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Lawyers: The purpose of marriage is procreation

Lawyers: The purpose of marriage is procreation

on April 3, 2014, 7:58 AM / in National News, News

By KRISTI EATON. OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Marriage exists for its procreative potential, not just as recognition of a loving relationship between two people, and the U.S. Supreme Court agrees, lawyers for an Oklahoma clerk said in a new court filing. The 63-page brief filed Tuesday is the latest volley in a battle between a lesbian couple of 17 years […]

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Boy Scouts boot openly gay scout leader

Boy Scouts boot openly gay scout leader

on April 3, 2014, 7:54 AM / in National News, News

An openly gay Boy Scouts troop leader in Washington state was abruptly removed from his post for “deliberately injecting” his sexuality into the job, the Boy Scouts of America announced on Monday. Geoff McGrath, scoutmaster of Seattle’s Troop 98, was being profiled by NBC News when the organization said it was severing ties with him. “Our policy is that we […]

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Supreme Court to decide Texas execution drug case

Supreme Court to decide Texas execution drug case

on April 3, 2014, 7:37 AM / in National News, News

By MICHAEL GRACZYK HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court will be asked to halt Thursday’s execution of a Texas serial killer whose attorneys are challenging the state’s refusal to release information about where it gets its lethal injection drug. Lawyers for Tommy Lynn Sells are making the last-minute plea after a federal appeals court allowed the execution to […]

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Gay Activists Demand Head of Mozilla/Firefox CEO

Gay Activists Demand Head of Mozilla/Firefox CEO

on April 3, 2014, 7:34 AM / in National News, News

Written by  Dave Bohon Mozilla Corporation, the open source tech company responsible for the popular Firefox web browser, has come under intense attack from homosexual activists over the election of its new CEO Brendan Eich, after it was revealed that in 2008 Eich supported California’s Proposition 8, the voter-passed state constitutional amendment that defined marriage as only between a man […]

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Obama Administration Releases 68,000 Illegal Immigrant Criminals

Obama Administration Releases 68,000 Illegal Immigrant Criminals

on April 3, 2014, 7:31 AM / in National News, News

Written by  Warren Mass Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials released 67,879 illegal immigrants with criminal convictions in 2013 and made no move to deport them. ICE is part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This information was made available on March 31 by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), a Washington, D.C.-based think tank that collected the information […]

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Congressional Campaign Rattled By Unearthed ‘Vampire’ Photos

Congressional Campaign Rattled By Unearthed ‘Vampire’ Photos

on April 3, 2014, 7:23 AM / in National News, News

By Erin Dooley A Florida congressional candidate who likes to role play as a vampire and dress up as a Gothic-punk character is fighting back by pointing out that he has also played Jesus in a church play and George Washington in an elementary school show. Jake Rush, 35, is the Republican candidate for the third congressional district. He appears […]

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Supreme Court’s rejection of U.S. campaign funding limits opens door for big-money donors

on April 3, 2014, 7:20 AM / in National News, News

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a key pillar of federal campaign finance law by allowing donors to give money to as many political candidates, parties and committees as they wish. In the latest in a series of decisions by the high court that have given big-money donors more influence in U.S. […]

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In Michigan, Obama presses for higher minimum wage

In Michigan, Obama presses for higher minimum wage

on April 3, 2014, 7:16 AM / in National News, News

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Pressing his economic case in an election year, President Barack Obama came to Michigan on Wednesday to praise the state’s ongoing effort to raise the minimum wage — and to accuse Republicans who oppose that step in Michigan and in Congress of standing in the way of prosperity for millions of Americans. An upbeat Obama […]

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Worried about Senate, Obama calls 2014 his last campaign

Worried about Senate, Obama calls 2014 his last campaign

on April 3, 2014, 7:13 AM / in National News, News

By Jeff Mason CHICAGO (Reuters) – On a politically focused trip aimed at revving up his base and raising cash, President Barack Obama on Wednesday urged supporters to help Democrats keep control of the U.S. Senate and declared this year to be his last campaign. Buoyed by good news over his signature healthcare program, Obama touted proposals to raise the […]

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McCaul: Fort Hood shooter identified as Ivan Lopez

on April 3, 2014, 7:09 AM / in National News, News

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — A Texas congressman has identified the suspect in the shooting at Fort Hood as Ivan Lopez. U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said Wednesday’s shooting happened at a medical center at the base. Additional details about the suspect weren’t immediately available. U.S. law enforcement officials say four people, including the […]

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10 things you need to know today about yesterday April 1st 2014

10 things you need to know today about yesterday April 1st 2014

on April 2, 2014, 8:40 AM / in National News, News

1. Earthquake rocks Chile and sets off tsunami A powerful earthquake hit Chile last night, precipitating massive landslides and seven-foot tsunami waves. The quake, which reached a magnitude of 8.2 on the Richter scale, struck about 60 miles northwest of Iquique in the ocean. By morning the death toll had reached five, as two people had heart attacks and three […]

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Did Idaho see copycat legislative bills?

Did Idaho see copycat legislative bills?

on April 2, 2014, 8:36 AM / in National News, News

FINALLY!!!!   I have been ranting about this for more years than I care to think of – how the WALKING ORDERS for legislation is handed out at these *national* meetings to certain legislators from different states.  I have had a few folks dispute this point with me over the years but I had heard of this back in the 90’s […]

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Obama, Mich. Senate candidate call for higher wage

Obama, Mich. Senate candidate call for higher wage

on April 2, 2014, 8:12 AM / in National News, News

By NEDRA PICKLER WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is using his call for a higher minimum wage to help boost a Michigan congressman running for the Senate. Obama is being joined Wednesday at the University of Michigan by Rep. Gary Peters. That makes Peters the first Senate candidate to embrace the president’s message and the chance to appear with […]

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DC Mayor Gray defeated by Muriel Bowser in Democratic primary

DC Mayor Gray defeated by Muriel Bowser in Democratic primary

on April 2, 2014, 8:08 AM / in National News, News

Fox News Embattled District of Columbia mayor Vincent Gray was defeated in the Democratic primary Tuesday by Councilmember Muriel Bowser. Gray conceded defeat shortly after midnight Wednesday. Bowser captured 44 percent of the vote to Gray’s 32 percent, with Councilmember Tommy Wells a distant third at 13 percent. The reporting of some results was delayed by what election officials said […]

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Sen. Cruz heads to Liberty University to woo evangelicals ahead of possible 2016 bid

Sen. Cruz heads to Liberty University to woo evangelicals ahead of possible 2016 bid

on April 2, 2014, 7:59 AM / in National News, News

File under: If the current President can fail constitutional requirements for eligibility, so can I. Fox News WASHINGTON –  Possible presidential hopeful Ted Cruz is auditioning at one of the nation’s largest meetings of young evangelicals, a critical voting bloc for any Republican with White House ambitions. The Texas senator and tea party favorite was to speak Wednesday before the […]

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Skimpy Outfit Gives Rise to Lawsuit

Skimpy Outfit Gives Rise to Lawsuit

on April 2, 2014, 7:50 AM / in National News, News

A former server at Washington, D.C.’s iconic W Hotel’s P.O.V. Lounge, with views of the White House, is suing her former employer, claiming that it retaliated against her for complaining about the uniforms. Jahaira Bratton, a server at P.O.V. from 2010 to 2013, described the uniform in her complaint as “halter tops and very short skirts with a slit up […]

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Honor Student Drops Suit after being Schooled in Court

Honor Student Drops Suit after being Schooled in Court

on April 2, 2014, 7:16 AM / in National News, News

A high school senior who sued her parents recently dismissed her complaint after a judge denied her request for high school tuition and current living expenses. Rachel Canning, 18, of Lincoln Park, New Jersey, sued her parents, Sean and Elizabeth, for financial support and college tuition. In the lawsuit, Canning alleged that her parents forced her out of their home, […]

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Obama takes sides in Hawaii’s contentious Senate Democratic primary

Obama takes sides in Hawaii’s contentious Senate Democratic primary

on April 2, 2014, 7:11 AM / in National News, News

BY MALIA ZIMMERMAN – Hawaii Reporter HONOLULU — President Barack Obama has inserted himself into Hawaii’s most contentious political race, endorsing U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz over challenger U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa in the state’s upcoming U.S. Senate election. “I have worked with Senator Schatz on the issues that matter to Hawaii. Brian’s deep commitment to the people of Hawaii and his effective […]

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Smile, it could be worse…..

Smile, it could be worse…..

on April 2, 2014, 6:23 AM / in Bedtime Stories
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Obama Told Military Leaders: Accept Gays In Military Or Step Down, Admiral Says

Obama Told Military Leaders: Accept Gays In Military Or Step Down, Admiral Says

on April 2, 2014, 6:22 AM / in National News, News

In a 2010 meeting in the Oval Office, the president told service chiefs they could “go do other things” if they didn’t support abolishing DADT, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Robert Papp said. Buzzfeed In a meeting with the heads of the five service branches in 2010, President Obama offered the leaders a choice: Support my efforts to end the military’s […]

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