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Arizona governor slaps down ‘birther’ law

Arizona governor slaps down ‘birther’ law

In a rare moment of sanity in a state not known for logic, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer Monday vetoed a controversial bill that would require Presidential candidates to prove their U.S. citizenship before they could appear on ballots in that state.   The bill, a knee-jerk political homage to the so-called “birther” movement popular with […]

Obama: A one-term President?

Obama: A one-term President?

  President Barack Obama’s public approval ratings is heading back into the cellar with a new Gallup Poll showing just 41 percent of Americans giving him a thumbs up for his job performance — tying a record low he reached twice in 2010.   The poll comes as the President launches his re-election bid and […]

Is the Obama administration soft on porn?

Is the Obama administration soft on porn?

Attorney General Eric Holder is shutting down the Bush-era Justice Department Obscenity Prosecution Task Force and conservatives in Congress are mad as hell. The rabid right wants more action against porn and they are agitating the faithful in Congress to create yet another headache for the Obama administation. Justice Department spokesmen say the government is […]

Another day, another napping air traffic controller

Another day, another napping air traffic controller

Yet another air traffic has fallen asleep on duty — this time in South Florida — marking the fifth time that aircraft in the air have been in danger because someone manning a radar screen was snoozing on the job. The Federal Aviation Administration disclosed the incident at a Miami radar center and the agency […]

Surprise, surprise! Rich pay less in income taxes

Surprise, surprise! Rich pay less in income taxes

In today’s “oh really” department, the Internal Revenue Service tells us that the rich pay less taxes than they used to and about half of all American households pay no income taxes whatsoever. The average federal income tax rate for all taxpayers fell from 9.9 percent to 9.3 percent from 1992 through 2007 while the […]

California Republican sent photo of Obama as an ape

California Republican sent photo of Obama as an ape

A senior Orange County, California, Republican official sent out an email that included an altered photo of President Barack Obama, portraying him as an ape. Marilyn Davenport, a member of the Southern California Republican Party central committee, reportedly sent out the email that included a photo of chimpanzee parents and child — with Obama’s face […]

Palin’s road show fizzles in Wisconsin

Palin’s road show fizzles in Wisconsin

Sarah Palin revived her road show Saturday in Madison, Wisconsin, spouting the tea party line to a few hundred supporters who gathered in blowing snow and freezing temperatures to hear the polarizing political figure deliver her standard talking points.   “Hey folks, he’s trying to save your jobs and your pensions,” Palin screamed. “Your govenror […]

Palin headed to Wisconsin for Tea Party rally

Palin headed to Wisconsin for Tea Party rally

Sarah Palin, easily the most polarizing figure in a tea party dominated by extremists, is headed for Wisconsin for a rally at the state capitol in Madison where Republican Governor Scott Walker rammed through controversial legislation that would strip union rights for most public workers. The Alaska governor who quit before her term ended and […]

Recount clock ticking in disputed Wisconsin court race

Recount clock ticking in disputed Wisconsin court race

Officials in Wisconsin’s largest county said on Thursday they would meet the deadline for finishing their review of the local vote in last week’s state Supreme Court race, an election widely seen as a referendum on Republican efforts to curb public sector unions. The end of the county reviews would set the stage for either […]