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More armed guards at schools

More armed guards at schools

In the Fort Lauderdale suburb of Pembroke Pines, students returning to school this year are being greeted not only by their teachers and principal. They’re also meeting the armed school resource officer who will be stationed permanently on campus. Crime in this middle-class community has been on a steady decline, but city officials decided to […]

Rep. Steve King: Obama prefers blacks over whites

Rep. Steve King: Obama prefers blacks over whites

Democrats on Tuesday denounced an Iowa Republican congressman who says President Barack Obama favors blacks over whites, and a GOP candidate from Colorado canceled a fundraiser the Iowan was to keynote. Rep. Steve King, known for sometimes incendiary remarks about immigration, Abu Ghraib and other issues, criticized Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder, who also […]

Clinton: Arizona immigration law encourages profiling

Clinton: Arizona immigration law encourages profiling

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says Arizona’s new immigration law invites racial profiling and she thinks the state may be overstepping its authority. Clinton says the law “does what a state doesn’t have the authority to do — try to impose their own immigration law.” And she tells NBC’s “Meet the Press” there’s no […]

Domestic terror a real threat to America

Domestic terror a real threat to America

Domestic terrorism is a “real and growing danger” to America, the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee said on “Meet the Press” Sunday. Connecticut independent Sen. Joe Lieberman cited extreme, incendiary and too often racist rhetoric as examples of what he and other Senators see as an increasing threat. Said Lieberman: The threat has […]

Right-wing extremists encourage violence, FBI says

Right-wing extremists encourage violence, FBI says

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is warning police agencies around the nation that an extremist right-wing group that calls itself the Guardians of the Free Republics is encouraging violence against sitting governors while claiming their mission is non-violent. On its web site, the group says it wants to “restore America” by dismantling parts of […]

Thugs like Hutaree thrive on paranoia, gullibility

Thugs like Hutaree thrive on paranoia, gullibility

Those who fault the government for everything are stampeding to rationalize the incredible plot by a Bible-thumping trailer-trash militia to kill police officers and then multiply the death toll by bombing their funerals. Gun nuts, self-declared “patriots,” right-wing fanatics, white supremacists and others who proclaim hate as a path to freedom defend the actions of […]

Michigan-based Christian militia planned war against government

Michigan-based Christian militia planned war against government

Members of a self-described “Christian Militia”  called Hutaree planned a war against the U.S. government and planned to launch the war by killing police officers, prosecutors said Monday. Nine members of the Michigan-based Christian cult are in custody, arrested as part of a plot to first kill the cops and then slaughter many more by […]