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Wisconsin man arrested for planning to shoot abortion providers ‘right in the head’

A Wisconsin man was arrested Wednesday after he told police that he had traveled to Madison to shoot an abortion provider “right in the head.” Employees at a Motel 6 in Madison called police after Ralph Lang, 63, told them he had accidentally discharged a firearm in his room, according…

Egyptian prime minister: Arrest of journalists ‘not intended, my dear’

Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq appeared to feign surprise Sunday when he was told that journalists and human rights activists had been arrested at anti-government protests in his country. “Why are you detaining them?” CNN’s Candy Crowley asked. “Oh, frankly speaking, it’s not intended at all my dear,” Shafiq replied.…

If proven, Countrywide’s mortgage fraud could threaten Bank of America

Problems with mortgage documents Bank of American acquired when it purchased the mortgage provider Countrywide Financial in 2008 could cost the bank billions, if a testimony in a New Jersey foreclosure case proves accurate. During the foreclosure trial, an operational team leader for Bank of America, Linda DiMartini, said it…

‘There are no rich,’ Senator-elect Rand Paul claims

Following his big win in Tuesday’s midterm elections, Senator-elect Rand Paul explained his economic philosophy in about 30 seconds during a CNN interview, claiming he wants to shield the wealthiest Americans from paying higher taxes — in the name of protecting the working class. “I would say that [Democrats] must…

Arizona GOP candidate calls for cutting off illegal immigrants’ utilities

Arizona’s campaign against Mexican immigrants seems to intensify with every passing week. This latest round of escalation, however, has even some proponents of getting tough on illegal immigrants wondering if it’s just gone a bit too far. The state has been at the very epicenter of America’s immigration debate ever…

Wolff: ‘Otherwise unsexy’ should be ‘grateful’ if their sexuality is openly discussed

Michael Wolff appears to be more than a little bit obsessed with the sexuality of President Obama’s new Supreme Court selection. The best-selling author and Vanity Fair contributor published “Part 3″ of his “Is Elena Kagan Gay?” series Wednesday morning at his Newser website. But according to the two-time National…

Using anonymous quotes, Politico paints Pelosi as ‘authoritarian’ assassin

Soliciting quotes from anonymous political aides is a hallmark of Washington journalism, where some of the choicest news morsels come only if the persons leaking them to you is able to protect their identity — and their career. But a Monday story published by the D.C.-centric Politico takes the use…

GOP operative accused of gay-baiting now target of innuendo

Supporters defend Andy Seré’s heterosexuality: He ‘gets more tail than anyone I know in DC’ Last month, Andy Seré, the spokesman for the National Republican Congressional Committee, was accused of gay-baiting when he attacked Tennessee state Sen. Roy Herron for “watching his body image very closely” and sent out an…

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