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Woman sets up website to marry for health insurance

‘The lower the co-pay, the sexier you are’ WASHINGTON — So difficult has it become for sick people to simply purchase health insurance today that one woman is offering to marry for it. Insurance companies have been discriminating against customers for years on the basis of pre-existing conditions, but gained…

Obama’s new Gitmo closure deadline: Jan. 22, 2013

Closing Guantanamo is emerging as a never-ending nightmare for President Barack Obama after he bowed to pressure and backed down from plans to try the accused 9/11 plotters in the heart of New York City. One year after his landmark promise to shutter the controversial prison at the US naval…

Breitbart admits paying activist accused of tampering with senator’s phone

The man who “made” the conservative activist who posed as a pimp to undermine the community organizing group ACORN, confessed that he pays him — while at the same time arguing he has “nothing to do with” what he does. James O’Keefe was arrested Monday after “maliciously tampering” with the…

All-star Haiti telethon raises $57 million, so far

NEW YORK, (AP) - Organizers for the all-star "Hope for Haiti Now" telethon say the event raised $57 million — and counting.…

Conservatives using sketchy videos to suggest Dems guilty of voter fraud

Election watchdog site claiming to “transcend party lines” run by former GOP operative WASHINGTON — As Massachusetts voters cast their ballots for the important Coakley-Brown election, conservatives and Republicans insinuate that Democrats are engaging in voter fraud despite offering little evidence to make their case. Many are jumping on videos…

Roger Ebert: Rush ‘should be horse-whipped’ for Haiti comments

“You should be horse-whipped for the insult you have paid to the highest office of our nation.” That’s how Chicago Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert began his letter to Rush Limbaugh, in which Ebert rakes the radio host over the coals for his controversial comments about the Haiti earthquake. Ebert,…

Photographer upset drug dealer stole his Limbaugh parody

A successful parody always risks being taken too seriously, and a parody ad targeting Rush Limbaugh’s drug use may have received the ultimate accolade when it was featured on the website of an actual dealer in illicit drugs. To the satirist’s dismay, his photoshopped image has now become part of…

Hack attack portrays Mr. Bean as president of Europe

Legendary physical comedy character Mr. Bean, portrayed by actor Rowan Atkinson, is not the president of Europe. But if you were looking at the Spanish Web site set up for their temporary presidency of the European Union, that fact may not have been so clear. That’s because a piece of…

Opponents slam Rep. Hoekstra after failure to register domain

For most members of Congress or any other campaigning politico, a Web domain bearing the candidate’s name is essential. So when Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-MI) started making unpleasant noises about the attempted bombing of a Christmas day flight into Detroit, it seemed only logical to turn to his Web domain…

CIA ran at least two secret prisons in Lithuania, inquiry confirms

The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) ran at least two secret detention facilities in the Baltic nation of Lithuania, a parliamentary inquiry has found. The sites were set up by Lithuanian intelligence services for the CIA, according to the report published on Tuesday. But the head of the inquiry said…

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