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New York lawmaker urges medical marijuana legalization

New York State Senator Diane J. Savino (D) on Wednesday urged Governor Andrew Cuomo to follow the example of New Jersey and allow marijuana to be prescribed to the seriously ill. New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie announced Tuesday that he would lift his suspension on implementing the state’s medical-marijuana…

Westboro Baptists to protest same sex marriage in New York

Members of the Westboro Baptist Church are planning to protest on Sunday against the legalization of same sex marriage in New York, according to Village Voice. The Westboro Baptist Church believes that God is punishing the United States because of America’s acceptance of homosexuality and has gained infamy for picketing…

Poll: Only 52% of Americans approve of God’s performance

Dissatisfaction and anger with the federal government is nothing new, but now even Almighty God is having a tough time getting support from the public. A recently released survey (PDF) by Public Policy Polling (PPP) found that only 52 percent of American voters approve of God’s performance, while nine percent…

Georgia officials fight order to film execution

ATLANTA (Reuters) – Georgia officials on Thursday continued to fight a rare order allowing the execution of a man convicted in a triple killing to be videotaped. Andrew Grant DeYoung, 37, is set to be put to death by lethal injection at 7 p.m. for fatally stabbing his parents and…

‘Horde’ of LGBT ‘barbarians’ storms Bachmann’s anti-gay clinic

A group of LGBT protesters today dressed as barbarians and stormed into Bachmann & Associates, a counseling center owned by Rep. Michele Bachmann’s (R-MN) husband which has admitted to practicing a controversial anti-gay “therapy.” Inspired by Marcus Bachmann’s statement that homosexuals are “barbarians” who “need to be disciplined,” the activists…

Hartmann: Fox News ‘infotainment’ is a ‘cancer’ and must be stopped

Progressive talk show host Thom Hartmann last night used the example of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to illustrate the dangers of media consolidation, as it relates to global media mogul Rupert Murdoch, CEO of News Corporation. In short, Hartmann called the right-wing “infotainment” on Fox News a “cancer” on…

FEC: Edwards campaign owes $2 million

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Election Commission approved a final audit on Thursday that concludes former presidential candidate John Edwards’ campaign owes the government more than $2 million. The former senator from North Carolina already faces other legal woes. He was indicted on June 3 for allegedly using nearly $1…

US panel rejects bid to end all Pakistan aid

A US Congress panel on Thursday rejected a proposal to cut off all aid to Pakistan due to concerns over the country’s relationship with Islamic militants after the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. The House Foreign Affairs Committee easily rejected the measure, with five lawmakers voting yes and 39 voting…

Audit: Fed gave $16 trillion in emergency loans

The U.S. Federal Reserve gave out $16.1 trillion in emergency loans to U.S. and foreign financial institutions between Dec. 1, 2007 and July 21, 2010, according to figures produced by the government’s first-ever audit of the central bank. Last year, the gross domestic product of the entire U.S. economy was…

Reid slams House Republicans for ‘taking the weekend off’

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said Thursday that it was “untoward” for House Republicans to take the weekend off at a time when the country was on the brink of default. “Coming in here today — I just heard there is an announcement in the House of Representatives that…

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