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Sen. Grassley: SEC may have covered up bank wrongdoings

WASHINGTON — A US senator said Wednesday that the Securities and Exchange Commission may have destroyed thousands of documents related to probes into possible violations by major banks and hedge funds. Senior Republican Senator Chuck Grassley said that “an agency whistle-blower” sent him a letter that described the SEC’s allegedly…

Ronald Reagan mural vandalized with Hitler mustache

Vandals on Monday spray painted a “Hitler-style” mustache on a large mural of Ronald Reagan that covers a wall at the Putnam County Republican Party headquarters in Tennessee. News Channel 5 reported that people could be seen laughing in their cars while others stopped to take photos. The chairman of…

Dennis Kucinich: Constitutional scholar Obama ignoring the Constitution

Appearing Wednesday on Fox Business, Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) said the the Congress was “catching up” to President Barack Obama on the issue of the conflict in Libya. “The Constitution makes it manifestly clear that only Congress has the power to send our young men and women into war,” Kucinich…

Just one in four Americans like Obama on economy

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans who approve of President Barack Obama’s handling of the sour US economy has slumped to an all-time low for him of 26 percent, according to a poll released Wednesday. The respected Gallup organization’s findings showed the embattled president down 11 points since mid-May on…

Frank Schaeffer: Bachmann wants to replace American democracy with Christian theocracy

Former evangelical Christian Frank Schaeffer told Democracy Now on Wednesday that Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann wanted to turn the United States into the Christian version of modern-day Iran. “She comes from a fringe even of the fringe, which is the Reconstructionist, Dominionist movement, that honestly, in the best of…

Fred Karger to file federal complaint against Fox News

Republican presidential candidate and California businessman Fred Karger plans to file a complaint with the Federal Election Commission against Fox News for excluding him from the presidential debate last week. Karger told The Advocate that he will personally deliver the complaint to Fox News headquarters in New York on Thursday.…

Hackers again hit San Francisco subway police website

SAN FRANCISCO — Hackers on Wednesday posted personal information about more than 100 San Francisco transit officers online after apparently breaching the police association website. An anonymous posting on Pastebin.com listed the names, home addresses, email addresses and passwords of 102 officers and said they were taken from the website…

Bachmann campaign staffer imprisoned for suspected ‘terrorism’ in Uganda in 2006

A campaign staffer for Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN) was arrested and imprisoned by the Uganda government’s secret police for alleged terrorism-related activities in 2006, according to The Atlantic. Peter E. Waldron of Wyoming told The Atlantic he was responsible for Bachmann’s faith-based organizing in Iowa and South Carolina. He was…

Texas Rep. on Perry’s job creation: A ‘Texas tale’

As conservatives continue to praise Rick Perry’s (R) jobs record in Texas, one Democratic congressman from that state was quick to pour cold water on the praise for the governor. Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D) appeared on Andrea Mitchell Reports Tuesday afternoon, and wasted little time in slamming Perry’s jobs record…

Texas Rep. on Perry’s job creation: A ‘Texas tale’

As conservatives continue to praise Rick Perry’s (R) jobs record in Texas, one Democratic congressman from that state was quick to pour cold water on the praise for the governor. Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D) appeared on Andrea Mitchell Reports Tuesday afternoon, and wasted little time in slamming Perry’s jobs record…

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