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No opting out of enlistment for opponents of gays in military: Sec. of Defense Gates

FORWARD OPERATING BASE DWYER, Afghanistan (Reuters) – Defense Secretary Robert Gates bluntly told Marines on Sunday that they won’t be able to opt out of their enlistment just because they disagree with a government decision to end a ban on gays serving openly in the military. Gates, who is on…

Fox News panel speculates that Rep. Anthony Weiner is enjoying Weinergate

A panel of Fox News commentators theorized that Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) was actually enjoying the attention and publicity that has come his way since the so-called Weinergate scandal began a week ago. A lewd photo was sent from Weiner’s Twitter account in an alleged hack. There has been no…

North Carolina House Speaker guts education budget, then says teachers don’t care about kids

Republican North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis was instrumental in cutting more than $100 million from the state’s education budget, but now claims it’s the state’s teachers who are negatively affecting students. At the North Carolina GOP convention, Tillis defended a recently passed controversial bill that will make it more…

GOP 2012 candidate Jon Hunstman to skip Iowa caucus

Jon Huntsman, the former ambassador to China under President Barack Obama who resigned his post to present himself as a Republican presidential candidate, has announced that he will likely not participate in the lead-off caucuses in Iowa. Huntsman, who served as the governor of Utah from 2005 until he was…

Chris Wallace on Sarah Palin: She could be a serious candidate

Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace is gushing about former Alaska governor Sarah Palin after his interview with her. Despite calling her out on her Paul Revere gaffe (Palin characterized Revere’s historic midnight ride as a statement about Second Amendment rights), Wallace said he was very impressed by Palin. “This…

Ron Paul slams Mitt Romney in ‘money bomb’ fundraiser email

Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul (TX) urged his supporters to donate to his campaign by noting his “establishment” contender, Mitt Romney, was able to raise $10 million from his “bailed-out banker buddies on Wall Street” in one day. “Establishment candidates are revving up their campaigns and trying to blow…

Bill Kristol admits GOP ‘making a mistake’ by slashing corporate taxes

During a Fox News panel Sunday, conservative contributor Bill Kristol admitted that “corporations have a ton of cash” and the Republican Party’s desire to slash corporate tax rates was a mistake. “I think [Republicans] look back on the Bush years and say the problem was we just didn’t do enough,”…

Ron Paul: They’re not mocking my candidacy any more

Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul (TX) said on CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley Sunday that the issues he has consistently been concerned with, such as the budget deficit and ending the “endless wars,” have now become mainstream issues. Paul said he was taken more seriously as…

Protesters continue to dance in Jefferson Memorial

Dozens of people gathered at the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C at noon Saturday and danced for nearly fifteen minutes before police officers broke up the event. The protest came a week after five dancing demonstrators were violently arrested by U.S. Park Police Officers at the Jefferson Memorial. The Associated…

Haley Barbour: Obama raising gas prices on purpose

Republican Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said Sunday that President Barack Obama’s administration was succeeding in their plan to raise the price of gas. “Somebody told me that you said this week that you think that the president is trying to drive up energy policy — energy prices on purpose,” CBS…

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