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News Roundup 4-23-09

Transgender murder, hate crime conviction a first DENVER, Colorado (CNN) — A Colorado man was convicted of first-degree murder and a bias-motivated crime and sentenced to life in prison for killing a transgender teen he met on an online social networking site. Allen Andrade was convicted of first-degree murder and a hate crime in the…

OC Supes New Approach to Planned Parenthood Contract

Jennifer Muir over at the Orange County Register reports that the Board of Supervisors will be considering a new course in dealing with the mess that Supervisor Moorlach pushed them into. After Supervisor Moorlach pushed the Board in between an ideological rock and a hard place over a Planned Parenthood health education contract in March; it looks like calmer…

News Roundup for April 21

It’s enough to make you become a Mennonite: “The Amish church frowns on government aid, but it relented on unemployment checks after a wave of layoffs … Church leaders justified the decision because workers are collecting on the unemployment taxes they paid into the system.” Credit card restrictions in the works: “In December, the Federal…

News Roundup for April 20

The party of know-nothing: “Limbaugh recently told the CPAC audience that the right should ‘stop assuming that the way to beat [the left] is with better policy ideas,’ pointing to the Republican contingent that isn’t especially concerned with ‘substantive answers.’ ” You ain’t conservative enough for us:  Rep. Gresham Barrett of South Carolina “was booed…

News Roundup for April 18

Not everyone you disagree with is a communist, and here’s $310,000 to prove it: “A 65-year-old former boat person … won a six-figure judgment in Washington state court against people who have accused him of being a communist.” Illegals, illegals, illegals: The Pew Hispanic Center has released a 52-page report entitled “A Portrait of Unauthorized…

News Roundup for Monday, April 13

To the Shores of Tripoli: “Within days of his March 1801 inauguration … Thomas Jefferson ordered a naval and military expedition to North Africa, without the authorization of Congress, to put down regimes involved in slavery and piracy. The war was the first in which the U.S. flag was carried and planted overseas; it saw…