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Watch: Bush ‘torture architect’ shouted down at UVA speech

President George W. Bush’s legal counsel and chief “torture architect” John Yoo didn’t receive a warm welcome from everyone at the University of Virginia during a speech Tuesday. Yoo, who was instrumental in constructing the legal framework with which the Bush administration carried out harsh interrogation techniques, intended to speak…

Coulter speech canceled amid ‘boisterous’ protest, ‘fears for her well-being’

About two thousand noisy protesters is what it takes to get an Ann Coulter speech canceled, apparently. That’s the scene which transpired on Tuesday night at the University of Ottawa, where the right-wing author had planned a talk. Canadian media described the crowd as “boisterous.” “A spokesman for the group…

Coulter: I’m victim of ‘hate crimes against conservatives’

OTTAWA — Firebrand US conservative Ann Coulter has accused a Canadian university provost of “hate crimes against conservatives” and called for a human rights probe of the matter, a local paper said Tuesday. The American right-wing pundit and author is in Canada for a trio of speeches. Ahead of a…

‘God Hates Fags’ case gets Supreme Court review

The US Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether vitriolic anti-gay protesters who picket the funerals of US soldiers are protected by free speech laws. The emotionally-charged case was brought by the family of US Marine Matthew Snyder, who was killed in combat in Iraq in 2006. His family organized…

Palin: Writing on palms ‘was good enough for God’

Admits she used to ‘hustle over the border’ to ‘get health care from Canada’ Sarah Palin has a message for critics of her crib-notes during February’s Tea Party keynote speech: God did it too. At a fundraiser on Friday for the Ohio Right to Life group, Palin assailed the media…

Tea Party keynoter says Palin ‘not presidential’

Sarah Palin said she may be eyeing the presidency in 2012, but it appears even one of her biggest ostensible allies has doubts about whether she can do the job. Former Republican Congressman Tom Tancredo (R-CO), who gave the opening speech at the recent Tea Party convention that Palin keynoted,…

Libyan leader Kadhafi calls for ‘jihad’ against Switzerland

Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi turned up the heat in his country’s dispute with Switzerland on Thursday, calling for jihad against it over a ban adopted last year on the construction of minarets. “It is against unbelieving and apostate Switzerland that jihad (holy war) ought to be proclaimed by all means,”…

Glenn Beck wants GOP to fess up like Tiger Woods

Days after barking to protest Obama’s stimulus, Glenn Beck drew howling cheers as the keynote speaker at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington on Saturday. “Beck says it’s still morning in America: a head-pounding, hangover morning,” the Associated Press reports. “The conservative commentator drew cheers from conservative activists Saturday…

Wild wild northwest: Tea partier wants to hang Democratic senator

Democrats have been falsely called Fascists, Socialists and Nazis since Barack Obama was elected president, why not call them cattle rustlers, too. Welcome to the wild, wild Pacific Northwest. At a Tea Party event in Asotin, Idaho Saturday, one unnamed speaker announced that she would like to hang Senator Patty…

GOP lawmaker accused of plagiarizing Washington Times’ anti-climate change rant

A Republican state representative in Oregon who declared last week that “the hypothesis of catastrophic man-made global warming is dead” has been accused of lifting that assertion — and the rest of his speech on the House floor — from a Washington Times editorial. Rep. Matt Wingard, who has a…

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