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Glenn Beck attacks Obama daughter over oil spill worries

Update at bottom: Beck apologizes for mocking Malia Obama It took talk show host Glenn Beck all of two days to go from announcing that the families of politicians are a no-go zone for pundits — to mocking 11-year-old Malia Obama on the air. During a press conference Thursday, President…

US voters head to primary polls; influence of Obama, tea parties to be tested

Update 1: Rand Paul wins Kentucky GOP primary, defeating party favorite in major tea party victory Update 2: Party-switching Sen. Arlen Specter loses hard-fought primary battle, likely ending his career Update 3: Democrat Max Critz wins race to fill deceased Pennsylvania Rep. John Murtha’s former seat in Congress US voters…

Senate votes to audit the Fed, 96-0

UPDATE: Senate voted down Ron Paul-approved Fed audit 37-62; passed bill does not audit monetary policy UPDATE 2: Paul calls bill better than nothing, suggests Fed is ‘satisfied’ by outcome: ‘they think they’re getting off the hook’ The Senate on Tuesday approved a proposal to examine the Federal Reserve’s role…

Rogue McAfee update paralyzes PCs worldwide

WASHINGTON (AFP) – A routine anti-virus update from Web security firm McAfee confused a valid Windows file with a virus on Wednesday, disrupting computers around the world. Universities, hospitals and businesses across the United States were among those reporting problems after the update misidentified a valid Windows system file as…

Bill Clinton: ‘The words we use really do matter’

Update: Rush Limbaugh reacts: “If there is a future incident such as Oklahoma City, the blame is squarely Clinton’s.” In remarks made just three days prior to the fifteenth anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, former President Bill Clinton warned at a symposium sponsored by the Center for American Progress…

Florida doctor tells Obama voters to ‘seek care elsewhere’

Update (at bottom): Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) files complaint against discriminating doctor A Florida urologist, apparently in response to Democrats’ new health care overhaul, has posted a sign on his door telling patients who voted for Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election to seek care elsewhere. The sign was…

Palin tells followers to ‘reload’ and ‘aim for’ Democrats

Update: McCain defends Palin’s word choice: “Those are fine. They’re used all the time.” Since the passage of health care reform last weekend, there has been increasingly violent language coming from opponents of the legislation, along with vandalism directed at Democratic members of Congress. Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has…

Tsunami warning cancelled: Expert says Hawaii ‘dodged a bullet’

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has canceled their tsunami warning for Hawaii after the aftershocks of an earthquake was less powerful than initially expected.…

Two million Chileans affected by quake while Hawaii ‘dodged a bullet’

Death toll rises to 300 in Chile Update: Tsunami warning canceled Update: Expert says Hawaii ‘dodged a bullet’ Update: Initial predictions may have overestimated tsunami size Update: Experts say tsunami becoming more powerful at it hits Two million people have been affected by the massive earthquake that struck central Chile…

Stewart: Fox News saw Obama’s Q&A as ‘against the narrative’

Update at bottom: Fox cuts away from president’s Q&A for third day The problem with preconceived shades of reality is that occasionally, someone comes along and knocks everything askew. According to Jon Stewart, host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, that’s exactly what happened when President Barack Obama spent an…

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