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Iowa lawmakers push for ban on undercover filming of animal farms

Under legislation being pushed through the Iowa Legislature, those who conduct undercover investigations into animal care would risk misdemeanor or felony charges, heavy fines and jail time. The Winona Daily News reported that lawmakers in Iowa are on the verge of passing the legislation, which would ban the covert filming…

Dick Armey: ‘Time to start drafting Paul Ryan’ for 2012

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (R) has pledged not to run for president in 2012, leaving former House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-TX) unimpressed with the remaining Republican candidates. “We have about 2 million activists across the country, and frankly we’re disappointed,” Armey told CNN’s Candy Crowley Sunday. “Now, obviously, we’ll…

Rep. Darrell Issa probes FCC Baker’s departure to Comcast

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa questioned Federal Communications Commissioner Meredith Attwell Baker’s resignation from the agency in a letter dated May 18. Baker, one of the two Republican Commissioners at the Federal Communications Commission, announced earlier this month that she was taking a position at the…

GOP candidate Herman Cain: Palestinians should get ‘nothing’ in peace deal

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said Sunday that as president, he would offer the Palestinians “nothing” as part of a peace deal with Israel. “I’m not convinced that the Palestinians are really interested in peace,” Cain told Fox News’ Chris Wallace. “If we look at history, it has been clear…

Gingrich: $500,000 jewelry debt is ‘normal way of doing business’

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said Sunday that a debt of up to $500,000 to Tiffany’s had been paid off. “Did you owe a half million dollars to a jewelry company at one point?” CBS’ Bob Schieffer asked Gingrich. “It’s a standard no-interest account,” Gingrich explained. “We paid no interest…

Minnesota to vote on same sex marriage ban in 2012

The Minnesota House approved a constitutional amendment to define marriage as solely between one man and one woman Saturday night, giving voters a chance to ratify the proposed amendment in 2012. The Minnesota House voted 70 to 62 to pass the same sex marriage ban. The state’s Senate approved the proposed…

Obama: US prepared to launch more raids into Pakistan

LONDON — US President Barack Obama stands ready to order a similar mission to that which killed terror mastermind Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, he said in a BBC interview broadcast on Sunday. Asked whether he would do the same again if another high-value target was discovered in Pakistan, or…

Republican Mitch Daniels says he won’t run for president

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels said on Sunday in an email to supporters he had decided not to seek the Republican presidential nomination because of family considerations. “The counsel and encouragement I received from important citizens like you caused me to think very deeply about becoming a national…

Ex-RNC chair Michael Steele in talks with MSNBC

Former head of the RNC Michael Steele is reportedly in talks with MSNBC for a job as a political commentator. The Hill reports that the first-ever African-American GOP party chair is thinking of joining the network after being “ousted” from the chairmanship in January. Steele would be joining Joe Scarborough…

Family Radio chief Harold Camping silent as Rapture fails to occur

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – With no sign his forecast of Judgment Day arriving on Saturday has come true, the 89-year-old California evangelical broadcaster and former civil engineer behind the pronouncement seemed to have gone silent. Family Radio, the Christian stations network headed by Harold Camping which had spread his message…

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