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U.S. immigration service will no longer accept green card applications from bi-national same sex couples

A victory scored by married bi-national same sex couples this week turned out to be only temporary. After only one day, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said it would no longer accept green card applications from gays and lesbians with spouses from abroad. “The guidance we were…

Boehner chokes up over D.C. school voucher program

House Speaker John Boehner fought back tears Wednesday on the House floor as he advocated for his bill to reinstate the Washington D.C. school voucher program. D.C. parents and teachers support the program, which was ended in 2009, because “they know what it was like before,” he said. “They remember…

Feingold calls for GE CEO Immelt to step down as Obama jobs chief

Former Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold (D) is outraged that the man that President Barack Obama has put in charge of creating jobs is the CEO of a company that paid no taxes last year. Obama named GE CEO Jeff Immelt as the head of the President’s Council on Jobs and…

Senate Dems cede more ground, offer Republicans $30 billion in budget cuts

WASHINGTON – With just 9 days left to strike a budget deal or face a government shutdown, Senate Democrats offered House Republicans an additional $10 billion in concessions on spending cuts Wednesday, upping their bid to $30 billion. The figure almost matches the $32 billion in cuts Republicans initially asked…

Marine helicopter down near Hawaii, one dead

A Marine Corps. helicopter crashed in the shallow waters of Kaneohe Bay, off the shore of Hawaii Tuesday night, according to Navy Times. Four crew members were injured in the crash Tuesday evening, and CNN reported on-air Wednesday afternoon that one died. The cause of the crash is under investigation,…

Most Americans think Obama does not deserve re-election, according to new poll

President Barack Obama was dealt the worst poll numbers of his career Wednesday as a new survey by Quinnipac University found that most Americans think he does not deserve to be re-elected in 2012. The numbers come amid several other findings, by Quinnipiac and others, that seem to indicate the…

Dem Rep. Jared Polis calls on Congress to end marijuana prohibition

WASHINGTON – Speaking alongside industry advocates, U.S. Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) called Wednesday for Congress to end the prohibition on marijuana, stressing the need to reduce drug violence while hailing the medical cannabis market’s capacity for growing the economy. “Ending the failed policy of prohibition with regard to marijuana will…

Staten Island man sets ex-girlfriend’s apartment on fire during ‘fecal rampage’

A pregnant woman in Staten Island had an undeniably “crappy” Wednesday morning, according to local police. Around 5:30 a.m., 24-year-old Rasheed (Illuminati) Harrison, her ex-boyfriend, showed up outside her apartment door, stripped naked, and defecated, SI Live reports. Harrison then smeared the excrement on the apartment door and set it…

WATCH LIVE: Obama outlines his new energy security policy

Watch the live feed below of President Obama’s speech at Georgetown University. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Republicans vote to end Obama’s mortgage modification program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The House of Representatives on Tuesday voted to kill President Barack Obama’s signature program to help struggling homeowners avoid foreclosure. A bill to terminate the program was approved on a 252-170 vote. But the bill is unlikely to clear the Senate. It was the last in series…

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