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Woman takes ex-boyfriend to court over his anti-abortion billboard

A New Mexico man was taken to court for harassment and violation of privacy by his ex-girlfriend for putting up a billboard that said she had an abortion against his wishes. The Associated Press reported that the billboard reads, “This Would Have Been A Picture Of My 2-Month Old Baby…

WATCH LIVE: Obama’s speech in tornado ravaged Joplin

Watch President Barack Obama’s speech at a memorial service in Joplin, held by local clergy and Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, below: (Scheduled to begin at 3pm EST, video courtesy of MSNBC) Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Oregon Senator Wyden freezes second Internet censorship bill

A U.S. Senator from Oregon has once again taken a stand against his own party to defend what he sees as the inherent right to free speech on the Internet, placing a hold on a bill that could force search engines and Internet service providers to block websites deemed to…

Israel PM counters U.S. demands on peace process

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday was to outline his views on reviving the peace process before the US Congress after rejecting White House demands for a settlement based on 1967 borders. In a speech before a powerful Israel lobbying group late Monday in Washington, the prime minister…

Obama stands firm in AIPAC speech

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Sunday refused to back away from his new Middle East peacemaking proposals that have angered Israel, as he addressed the Jewish state’s staunchest American supporters amid a deep rift in U.S.-Israeli ties. But Obama, speaking to the pro-Israel lobbying group AIPAC, sought to…

WATCH LIVE: President Obama’s speech about the Middle East and North Africa

Watch President Obama speak about U.S. policy in the Middle East and North Africa, courtesy of MSNBC, below: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Members of Congress question seizures of alleged pirate domain names

For the last several months, two Democratic members of Congress have been asking the Department of Homeland Security/ICE to clarify the policy behind its seizures of the domain names of websites that are alleged to be involved in copyright violations. According to TorrentFreak.com, they’ve finally gotten a response, but it’s…

Gingrich calls Obama a ‘food stamp president’

In a fiery speech to supporters in Macon, Georgia, Newt Gingrich promised to “win the future”, lower taxes, and restore America to greatness. He also took a swipe at President Obama, calling him a “food stamp president”, blaming the current administration for the persistent financial woes that have dogged the…

President Obama plans major push for immigration reform, with amnesty possible

President Barack Obama will announce Tuesday during a speech near the U.S. border that he plans a fresh push for immigration policy reform ahead of the 2012 election, calling for a legislative solution that comes from Congress instead of his desk alone. The White House and other officials will promote…

Lawsuit against Koch Industries press release parody dismissed

A lawsuit against a group of anonymous environmentalists who created a satirical press release claiming that Koch Industries would help fight climate change was dismissed Monday by U.S. District Court Judge Dale A. Kimball. The anonymous environmentalists known as Youth for Climate Truth were defended by the Public Citizen Litigation…

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