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Wisconsin man arrested for planning to shoot abortion providers ‘right in the head’

A Wisconsin man was arrested Wednesday after he told police that he had traveled to Madison to shoot an abortion provider “right in the head.” Employees at a Motel 6 in Madison called police after Ralph Lang, 63, told them he had accidentally discharged a firearm in his room, according…

Texas lawmaker says ‘nanny state’ lobbying fliers disrespect women

Texas state Democratic Rep. Senfronia Thompson took a moment of personal privilege Thursday to express her outrage at fliers put out by the Texas Civil Justice League opposing the “nanny state.” One flier showed a picture of a baby nursing on a woman’s breast and the other depicted a baby’s…

GOP Rep claims Obama elected because of ‘white guilt’

WASHINGTON – Freshman Republican Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) said the only reason Barack Obama was elected president is that he’s “articulate” and “black.” “Why was he elected? Again, it comes back to who he was. He was black, he was historic. And there’s nothing racist about this,” Walsh told Slate‘s…

Oregon Senator Wyden freezes second Internet censorship bill

A U.S. Senator from Oregon has once again taken a stand against his own party to defend what he sees as the inherent right to free speech on the Internet, placing a hold on a bill that could force search engines and Internet service providers to block websites deemed to…

Mother cat hugs her adorable baby kitten

In what may be the cutest video ever, a mama cat hugs her sleeping baby kitten. Watch this video, uploaded to YouTube May 26, 2011 by dragomirnet86. [H/T: CBS News]…

Clinton names ex-Cheney advisor as State Dept. spokesperson

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The State Department on Thursday named career diplomat Victoria Nuland as its new spokesperson, filling a vacancy left when the former incumbent resigned in a flap over the soldier accused of leaking secret WikiLeaks documents. Nuland was a national security advisor to former Vice President Dick Cheney…

Republican jobs plan pushes tax cuts and deregulation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congressional Republicans unveiled a jobs agenda on Thursday, hitting President Barack Obama where it hurts — the stubbornly high 9 percent unemployment rate. Two days after suffering a stunning election defeat, largely because of their unpopular proposal to privatize Medicare, Republicans sought to focus attention on the…

Facebook co-founder Zuckerberg killing his own food

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has reportedly taken to eating only meat from animals he has killed in order to appreciate that a creature died so that he could live. The 27-year-old billionaire took on the dietary regimen as the latest in a series of “personal challenges” that…

Vermont moves closer to single-payer health plan

BRATTLEBORO, Vermont (Reuters) – Vermont became the first state to lay the groundwork for single-payer health care on Thursday when its governor signed an ambitious bill aimed at establishing universal insurance coverage for all residents. “This law recognizes an economic and fiscal imperative,” Democratic Governor Peter Shumlin said as he…

Obama extends Patriot Act’s emergency powers four more years

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US President Barack Obama on Thursday signed into law a four-year extension of controversial counter-terrorism search and surveillance powers at the heart of the Patriot Act. The president signed the act into law after it was approved by Congress and just before the provisions were to expire…

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