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Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer to petition Supreme Court on immigration law stay

PHOENIX (Reuters) – Arizona’s Republican Governor Jan Brewer said on Monday she would seek an “immediate petition” with the Supreme Court to lift an injunction blocking key parts of the state’s controversial crackdown on illegal immigrants. Brewer signed the law in April 2010 requiring police to check the immigration status…

Attorney General Eric Holder vows to close Guantanamo

PARIS (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday the United States would close the Guantanamo Bay facility holding terrorism suspects in Cuba, despite missing a previous deadline to do so. On an official visit to Paris, Holder stressed what he called unprecedented intelligence-sharing ties between France and the…

Republicans in South Carolina, New Hampshire and Missouri line up to attack unions

With the success of union-busting bills in Wisconsin and Ohio, Republicans in other states are taking the opportunity to attack unions. New Hampshire is set to become the first right-to-work state in the Northeast if Republicans there can override a promised veto of Democratic Gov. John Lynch. In 2010, Republicans…

Lawyer tells Breitbart to ‘get a job’ on Fox News shoutfest

Controversial conservative and BigGovernment.com founder Andrew Breitbart appeared on a special Fox News show called “Freeloaders.” Breitbart was set against defense attorney Al Spires, who Breitbart railed against in Big Government’s Pigford investigation. Host John Stossel sat mostly silent as the debate devolved into shouting and name-calling between Breitbart and…

‘Fittest congressman’ Aaron Schock talks about his abs on ‘Morning Joe’

Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL) is infamous for his youth (the youngest member of Congress, he’s currently 29 years old, and will turn 30 in late May), work ethic (asked to be assigned to three committees as a House freshman, rather than the usual two) and his washboard abs (TMZ posted…

With 56% of American Internet connections now capped, advocates ask FCC for probe

The practice of capping Internet bandwidth and selling it as a metered commodity has fully taken hold, to the point where 56 percent of U.S. internet connections are now on plans that restrict how much information users can access before triggering additional fees. For an Internet landscape that’s been accustomed…

Man smacked by cookware for neglecting to purchase Mother’s Day gift

Aretavia Kimbrough, of Staten Island, New York, was arrested Sunday for assaulting the father of her 8-month-old child, the New York Post reported. Charmean Allen, Kimbrough’s boyfriend and father of their son Charmean Allen Jr., said that Kimbrough woke him up at 7 a.m. and wanted to know what gifts…

Newt Gingrich will run for president in 2012

WASHINGTON – Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is running for president in 2012, ending months of speculation. The Associated Press reported Monday morning that the Georgia Republican will make the announcement Wednesday over Twitter and Facebook. Gingrich appeared to confirm it in a tweet saying, “Be sure to watch Hannity…

Two pounds of marijuana earns NOLA man a life sentence

A 35-year-old man from New Orleans was sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison after he was convicted of possessing two pounds of marijuana with the intent to distribute, according to a report in The New Orleans Times-Picayune. It was the fourth marijuana conviction for Cornell Hood…

Are gay men more at risk for cancer?

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – More gay men reported being cancer survivors than straight men in a new study from California. That suggests they may need targeted interventions to prevent cancer, the researchers said, but more studies are needed to answer lingering questions. For example, are gay men more likely…

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