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Retiring Dem fesses to ‘salty language,’ denies harrassment allegations

Freshman Rep. Eric Massa (D-NY) announced on Wednesday afternoon that he will not seek re-election to a second term in office this November, citing health reasons. While admitting to having used foul language, he strongly denied allegations that he sexually harassed a male staffer. Massa told reporters in a conference…

Depressed Blair ‘wanted to quit after Iraq war’: report

Tony Blair was so depressed after the Iraq war that the then British premier told Gordon Brown he would quit the following summer, only to renege on his pledge, a newspaper reported Sunday.…

Austin suicide pilot’s daughter calls father a ‘hero’, then recants

Joe Stack — a 53-year-old accordion player from Austin, Texas, who smashed his single engine aircraft into an IRS office killing one and injuring 15 others — is a “hero” in the eyes of his daughter. Or, maybe he isn’t. In an interview with ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Samantha Bell,…

Expert: Attack on IRS possibly an act of ‘domestic terrorism’

Was the destruction of an Austin, Texas IRS office a criminal action, or a terrorist attack? While federal authorities are treating the plane crash as the first, the local congressman has termed it the later. And then there’s retired police officer Lou Palumbo, who suggested to CNN’s Rick Sanchez, “If…

Virginia gov. curtails protections for gay workers

Gays and lesbians in Virginia have lost specific protection from discrimination in the workplace after Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) reissued the state's non-discrimination policy with one group conspicuously absent from the list.…

Politico: Cheney to continue ‘vicious’ rhetoric

Viewers can expect the same Obama-as-liberal-weakling rhetoric from former Vice President Dick Cheney when he appears on ABC's This Week, according to a Saturday morning post by Politico's Mike Allen and Jim VanderHei.…

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…

Sen. Scott Brown sworn in as Ted Kennedy’s successor

The late Democratic icon Ted Kennedy’s successor took office Thursday, formally giving US President Barack Obama’s Republican foes the 41 Senate votes they need to be able to block his agenda. “I want to get to work,” Senator Scott Brown of Massachusetts told reporters moments after being sworn in. “There…

Hannity likens ‘ACORN pimp’ phone sting to ‘To Catch a Predator’

Fox News’s fair and balanced slogan apparently doesn’t ring true when it comes to Democratic senators who have their offices broken into. Turning a strange phone tampering case on its head, Fox News host Sean Hannity suggested Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) was the one in the wrong — the senator…

Tampergate: Fox News misrepresents US attorney recusal from O’Keefe case

Update: Fox News fixed its article sometime early Tuesday morning, but added no correction. Many conservative blogs and websites are still spreading the bogus version (including a new article posted at Breitbart’s Big Government, “The O’Keefe Affair: Obviously a Media Malfunction.”) “And why behold you the mote that is in…

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