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Bloomberg: ‘Birther’ talk a ‘terrible mistake’ for Republicans

Publicly questioning whether President Barack Obama is a natural born citizen of the United States will hurt Republican candidates in the 2012 elections, according to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. “Look, anybody can run for president if you’re 35 and an American citizen and born here,” Bloomberg said on…

Franklin Graham: Second Coming of Christ will be on YouTube, Twitter

“Social media could have a big part” in the Second Coming of Christ, evangelist Franklin Graham said in an interview that aired Sunday. “I believe there’s no question, I believe we’re in the latter days of this age,” Graham told ABC’s Christiane Amanpour. “When I say latter days, could it…

Author of ‘don’t say gay’ bill likened homosexuality to bestiality in 2009

Legislation that prohibits teachers from discussing homosexuality and even saying the word “gay” in kindergarten through eighth-grade classrooms was approved by a key committee in the Tennessee State Senate on Friday. The legislation, Senate Bill 49, would make it illegal for teachers to discuss any sexual orientation or behavior other…

Santorum: Gays already have enough rights

Likely Republican presidential candidate and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum told Fox News’ Chris Wallace Sunday that LGBT people don’t deserve equal rights. “You opposed gay marriage,” Wallace noted. “I did,” Santorum agreed. “You oppose civil unions, you want to reinstate ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ Do you think gays have…

Clear economic victory eludes Obama as vote nears

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Barack Obama does not yet know the identity of his 2012 Republican challenger, but his toughest reelection challenge could be to convince voters the economy is in steady hands. In the two years since Obama took office, the US economy has improved dramatically. Growth has swung from…

Company owner hoping for “miracle” with trapped Idaho miner

SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) – The head of the company that owns the Idaho silver mine where a worker has been trapped underground for eight days said he still hopes rescuers will bring the miner safely home to his family. “We have not given up hope,” Phil Baker, the president and…

Ted Stevens memorial holiday established in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) – The last Saturday of July will now be known in Alaska as “Ted Stevens Day,” under a new law that memorializes the nation’s longest-serving Republican senator, who died last year in a plane crash. The bill was signed on Friday by Governor Sean Parnell, a Republican,…

St. Louis airport closed, digging out after tornado strike

(Reuters) – Crews worked on Saturday to get St. Louis’ tornado-battered airport ready to reopen after it was hit by a roaring storm that also damaged hundreds of houses, tossed cars and knocked out power. Several injuries were reported but no fatalities. A preliminary count showed at least 750 homes…

Lady Gaga is godmother to Elton John’s son

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – British music superstar Elton John has revealed that he and his partner have chosen pop diva Lady Gaga to be their baby boy’s godmother, as he spoke of his joy at being a father. “Yes, yes she is,” John told ABC’s Babara Walters when she asked…

NY allows conjugal visits for inmates in same-sex marriages

The New York state prison system recently changed its regulations to allow inmates in same-sex marriages or civil unions conjugal visits from their partners, as well as a tweak that will allow inmates to visit their partners if they are terminally ill. On the heels of last week’s unprecedented, massive…

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