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Palin: Obama most ‘pro-abortion’ president

Sarah Palin attacked President Barack Obama on Wednesday for his support of abortion rights and for the federal health care overhaul as the former Alaska governor appeared in Texas with another tea party favorte, Gov. Rick Perry. Palin described Obama as “the most pro-abortion president to occupy the White House”…

Supreme Court Justice Alito: My fundraising for conservative causes is ‘not important’

Statement and fundraising appear to conflict with Code of Conduct for United States Judges Supreme Court Justice Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr. said his involvement with a conservative fundraiser was “not important” after being confronted by a Think Progress blogger Tuesday night. At a fundraising event for the right-wing magazine American…

Scientific estimate: ‘Sanity’ rally more than twice the size of Beck’s August tea party

Saturday’s massive gathering in Washington, DC, put on by Comedy Central hosts Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, was by all accounts a rousing success. But it’s difficult to gauge how many people attended an event like “The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear.” Even The Wall Street Journal hesitated in…

Shots hit Pentagon; Police label it ‘random event’

Pentagon says shots hit the building; investigation continues, police label it ‘random event’ Someone fired shots at the Pentagon early Tuesday in what security officials described as “a random event.” No one was injured in the predawn incident in which shots were fired into two windows at the sprawling Defense…

Fiorina claims ‘previously scheduled commitment’ during Palin event

Is Sarah Palin’s star beginning to fade? If you believe the most recent polls — and the attitude of California’s Republican candidates for office — it may well be. California GOP nominee for Senate Carly Fiorina certainly isn’t acting like she’s proud to have an endorsement from the Alaska governor-turned-Fox…

Tupperware, Intel participate in Russian nationalist youth camp

A number of large Western companies sponsored a Krelim-backed pro-Putin camp organized by a controversial Russian nationalist movement, according to a Russian investigative journalist. In his report on the All Russia Youth Innovation Forum, Roman Shleynov, the investigative editor of the Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta, writes, “Videos of the event,…

Obama attacks Bush policies in Bush’s home state

In campaign mode, Obama makes Texas dash for cash Deep in the land of George W. Bush, President Barack Obama swept through Texas on Monday to gather Democratic cash and votes, pounding home education as not just an economic imperative but also a political wedge. Here in the place where…

More than 1,000 people create live Impressionist painting

ROUEN, France — Some 1,250 people held enlarged fragments of a reproduction of a Claude Monet masterpiece above their heads Saturday in a bid to create the world’s biggest live Impressionist painting. The creation of a 600-square-metre (6,450-square-feet) version of a painting Monet made of Rouen’s landmark Gothic cathedral kicked…

Obama: GOP wants keys back after driving US ‘into the ditch’

President Barack Obama is ripping into his Republican opponents, accusing them of refusing to help rebuild America after having “created the mess” and driving the economy “into the ditch.” Obama told a Democratic fundraising event in New York late Thursday that despite one of the busiest and most accomplished legislative…

Cop in famed cyclist-shoving incident acquitted of assault

A police officer who became famous worldwide after a YouTube video showed him shoving a cyclist off his bike seemingly without provocation has been acquitted of assault. But Patrick Pogan, formerly of the New York Police Department, was found guilty of making a false filing in the case, and now…

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