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Herman Cain top 2012 presidential candidate among GOP primary voters

Former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza and Atlanta radio talk show host Herman Cain is the most popular choice of Republican primary voters in the race for the 2012 presidential nomination. Nineteen percent of GOP primary voters would like to see Cain run against President Barack Obama, according to a Zogby…

Theology professor: Glenn Beck’s apocalyptic rhetoric distracts from ‘true message of Jesus’

While discussing the failed May 21 Rapture prediction on MSNBC’s The Last Word Monday, Obery Hendricks of New York Theological Seminary said that people like Rep. Michelle Bachmann and Glenn Beck, who focus on the end of the world, divert attention from the real message of Jesus. Watch video, courtesy…

Illinois Senate approves bill to restrict Westboro Baptist protests

The Illinois Senate passed legislation on Monday aimed at restricting members of the Westboro Baptist Church from protesting at funerals. The infamous Westboro Baptist Church pickets the funerals of military families with offensive signs such as “Thank God for Dead Soldiers” and “God Hates America.” The church believes that God…

Insurance firm avoided payments to families of slain Iraqi translators

An administrative law judge has referred a U.S. insurance company for criminal investigation after the firm failed to pay benefits owed to survivors of Iraqi translators killed while working for the American government. Under a federally funded program, Chicago-based CNA Financial Corp. provides insurance coverage to contractors killed or injured…

Senators propose resolution for limited US role in Libya

WASHINGTON — Key Senate Democrats and Republicans introduced a resolution Monday endorsing limited US military intervention in Libya, more than two months after coalition raids began. The text “supports the limited use of military force by the United States in Libya as part of the NATO mission to enforce United…

Senators Leahy, Paul propose expanded oversight of PATRIOT Act

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced an amendment to the PATRIOT Act on Monday that attempts to safeguard American’s civil liberties by increasing oversight of government surveillance powers. The Leahy-Paul amendment [PDF] requires an expansion of public reporting on the use of…

Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office in Arizona failed to investigate 400 sex-crimes

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the self-described “toughest sheriff in the United States” best known for his jail’s pink underwear and illegal-immigrant sweeps, said he would not resign despite claims that his office misspent funds and failed to investigate 400 sex-crime cases. “I’m not going to resign as long as…

Donald Trump won’t rule out 2012 presidential bid

Real estate mogul Donald Trump said that after seeing the current 2012 Republican presidential candidates he would not rule out his own presidential bid. “I would not rule it out,” Trump said on Fox & Friends Monday. “I can’t rule out anything. It’s vital that we choose the right person,…

Chicago Bulls player apologizes for gay slur

MIAMI — Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah apologized for yelling an insulting remark, believed to be a gay slur, at a spectator in Miami during his team’s NBA playoff loss on Sunday night. Television cameras showed Noah appearing to say “faggot” after sitting down on the bench just 5:34 into…

Sperm on maid’s dress confirmed to be from IMF chief Strauss-Kahn

DNA samples confirm that traces of sperm found on a maid’s dress were from former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, according to published reports. Telegraph reported that the New York Police sent the test results to French authorities on Sunday. Strauss-Kahn raced against time Monday to find a new home in a…

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