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Sarah Palin: A sex-crazed druggie with a thing for black lovers?

An upcoming book about Sarah Palin portrays the tea party centerfold as anything but a family values soccer mom. Instead, a searing look at Palin by author Joe McGinniss discovered a wanton woman who slept around, snorted coke, smoked grass and was pregnant when she married Todd Palin. The book — The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin — will be released September 20 but details leaked early portray Palin as a sexual animal with a “fetish” for black men and a adulteress who screwed her husband’s business partner for six months.  Palin, McGinniss writes,  had a one-night stand
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Rick Perry used perks of office to get rich

When it comes to presidential candidates, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is a man of modest means. Perry’s state salary peaked at $150,000 after two decades as a public official, and he and his wife earned just over $2 million in wages between 1991 and 2009. Perry is worth is at least $1.1 million. His chief Republican rival, businessman Mitt Romney, is worth more than $190 million. Perry became a millionaire through a practice common to many other politicians over the years: taking part in profitable deals involving political friends and their businesses. He made more than $800,000 in 2007 reselling
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Political bickering dominates debt panel

Digging in for a bruising struggle, Republicans on Congress’ powerful deficit-fighting “supercommittee” targeted Social Security and government health care spending Tuesday while Democrats pressed for higher tax revenue as part of any deal to reduce red ink by at least $1.2 trillion over the next decade. There were no ultimatums from either side, and there was even a fleeting suggestion that tax reform might eventually clear the way for the bipartisan agreement that both sides say they want. Yet with the Census Bureau reporting national poverty at a 28-year high and partisan struggles flaring elsewhere in Congress, the events underscored
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Voters humiliate Obama, Democrats in New York, Nevada

Voters in special elections Tuesday sent a loud, clear and harsh message to President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party. The party of the jackass lost a normally safe seat in New York and suffered a humiliating blowout in Nevada. “The base stayed home or those who showed up voted the other way,” a disheartened Democratic strategist told Capitol Hill Blue.  He characterized the Democratic base as “betrayed, disappointed, furious and disgusted” with Obama and the party. Going into the special election Tuesday morning, even House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer admitted to reporters that blame for losses in the two
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Death without health insurance is a laughing matter at tea party debate

Dying because you lack health insurance is apparently a laughing matter to some — especially tea party members and supporters. Which may explain why so many in the audience laughed, cheered and shouted out “yeah” when Republican/Libertarian Presidential candidate Ron Paul was asked during Monday’s tea party Presidential debate that if a healthy, 30-year-old man without health insurance suddenly went into a coma and needed intensive and expensive treatment, should “society should just let him die?” To his credit, Paul disagreed with the bloodthirsty and insensitive crowd, saying that there are alternatives to government-funded health care and noting that when
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Health insurance mandate ruled unconstitutional

A federal judge in Pennsylvania said the insurance-buying mandate in President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul is unconstitutional, the latest ruling over an issue likely to be taken up by the Supreme Court. U.S. District Judge Christopher Conner in Harrisburg said the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution did not give Congress power to require nearly all Americans to buy health insurance, whether they want it or not. The requirement is scheduled to take effect in 2014. “The nation undoubtedly faces a health care crisis,” Conner wrote on Tuesday. “Scores of individuals are uninsured and the costs to all citizens
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Obama’s approval falls in California

Concern about the economy has pushed President Barack Obama‘s approval rating below 50 percent in California, a state assumed to be an easy win for him in next year’s presidential election. Obama carried California in the 2008 election but Field Poll findings released on Wednesday show he is having trouble in the most populous U.S. state, where most disapprove of his handling of the economy and just 46 percent of registered voters now support his performance as president. It is the first time since Obama took office that his approval rating has slipped below 50 percent in the poll, which
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CIA opens New York probe

The CIA has opened an internal investigation into whether the agency broke a ban against domestic spying in its work with New York City police, top officials said Tuesday. Newly appointed CIA director David Petraeus, who took over the spy agency this month, said the probe by the agency’s inspector general would look at the work of a CIA “adviser” at the New York police department helping with counter-terrorism efforts. The adviser “tries to ensure that there is sharing of information as that is essential,” Petraeus told lawmakers. “We are very sensitive to the law and privacy and indeed there
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Obama’s tax cuts worry social security advocates

Some Social Security advocates fear that President Barack Obama‘s desire to cut taxes supporting the program will undermine its vaunted stature as a self-financing pension system that provides checks to retirees based on contributions they made while working. For now, though, the administration insists — and many experts agree — that the proposal would have no impact on the program’s financial soundness or ability to pay benefits averaging $1,077 a month to 55 million recipients.. Cutting Social Security taxes is the keystone of Obama’s $447 billion plan to create jobs and leave more cash in people’s pockets, an effort by
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GOP foes attack Perry’s record

Rick Perry‘s bid for the Republican presidential nomination will rise or fall on his 10-year record as Texas governor. In Monday’s crackling GOP debate, his rivals attacked that record as never before, led by a newly energized Mitt Romney and hard-charging Michele Bachmann. Perry, holding his own but looking besieged at times, defended himself vigorously on most fronts. He acknowledged mishandling a schoolgirl vaccination program, however, and asked for understanding about Texas’ need to work with illegal immigrants who seek citizenship and college educations. As President Barack Obama might say: Welcome to the role of an incumbent with a complex
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