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Pentagon budget down due to Iraq pullout: US

WASHINGTON – The Pentagon on Monday proposed a reduced defense budget for the first time since the September 11 attacks, finding savings in the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq. The total budget of $671 billion is down from last year’s request of 708 billion but the “base” defense budget…

Obama eyes tax hikes, spending cuts to curb deficit

WASHINGTON – US President Barack Obama unveiled a $3.73-trillion spending blueprint for 2012 on Monday, including a raft of tax hikes and spending cuts aimed at curbing a record budget deficit. Kicking off what is sure to be a long and brutal political battle over election-year spending, Obama’s plan bets…

Vagina Monologues: Different types of orgasm moans

A Vagina Monologues actress demonstrates the various types of orgasm moans, including the clitoral, vaginal and “I should be studying” moan and ending with the elusive triple orgasm! The Vagina Monologues is a play written by Eve Ensler based on her interviews with over 200 women about their memories and…

GOP Gov. Barbour lobbied for Mexico on ‘amnesty’ program: report

WASHINGTON – Gov. Haley Barbour (R-MS), a rumored 2012 presidential contender, lobbied on behalf of Mexico last decade for a program that would have assisted unauthorized immigrants with gaining permanent residency. That’s according to a report in TIME’s Swampland blog by Michael Scherer, who obtained State Department filings revealing that…

Scarborough: What’s wrong with calling it ‘Obamacare’?

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough wonders why Democrats have criticized him for using the term, “Obamacare,” on air. “‘Obama’, they like that word, and ‘care’, they like that word, too, but put them together and it’s a vulgarity!…I don’t understand!” protests Scarborough. The Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart and Norah O’Donnell join the…

Giffords making ‘lightning fast’ recovery, according to husband

Just a month after Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head, her husband tells NBC’s Brian Williams that she is recovering well and able to carry on a conversation. This video is from NBC News, uploaded on February 14, 2011. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news…

Ground Zero mosque opponent: CPAC ‘compromised by Muslim Brotherhood activists’

Pamela Geller, one of the most vocal of the activists opposed to the “Ground Zero Mosque”, said Friday that the Conservative Political Action Conference had been “corrupted” and “compromised by Muslim Brotherhood activists.” This video is from Talking Points Memo, uploaded on February 13, 2011.…

Bachmann: Talk of a government shutdown is a liberal scare tactic

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), a Tea Party favorite and possible presidential contender, says that the rumored government shut down “won’t happen because it won’t serve anyone’s interests.” In the interview with Newsmax, Bachmann also took the opportunity to bash Obama’s presidency, saying that the GOP needs to “win the White…

Dem introduces ‘Do Not Track Me Online’ privacy bill

WASHINGTON – A California Democrat has introduced an online privacy measure that would allow Web users to opt-out of having their online behavior monitored by advertisers. HR 654, The Do Not Track Me Online Act of 2011, would empower the Federal Trade Commission to write regulations ensuring that online marketing…

US Chamber hired firm to investigate families and children of critics

WASHINGTON – Leaked documents indicate that the US Chamber of Commerce hired a private firm to gather information about the families and children of its progressive political opponents. E-mails circulated by Aaron Barr, the CEO of HBGary Federal, illuminate highly personal data about critics of the Chamber, including detailed information…

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