Jon Queally, staff writer
After an all-night session known as a "vote-a-rama" in the U.S. Senate, the Republican-controlled chamber passed a budget bill early Friday morning that Democrats, all of whom voted against it, decried as a "disaster" for the economy and the American people. Outside critics were quick to assail...
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 Iraqi soldiers patrolled near Tikrit on Thursday. (Photo: European Pressphoto Agency)
Marking another twist in a faltering offensive on Tikrit, key Shiite militias...
Jon Queally, staff writer
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Our culture wars lurch on, propped up by ever implausible calls to God by bigots clinging to the wrong side of history. Thus, a new Indiana law allows the pious to discriminate against godless gays, and California's "Sodomite Suppression Act" proposes anyone who touches another same-sex person for sexual gratification - "a monstrous evil (to) Almighty God" - be "put to death by bullets to the head or by any other convenient method," and praise Jesus.