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Gun foes blast vote to allow firearms in national parks

Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.), chairman of the House Subcommittee on National Parks, today blasted the gun lobby for “hijacking” the credit card reform bill by sneaking in an amendment to permit gun owners to carry loaded firearms, including AK-47 assault weapons, in the national parks.

Montana mayor says his town will take 100 Gitmo prisoners

Dick Cheney is slamming the Obama administration for its plan to close the notorious Guantanamo military prison. Cheney claimed this week that he didn’t “know a single congressional district in this country that is going to say, gee, great, they’re sending us 20 Al Qaida terrorists.” But Ron Adams, mayor of Hardin, Mont., told the World that his town is requesting that 100 Gitmo detainees be sent there, where they could be held in the empty local prison and then get “fair trials like everyone is entitled to.”

Science behind Angels and Demons

Will human-made black holes destroy the world? Could artificially created anti-matter be an alternative source of energy? Did Al Gore really invent the World Wide Web? Do super-secret super-sonic jets that can cross the Atlantic Ocean in about an hour really exist? The novel Angels and Demons by Dan Brown, released this past weekend as a major motion picture directed by Ron Howard, raises these and other questions.

Baseball bats & CEOs

Who doesn’t revel when reading a story about a grandmother who bonks a bandit on the head with a baseball bat? Yet I have to wonder why white-collar bandits are treated with some kind of “code of silence” today when Americans have done more damage to their own country than any disenfranchised Arab with a weapon and no hope.

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WARNING Free stuff now, huge debt later

Leading education advocates this week urged the protection of young consumers from unscrupulous practices by the credit card industry with the passage of the bipartisan Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act.

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Pelosi comes out swinging for employee free choice

WASHINGTON, D.C. — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi came out swinging at a gathering of 3000 trade unionists here yesterday with a passionate call for passage of the Employee Free Choice Act.

Minnesota Governor feels heat to certify Franken as Senator

ST. PAUL, MN—Motorists driving on I-94 past Snelling Ave. are confronted by a giant billboard with a smiling picture of Gov. Tim Pawlenty and the message, “What will Pawlenty choose: People of Minnesota? Or his national ambitions?

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Doctors rally for more perfect health care system

PHILADELPHIA — Doctors from the Committee of Interns and Residents/SEIU Healthcare joined other doctors, nurses, medical students and health care advocates in a rally at Independence Hall here this week to demand quality, affordable health care for everyone. Resident physicians, who staff our cities’ anchor safety-net hospitals, are at the front lines of the nation’s crumbling health care system.

Catholics greet Obama speech at Notre Dame

Catholics warmly applauded President Barack Obama’s speech at Notre Dame University May 17th upholding women’s right to choose an abortion while also providing healthcare and childcare for women who choose to deliver their babies full term.

VIDEO President Barack Obama at Notre Dame

May 17, 2009 speech by President Barack Obama at Notre Dame University.

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