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Rep. Joe Walsh: Media protects Obama because he’s black

Tea party Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) thinks that the color of the president’s skin will play a big part in next year’s election. “[Y]ou see this administration playing class warfare and race warfare games,” Media Research Center’s Brent Bozell told Walsh during a recent interview. “Now, that’s their problem. But…

After 25 years, TV megastar Oprah cedes stage

CHICAGO (AFP) – Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey bade farewell to her trailblazing television program Wednesday, ending 25 years of intimate star confessions and telling loyal fans they had been the love of her life. In a program taped one day earlier at Oprah’s Harpo Studios in Chicago, Winfrey took…

Though Catholics can’t become royalty, they’re asked to pray for William and Kate

LONDON (Reuters Life!) – The Catholic church in England and Wales has issued a prayer to bless the upcoming wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton – even though Catholics themselves are banned from becoming a British king or queen. The prayer asks for God’s blessing upon the couple, who will get married on April 29, “as they…

Netherlands marks a decade of gay marriage

AMSTERDAM (AFP) – The Netherlands celebrated the 10th anniversary of the world’s first legally binding gay marriage with another set of nuptials Friday, mixing the formal with the casual. “I declare you, in my position as mayor of Amsterdam, joined by the rights of marriage,” Eberhart van der Laan told…

Author fights back in Gandhi ‘gay lover’ row

NEW DELHI – An American author on Tuesday angrily dismissed claims his new book on Mahatma Gandhi alleged that India’s independence leader was a racist bisexual who left his wife for a body-builder. Indian newspapers were outraged by reviews in the United States and Britain of Joseph Lelyveld’s biography that…

Was Gandhi Gay?

In his Wall Street Journal review of Joseph Lelyveld’s Great Soul, a biography of Mohandas Gandhi, conservative historian Andrew Roberts calls Gandhi “a ceaseless self-promoter”, a “sexual weirdo, a political incompetent and a fanatical faddist” and accuses the revered Indian leader of repeatedly botching his nation’s independence movement. In subsequent…

Pope’s book says Jesus was no ‘political revolutionary’

VATICAN CITY – Pope Benedict XVI has rejected the idea of Jesus as a “revolutionary”, saying he used the “power of love” in a new book in which he also says the Jews were not responsible for Christ’s death. Jesus “does not come as a destroyer. He does not come…

McCain: ‘Thank God’ Rumsfeld was fired

There’s no love lost between Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and President George W. Bush’s former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. The senator from Arizona gave a terse response Thursday to claims made in Rumsfeld’s new book “Known and Unknown.” In the book, Rumsfeld had claimed McCain had a “hair-trigger temper”…

Rolling Stone releases Lennon’s final interview

Rolling Stone releases final interview with John Lennon on the 30th anniversary of his death Three days before he was gunned down, John Lennon complained about his critics — saying they were just interested in “dead heroes” — and talked optimistically about his family and future, musing that he had…

Fox News Chief Roger Ailes: Obama a ‘far left’ socialist

If you’re looking for confirmation that Fox News’ motto, “We report, you decide,” is a bit off base, you may not need to look any further than the company’s chairman. In an interview published Wednesday with The Daily Beast’s Howard Kurtz, Ailes says Obama’s trip to Asia was a failure…

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