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Obama’s call for Memorial Day: ‘Honor’ the troops ‘with deeds’

President Barack Obama paid tribute Saturday to US war veterans, saying the nation must honor their sacrifice not just with words, but with deeds. The president’s radio address was aired in advance of the commemoration on Monday of Memorial Day, a national holiday set aside to honor those who fought…

Judge urges citizens to ‘arm themselves’ after police budget cuts

Local official: Use shotguns so you kill, rather than hurt, criminals A county judge in rural northeast Ohio has renewed his call for citizens to arm themselves in the wake of police budget cuts that have left one cruiser patrolling an entire county. Judge Alfred Mackey of the Ashtabula County…

Pope: Scandals call for ‘new evangelization’

VALLETTA (AFP) - – Pope Benedict XVI said Saturday the Roman Catholic Church had been wounded by sin as he flew to Malta on his first foreign trip since a wave of priest sex abuse scandals broke in Europe and the United States.…

The Yes Men call O’Keefe, Breitbart ‘sad and pathetic’ for targeting ACORN

The ends justify the means, say The Yes Men, but only as long as you’re going after the right people. The duo’s latest movie The Yes Men Fix The World, out on DVD April 1, chronicles the real-life efforts of anti-globalization activists Mike Bonanno and Andy Bichlbaum to expose corporate…

Dems skip prayer breakfast over ‘baby killer’ heckler’s speech

Who could have possibly guessed that Democrats would get upset over the latest GOP tar baby trap? “Even the Congressional Prayer Breakfast isn’t safe from the poisonous partisan atmosphere gripping the Capitol,” Steven T. Dennis reports for Roll Call. Democrats walked out of the breakfast Thursday morning after Republicans invited…

Pelosi: GOP isn’t provoking violent acts

Threats against Stupak call him ‘scumbag demon, dirtbag, bastard’ The passage of health care legislation this week has led to a series of threats against lawmakers who voted for it. Numerous Democrats, such as Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) have accused Republican legislators of “stoking the flames.” But the speaker…

Loud sex enough for cops to search your home, court rules

For Brian McGacken of Farmingdale, New Jersey, an evening of loud sex resulted in a 10-year prison sentence for growing marijuana. On Feb. 17, 2007, New Jersey state troopers arrived at McGacken’s home, responding to an anonymous 911 call complaining of screams coming from McGacken’s home. McGacken explained the noise…

AUDIO: ‘Spoofed’ robocall asks about ‘support’ for Tea Party, Palin

Reports suggest call has been widely received A Raw Story editor received a robocall from an organization claiming to be “Voter Talk 2010″ on Thursday asking whether they support the Tea Party and Sarah Palin. “This is Survey 2010 when a brief survey. Do you consider yourself to be a…

ACLU: Miami Beach cops arrest people for recording police misconduct

‘We’re sick of all the f***ing fags in the neighborhood,’ cops allegedly told gay man Miami Beach has long had a reputation for being a refuge for gay Americans, but if the ACLU’s allegations against the city prove true, people in the LGBT community may want to think twice about…

Taser’s new weapon: mobile phone monitoring

Stun gun maker Taser wants to help parents, not with jolts of electricity but with a tool which allows parents to effectively take over a child’s mobile phone and manage its use. “Basically we’re taking old fashioned parenting and bringing it into the mobile world,” Taser chairman and co-founder Tom…

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