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Ground Zero museum takes painful look into 9/11 attacks

President Barack Obama inaugurates Thursday a museum commemorating the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the culmination of three years of delays, controversy and financial woes as he opens a memorial to an event that changed America. On the eve of the dedication. Charles Wolf made no secret of his apprehension…

Michael Sam jerseys sell like hotcakes as conservatives apoplectic at his popularity

Conservatives both inside and outside of the National Football League are outraged that Michael Sam kissed his boyfriend after learning that he had completed one of his life-long goals — to be drafted into the NFL. They are angry that President Barack Obama congratulated him: Did Obama also call the…

Louisiana Republican: Obama killing veterans, like Obamacare will kill other Americans

A Louisiana Republican agreed with a talk show caller that President Barack Obama was “killing veterans” for political reasons and would do the same to American families through the Affordable Care Act. Rep. John Fleming (R-LA) appeared Monday on KEEL-AM to discuss the growing controversy over the deaths of at…

Nigeria abductions an ‘unconscionable’ terror act: Michelle Obama

The mass kidnapping of schoolgirls in Nigeria was an "unconscionable act" of terror against the education of girls, US First Lady Michelle Obama said Saturday. Speaking in her husband's place during President Barack Obama's weekly Saturday morning address……

GOP-led House panel blocks Pentagon budget cuts, OKs larger military pay raises

The House Armed Services Committee approved a policy bill on Thursday that authorized a $496 billion Pentagon base budget for next year but rejected many of the department’s attempts to cut spending, including on arms programs and military pay increases. Lawmakers on the Republican-dominated panel voted unanimously to send the…

Supreme Court hands victory to Obama by reviving the EPA’s cross-state air pollution rule

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a federal regulation requiring some states to limit pollution that contributes to unhealthy air in neighboring states, reversing a lower court ruling and handing a victory to President Barack Obama. By a 6-2 vote, the court said…

Indiana man on synthetic pot allegedly punched out 4-year-old and threatened Obama

A Granger, IN man who claims the federal government used him as a sex slave is accused of brutally striking a 4-year-old boy and of threatening President Barack Obama. According to WSBT-TV, 25-year-old Eric Parks is charged with two class-D felonies, battery and intimidation. Parks went on a rampage in…

U.S. extends comment period on Keystone XL through the end of May

By Patrick Rucker WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department announced on Friday it is extending the government comment period on the Keystone XL pipeline, a move that likely postpones a final decision on the controversial project until after the November 4 mid-term elections. President Barack Obama has said he…

Death toll climbs to 37 after Washington state mudslide

The official death toll from a mudslide that buried a river valley neighborhood in the Cascade foothills of Washington state last month rose to 37 on Tuesday, after search teams extricated another body from the mud and rubble. A rain-soaked hillside collapsed above the north fork of the Stillaguamish River…

Obama names Sylvia Mathews Burwell as next U.S. health secretary

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Friday he will promote his budget director, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, to be health secretary, presiding over the next difficult phase of implementing his healthcare law during the lead-up to the midterm elections. Burwell, who must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate, will…

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