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Fed’s Bernanke: Budget cuts could trim 200,000 jobs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said on Wednesday a Republican spending cut plan would not cause a big dent to U.S. economic growth, but could cost around 200,000 jobs. Bernanke said that a $60 billion cut along the lines being pursued by Republican in the House of…

In media ‘circus,’ fetus called to ‘testify’ before Ohio lawmakers

In a move critics have attacked as a “circus” for the media, a nine-week-old fetus is set to “testify” in favor of a bill in Ohio that would outlaw abortions as soon as doctors can detect the first heatbeat. Janet (Folger) Porter, President of Faith2Action, claimed that the fetus will…

Fox News suspends Gingrich, Santorum for signaling presidential runs

Fox News has suspended contributors Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum for 60 days effective immediately, citing their apparent intentions to launch presidential campaigns Fox News anchor Bret Baier made the announcement Wednesday that the former House Speaker and Pennsylvania senator will be “suspended” as they have “signaled possible runs” for…

Attorney General: ‘I Don’t Know’ if Guantanamo will close in Obama’s first term

Attorney General Eric Holder said that he didn’t know if Guantanamo Bay would be closed by the end of Obama’s first term. Obama had signed an executive order to close the facility during his first month in office, but Congress has since stalled the plan. This video is from Fox…

Senate passes bill to temporarily avoid gov’t shutdown

WASHINGTON – The Senate overwhelmingly approved a continuing resolution Wednesday that keeps the government running through March 18 and cuts federal spending by $4 billion. The stop-gap measure passed 91-9 in a morning vote, temporarily averting a government shutdown that would otherwise have occurred Friday. The House approved it Tuesday…

Feds arrest 700 gang members with drug ties

Between December and February all over the country, police arrested nearly 700 gang members with ties to drug smugglers. This video contains footage of some of these arrests. This video is from the Associated Press, broadcast March 1, 2011.…

Feds arrest 700 gang members with drug ties

Between December and February all over the country, police arrested nearly 700 gang members with ties to drug smugglers. This video contains footage of some of these arrests. This video is from the Associated Press, broadcast March 1, 2011.…

High court rules Westboro protests are protected speech

The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday, in a 8-1 decision, that a church’s widely despised anti-gay protests were protected speech. The First Amendment protects the Westboro Baptist Church’s right to picket military funerals, the court said. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the majority opinion for the court. “What Westboro said, in…

Wisconsin protesters relentlessly heckle GOP state senator

In video by Wisconsin-based freelance writer Phil Ejercito, a large throng of protesters relentlessly heckles Republican State Senator Glenn Grothman, until he’s finally pulled away by Democratic State Rep. Bret Hulsey. As the crowd moved from fury and insults into a chant of “Peaceful! Peaceful! Peaceful!” Hulsey returned and addressed…

Harry Reid: Boehner being ‘bossed around by a bunch of freshmen’

WASHINGTON – Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) jabbed at House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) after he accused the Majority Leader of having no plan to cut spending. “That’s tough talk from someone who is being bossed around by a bunch of freshmen,” Reid’s spokesman Jon Summers said in a statement. “It’s…

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