declares A bill in the Wisconsin legislature that would impose penalties for making prank phone calls actually has nothing to do with a recent prank call that duped Governor Scott Walker into chatting candidly with a journalist pretending to be billionaire tea party…

Democratic senator Akaka of Hawaii to retire

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Wednesday paid tribute to Daniel Akaka after the Democratic senator from Hawaii said he would not seek reelection. Akaka, 86, describes himself as the only Chinese-American member of the US Senate and first US senator of native Hawaiian ancestry. “Danny Akaka answered the call…

Matt Damon tells CNN he’s disappointed in Obama

In an interview set to air Thursday night, Matt Damon told CNN’s Piers Morgan that President Barack Obama is not acting like the man he supported during the 2008 campaign. “Are you happy with the way Obama has been running the country?” Morgan asked. “No,” Damon replied. “I really think…

Tea party leader: ‘Charlie Sheen is now making more sense than John Boehner’

WASHINGTON – The leader of Tea Party Nation declared Wednesday that House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) looks “like a fool” and should be defeated in a primary, tearing into him for not pushing larger budget cuts more aggressively. “There is no other way to put this,” Judson Phillips wrote on…

Fetus ‘testifies’ before Ohio state lawmakers

Pro-choice advocates have called the “testimony” of a fetus in Ohio a “stunt.” Lawmakers saw ultrasound images in an attempt to pass a bill that would outlaw abortion after doctors could first hear the fetus’ heartbeat. Read more about the “Heartbeat Bill” bill here. This video is from The Associated…

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