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Border Patrol Sees Spike in Suicides

269 votes | submitted 2010-08-16 16:11:31 by eatingtheroad | 36 comments

Ten U.S. Border Patrol have committed suicide since the beginning of 2009, the biggest surge in more than 20 years. Now the agency is responding, producing a video to help spot signs of trouble.

Fraud: 11,000 corpses, prisoners receive federal aid

338 votes | submitted 2010-08-16 11:49:15 by cqlivingston | 42 comments

They say that the grave is cold, but it's illegal to receive energy subsidies when your address is six feet under. About 11,000 dead people in seven states have gotten government heating aid over the past year or so, according to congressional investigators.

Barack went for a swim in the Gulf...or did he?

244 votes | submitted 2010-08-16 04:16:57 by scoreboard27 | 216 comments

President Barack Obama wanted to convince America that the Gulf of Mexico remains open for business. So, he jumped into a body of water adjacent to the Gulf.

Teapers Converge on Mexico Border to Show Support of AZ Law

280 votes | submitted 2010-08-16 03:56:38 by weirdralph | 202 comments

More than 400 people gathered about 70 miles west of Nogales on a private ranch where the steel posts of the Arizona-Mexico border wall are set closely together to prevent people from crossing the border. Demonstrators attached hundreds of U.S. flags to the posts and shouted "U-S-A" when spectators gathered on the Mexico side of the border.

POLITICO: Ed Rollins Calls RNC Chairman Steele a "Disaster"

238 votes | submitted 2010-08-16 01:05:41 by theengineer2008 | 61 comments

GOP strategist Ed Rollins today called Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele a washout as party leader. "Michael Steele has failed miserably," Rollins said on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” noting the RNC's dismal fundraising numbers and inability to articulate a message for the upcoming midterm election.

Dems may use food stamp money to pay for Mrs. Obama's progra

213 votes | submitted 2010-08-15 23:23:04 by demaskee | 327 comments

Democrats who reluctantly slashed a food stamp program may have to do so again to pay for Michelle Obama's priority. Food stamps have made multiple appearances on the fiscal chopping block because Democrats have few other places to turn to offset the cost of legislation.

Democratic vs Republican Tax Plan

1852 votes | submitted 2010-08-15 22:23:04 by stonecircle | 881 comments

Which would YOU want?

Blood diamonds and Charles Taylor: the inside story

274 votes | submitted 2010-08-15 12:52:33 by misslindadee | 26 comments

The blood diamonds trade, which is at the heart of the war-crimes trial of \r\n Charles Taylor, ex-president of Liberia - in which Naomi Campbell has become \r\n embroiled - was partly run by his brother-in-law, Cindor Reeves. In this \r\n exclusive interview he tells Colin Freeman about his role.

Obama: No comment on 'wisdom' of Islamic center

384 votes | submitted 2010-08-15 01:34:27 by sadanana | 272 comments

President Barack Obama told CNN Saturday that in defending the right of Muslims to build a community center and mosque near ground zero in a speech Friday night, he was "not commenting on the wisdom" of the project but trying to uphold the broader principle that the government should treat "everyone equal, regardless" of religion.

Fox News Host Agrees With Obama On Ground Zero Mosque

808 votes | submitted 2010-08-14 17:47:48 by jsatz23 | 292 comments

ven on Fox News this morning, the Fox & Friends weekend hosts all agreed that Obama is performing the job that’s required of him.

Obama Warns Against GOP Plans to Privatize Social Security

691 votes | submitted 2010-08-14 15:32:31 by weirdralph | 522 comments

President Obama has taken the lead in a Democratic offensive on the Social Security program, warning of the consequences of a Republican takeover of Congress in November. "I'll fight with everything I've got to stop those who would gamble your Social Security on Wall Street," Mr. Obama said on Saturday in his weekly national address.

Media Matters: Glenn Beck, Holy Warrior

305 votes | submitted 2010-08-14 14:50:23 by cosmicsurfer | 147 comments

Back in April, Glenn Beck informed his radio listeners that during his trip to the Vatican, an "individual" there told him that "what you're doing is wildly important" in the upcoming struggle against forces of "great darkness."

Obama throws support behind controversial Islamic center

1227 votes | submitted 2010-08-14 04:42:26 by sadanana | 815 comments

President Obama threw his support behind a controversial proposal to build an Islamic center and mosque near New York's ground zero, saying Friday that "Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country."

Georgia Encourages State Workers to Stay Home With Full Pay

229 votes | submitted 2010-08-13 22:53:53 by hbyrne | 24 comments

Nearly half a million workers in the Peach State already telework occasionally, but the state's new weeklong celebration of remote work aims to add even more to the list.

Tea Party groups out against net neutrality

843 votes | submitted 2010-08-13 19:02:38 by joeparanoid | 626 comments

Tea Party groups are staking out an anti-regulatory position in the fight over net neutrality rules for phone and cable companies, demonstrating yet again they're really just a front group for the GOP and big business.

New $600M border security bill signed into law

227 votes | submitted 2010-08-13 18:04:26 by professorwoland | 376 comments

President Barack Obama has signed into law a $600 million border security that will put more agents and equipment along the Mexican border.

Dr. Laura's Shocking N-Word Rant: The New Mel Gibson

90 votes | submitted 2010-08-13 02:44:10 by sajwest | 83 comments

Dr. Laura Schlessinger has [kind of] apologized for another episode of hateful comments after a stunning rant on her radio show this week during which she used the n-word 10 times over the course of five minutes and told the black female caller that she "shouldn't have married outside of her race". Includes choice references to President Obama.