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‘I miss Tucson,’ says recovering Rep. Giffords

HOUSTON (Reuters) – Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords still struggles to piece together lengthy sentences, but one short phrase she repeats is: “I miss Tucson,” the Arizona Republic newspaper reported on Sunday. Three and a half months after she was shot in the head at a community event in Tucson, theArizona Democrat is working on…

Marines in Afghanistan sing and dance to Britney Spears

In the fine tradition of military personnel blowing off steam in the field comes this latest masterpiece out of Afghanistan. Below, watch the 266 Rein and HMLA 169 Marines perform their awesome rendition of Britney Spears’ “Hold It Against Me.” Ms. Spears herself tweeted, in response to the video: “I…

Sen. Coons to Senate: You can’t get the job done if you’re always on vacation

Sen. Chris Coons (D-Delaware) appeared on Face the Nation Sunday morning — technically during a Senate vacation for Easter. The Senate has taken five vacations since it came into session in January: everyone gets Passover off, Jewish or not, President’s Day merits a week off, and so on and so…

Humor pub The Onion tricks the New York Times

The New York Times has run many a correction in its more than century and a half run, but it’s doubtful many have been as cringe-worthy as one that ran atop the corrections list in Sunday’s edition of the paper. It reads: A series of pictures last Sunday of covers…

Obama’s biggest election foe may be economy, not GOP

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…

Indiana University students file complaint over Chick-fil-A discrimination

Students at Indiana University South Bend have filed a formal complaint against the university’s Chancellor, alleging the presence of the fast food restaurant chain Chick-fil-A violated vendor policy prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. “Students impacted by the continued presence of Chick-fil-A on campus have come forward today…

Dramatic rise in WI teacher retirements linked to collective bargaining changes

Hundreds of Wisconsin teachers have announced their intention to retire in June of this year, in much higher numbers than in normal years. Many of them cite Governor Scott Walker’s proposed changes to public employees’ collective bargaining rights as the reason. Madison school superintendent Dan Nerad says that his district…

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…

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