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Clinton nemesis Ken Starr becomes Baylor University president

Baylor University named former Clinton White House nemesis Kenneth Starr its new president on Monday, saying the one-time independent prosecutor’s Christian ideals and experience heading a law school made him the ideal candidate to lead the world’s largest Baptist university. Starr, whose investigation of the Whitewater land deal and Monica…

New Mexico backs concealed handguns in places that serve alcohol

In a puzzling and little-reported move Friday, New Mexico’s state senate approved a law allowing residents to take concealed guns into restaurants serving wine and beer — in an effort to reduce crime. The bill, sponsored by Democratic Sen. George Munoz, would allow individuals with concealed handgun licenses to take…

Liz Cheney: Civil terror trials led to 9/11

Liz Cheney must have forgotten about the presidential daily briefing ignored by Condoleeza Rice and the Bush administration before 9/11, that said Osama bin Laden was determined to strike within the US. The daughter of former vice president Dick Cheney said today on Fox that she believes military tribunals, instead…

Despite Obama admin’s promise, DEA continues raids on medical marijuana growers

A day after telling a Denver news station of his profitable medical-marijuana operation, Chris Bartkowicz found himself under arrest by drug-enforcement agents who say they will continue to arrest growers despite a promise from the Obama administration to respect state laws allowing the growing and selling of marijuana for medicinal…

Obama attorneys argue for warrantless cell phone tracking

This is not change that privacy advocates can believe in. A US appeals court began weighing Friday whether police should be allowed to track citizens through their cellphones without first obtaining a warrant. The case “could prove to be one of the most important privacy rights battles of the modern…

Obama signs ‘pay as you go’ legislation into law

US President Barack Obama called Saturday for new spending cuts, warning the country must bring its ballooning deficit under control in order to be able to move forward. “Even as we make critical investments to create jobs today and lay a foundation for growth tomorrow — by cutting taxes for…

Lieberman’s concerns about torture seemingly limited to Iran

WASHINGTON — Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and John McCain (R-AZ) on Thursday introduced bipartisan legislation to slap new human rights sanctions on Iran’s leaders. But Lieberman’s concerns about human rights abuses are apparently limited to foreign shores, since he has defended the use of torture when Americans engage in it.…

Virginia delegates pass bill banning chip implants as ‘mark of the beast’

Concerns over privacy have aligned with apocalyptic Biblical prophecy in a proposed Virginia law that limits the use of microchip implants on humans because of a lawmaker’s concern that the chips will prove to be the Antichrist’s “mark of the beast.” On Wednesday, Virginia’s House of Delegates passed a bill…

Christians claim hate crimes law an effort to ‘eradicate’ their beliefs

A Christian group in Michigan has filed a lawsuit alleging that a package of hate crimes laws named after murder victim Matthew Shepard is an affront to their religious freedom. Far from the intended purpose of severely punishing criminals who commit unspeakable acts against a persecuted minority group, the religious…

No joke: South Carolina now requires ‘subversives’ to register

Five-dollar registration fee for persons planning to overthrow US government Terrorists who want to overthrow the United States government must now register with South Carolina’s Secretary of State and declare their intentions — or face a $25,000 fine and up to 10 years in prison. The state’s “Subversive Activities Registration…

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