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Cornel West: Obama ‘an extension of the corporate state’

It is absurd to call President Barack Obama a “socialist” when he is “very much an extension of the corporate state that has been squeezing out the juices of our democracy,” according to Princeton professor and famed black intellectual Cornel West. West, who had been a supporter of Obama, called…

Microsoft profit soars on record revenue

SAN FRANCISCO — US technology giant Microsoft said Thursday its annual profit soared on record revenue thanks in part to hot demand for its Xbox 360 videogame console gear and online network. Microsoft reported its net income surged 23 percent to $23.15 billion on record high revenue of $69.94 billion…

House panel votes to bar foreign climate change funding

WASHINGTON — A panel of the US Congress on Thursday moved to bar foreign assistance related to climate change, defying President Barack Obama’s calls to contribute as part of an international accord. On a party line vote, the Republican-led House Foreign Affairs Committee voted to ban funding in next year’s…

Wisconsin lawmaker calls Republicans shameful, spineless, repugnant and immoral

Wisconsin Democratic Assemblywoman Tamara Grigsby blasted her Republican colleagues on Wednesday for putting n jeopardy legislation to extend unemployment benefits by 13 weeks. “Not only is that shameful, not only is that spineless, not only is that repugnant, but it’s immoral,” she said. “And it’s not nice.” “We kick and…

Group takes DEA to court over claim ‘marijuana has no medicinal value’

The medical marijuana advocacy group Americans for Safe Access (ASA) and the Coalition for Rescheduling Cannabis (CRC) on Thursday appealed the federal government’s decision to keep marijuana classified as a dangerous drug with no medicinal value. The Drug Enforcement Administration denied a nine-year-old petition to initiate proceedings to reschedule marijuana…

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…

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