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US hikers’ relatives plead to Iran for ‘compassion’

The relatives of imprisoned Americans Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal on Sunday urged the Iranian government to show “compassion” and free the two men, one day after their eight-year prison sentences were made known. “Of the 751 days of Shane and Josh’s imprisonment, yesterday and today have been the most…

California likely to become the next state to restrict Westboro Baptist Church protests

Legislation targeting the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church and any other would-be funeral protesters was unanimously approved Thursday by the California Assembly, according to the Sacramento Bee. 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…

Former NY Gov Pataki may enter GOP presidential race

If the list of Republicans vying for the Presidency wasn’t long enough, another name could get added to make it just a little longer. According to New York One News , former New York governor George Pataki is strongly considering a bid to become the latest figure to campaign for…

Charles Koch responds to Warren Buffett: My investments more beneficial to society than taxes

Charles Koch, co-owner of energy giant Koch Industries, has responded to Warren Buffett’s assertion that the “billionaire-friendly” Congress had been “coddling” the rich for too long. Buffett, the third wealthiest person in the world as of 2011, called for the U.S. government to “get serious about shared sacrifice” in New…

Romney to increase size of $12 million home

Republican Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is planning to expand the size of  his $12 million home in California. According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, the former governor of Massachusetts is quadrupling his 3,009-square-foot, single-story home at 311 Dunemere Dr. and replacing it with a two-story, 11,062-square-foot structure after bulldozing its…

Maxine Waters: ‘The Tea party can go straight to hell!’

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) continued her busy week in the headlines, telling a forum of the unemployed in Inglewood, California her feelings about a certain right-wing movement. “The tea party can go to hell,” said Waters, as she urged her colleagues in Congress to focus more on creating jobs. “I’m…

Maxine Waters: ‘The Tea party can go straight to hell!’

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) continued her busy week in the headlines, telling a forum of the unemployed in Inglewood, California her feelings about a certain right-wing movement. “The tea party can go to hell,” said Waters, as she urged her colleagues in Congress to focus more on creating jobs. “I’m…

Frank Luntz: ‘No room’ for Palin in GOP field

Republican pollster Frank Luntz said Sunday that there was “no room” in the Republican presidential race for Sarah Palin, but there was space for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI). “Karl Rove has said that he thinks Sarah Palin is going to run,” ABC’s Jake Tapper…

Federal appeals court rules teacher can’t be sued for bashing Christianity

A federal appeals court ruled Friday that a California teacher could not be sued for criticizing Christianity and Creationism during a college-level European history course. “This was a really important ruling for academic freedom,” University of California constitutional scholar Erwin Chemerinsky, who took on the case pro bono, told The…

Huntsman on GOP’s anti-science stances: ‘We have a huge problem’

If you are a prominent Republican Presidential candidate at the moment, Jon Huntsman made sure to target you on Sunday morning. The former US ambassador to China appeared on ABC’s This Week and strongly criticized his rivals in the race for the GOP nomination, centering most of his attack on…

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